May has been a beautiful month to observe all of the activity outside our window and to see all the plants grow! It has also been wonderful to feel the sunshine on our faces as it pours into the classroom on the nice days we have been having.
To start May off, we enjoyed a gorgeous day in the sun at Farrel McWhirter Park for the spring infant and toddler meet and greet. All the animals were out enjoying the day as well, so we got to see all of our resident barnyard friends! Thank you to all who joined us. We are looking forward to seeing them again soon!
In the classroom, our friends enjoyed working with several put and take works that have used bracelets, clothes pins, and different shapes.
The favorite has been the put and take with the large open and close lid. Friends of all ages have enjoyed working with one or sometimes both small hula hoops that we have. It is always so interesting to see how each child engages with them. During circle time, our friends are all about the ”Up and Down" song! Even before we start the song, some of our older friends are starting to lift their arms above their heads in anticipation of what will come next. You have never heard such infectious giggles as when we sing this song over and over!
We also worked to create a one of a kind gift for our moms using our feet to add a unique touch. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them! Enjoy using them!
We welcomed Luca to Ambarino at the start of the month. It has been such a delight to watch his personality emerge as he observes the activity of the room each day. His voice is so delightful to hear when he is amused by something he has seen or heard. We then said bittersweet goodbyes to both Zoe and Parker as they moved up to their respective toddler rooms at the end of the month. Even though they are no longer a part of Ambarino each day, we know they are only a short distance away and we might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of them on the playground during the day. We wish them the best of luck as they continue to grow into independent and confident individuals.
In June we will work to create a wild gift for our dads. We can't wait to show you what we've come up with! We also hope to get outside when the weather allows us to enjoy more and be able to feel and see the sun up close and personal! In the classroom we will work with different kinds of fish and marine life as well as experience reading some soft and different textured books.
Summer is almost here and we can't wait to see what the next few months will bring in and out of the classroom!
El Salon Ambarino Lead Teacher