Can you smell the turkey? We are all looking forward to Thanksgiving next week! We have been working hard to complete two separate Thanksgiving themed art projects. One project will be given to the professional staff in the building as a kind gesture fulfilling the Jewish value of gemilut hasadim (acts of love and kindness). The other project will be available to take home next week as a special gift for Tzahov and Katom parents.
Highlights in our rooms this week include bubbles, scarf play, a variety of materials for building towers, and different sized containers and lids for exploration.
While babes were working on their art projects, other babes enjoyed free play in the classroom. Many times this week, we observed and were delighted to witness our older babes show care by bringing toys to the younger babes. The babes love to be together as we see them congregate around the same toys. It amazing to see how their social interactions are constantly evolving. One special observation noticed from our youngest babes in Katom is that this week, they seem to be more engaged with the toys in the classroom. When we combine classes, babies in Tzahov love interacting with Katom babies. All the babies learn so much from each other!
A favorite book read this week was Will You Wear a Blue Hat? It’s bouncy rhythm is fun and catchy and it highlights wearing a hat, jacket, scarf, and boots. The book also emphasizes saying yes and no to wearing different color accessories and we have been practicing nodding yes and no. We love when the babies anticipate the next line in the stories we read often. It’s cute especially when they nod no when they hear it in the book!!
As the weather in the fall changes so drastically, 40 degrees one day, snow the next, Miss Heidi wants to share this quote she saw posted this week. “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, and snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” John Ruskin (1819-1900) As we teach about all kinds of weather this month, let’s all try to embrace the variety of weather we experience in the fall.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend and to those traveling next week, safe travels!!
Miss Heidi, Miss Sarah, Miss Rosie, and Miss Hannah