Becky Rico

I am Rebeca Rico, I graduated in 2009 from Parsons The New School for Design, majored in Graphic Design. I freelanced for a couple of years and worked in a print shop, and in sales for event planning.

This is my first year working with kids, I am learning a lot from them and I love working with them. I like to create stationery, watch TV series, dance and exercise in my free time.  Feel free to contact me at turtles@toddlertree.org  anytime.

Miss Ana Cecilia Romero de Morales

I am Ana Cecilia Romero de Morales, Miss Cecy to your kids. I studied marketing at ITESM, graduating in 2007. Since then I worked as a substitute teacher at CECVAC and since February of this year I’ve been teaching the Tiny Turtles class at Toddler Tree.

I love teaching and working with kids. It’s the happiest job ever! In my free time I like dancing, playing tennis, as well as spending time with my family and friends. If you ever need anything, please don’t hesitate to contact me at: turtles@toddlertree.org

Getting To Know Your Teachers

Teaching has been my passion for a long time. It all started eight years ago when I had the opportunity to work with small children once a week for a whole school year.   I was amazed by how such little kids can do great things and I became very interested in understanding how the mind works. For that reason I decided to study Psychology which I started here at UDEM. Two years later I transferred to the Southern Methodist University in Dallas which is where I graduated. While being there I was a tutor at a small high school in a very low income community. Although this was a great teaching experience, it can never be compared with the joy of being with little ones.  This is my second year at Toddler Tree and I could not be any happier!  The kids are so happy and amazed by little details that it is impossible not to feel the same!

Some of my hobbies are swimming, spinning, hiking in Chipinque and reading historic novels (recommendations are welcome!) as well as any reading related with childhood education.

I am very happy being the head teacher of the Terrific Tigers class. They really are a great group!!!  It is very interesting watching them grow and I am looking forward to being part of this process.

Miss Lucia

 

 

All about Miss Vero:

I was born and raised in Monterrey, México. I am the second of four children. I have always dreamed of being a teacher. When I was little I used to play teacher with my younger brother and sister. In first grade, I had a teacher at ASFM that made a huge impact in my life and since then I wanted to make the same for my future students. I graduated from ASFM on 2003 and studied high school at Prepa TEC . Later on, I began college in marketing at UDEM. By my seventh semester of marketing I had the opportunity to be a substitute teacher at Toddler Tree and other kindergartens and I noticed that my love for teaching was still with me. I enjoyed everything about teaching and working with children.  I made the decision of changing my career path from marketing to education.

Right now I am studying education with a major in early childhood and looking forward to graduating in May. I am thankful every day that I took this path because I love my job and I know I was born for this. I have taken several courses on School Psychology at the University of Barcelona and in Austin, Texas. I am proudly an active member on the National Association of School Psychology in Philadelphia and Seattle.

Throughout my life my parents have taught us to work hard and to enjoy everything life has given us. I am a nature lover, I enjoy walking in Chipinque (when I have time). I Also love animals. I have 2 dogs that I adore! I like to spend time with my family and going to the movies.

I am very happy to be part of the Toddler Tree team. Being a teacher allows you to see big daily changes in the little ones which gives me satisfaction every single day.  I am looking forward to knowing each of the Terrific Tiger students better!

September Week 3: Great Expectations

Dear Parents,

This week we experienced great improvement in the kids. They are repeating a lot of words and being really attentive in class. Next week we will be reviewing school, house, feelings and family. Also on Friday we will be having Mime Time, which will reinforce emotions and feelings.

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

  •  Techniques: Pressing, pasting, stamping, modeling, painting, hand over hand writing,  and drawing.

 

  • Media: Paper, pompoms, glue, crepe paper, paint, foamy, roller stamps, plates, drawing, crayons, tape and yarn.

 

  • Concepts: painting, squeezing, pasting, soft, spraying, modeling, coloring, pull and push.

 

  • Vocabulary: school bus, round, people, up, down, honk, apple, teacher, chair, cubby, table, chalk, blackboard, living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, house, pointer, crayons, paint, paintbrush, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, cheeks, chin, arms, fingers, legs, feet and toes, clown, mime, calendar, pencil, paper and feelings.

 

Here are some recent pictures of our classroom activities:

Choo Choo Train!

Dear Parents,

The kids meet Willy Worm this week. They saw his living room, bedroom and bathroom. We also went over related home vocabulary. During creativity we made a school bus and sang songs and read stories about going to school.  The kids are learning to walk in line or in a “choo choo train” and although they are still having some trouble they are beginning to understand the concept.

Next week we will be revieiwng feelings and we will be preparing the kids for Mime Time on Friday. This way they will know what to expect and they can more easily enjoy enjoy the show.

We hope you enjoy your weekend!

Miss Lucia and Miss Vero

September Week 3

Hello Parents,

During this week we had the opportunity to learn about the different parts of a house. Our Big Bears were really interactive during several creative activities. They were able to act as little Chefs in their own kitchen pretending they baked a pizza! All the activities made our classroom a wonderful “home”.

Next week we will learn about the different parts, people and things we see at school. Also, we will receive the visit of a Mime to review the different feelings that can be expressed without words.

Please remember to send your kids with a sweater (labeled with name and/or last name) in case they may feel cold during the day.

Have a great weekend.

