Ms Ashley's Class - Infants
In the month of December, we had a blast with our “Cuddles and Cocoa” event, although we deeply missed our parents. The children had a lot of fun painting gingerbread cookies and tasting them. We did a lot of different sensory things as well. So many of the children are eating ‘big kid food’ now, and they love every minute of it. Our smaller babies are learning the environment around them, from rolling over to working on sitting up with support and exploring new things with their fingers, hands, and mouth.
As for the month of January, we are going to focus on two different ELGs this month. The ELG that we will be working with the younger infants on is Creative Skills Standard 1: ‘Respond to or show interest in sight and sounds in the environment’. The way Kaitlyn and I will help the younger infants with this standard is by playing patty cake with them and singing songs to them. We also will play peek-a- boo with the children using scarfs that we have. We will also have the children explore art with their fingers and hands so that they can experience different textures. The standard that we will focus on with the older infants will be Mathematics Standard 2: “Explore materials and space by handing, building, moving, and manipulating." With the older infants we are going to work on building towers with blocks and beginning to manipulate the nesting toys to see how they stack together. While building with the blocks, we will also learn about counting. I will count the blocks as I stack them and see if the children will either count with me or pick a block when I get to a certain number.
With the weather getting colder, I please ask that you bring appropriate clothing and jackets for the children just in case we get a chance to go outside.
Kaitlyn and I look forward to teaching the infants these new skills and watching them grow in their learning.
Ms. Ashley and Ms. Kaitlyn