Music with Ms. Cristina
The Toddler 1 students were delighted to welcome our Music teacher, Ms. Cristina, to their classroom this week. The children enjoyed dancing with scarves, playing bells and using a rhythm rope while singing about a galloping horse. Music class is always a happy time in the classroom and takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Practical Life is an important subject area of the Toddler 1 curriculum. Work in this area is designed to develop skills necessary for carrying out tasks in daily living. Some activities, such as spooning small objects between bowls or opening and closing a set of containers with various closures, are found on the classroom shelves. Other Practical Life activities occur naturally within the children's environment throughout the morning. When the students pour their own water, put away their work or wash their own hands they are learning important life skills to help care for themselves as well as their surroundings. All of these Practical Life activities help the children to develop their sense of order, concentration, coordination and independence.
Conversation starters for the Toddler 1 class:
Walked to the playground holding the red rope
Began having Music class with Ms. Cristina and Spanish time with Ms. Rose
Favorite songs: Good Morning Mr. Red Bird; Open, Shut Them; The Old Gray Cat