December Week 3

Wow! This year 2015 is almost over!

Thank you very much for your attendance at the Rockefeller Christmas Spectacular show. Big Bears were very excited and happy to show you their best!

This week was full of fun! We reviewed Christmas vocabulary, songs, and poems! We even baked cookies with Ms. Cristy. They are anxious for Santa Claus to bring their toys!

Have a wonderful time with you family during this Christmas Break. Although we really are going to miss Big Bears. We hope you enjoy these days with them.

Remember we will see you back on Tuesday, January 5th, 2015.

Wishing you the best for the New Year to come! Thank you so much for the gifts!

Ms. Caya & Miss María Elena

Merry Christmas!

 

 

What a great week, full of joy and excitement! We had been looking forward to a special event prepared just for you, our Rockefeller Christmas Spectacular program. Turtles practiced really hard, and their hard work paid off! They did great!                                         We are so proud of them, and we hope you enjoyed the show.

Last day of school and vacations are here! Let’s make the most of these days by spending time with our loved ones, making beautiful memories surrounded by our families.

We had a super busy week. Our Tiny Turtles were working hard like Santa’s elves! In exploration time we had one activity in particular which they loved, it was the “Yummy Christmas Tree” made out of a sugar cones, frosting with green food coloring, and sprinkles. It got a little bit messy but kids were happy and excited to work as a group decorating the Christmas tree!

This week with Miss Cristy, turtles were super busy making the Christmas gift for mommy and daddy. Children also loved making cookies! They used some Christmas cookie cutters, and then they watched the cookies bake in a mini oven. The best part for sure was enjoying them, they were delicious!

May lovely, happy times decorate your holiday season

May warm, special memories brighten your new year

May the wonder of Christmas be with you forever!

With love,

Miss Judy and Miss Karen

  • Books we loved this week: “The talking Christmas tree”/ “Pooh Christmas days”
  • Movie of the week: “Mickey’s Christmas” & “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”
  • Vocabulary words: Wreath/ Christmas program/ Chimney-Fireplace/ Stockings/ Cookies-Candy Cane-Candy
  • Our topics for next week will be: Snow/ Snowman/ Snowflake/ Cold/ Winter/ Winter sports (ice skating, skiing, sledding).

 

——————-Back to school: Tuesday January 5th 2015 9:00am————————-

Wishing your a Wonderful Christmas Time!

Our main topics this week were focused on Christmas and all of the magic this special holiday brings. Vocabulary words that we reviewed this week were:  wreath, chimney, fireplace, stockings, cookies, candy cane, and candy.

During Creativity Class we focused on finishing the Christmas gift that our Terrific Tigers made especially for you. They had been working on this project for several days since they painted it and had to wait for it to dry in order to continue with the next part. They were very happy making it, since they knew they were going to give it to you! They were also excited about making their own cookies. Cookie dough was given to them and they had to select from a variety of Christmas shaped cookie cutters and make their own cookie form. We baked them in an electric oven and finally, they were able to taste the own cookie that they made!

Another highlight of this week was our Christmas program on Tuesday. After weeks and weeks of practice, it is always a joy to see how our kids prepare themselves for this special event. Having this special family time with your kids after the performance is always very special for them! It was an honor to have you as our guests

During physical development we danced to many holiday tunes including “Rudolph the red nosed reindeer” and “Up on the Housetop.”  We also used some antlers to do the “Reindeer Pokey.”

Several books were read to them during Story Time and they loved watching all the pictures of the vocabulary words we have been talking about: Santa, Christmas Tree, ornaments, Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, elves, Santa´s workshop, among others.

Our leaders this week were Gabriel, Lilia María, and Federico. Our surprise bag activity is such an excitment for them!

It has been such a joy to work with your children this semester. Each and every one of our students is special in different ways. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to teach them and watch them grow.

We look forward to seeing them back in January to continue on this beautiful journey. On behalf of all the staff at Toddler Tree, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

December Week 2

During this week we started working with Christmas decorations. Big Bears had a great time using their skills. Also we practiced songs and rhymes for the Christmas program. They are eager to show you!  Listen to your Child !!!

Ho Ho Ho
Santa Claus bring many toys for

Little girls And little boys,

Ho ho ho

Santa Claus bring toys for me

And put them under the Christmas Tree !!!

