Happy Halloween!!

What a wonderful week we had! We enjoyed celebrating Halloween all together so much! All the costumes were amazing and we sure had a great performance at the Boo-to-You Catwalk Parade! Thank you for all your help. The costumes looked amazing! Thank you for coming and for applauding our little ones, too.

Here are some pictures from that day:

This week we are starting November! Wow, time sure passes by really quickly! We will be looking at foods, the harvest and of course Thanksgiving! Don’t forget that next week on Thursday 8th at 9:00 am we’ll be visiting HEB San Pedro (Humberto Lobo) for a real experience in the market. We’ll meet in the underground parking.

Here are some pictures from last week’s super kid Nico:

Hope you have an excellent weekend, see you on Monday!

Mrs. Gaby and Mrs. Martha

Trick or Treat!

This week has been a lot of fun with Halloween songs, books and spooky fun activities. Next week, we’ll continue to work on Halloween and then start with our new November topics related to the Harvest.

Don’t forget we will have our Boo to You! catwalk parade and celebration on Tuesday, October 30th with the kids dressed up in costumes and ready to Boo!!

Remember: You don’t need to send a lunch bag that day since the Party Hosts will be supplying the snacks. If you would like to send candy for your child’s classmates, we ask you to please label only who it’s from and be sure to include enough for all of the kids in the class. Also, please send along a large basket or bag for collecting candy.

Also, here are some pictures from our Superkid Luciana who we celebrated last week. Next week, on Monday, we’ll be celebrating Nico in our classroom at 11:30am with delicious cupcakes!

Have a great weekend and see you on Halloween!!

Mrs. Gaby and Mrs. Martha

Halloween is Coming!

This week the kids enjoyed talking about all Halloween characters: ghost, goblin, bat, pumpkin and spider.  Next week we will be finishing our Halloween related topics and introducing food such as apple, bananas, lemon, orange, eggs, milk, cheese and butter.

Here are some recent pictures of our classroom activities:


Halloween is coming! Prepare yourselves for the Boo to You! catwalk parade on October 30th at 10:30 a.m. You are all welcome to come and view the show. Kids will be staying for a classroom party after the event.

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

Techniques: stamping, cutting, painting, shaking, inserting, tracing, pasting, drawing.

Media: cup, paint, brush, glitter, fabric, styrofoam, foamy, cardboard plates.

Concepts: shake, paste, paint, brush, up and down, side to side, push, cut.

Vocabulary: apple, banana, lemon, orange, milk, eggs, cheese, stamp.

 

October Week 4

During this week we reviewed Halloween characters and several rhymes (“The Witch” and “Trick or Treat”). As a creative activity our Big Bears used their hands and feet to create a  “Spooky Ghosts” project. They had the opportunity to practice the colors and different lines. During gym class they played inside a “Haunted House” and role-played as if they were good witches flying with their brooms. It is so great to see how our Big Bears learn new things and help each other every day.

Next week we will practice the cat walk using fun activities. Also, we are going to have our Boo to You! Halloween Parade which will be full of surprises and wonderful moments. At the end of the week, we will begin learning about November topics including different fruits and vegetables.

Please continue talking to your kids about next week Halloween Parade and how they will be wearing costumes. Have a great weekend.

Ms. Caya & Ms. Yayis

 Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Give me something good to eat

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Estimados Padres de Familia,

Durante esta semana hemos repasado distintos personajes de Halloween y varias rimas (“The Witch” and “Trick or Treat”).  En la clase de arte, los Big Bears usaron su creatividad y con sus pies y manos crearon fantasmas espeluznantes. Tuvieron la oportunidad de practicar los colores y las distintas líneas. Durante la clase de gimnasia jugaron en el interior de una “casa encantada” y actuaron como si fueran brujas buenas volando con sus escobas. Es tan enriquecedor ver como nuestros Big Bears aprenden cosas nuevas y además se ayudan entre ellos mismos.

La próxima semana practicaremos la pasarela con nuestros Big Bears realizando divertidas actividades. Además, vamos a tener nuestro desfile de Halloween que estará lleno de sorpresas y momentos maravillosos. Al final de la semana comenzaremos a aprender acerca de diferentes frutas y verduras.

Por favor continúen hablando con sus hijos acerca del desfile de Halloween el cual será la próxima semana. Además, menciónenles como cada uno de ellos y sus amigos usaran disfraces.

Que tengan un gran fin de semana.

Muchas gracias,

Ms. Caya & Ms. Yayis

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Give me something good to eat

Cant’t Wait For Halloween!!

Kids love looking out for hidden spiders! We sometimes give them clues that help them increase their vocabulary. Some of the concepts we introduced were: look under the chair, look close to the book shelf, behind the poster! They later took turns to hide spiders and the rest of the class looked for them.

