Spring Party & Egg Hunt

Thank you for all your efforts in our wonderful Spring Parade. We had a great time and the kids had a lot of fun. Today, Tomas Klug celebrated his birthday in our classroom.

We hope you have a good time with your family this Spring Break. When we return on April 8th we will be covering the theme of farm with the following vocabulary: barn, fence, crops, animals, corn, beans, tractor, picking, eating, eggs, milk, fruit and vegetables.

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

  • Techniques:  painting, pasting, cutting, pressing, drawing and squeezing
  • Media: construction paper, wood sticks, glue, paint, hand print, food print, seeds, grass, markers, tissue paper
  • Concepts:  above/below and over/under
  • Vocabulary: cow, pig, dunkey, horse, sheep, rooster, duck, hen, farm, barn, fence

Here are some recent pictures of our classroom activities:

 

Happy Easter!

The kids had such a fun time getting ready for Easter! We painted eggshells together, put confetti inside them and pasted paper covers. The Spring Parade and Party was a success! The kids enjoyed getting together and participating in our planned activities as well as in the egg hunt. Thank you so much for support!

We hope you enjoy your kids this Spring Break…we will surely miss them!

Miss Lucia and Miss Vero

April Newsletter

Vocabulary

Cow, pig, sheep, horse, chicken, rooster, cat, dog, donkey, farmer, barn, duck, hen.

Language Patterns

Tie my shoe, please; Thank you.

Books

Babe the Sheep Pig; Big Red Barn; Down on the Farm; Old McDonald Had a Farm; Open the Barn Door

Concepts

Above/below, Over/under, up and down

Action Verbs

Gallop, run, hop, jump and roll

Color

Brown, black, gray, review all colors.

Math Skills

Identify shapes, rote counting 1-15., big andsmall

Science discoveries

Growing plants

 

Fine Motor Skills

Sewing exercises, insert yarn in holes, insert objects in bottles.

Physical Development Objective

Knowledge and practice of the following skills: Rolling, climbing, hitting, corporal image, rhythm, relaxing exercises.

 

Fine Arts Skills

Fun with paint, hand and footprints

Music

When Pigs Get Up, Grandpa’s Farm, Old MacDonald, Can You Make This Sound?

 

Value of the Month

Responsibility

Super Kid

Eva Montemayor

April Newsletter

Vocabulary Pig, piglet, rooster, hen, chick, goat, duck, duckling, cow, calf, horse, colt, cat, kitten, sheep, lamb, farmer, fence, barn, pond, hay.
Language Patterns This is- These are, I have, I went
Books Mrs. Wishy Washy, Babe the Sheep Pig, Big Red Barn, Down on the Farm, Old Mc Donald Had a Farm, Open the Barn Door.
Concepts Find/Hide, On/under, Day/night
Action Verbs Galloping, Eating and Growing.
Color White, pink, Brown, & Yellow.
Math Skills Number recognition 1 to 10
Identify concept of one and many. Identify concept of short and long.
Science discoveries Nature wonders through different experiments.
Transfer of water to different containers

Fine Motor Skills Use scissors and work on tracing one’s name. Develop activities to reinforce strength in hands and fingers.
Physical Development Objective Practice and knowledge of the following: running, jumping, balancing in different obstacle courses and circuits. Relaxation techniques and follow different rhythmic patterns.

Fine Arts Skills Explore with scraps and recycled materials to make an art project..
Music Can You Name that Sound?, Uncle Noah’s Ark, Old MacDonald
Had a Farm, Grandpa’s Farm

Value of the Month Patience/ Tolerance

April Newsletter

Vocabulary

Cow, pig, sheep, horse, chicken, rooster, cat, dog, donkey, farmer, barn, duck, hen.

Language Patterns

Tie my shoe, please; Thank you.

Books

Babe the Sheep Pig; Big Red Barn; Down on the Farm; Old McDonald Had a Farm; Open the Barn Door

Concepts

Above/below, Over/under.

Action Verbs

Gallop, run, hop, jump.

Color

Brown, black, gray, review all colors.

Math Skills

Identify shapes, rote counting 1-15.

Science discoveries

Growing plants

Fine Motor Skills

Sewing exercises, insert yarn in holes, insert objects in bottles.

Physical Development Objective

Knowledge and practice of the following skills: Rolling, climbing, hitting, corporal image, rhythm, relaxing exercises.

Fine Arts Skills

Fun with paint, hand and footprints

Music

When Pigs Get Up, Grandpa’s Farm, Old MacDonald, Can You Make This Sound

Value of the Month

Responsibility

Super Kid

Diego TrevinoApril 2nd

Mariana Elizondo

April 10th

 

Bye Bye March!

