INFANT ROOM 1
Back To School
Summer Recap: During these summer months the infants and toddlers enjoyed different activities based on the theme for that week. For the 4th of July, we had a blast at the picnic at the park. During our sea creature theme week, they enjoyed playing with blue “sea foam” that we made with whipped cream and food coloring. Our safety week consisted of career dress up where the children tried on and played in doctor, fireman, and more uniforms. Using their fine motor skills for zoo theme week, they did a spider web activity. In addition, for dinosaur week they had so much fun playing with frozen dinosaur eggs. Our robot week consisted of inserting coins into a robot head that we made out of tissue box and pipe cleaners. We read numerous books to the children for storytelling week. For our last theme of sports and nutrition, we loved playing outdoors and doing our broccoli footprints. Last but not least, our children had an amazing time at the summer carnival.
September Recap: As promised, September has been all about getting to know one another with LOTS of snuggles. I am so happy that each of you have started your child on the Montessori way; time will only progress all of the great happenings in Infant room 2! This month we focused on getting to know the individual child while introducing sensorial and practical life skills. The infants and I even made our first craft exploring red paint! It was so nice seeing everyone on back to school night. So glad that you could come check out our classroom and hear all about the great times we’ve been having!
October Recap: Happy Fall Y’all! October has been lots of fun. The infants explored different color and size leaves, orange paint, and fresh brisk air during outside playtime. Some even ventured out onto the grass with great excitement! We’ve worked on learning Sign Language signs such as “more” and “please” and practiced rhythm while clapping to songs. We were lucky to witness so many new achievements: from holding their heads up their own and turning over, to sitting up on their own and crawling all over the classroom! At the end of October, we got to see all the little ones in their adorable costumes! Be sure to check out the pictures! I can hardly stand how much they change every day. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of their lives!
November Recap: This month the infants celebrated harvest and healthy bodies! We sang the head, shoulders, knees, and toes song and others alike. They are learning not only about their body parts, but also rhythm and music through singing and clapping! Additionally, we continue to practice practical and sensorial skills through play. I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday, and gobbled till’ you wobbled!
December Recap: This short month has been packed with fun! We received some new materials, like an interactive walker and crawl-through tunnel. The infants are thoroughly enjoying it! We also crafted to make memorable hand-print ornaments for the holiday’s which were both a fun and sensorial experience. I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday break, see you all next year!
January Recap: This month we celebrated one of our infants first trip around the sun! With that in mind, they will be moving up soon which means our room has an opening! We are also welcoming our new assistant, Ms. Dani, and look forward to the growth in the months to come. As always, we continue to work on practical and sensorial life skills.
February Recap: February has been a month full of love. We celebrated the infant’s first Valentine’s Day. I hope you all loved your Valentine’s day keepsake. We have been working on grasping and rolling with our younger infants this month. Our older infants have been working on pulling up, crawling, and sitting.
March News: Next month we will be learning about Dinosaurs and will be welcoming in Spring! We have many fun crafts planned and are looking forward to seeing our infants bloom into Spring. Please remember that all bottles and food containers must have lids. Both the lids and bottles should be labeled.
Curriculum for March:
- Self Help
- Stories & Songs
- Sign Language
Going to Africa:
I’d like to go to Africa, (Point to self)
Where natives build straw huts like this,
(Join fingertips of hands to form roof)
Where elephants have big, gray trunks
(clasp hands and swing arms in front like a trunk)
Where natives’ arrow seldom miss, (Pretend to shoot arrow)
Where lions shake their manes and roar (Shake head & roar)
I’d like to go to Africa. (Point to self)
Where can you be?
Hiding behind me (hands behind back)
Where you cannot see!
Now you see one (bring one hand out)
It’s been waiting for you.
Here comes another (bring out other hand)
And now you see two!
- Check Daily Sheets
- Label Everything
- Bring in cold weather clothing