Thank you,

Ms. Caya & Ms. Yayis

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Estimados Padres de Familia,

Durante esta semana hemos tenido la oportunidad de aprender sobre las diferentes partes de una casa. Nuestros Big Bears  estuvieron participando activamente durante varias actividades..Todos fueron capaces de actuar como Chefs en su propia cocina fingiendo que horneaban una pizza. Las actividades que realizamos hicieron de nuestra clase un maravilloso “hogar”.

La próxima semana vamos a aprender acerca de las diferentes partes, personas  y accesorios involucrados en el colegio. Además, tendremos  la visita de un Mimo para repasar los diferentes sentimientos que se pueden expresar sin el uso de palabras.

Por favor, recuerden enviar un suéter (marcado con nombre y/o apellido) para sus hijos en caso de que puedan tener frío durante el día.

Que tengan un excelente fin de semana.

Muchas gracias,

Ms. Caya & Ms. Yayis

September Week 3

Dear Parents,

This was a wonderful week! We had a lot of fun activities and we learned a lot about our home and the different areas were we can be in our house.

We also had Diego Llaguno as a superkid on Tuesday, here are some pictures of that day:

Next week we will be talking about school and school boxes as well as reviewing some of the topics we’ve already seen like body parts and emotions. On Friday we will have a mime visit Toddler Tree to help us reinforce the different emotions that the kids can feel. It is going to be fun and interesting… we’ll make sure to have pictures for you to enjoy!

Hope you have a great weekend and remember to contact us for any questions or concerns.

Best regards,

Gaby and Martha

September Week 2

Dear Parents,

This week was awesome! We talked about our families and how much we love each member. Here are some recent pictures we have taken in the classroom.

We had a Superkid this week and that was Dany Valdes who’s birthday was on September 12th! She shared cupcakes with her friends, we sang “Happy Birthday” and took some photos, too.

Next week we will be talking about our home and our school environment, covering the following topics and vocabulary: house (including living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom) and school (school bus, apple, teacher, chair, cubby and table).

Let’s not forget to say Happy Birthday to Diego Llaguno on September 17th! We will be celebrating his Superkid day when we get back on Tuesday the 18th.

Hope you have a great and safe long weekend! See you on Tuesday!

Mrs. Gaby and Mrs. Martha

September Week 2

Dear Parents,

We hope you enjoy this long weekend. We are surely going to miss the kids. Next week we will be covering the following topics and vocabulary: house (including living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom) and school (school bus, apple, teacher, chair, cubby and table).

In our creative department, this is hat we’ll be practicing the following skills:

Techniques: Shaking, pressing, pasting, stamping, modeling, painting and hand over hand writing.

Media: Papers, pompoms, glue, construction paper, paint, foamy, roller stamps, glitter and stamps.

Concepts: painting, squeezing, pasting, writing with chalk, spraying and modeling.

Vocabulary: up, down, side to side, press, paste, brush, roll, spray and stamp

Here are some recent pictures of our classroom activities:

September Week 2

Hello Parents!

We hope you enjoy this long weekend with your family. This week we saw a great improvement in the Big Bears class, as they have been following instructions much more carefully. In our creativity time, they painted and decorated the Mexican flag. Also, we reviewed the family members as they created the face of one of them using their imagination.

Next week we will discover with them the different parts of a house and school, covering the following vocabulary: house (including living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom) and school (school bus, apple, teacher, chair, cubby and table).

Big Bears have been very attentive in learning the following poem, try it at home!!

Give me five

Eyes are watching,

Ears are listening,

Mouth is quiet,

Hands are to myself

And heart is caring.

Here are some recent pictures of our classroom activities.

Have a great weekend.

Thank you,

Ms. Caya & Ms. Yayis

Hugging is good medicine

It transfers energy and gives the person hugged and emotional lift. You need four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth. Scientists say that hugging is a form of communication because it can say things you don’t have the words for. And the nicest thing about a hug is that you usually can’t give one without getting one.

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Estimados Padres de Familia,

Esperamos que disfruten este próximo asueto en compañía de su familia. Durante esta semana hemos visto un gran avance de parte de nuestros Big Bears, ya que han aprendido a seguir instrucciones. Tuvieron la oportunidad de pintar y decorar la bandera de México. Además, usaron su creatividad para hacer la cara de algún familiar mientras repasábamos a los miembros que integran una familia.

La siguiente semana descubriremos junto con ellos las diferentes áreas que conforman una casa y el colegio.

Big Bears han estado muy entusiasmados por aprender el siguiente poema, inténtelo en casa!!

Give me five

Eyes are watching,

Ears are listening,

Mouth is quiet,

Hands are to myself

And heart is caring.

Aquí podrán ver algunas fotos de las recientes actividades que se han realizado en el salón de clases.

Que tengan un excelente fin de semana.

Muchas gracias,

Ms. Caya & Ms. Yayis

El abrazar es buena medicina

Transfiere energía y da una elevación emocional a la persona. Se necesitan cuatro abrazos al día para sobrevivir, ocho para mantenerse y doce para crecer. Los científicos dicen que el abrazo es una forma de comunicación, ya que puede decir cosas cuando uno no tiene las palabras necesarias para expresarse. La mejor cosa acerca de un abrazo es que por lo general no se puede dar uno sin conseguir otro a cambio.