INFANT/TODDLER ROOM #1
Back to School
Summer Recap: This summer was filled with so many fun activities. We explored science, nature, history, and geography, creating music, crafts, as well as participating in recreational sports. Our babies explored the differences between cold and rising temperatures through water play. We also explored our outdoor surroundings and learned new songs. We learned body parts such as eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. We also participated in arts and crafts using our motor skills. We learned about the farm and the animals that live there. Our class also learned about how sea creatures and different animals play a part in helping their habitat thrive. Enrichment for this month focused on helping students with sensory skills and Self Help. Students practiced matching skills, self-grooming, and choosing outfits. Sensory skills were practiced as students were introduced to different textures provided in our learning materials.
September Recap: This has been an exciting month for us here in our infant-toddler room. We made the transition of combining our infants with our walkers. This has been a great opportunity for our young babies to see the older ones reaching milestones to learn from them as we all thrive and grow together. Our topics this month were all about me and back to school. Children are creating new bonds as they grow and play together during inside and outside activities. We are learning how to take care of our class materials and navigate around the room. Our friends in Room 3 are getting used to the routine we have here at school. We are adjusting to having a set nap time, lunch time, and time to learn. It is important during this age to stick to these routines so please work with us to try to maintain these schedules. We have been working on learning about plant life and flowers. We are learning our body parts such as our hands, feet, legs, and arms. We made beautiful works of art using our hands and feet. It was nice to see all of you that came to open house to see what we do in our classroom.
October Recap: October has been a fun month for our 2-year-old children. Our friends have been working hard learning the routines of the classroom and learning to respect the materials. We also sang songs to learn about the planets and the solar system. We also had some fire fighters bring some fire engines. They brought some cool gear with them and let us use their hose. We also practiced our fire drill routine so that we all know what to do in case of an emergency. We had some fun art projects for the fall season. Our children love painting and feeling new textures with art. We also read stories about fall leaves and why leaves change. Our friends love listening to stories.
November Recap: November was a fun and exciting month for our infants and toddlers. Our kiddos are reaching new milestones everyday. November’s theme was Virtues and Values. We focused on being kind to ourselves and others. This lesson is important in this room as children are learning their emotions and how to communicate better every day. We also focused on putting things back in the proper place on the selves after we use them. We also focused on our 5 senses. It is also important that we get on regular routines in this classroom. As infants and toddlers grow it is important to have a routine, so they know what to expect next. We ask all of you to keep napping routines in mind at drop off. A kiddo that sleeps in and gets here late is not going to want to stay on their cot at naptime. Also keeping the routine at school will also help with routines at home.
December News: In December our theme is Celebrations Around the World. We are learning about the different holidays other cultures celebrate around the world. We are also focusing on working together and being kind. For art and special fun activities, we are creating holiday art and ornaments. The book we are focusing on this month is the Giving Tree. We have a Donation tree and a Santa visit this month. The date for Santa will be announced. We look forward to reaching more milestones and watching your children thrive as they grow and learn every day.
Ms. Azizian & Ms. Mansperger
Curriculum for December:
- Celebrations Around the World
- Sign Language
- Holiday Art
- Helping Others
- Touching/Feeling Snow
- Smelling pine, cinnamon and other holiday smells
- Holiday sensory bin
- Ice painting
- Start of the new school year means updating your child’s extra-clothes bin in the classroom. Please make sure the clothes are appropriate for fall and there are 2 full sets.
- The mornings will start to be crisp while the afternoons stay warm. Please bring a sweater or sweatshirt for the morning outside time. Remember to label everything!