 Ho ho ho

On Wednesday we had an extra-ordinary visit from the North Pole ” Santa Claus ” !!!!  Big Bears were very happy to see him ! And today, Friday  Big Bears were able to send their wishes on Magical Balloons that were sent to Santa’s workshop !
Big Bears are working on gifts for the family. They don`t need much help and seem very involved in the creative process. We have one more week full of fun, excitement and new developments.
Have a great weekend!!
Ms. Caya & Miss María Elena

Preparing for our Christmas Spectacular!

We have been talking about Christmas and everything related to this very special season! Vocabulary words that we have been reviewing include gifts, giving, toys, elves, Santa´s workshop, sliehg, and train.

For each one of these vocabulary words we have been relating them in our classroom. During Creativity Class they were able to wrap some gifts while we explained that this is a season of giving and that Santa brings toys to the boys and girls who behave themselves! Most of them were able to tell us what they would like Santa to bring them: motorcycles, ipads, cars, swings,&dolls were some of the items mentioned…..

When we talked about elves, or Santa´s helpers, our Terrific Tigers got dressed up as elves and they were happy to pretend to be one of them! They enjoyed “helping” Santa prepare all the toys!  We got to see a little part of the wonderful movie:”The Polar Exress” which is a beautiful movie related to thisChristmas time!

During Creativity Class they have been busy helping out with the scenery for the upcoming Christmas presentation “Rockefeller Christmas Spectacular”, and they have started working on a very special Christmas gift they are making for you!

Physical Development has been all about practicing and rehearsing for this special presentation we will have on Tuesday.They are excited about presenting for you and have been dancing and dancing!

Stories that have been read to them this week include titles, such as Spot´s First Christmas, Merry Christmas Mom and Dad, Mickey Mouse Santa´s Helper, Santa´s sleigh, My Santa Claus, Little Critter Christmas Book, Ho, Ho, Ho, Wee Mouse,&Christmas Day. Emilia was our leader on Thursday and she also brought books to read related to Christmas!

Our leaders for this week were Eduardo, Andres, Eva, Emilia and David. We love to see what they bring in their Suprise Bag since they are so excited when it is time for this activity!

The highlight of this week was when Santa came to Toddler Tree and visted the groups before having their picture taken with him. OUr Terrific Tigers looked so nice with their special outfits, which were used for this special picture.

We are looking forward in having our Christmas Festival on Tuesday, December 15th at Candy Gum . (Plaza San Pedro) Our little ones have been practing very much and will be so happy to be able to perform for you!

 

 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

This week was all about practice, practice, and practice for our Christmas program during physical development. Children danced to the beat of the songs and put on their best dance moves. Tiny Turtles are working hard on it and they’re very excited to show mommy and daddy their Christmas show.

With Miss Cristy kids were such great little helpers! They made all the set and decorations for their program! Kiddos also wrapped up boxes as gifts for the set and started making their Christmas gift.

On Wednesday we had a very special guest from the North Pole at Toddler Tree, Santa Claus! They were excited to meet him and they had their picture taken with him as well. Today your little ones sent balloons to Santa with some Christmas wishes.

Kids enjoyed story time a lot, we saw books related to the season, like “The Cheerios Christmas playbook”, “Christmas pop -up peekaboo”, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “My Santa Claus”.

Next tuesday Dec. 15th will be our Rockefeller Christmas Spectacular at Candy Gum Party Place. Please send your kid with the outfit for the show, and we would like to remind you that the best way you can support your child is by avoiding  distractions (calling out their name, looking for him/her behind the set, waving, etc). That way you allow him/her the chance to perform what they have practiced. We hope you enjoy the show!

Have a nice weekend!

Books we loved this week: “The Cheerios Christmas playbook”/ “Christmas pop-up peekaboo”/ “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer”/”My Santa Claus”

Movie of the week: “Polar Express”

Vocabulary words: Gifts-Giving/ Toys-Elves/Santa’s workshop and sleigh/ Train- Polar Express/ Review Christmas vocabulary

Our topics for next week will be: Wreath/ Christmas program/ Chimney-Fireplace/ Stockings/ Cookies-Candy Cane-Candy

December: ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly!