Dear Parents,

March was a great and fun month! We talked about plants, insects and bugs and we had the opportunity to make our own garden and plant bean seeds and watch them grow.

This week we had our Easter Party which was a success! Thank you for making a rainy day a fun and exciting adventure for the kids. We enjoyed the parade, the lunch and the egg hunt!

Please take a moment to read our April newsletter which we are uploading to the webpage. If you have any questions feel free to contact me anytime.

See you on Monday April 8th, enjoy your vacations!

Ms. Gaby and Ms. Martha

April Newsletter 2013

Down on the Farm

Vocabulary: Pig, piglet, rooster, hen, chick, goat, duck, duckling, cow, calf, horse, colt, cat, kitten, sheep, lamb, farmer, fence, barn, pond, hay.

Language Patterns: This is- These are, I have, I went Books: Mrs. Wishy Washy, Babe the Sheep Pig, Big Red Barn, Down on the Farm, Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Open the Barn Door.

Concepts: Find/Hide, On/under, Day/night Action Verbs: Galloping, Eating and Growing.

Colors: White, pink, Brown, & Yellow.

Math Skills: Number recognition 1 to 10 Identify concept of one and many. Identify concept of short and long.

Science discoveries: Nature wonders through different experiments. Transfer of water to different containers

Fine Motor Skills: Use scissors and work on tracing one’s name. Develop activities to reinforce strength in hands and fingers.

Physical Development Objectives: Practice and knowledge of the following: running, jumping, balancing in different obstacle courses and circuits. Relaxation techniques and follow different rhythmic patterns.

Fine Arts Skills: Explore with scraps and recycled materials to make an art project.

Music: Can You Name that Sound?, Uncle Noah’s Ark, Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Grandpa’s Farm Value of the Month: Patience/ Tolerance

Happy Easter!

Dear Parents,

This week Big Bears had a great time doing different activities. For our Easter party they painted, filled and closed many egg shells; with this process they were able to review several techniques and vocabulary words. For us it was a pleasure to see how each one of them enjoyed preparing for such a special event.

Also, during this week we had our Green Day and we talked about different things related to nature. They have been taking care of little beans that they planted; Big Bears know perfectly what plants need so they can grow.

We hope that your Easter vacations are full of enriching moments! Classes will resume on Monday, April 8th 2013.

Thank you,

Ms. Caya & Ms. Yayis

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Estimados padres de familia,

Esta semana los Big Bears tuvieron la oportunidad de hacer diferentes actividades. Para la fiesta de Pascua pintaron, llenaron y cerraron muchos cascarones, con este proceso fueron capaces de repasar varias técnicas y palabras. Para nosotras fue un placer ver cómo cada uno de ellos disfrutaba el proceso de preparación para este evento tan especial.

Además, durante esta semana tuvimos nuestro Green Day y hablamos de diferentes cosas relacionadas con la naturaleza. Ellos han estado cuidando los pequeños granos que plantaron, los Big Bears saben perfectamente lo que necesitan las plantas para que puedan crecer.

Esperamos que sus vacaciones de Semana Santa estén llenas de momentos enriquecedores! Las clases reanudarán el lunes 8 de abril del 2013.

Que tenga un grandioso fin de semana largo.

Muchas Gracias,

Ms. Caya & Ms. Yayis

Spring Party & Parade 2013

Thank you to all who were able to dance in the rain with us for this year’s Spring Celebration. March room mothers provided a wonderful snack that everyone enjoyed. Toddler Tree teachers put their best effort into decorating and organizing fun activities for our students. We were able to appreciate all the work that went into the beautiful cars, bikes and trikes by Toddler Tree families, as the skies opened up just long enough for a “once around” the park. We are truly grateful!

Farm Theme & Ideas

Creativity

Songs, Poems, and Books

Oh, We’re on our way, we’re on our way, on our way to Grandpa’s Farm
We’re on our way, we’re on our way, on our way to Grandpa’s Farm

Down on Grandpa’s Farm, there is a big brown cow
Down on Grandpa’s Farm, there is a big brown cow
The cow, she makes a sound like this. (Moo)
The cow, she makes a sound like this. (Moo)

(chorus)

Down on Grandpa’s Farm, there is a little red hen
Down on Grandpa’s Farm, there is a little red hen
The hen, she makes a sound like this. (buck-buck-buck-buck)
The hen, she makes a sound like this. (buck-buck-buck-buck)

(chorus)

Down on Grandpa’s Farm, there is a little white sheep
Down on Grandpa’s Farm, there is a little white sheep
The sheep, she makes a sound like this. (Baa)
The sheep, she makes a sound like this. (Baa)

(chorus)

Here we come.

