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Thank you!

1 Dec

Hi Hummingbird families!

We have had a short but lovely week with your kids, and a wonderful time with you all at conferences! Thank you for being there, we really appreciate each and every one of you.

We have noticed the kids becoming more and more interested in art, so we decided to introduce animal stamps this week! They loved them! It was quite adorable to watch their exploration and understanding of how the stamps worked. At first, their initial reaction was to stamp the paper before putting the ink on and then look at their paper with a confused look like ” Where is the animal?” We would them show them again how it works and after the second try, they were on a roll!

As you know, the words are coming in at a rapid pace! It is hard to believe that just a few months ago it was very quiet in here, and now our classroom is filled with tiny voices and new words every day!

With the rain and cold, we have been going outside as much as possible, however, sometimes it is best to stay inside and explore around! The kids love climbing up the stairs and visiting other teachers and classrooms. They bring smiles to EVERYONE in the building!

We are just having the best time with your kids and just wanted to thank you again for sharing them with us, and being such a wonderful group of communicators and supporters!

Please be on the lookout for an email from our lovely room parents, Tamar and Ronnie, who will be sending out information about our upcoming Hanukkah party.

Enjoy the pictures!

Morah Julia, Moreh Eli, and Morah Ronisha

 

Amazing week with the Hummingbirds

17 Nov

Hello Hummingbird families!

What a fun week we have had! We have discovered new and exciting adventures within our own classroom. The parachute you will see in our pictures has been a HUGE hit with the kids. They love throwing it up in the air and then running underneath. It has been a wonderful group activity that everyone wants to participate in together!

Their language seems to be exploding rapidly and we have so many little parrots repeating what we say or what each other are saying. During play doh, we are hearing “Ball ball” ” roll” or “snake!” asking us to make them for them. We are encouraging them to roll the play doh into snakes and balls on their own too!

This class is full of helpers. They are constantly getting each other water bottles,  lunchboxes, coats, backpacks, etc. They are very observant and know whose is whose and even what their friends favorite toys are. It is a very close knit group and we are loving every minute of watching them grow together!

We hope you enjoy the pictures!

Morah Julia, Moreh Eli, and Morah Ronisha

Big Milestone!

9 Nov

Hello Hummingbird families!

We have had an awesome week. The kids are really branching out and continuing to increase their language and play. We are seeing so many hugs and happy faces when friends come into the classroom or just because they are so happy to be with each other.

One of their new favorite activity is helping us put out the mats for nap. They are having a blast running and laying on the mats together ,as you will see in some of the pictures below.

This week, we have done a  few art projects which they are beginning to have more of an interest in now and are staying at the table longer. They really love stickers and glitter!

We are excited to tell you that we have just begun our transition to a later nap time of closer to noon instead of 11:30. We noticed they aren’t as tired and are so engaged in play that it came naturally to try this change and they have responded really well to it. We are beginning lunch around 11:30, which has slowly moved from our original start time of 11:00. This shows how much they have grown since the beginning of the year and we are really proud of them and this milestone.

We hope you enjoy the pictures !

Morah Julia, Moreh Eli, and Morah Ronisha

 

Friendships are blooming !

23 Oct

Hello Hummingbird families!

We are just having the best time with all of your wonderful children. Each child has come so far since the beginning of the year and every day we are seeing more smiles and personalities coming out.

This past week we have seen an explosion of language from the kids. It has been so exciting to hear new words and sentences coming from them. We love to hear them say each others name and ours too! We can’t wait to continue observing and encouraging their new words.

The kids are also beginning to play in the same areas as each other. Although they aren’t quite in the cooperative play stage yet, they are definitely interested in what each other are playing with. We are seeing them pass each other balls, hand each other books, following each other to different stations, giving each other hugs, and much more! They are really beginning to see each other as friends and it is just wonderful to watch.

We hope you enjoy the pictures, we are so proud of your kids!

Morah Julia, Moreh Eli, and Morah Ronisha