After a warm and very sunny summer, we’ve entered the season of fall. This is our very first fall so everything that comes with autumn is so new and very exciting for us!
Morah showed us all the autumn treasures.
We were able to see and touch round and very orange pumpkins…
and different kinds of bumpy squash. We touched apples and felt how round and smooth they are…
But the most fun we had was with the leaves…
Leaves in the fall season change color from green into red, orange, yellow or brown and fall from the trees. When we played with the leaves, they made nice “crunch crunch” sounds.
Together with Morah, we placed leaves in a container with water.We were able to see that leaves can float on water too!
Fall is also time for cozy blankets, hat and coats!
This helps us feel warm during our outside time when days are chilly and windy.
We love to see every day when we go for a walk all of the pretty colors on the trees!
This year has flown by! Before the infants are off for the summer, they have been working so hard on their end of the year projects which will be revealed at their graduation ceremony. While working on their projects, they express their individuality and creativity on their project while developing their sensory learning with different colors and textures. And it can get a little messy. (:
The infants have been working on their side project which is to commemorate the newly planted apple tree at Zimmer Preschool. The infants chose their own stones while in outside play and painted their own apple which will be placed under the apple tree at the end of the year.
Here in the Infant class room, we are developing our appreciation for the arts! We have a couple of instruments in our class room and we’re letting our musical creativity soar! (:
First of all, welcome back everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful spring break (:
The infants build their social interaction when in the classroom. And there is no better way than through play time! The infants play and interact in our child safe indoor playground where they can slide, climb, and babble to each other.
It is also a great place where some of us can build our muscles so we can prepare ourselves to walk! (:
These busy bees are always exploring their creativity in the classroom with some new art supplies!
They are learning to make choices and learning various colors with these child-safe art supplies.
Previously celebrating Purim, the infants created their own noise makers with recycled materials such as water bottles, buttons, bells, and pebbles. They practiced their hand-eye coordination as they dropped items into a funnel. They will be so fun to use at our Purim party!
Finger Painting in the Infant classroom! 🙂
Creativity is always encouraged in the classroom, even though it can get a bit messy! We started out with the primary colors: Red, Yellow, and Blue. This enables the child to experiment with different color combinations.
We also experiment with different applicators to apply the paint on to our projects such as toy trucks, cotton swabs, and brushes. However, our most favorite is with our hands! 😀
Fun Photo Ops 🙂
Making some music…
The mirror-top table is the “water cooler” of the infant room!
We welcomed a new friend to our Infant and Walker class this week! She enjoyed making the rounds and saying hello to her new friends.
Our infants and walkers are making art for our Children’s Gallery event next week. By using different tools to paint on a white canvas, even our littlest artists are able to notice cause and effect. How interesting to see what our hands can do when we move them around and use different types of tools! To see the finished product, you will need to come to the unveiling on Wednesday! 😉
Just for fun…Peekaboo!
There is another holiday coming soon, Chanukah, also called the festival of light.
We looked at and listened to stories about this holiday.
We are hearing new words: “menorah,””candle,” and “dreidel.” Some of us practiced saying the new words we heard.
We looked at the play menorah.We used our little fingers to place candles in the menorah.
Another fun game which we played was dreidel, a four-sided top which can spin on it’s pointed base.
We held the dreidel in our hands and felt its shape. Some of us tried to spin it round and round. It was so much fun to look and play with!
Happy Chanukah to everyone!