October Newsletter

OBJECTIVES

Theme: My World

Topics: Shapes & Colors, The Fall and Halloween

KNOWLEDGE:

Vocabulary:

  • Lines: straight, curved, zigzag
  • Shapes: Triangle, Circle, Square, Oval and Rectangle
  • Seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall, air, fire, water, sand
  • The Fall: trees, leaves, pumpkin, scarecrow
  • Halloween: witch, cat, broom, ghost, bat, spider, candy, costume, skeleton

Language Patterns: Where is … / Here(There) it is / What is…

Trick or Treat / Happy Halloween!

Books: The Shape Book; Colors All Around; Who’s There on Halloween?; Little Critters Halloween Book; Happy Halloween, Biscuit; Scooby Doo´s Mystery Book; What is Halloween?; Mrs. Broom; Trick or Treat; Five Little Monsters; Spiders, Spiders Everywhere.

Concepts: Light/Dark, Hot/Cold, Over/Under

Action Verbs: Crawl, Hide, Run, Chase

Colors: Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, White and Black

Math Skills: Classify objects by color, sort by shape and match by size.

Rote-counting with manipulatives 1 to 20. Identify and name numbers 1-9.

 

Science discoveries:

Mixing colors by adding yellow, using paint and water. Exploring leaves: sight, smell, sound. Carving a pumpkin. Discovering light and shadow effects.

 

MOTOR SKILLS:

Fine Motor Skills: Practice pincer grasp using droppers and liquids.Cut straight lines in different materials. Punch paper with punching sticks. Insert objects into containers. Open and close hands.

 

Physical Development Objective: Breathing techniques and relaxation, balance, rhythm.

Exercises: run, jump and fall, roll, gallop, transporting objects.

Sportsmanship: listening, taking turns, following instructions & game rules.

FINE ARTS:

Mixing paint to obtain green and orange.

Practice up-down, left-right & circular movements with thick paintbrush.

Drama: Role-play Halloween characters wearing costumes, masks, brooms, wands etc.

Music: Five Little Pumpkins, Little Pumpkin, Do You Know It’s Halloween?, Colors, Triangle, Circle and Square, Rainbow of colors, Itsy Bitsy Spider, I’m a Witch, Witch’s Brew.

 

SOCIO-EMOTIONAL:

Values of the month: Responsibility and order.

 

 

 

 

Busy Bees October Newsletter

TEACHER:   Mrs. Gaby                       TEACHER AIDE:    Mrs. Martha

 

TOPIC OF THE MONTH: My World    

 VALUE(S) OF THE MONTH: Responsibility and order. Respect to others.

 MAIN THEMES: Shapes and Colors, The Fall and Halloween

VOCABULARY: Lines (straight, curved), Shapes (Triangle, Circle, Square), Seasons (Summer, fall), The Fall (trees, leaves, pumpkin, scarecrow), Halloween (witch, cat, broom, ghost, bat, spider, candy, costume, skeleton, goblin, trick or treat, candy, haunted house).

LANGUAGE PATTERNS: Where is…/Here (There) it is!/  Trick or Treat/ Happy Halloween!

CONCEPTS: Light/Dark, Hot/Cold, In/Out, Sifting sand

ACTION VERBS: Crawl, Hide, Run.

COLORS: Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Black.

COGNITIVE (math, science): Classify objects by color, sort by shape and match by size. Rote-counting with manipulatives 1-10. Identify and name numbers 1-3. Mixing colors with yellow using water and paint. Exploring leaves: sight, smell, sound. Sifting sand to find treasures. Carving a pumpkin. Discovering light and shadow effects.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT: Breathing techniques and relaxation, balance, rhythm.

MUSIC: The Shapes Song; Halloween songs; Rainbow of colors; Triangle, Circle and Square, Colors.

Books: The Shape Book; Colors All Around; Who’s There on Halloween?; Little Critters Halloween Book; Happy Halloween, Biscuit; Scooby Doo´s Mystery Book; What is Halloween?; Mrs. Broom; Trick or Treat; Five Little Monsters; Spiders, Spiders Everywhere.

 October Superkids

Sebastián Pico – October 1st  

Luciana Cantú- October 15th (B-day: 4th July)

Nicolás Rancaño – October 29th

REMINDERS:

The following kids are missing their Family Block:

Paola, Sebastián, Diego, Mariana, Daniela

Please send them at your earliest convenience.

