March 1, 2018

What a wonderful way to start off the school week!

Practice makes perfect, Nate!

Nate was so happy to practice his walking skills inside the gym. Nate stayed standing independently for a few seconds, letting go of his teacher’s hand and willing to attempt a step on his own.

Great job, Nat!



Today the infant-B class were introduced to the music corner outside their classroom. The students were happy to discover the exciting instruments- shakers, bells, guitars and more. 

Music has power and meaning the goes beyond words! Music ignites all areas of child development: intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together.

Children of all ages express themselves through music. Playing music for infants proves that, even at an early age, children sway, bounce, or move their bodies in response to the beat and tempo that they hear.

Spanish class

Nicole is also practicing her walking skills- proudly using the walker to walk across her classroom.

Holi Celebration!

Today the infant-b class celebrated the Holi day celebration in the infant-a classroom- a celebration that uses beautiful colors to welcome the arrival of spring. 

Thank you infant-a friends, for inviting us to celebrate with you! 

Thank you, infant-B families. Have a lovely long weekend!

February 23, 2018

Clay Exploration!

The infant-B students were immediately drawn to the chunk of grey clay! At first, the students approached the material very slowly- placing and resting their hands on top of the soft, cold clay to feel the texture.

As the students became more comfortable with the material, we observed the children exploring further, by poking and scratching the clay with their fingers- discovering the clays residue appearing on their hands and fingertips. 

Most infant/toddlers are instinctively motivated to explore clay! They poke it, squeeze it, hit it, pick it up and pound it down, and so on.  Each time they act on the clay, the clay adjusts and responds. These changes mean very little to us as adults, but for a toddler these changes in the clay are magical. 

Finger Painting!

As the students finger painted, they were able to also observe their peers hand movements!


Thank you, Infant-B Families! Have a lovely weekend!

February 15, 2018

The infant-B class started their week off with Self-Portraits!

As the students engaged in the drawing activity, Leo Shaftel decided he wanted a better look at the crayons, so he poured the material onto his workstation. As the crayons bounced onto his table, they also bounced onto the classroom floor. Watching the crayons fall onto the ground, Leo. Billig placed his right hand on his face and says “Oh, no”.

"Leo, what just happened? Did the crayons fall onto the floor? Oh, no! Should we pick them up and place them back in the box?"

Leo, kept his hand on his face as his teacher picked the crayons up from the floor.

“Not to worry, Leo! We can put them all back into the box”


Spanish class!

The infant-b students love Spanish class and all the beautiful songs! The students are always focused and waits patiently to see, what song their Spanish teacher will sing next.

It is very lovely to see that our friends are now following along with the songs and body movements. Bravo, students!


Valentines Day Breakfast Party and Valentines Card Exchange!

Today the infant-B students had a beautiful valentines day breakfast party with delicious fruit, muffins and yogurt- Yummy!

During the party, our friends exchanged beautiful valentine cards, to their friends and moms and dads.

Later on, the infant-B class went to visit the 1A class to exchange beautiful cards with their neighbors. Thank you, 1A!

They were lovely!

Parachute Play!

Today we introduced the students to the parachute, during gym time- tossing the colorful fabric in the air and watching the material fly and then slowly float back down.

When It was time for the parachute to fly in the air, the students were excited to feel a cool breeze that would touch their faces and make their hair dance. 

Body painting!

Painting with their bodies is one messy sensory exploration, that the infant/toddlers will never tire of. Each time they approach a canvas and paint provocation on their classroom floor, it is like it’s their first time- approaching it very slowly and in deep concentration, as they use just one part of their body, to experience the irresistible medium. - usually, using just a pointer or foot as a tester, before diving in.


Thank you, infant-b class! Have a great long weekend!

February 2, 2018

Surprise valentines day cards!

This week the infant-b class work so hard starting their valentines day cards for their friends in the 1A class- its a surprise!

After choosing their colors, the students smeared the paint across the white paper canvas- also massaging the shiny glitter into the wet paint.

Beautiful job, guys! Your 1A friends are going to love it!

Nicole, we are so happy that you are becoming comfortable in your new classroom! 

It was lovely to see Nicole adjusting so well to her new environment- exploring all the learning materials with her classmates.

Also, Nicole was very interested in the baby dolls- investigating the dolls eyes, nose and mouth.

Nicole, where is your eyes? 


February 9, 2018

What a lovely way to start off the week!

Una from the Infant-A class was kind enough to come and visit her old pal Nate, who transitioned into the infant-B class. Nate was very happy to see his friend Una as well.


Surprise Valentines day gifts for mommy and daddy!

Exploring Oobleck!

The infant-B class had a blast exploring a new and exciting texture- corn starch and water.

The mixture created a liquid solution that would periodically transform into a solid, as the students squeezed the mixture into their hands and in between their fingers.

What sound does the lion make?

As Grace and Rohan explored the animals side by side, they were very proud as they shouted out the animal sounds.



The most popular animal on this particle day was the lion! Once the roaring began it went on throughout the entire day!


Wonderful parallel play, students!


An Engaging Provocation that encouraged independent standing!

Lately, Our magical box provocation has become a motivational tool for Nate. Whenever Nate is inside the cardboard box, filled with delicate pieces of tissue paper, Nate is excited and willing to trust his own strength and balance to stand on his own!

Bravo,  Nate! 


Making a cozy house!



The infant-B students have jumped, dived, tapped, stood in, laid in and climbed on our exciting cardboard box.

But what should we do now? How about we make our magical box into a cozy house?

With a little paint, the students transformed their box into a beautiful house.

Students, should we add lights?



Thank you, Infant-B families. Have a lovely weekend!





January 26, 2018

What can be better than beginning the lovely school week, by practicing our walking skills!



With excitement, Rohan took four perfect steps toward his teacher. After a short while, he started running to his teacher- laughing out loud!



The infant-b students have become pros at holding their writing instruments, as they draw their beautiful self-portraits. 


Practice makes perfect!

Nate and his classmates have been doing an amazing job using their spoons, during breakfast and lunch time- holding their spoons and feeding themselves. Bravo!