A new month is here! We are starting the month of December by introducing the Turtles to the special holiday and traditions for this season. Children will have the opportunity to explore holiday decorations and fun activities based on this month’s topics.

Tiny Turtles enjoyed playing with their Christmas tree sensory bag in exploration time, and with Miss Cristy your little ones had a fun time playing with play-doh and using rollers. Painting and pasting were the two main activities of the week, kiddos are such good helpers because they’re making the props for the set of our Christmas program.

For story time, this week tiny turtles were really excited about the book of “Spot`s First Christmas” and “Christmas is together-time””, they enjoyed looking at the pictures of the book, and looking around the classroom to find the same picture or figure, for example Santa Claus, a reindeer, star, Christmas gift, or stocking.

Have a nice weekend!

Books we loved this week: “Spot’s First Christmas”/ “Wee Mouse Christmas”/ “Christmas is together-time!”

Video of the week: “Rudolph the red nosed reindeer” by The Kiboomers

Vocabulary words: Santa’s toyland/ Christmas tree and ornaments/ Star – angel/ Reindeer – stockings

Our topics for next week will be: Gifts- Giving/ Toys-Elves/ Santa’s workshop- Sleigh/ Train- Polar express/ Review Christmas vocabulary

Miss Judy & Miss Karen

 

December Week 1

We are happy to have you back! During this week we started working with Christmas decorations. Big Bears had a great time using their fine motor skills. Also, they are also practicing with Miss Mely for the Christmas Program and are eager to show you!

Everyday when our students arrive to school they tell us what they asked for Christmas and how is Santa always watching them. Next week on Wednesday December 9th, Santa will visit us and have the opportunity to take a picture with him!

We will continue preparing for our “Rockefeller Christmas Spectacular” which will be presented for parents and grandparents at Candy Gum Party Place on Tuesday December 15.

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Caya & Miss María Elena

A quick reminder: please remember to label all jackets and sweaters to avoid mix ups.

 

Discovering The Magic of Christmas!

We have started the last and most wonderful month of the year….December!

This first week of December we dove right into the Christmas spirit. We introduced the kids to all the famous characters like Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph.

One of the favorite exploration activities was helping Mrs. Cristy decorate Todller Tree´s real Christmas Tree! They had so much fun placing the lights and the ornaments around the tree!

In Creativity Class we had fun working with Christmas colors painting Christmas trees. We have also been working on helping to create some of the decorations that will be used on our Christmas Program on December 15th.

In physical development our main focus was on practicing for the Christmas program. You may have noticed your children singing to these special Christmas tunes or even dancing at home! They have done a great job practicing and are now getting a hang of how to dance in a group!

Our vocabulary words for this week include Christmas, Santa´s toy land, Christmas tree, ornaments, star, angel, reindeer and stockings.

Our story time has included books related to this special holiday! Books that have been read to them are: Merry Christmas Boots, The First Christmas, Santa´s Toy  Shop, Little Christmas Efl, The Talking Christmas Tree, Winnie the Pooh & the Christmas Tree, The Golden Christmas Tree, The Night Before Christmas, Santa´s Sleigh, and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

Cooperative Play has been lots of fun! We have been role-playing and acting out like Santa, elves, and explaining what a Christmas tree means, what the star on top of the tree ia all about and who the reindeers are and why our famous Rudolph the red nosed reindeer is so special!

Next week we will continue to talk about Christmas related vocabulary words and all the magic around this wonderful holiday!

 

 

Rockefeller Christmas Spectacular: Rockin´Rudolph & the Rockettes

The Tiny Turtles have been practicing for the Rockefeller Christmas Spectacular that will take place on Tuesday, December 15 at Candy Gum Party Place. Representing Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes, the girls will be performing Santa Claus is Coming to Town and the boys will be dressed as Bryan Adams for Run, Rudolph, Run. Together they will perform Deck the Rooftop. We are planning a photo shoot and dress up rehearsal prior to the show. Practice along with these songs.

GIRLS

Please send your child in a white leotard, tights and black shoes or dance slippers on this day.

BOYS

Please send your child dressed in jeans, white tshirt and converse high tops or Doc Marten style boots.