The Terrific Tigers are learning to identify the first letter of their name and they are doing a great job! Some kids can even identify other classmates’ letters, too! They get a chance to point the letter on the alphabet and also to stand on their letter on the carpet.

We are really looking forward for the Halloween Boo to You Parade. The kids, especially, since we have been talking about costumes and Halloween decorations- we just can’t wait for it to be Tuesday!

See you soon!

Miss Lucia and Miss Vero

October Week 3

This week we had the chance to practice the different seasons and the colors related to them. It was so exciting watching the Big Bears learn and use their creative side. We went leaf-hunting and then colored our own leaves with different colors. It is so nice to see how the kids are so thrilled to help each other during this wonderful adventure of learning. Also, we had the opportunity to review Halloween activities and the new rhyme of “The Witch”.

 

Next week we will focus on reviewing Halloween characters, such as friendly ghosts, jack-o- lanterns, spiders and how to trick-or-treat. They will experience a cat walk pretending they are dressed up with costumes.

 

Please continue telling your kids about the Boo to You! Parade that will be held at our school on Tuesday, October 30th at 10:30am.

Have a great weekend.

Thank you,

Ms. Caya & Ms. Yayis

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Esta semana hemos tenido la oportunidad de practicar las diferentes estaciones del año y los colores relacionados con estas. Fue emocionante verlos aprender y utilizar su lado creativo. Dentro del salón d clases llevaos acabo una cacería de hojas y luego cada uno pudo pintarlas. Es muy agradable ver cómo están tan emocionados y se ayudan unos a otros durante esta maravillosa aventura llamada aprendizaje. Además tuvimos la oportunidad de repasar las actividades que se llevan a cabo durante Halloween, así como la nueva rima “The Witch”.

 

La semana que viene haremos énfasis en los diversos personajes de Halloween, tales como amigables fantasmas, “jack-o-lantern”, arañas y “trick or treat”. Además, experimentarán una pasarela fingiendo estar disfrazados.

 

Por favor continúen hablándoles a sus hijos sobre el próximo desfile Spook-tcular que celebraremos.

Que tengan un excelente fin de semana.

Ms. Caya & Ms. Yayis

Witch Hat

This week the kids enjoyed our art projects, especially making a witch hat out of an ice cream cone and cookies. Next week we will be covering the following vocabulary: ghost, goblin, haunted house, candy, trick or treat, pumpkin and spider.

It´s almost time for Halloween! What are your kids going to wear? We will be having the Boo to You! catwalk on October 30th at 10:00 p.m. you are all welcome to come.

In our creative department, this week we are going to explore:

• Techniques: cutting, painting, shaking, inserting, tracing, pasting, drawing.

• Media: sand clay, paint, foamy, plates, glitter, construction paper, cellophane paper, glue, brush

• Concepts / vocabulary : shake, paste, paint, brush, up and down, fly, squeeze, draw and jump.

Here are some recent pictures of our classroom activities:

 

Who Is The Leader?

This week we went over seasons (focusing on fall) and also some Halloween topics.  The kids painted a tree with Q-tips so they became exposed to a different art technique. Tigers had the opportunity to explore what happens when you mix red and yellow, too. It was great to get them involved in mixing colors; much more effective learning takes place when they can see the outcome for themselves.

Lately we have been playing a guessing game in which the leader is described by the teacher and guessed by their peers. They love this game! It helps them listen to new vocabulary, be attentive to what the teacher is saying , and mostly they become active members of the class. We say something like this: The leader for today is a girl. She is wearing a blue shirt and pink pants, has purple shoes and her hair in a pony tail. Then we ask: Who is the leader for today?

Next week we will go over the following vocabulary: goblin, bats, spider, ghost, haunted house, pumpkin and Jack-o Lantern.

Pick a Pumpkin

This week was great! We had time to review the seasons and we made an awesome project about it. We also sang a song about Columbus and roll-played with Mr. Mike. Here are some pictures:


Next week we’ll start looking more into Halloween! We’ll review different things like ghosts, cats, goblins, trick or treat and other spooky fun things!

Here are some recent pictures for you to enjoy:


Reminder:

Don’t forget  Toddler Tree’s Boo to You! Parade on Tuesday October 30th at 10:30 AM at our school. Kids: get your awesome costumes ready!

Have a great weekend :)

Mrs. Gaby and Mrs. Martha

Monster Treats

What was your favorite childhood Halloween costume? Do you make costumes for your kids? You can find a large variety of Halloween costumes available at stores in your neighborhood. However, homemade costumes can be more original and fun, especially if you involve your children in creating them. Here are some crafty and cute costume ideas to make for your kiddo this Halloween…