October Newsletter

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

GROUP: Tiny Turtles

TEACHERS: Miss Ana Cecy, Miss Rebeca  & Miss Efo

DATE: October  2012

TOPIC OF THE MONTH: My World

MAIN THEMES: Shapes &Colors, The Fall and Halloween

KNOWLEDGE

-Vocabulary:

Lines: straight, curve

Shapes: Triangle, Circle, Square
Seasons: winter, spring, summer, fallThe Fall: trees, leaves, pumpkin, scarecrowHalloween: witch, cat, broom, ghost, bat, spider, candy, costume, skeleton

-Language Patterns:

Where is … / Here(There) it is / What is…

Trick or Treat / Happy Halloween!

 

-Books:

The Shape Book; Colors All Around; Who’s There on Halloween?; Little Critters           Halloween Book; Happy Halloween, Biscuit; Scooby Doo´s Mystery Book; What is   Halloween?; Mrs. Broom; Trick or Treat; Five Little Monsters; Spiders, Spiders      Everywhere.

 

-Concepts:

Light/Dark, Hot/Cold, Over/Under

 

-Action verbs:

Crawl, Hide, Run, Chase

 

-Color:

green, brown, yellow,orange and black

 

-Math skills:

Classify objects by color, sort by shape and match by size.

Rote-counting with manipulatives 1 to 10. Identify and name number 1.

 

-Science discoveries:

Mixing colors by adding yellow, using paint and water. Exploring leaves: sight,        smell, sound. Carving a pumpkin. Discovering light and shadow effects.

 

MOTOR SKILLS

-Fine motor skills:

open and close hands. Wiggle fingers and grab paper.

 

-Physical Development Objective:

Open and close hands. Practice pincer grasp using droppers and liquids.

Insert objects into containers.

 

-Exercises:

Run, jump and fall, roll, gallop, transporting objects.

 

-Sportsmanship:

Listening, following instructions & game rules.

 

FINE ARTS

-Mixing paint to obtain green and orange.

 

-Practice up-down, left-right & circular movements with thick paintbrush.

 

-Drama:

Role-play Halloween characters wearing costumes, masks, brooms, wands etc.

 

-Music:

Five Little Pumpkins, Little Pumpkin, Do You Know It’s Halloween?, Colors, Triangle,

Circle and Square, Rainbow of colors, Itsy Bitsy Spider, I’m a Witch, Witch’s Brew.

 

SOCIO-EMOTIONAL

 

-Values of the month:

Responsibility and order.

 

 

October Newsletter

MONTH:    October 2012

GROUP:    Big Bears

TEACHER: Ms. Caya

TEACHER AIDE(S):   Ms. Yayis

Theme: My World

Topics: Shapes & Colors, The Fall and Halloween

KNOWLEDGE:

Vocabulary:

  • Lines: straight, curved, zigzag
  • Shapes: Triangle, Circle, Square, Oval and Rectangle
  • Seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall, air, fire, water, sand
  • The Fall: trees, leaves, pumpkin, scarecrow
  • Halloween: witch, cat, broom, ghost, bat, spider, candy, costume, skeleton

Language Patterns: Where is … / Here(There) it is / What is…

Trick or Treat / Happy Halloween!

Books: The Shape Book; Colors All Around; Who’s There on Halloween?; Little Critters Halloween Book; Happy Halloween, Biscuit; Scooby Doo´s Mystery Book; What is Halloween?; Mrs. Broom; Trick or Treat; Five Little Monsters; Spiders, Spiders Everywhere.

Concepts: Light/Dark, Hot/Cold, Over/Under

Action Verbs: Crawl, Hide, Run, Chase

Colors: Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, White and Black

Math Skills: Classify objects by color, sort by shape and match by size.

Rote-counting with manipulatives 1 to 20. Identify and name numbers 1-9.

Science discoveries:  Mixing colors by adding yellow, using paint and water. Exploring leaves: sight, smell, sound. Carving a pumpkin. Discovering light and shadow effects.

MOTOR SKILLS:

Fine Motor Skills: Practice pincer grasp using droppers and liquids.Cut straight lines in different materials. Punch paper with punching sticks. Insert objects into containers. Open and close hands.

Physical Development Objective: Breathing techniques and relaxation, balance, rhythm.

Exercises: run, jump and fall, roll, gallop, transporting objects.

Sportsmanship: listening, taking turns, following instructions & game rules.

FINE ARTS:

Mixing paint to obtain green and orange.

Practice up-down, left-right & circular movements with thick paintbrush.

Drama: Role-play Halloween characters wearing costumes, masks, brooms, wands etc.