Down on Grandpa’s Farm, there is a big black dog
Down on Grandpa’s Farm, there is a big black dog
The dog, she makes a sound like this. (Ruff, ruff, ruff)
The dog, she makes a sound like this. (Ruff, ruff, ruff)

(chorus)

Down on Grandpa’s Farm, there is a big brown horse
Down on Grandpa’s Farm, there is a big brown horse
The horse, he makes a sound like this. (Neigh)
The horse, he makes a sound like this. (Neigh)

WHAT DOES THE CAT DAY?
What does the cat say?  Meow, meow, meow.
What does the dog say?  Bow-wow, bow-wow.
What does the donkey say?  Hee-haw, hee-haw.
What does the black bird say?  Caw-caw-caw.
What does the cow say?  Moo-moo-moo.
What does the rooster say?  Cock-a-doodle-do!

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

Baa Baa black sheep. Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir

Three bags full;

One for the master,

One for the dame. And one for the little boy

Who lives down the lane

 

ONE LITTLE HORSE
One little horse went out to play, in the barnyard filled with hay.
He thought it was so much fun, he called to his friends, who came on the run.

Two little cows went out to play, in the barnyard filled with hay.
They thought it was so much fun, they called more friends, who came on the run.

Continue with this counting rhyme, adding more and more animals, such as 3 pigs, 4 ducks and five chicks. You can have your children act this out in person, or with toy animals or flannelboard cutouts.

The Old Brass Wagon

Circle to the left the old brass wagon.
Circle to the left the old brass wagon.
Circle to the left the old brass wagon.
You’re the one, my darling.

Circle to the right the old brass wagon

Everybody in the old brass wagon

Everybody out the old brass wagon

“If I Were a Horse”*:

“If I were a horse, I’d neigh, of course,

I’d run and jump and leap, I’d have so much fun,

I’d never be done, if I were a horse, of course.

If I were a horse I’d stay, all day in the meadow so lovely and green,

I’d eat and eat and still stay lean, If I were a horse, of course”.
Old McDonald

Old McDonald had a farm

E-I-E-I-O

And on his farm he had a pig

E-I-E-I-O

With an oink oink here

And an oink oink there. Here an oink, there an oink

Everywhere an oink oink

Old McDonald had a farm

E-I-E-I-O

The Giving Farm Poem by vicki Witcher

Hens give eggs.

Pigs give ham.

Cows give milk.

Strawberries give jam.

Bees give honey.

Goats give cheese.

Farms give food,

I’d like some, please!

 

Mary had a Little Lamb

Little lamb, Little lamb,

Mary had a little lamb,

Its fleece was white as snow.

 

And everywhere that Mary went

Mary went Mary went

And everywhere that Mary went

The lamb was sure to go.

 

It followed her to school one day,

School one day, School one day,

It followed her to school one day,

Which was against the rule.

 

It made the children laugh and play

laugh and play laugh and play

It made the children laugh and play

To see a lamb at school.

 

This Little Pig Went to Market

This Little Pig went to market

This little pig stayed home

This little pig had roast beef

This little pig had none.

And this little pig went wah wah wah all the way home

Bingo

There was a farmer had a dog,

And Bingo was his name-o.

B-I-N-G-O!

B-I-N-G-O!

B-I-N-G-O!

And Bingo was his name-o!

 

There was a farmer had a dog,

And Bingo was his name-o.

(Clap)-I-N-G-O!

(Clap)-I-N-G-O!

(Clap)-I-N-G-O!

And Bingo was his name-o!

 

There was a farmer had a dog,

And Bingo was his name-o.

(Clap, clap)-N-G-O!

(Clap, clap)-N-G-O!

(Clap, clap)-N-G-O!

And Bingo was his name-o!

 

There was a farmer had a dog,

And Bingo was his name-o.

(Clap, clap, clap)-G-O!

(Clap, clap, clap)-G-O!

(Clap, clap, clap)-G-O!

And Bingo was his name-o!

 

There was a farmer had a dog,

And Bingo was his name-o.

(Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O!

(Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O!

(Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O!

And Bingo was his name-o!

 

There was a farmer had a dog,

And Bingo was his name-o.

(Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)

(Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)

(Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)

And Bingo was his name-o!

Mrs. Wishy Washy

The Big Red Barn

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