The month of March was a busy one as many of our friends discovered new ways to move their bodies around the room and discovered new sounds they could make with their voices!
We enjoyed working with several colorful works in the classroom. A favorite work this month was a large peg work with blue, green and yellow pegs that fit into a fish shaped board. The older infants have enjoyed using this particular work and also discovered the pegs can connect together. The younger infants have interacted with the pegs and board separately. They have enjoyed watching when adults help the older infants see how the pegs fit into the board. Other favorite works with month have been a small shamrock zipper bag, pop beads, a clothes pin put and take work and colored stacking cups.
Popular books this month have been ones about dogs. We spent a lot of time looking at Go, Dog Go! and Big Dog…Little Dogboth by P.D. Eastman and The Babies and Doggies Book by John Schindel and Molly Woodward. While reading it, we spend a lot of time talking about what dogs say.
“The Wheels on the Bus” has been both a popular song to sing and book to look at. It has been neat to watch the older infants start to mimic the different hand motions for songs they enjoy to listen to during circle time. The younger infants are becoming more interested in listening and watching songs during circle time. Each time, they come closer and closer to the action with big grins on their faces.
Now that spring is here and the weather is gradually getting nicer, we hope to be able to get outside more to see the new colors that are outside and enjoy the sunshine when it comes out to play. Even though the sun has been peeking out more, there are some days that it is still pretty chilly outside, so until the warmer weather sticks around for an extended period of time, we will still wear layers when we get a chance to get out.
Next month, we will spend time talking about rabbits and hopefully get to see some of our resident MCH rabbits around campus. For the times we cannot be outdoors, we have books to read about them and pictures in the classroom to point to and talk about.
We will also look at a special book of haikus that have gorgeous colored illustrations of different things in nature in preparation for Earth day towards the end of April. We will also start working on a special project for some pretty special people in our lives that should be fun to work on and later share with everyone.
Enjoy all that spring has to offer ...between the rain drops and showers!
El Salon Ambarino Lead Teacher