Music: Five Little Pumpkins, Little Pumpkin, Do You Know It’s Halloween?, Colors, Triangle, Circle and Square, Rainbow of colors, Itsy Bitsy Spider, I’m a Witch, Witch’s Brew.

SOCIO-EMOTIONAL:

Values of the month: Responsibility and order.

REMINDERS:

–       Please avoid sending juices or chocolate milks to school, it is better to use thermos for water as the others usually go to waste.

–       Remember to send flip flop toppers so your kids are able to open and close during snack time.

 

Mime Time

Dear Tiny Turtle Parents

The kids enjoyed the Mime Time show very much! They learned the different expressions to demonstrate feelings such as happy, sad, angry and surprised. Next week we will be covering shapes: triangle, square, circle, rectangle and oval.

In our creative department, we are going to work with the following:

  •  Techniques: Pincer grasp using droppers and liquids, inserting objects, painting, drawing, shaking, stamping, balance and rhythm.
  •  Media: Papers, glue, paint, brush, glitter, tape, roller stamps, paper mache, crayons, markers and paint.
  • Concepts: painting, up and down, left-right.
  • Vocabulary: circle, oval, square, triangle, rectangle, red, green, green, yellow, orange, blue, paper, brush, paint, side to side, rainbow.

Here are some recent pictures of our classroom activities:

Mime Time

Dear Parents,

We prepared the kids all week long for Mime Time. We introduced the pantomine concept and feelings. The kids enjoyed trying to figure out what I was trying to express with no words, and they were pretty good at it! During creativity we made a Mime and the kids practiced following directions.

The kids enjoyed the mime experience. It is good to have them exposed to new situations so they can see, feel and learn to react to different people and circumstances.

October is here!!  We will be introducing them to fall and Halloween .  We can’t wait for the Halloween parade!

Miss Lucia and Miss Vero

September Week 4

Dear Parents,

The last week of September just finished with a wonderful experience! We had MIME TIME at Toddler Tree and the kids got to watch and participate in the show.

Here are some pictures of the Mime’s visit:

 

Next week we will review different shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle and oval. We’ll do different activities and sing songs to learn the shapes and recognize them.

Have a great weekend. See you Monday,

Gaby and Martha

Mrs. Gaby’s Bio

Hi, I’m Mrs. Gaby, the Busy Bees teacher. I’ve been teaching for the past 3 years and I just love learning from kids as much as I can teach them different things.

I got certified as a Bilingual Teacher and in many other subjects including Gifted and Talented Children and Bullying in Dallas, Texas. Currently, I’m still studying more about Early Childhood Stimulation and Children’s Needs in the UANL.

I’m happy to be working here in Monterrey, and more so to be part of Toddler Tree’s team. Please feel free to come and talk to me or ask me any questions at any time. Our email contact information is bees@toddlertree.org :)

Mrs. Gaby

September Week 4

Dear Parents,

The Big Bears really enjoyed the Mime’s presentation, which was a great way to review feelings and emotions. You should have seen their faces! We also reviewed body parts, family members and school. In our creativity period they made some masks with which they were able to identify their feelings. Also, each one had the opportunity to choose the color of their school bus and make a magic pointer covered with super silver glitter just as the one that Ms. Caya and Ms. Yayis have in the classroom.

Next week we will be practicing different shapes and colors. Our Big Bears will have the opportunity to review different objects and related them to a specific shape and/or color.

During the next weeks we will be practicing a new rhyme.

THE TREE 

Tree trunk at the bottom

Leaves at the top

Apples falling off the tree

Plop, plop, plop

 

 

 

Have a great weekend.

Thank you,

Ms. Caya & Ms. Yayis

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Estimados Padres de Familia,

Los Big Bears disfrutaron de la presentación del Mimo, donde pudieron repasar el tema de los diferentes sentimientos. En la sección de creatividad, hicieron unas mascaras con las cuales pueden identificar distintas emociones. Además, cada uno tuvo l oportunidad de elegir el color para su camión escolar y hacer un mágico apuntador con escarcha plateada tal y como el que tienen Ms. Caya y Ms. YayIs en el salón.

La próxima semana estaremos practicando diferentes figures y colores. Nuestros Big Bears tendrán la oportunidad de repasar distintos objetos y relacionarlos con figuras y/o colores.

Durante las siguientes semanas, estaremos practicando una nueva rima.

THE TREE   

Tree trunk at the bottom

Leaves at the top

Apples falling off the tree

Plop, plop, plop

 

 

 

Que tengan un excelente fin de semana.

Muchas gracias,

Ms. Caya & Ms. Yayis