Winter Review

The Tiny Turtles were very excited about Grandma’s Day this week! On Thursday, we had the pleasure of meeting our Tiny Turtles grandparents. They teamed up with the kids to make a lemon scrub. Both Grandparents and the kids had a blast! We loved to see their happy faces and hope all grandparents had a fun time at our kinder.

This week we reviewed forest animals and winter sports. During exploration time the kids worked with a sensory zipper board and another fun sensory board. We also had an activity involving pipe cleaners for fine motor skills development.

The turtles really enjoyed some of our other fine motor skills activities: placing poker chips in a jar, and placing buttons on balloon straws.

Finally, during circle time, the kids enjoyed playing with Mr. Mike. We review the winter sports with a beautiful song. The turtles moved and danced, and also had fun pretending to ice skate. 

We look forward to starting a new month and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Mely, Nadia, Dany, Cecy and Roby

 

Week 4 January

Our sincere thanks to all our dearest grandmothers who visited the Big Bears class at Toddler Tree. It was such a pleasure to have them. Our students were delighted! They performed their very best with all their love. We truly appreciated the grandmas’ enthusiastic work on the projects, too. It was a unique and unforgettable experience for all of us!

Please listen to your child while he/she recites the rhyme we dedicated to grandma:

“Grandpa Grandma are my friends
and this is how the hug
and kiss me all the time!

And the song,

Grandpa,Grandma
Grandpa,Grandma
I love you,I love you
You are very special
You are very special
Yes you are, Yes you are.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Ms. Caya and Miss Karen

Learning about different kinds of animals!

As we continue to talk about winter and the cold weather, this week our Terrific Tigers learned about forest animals and different kinds of animals that live in the cold weather. Things got a little “chilly” in our classroom this week as we explored penguin world and arctic animals. Vocabulary words included this week were: penguins, polar bear, baby beluga, ice water, cave, and forest animals, such as squirrel, fox, raccoon, and bear.

This week we had a variety of activities that involved brown bears, polar bears, raccoons and giraffes! They were very excited to paint the spots on their giraffes as well as to decorate their very own scarfs!

During physical development the Tigers got a chance use their imagination and go over mountains and cross rivers to songs such as “The Bear Went Over the Mountain” and “We´re Going on a Bear Hunt.”

They also got to learn about the penguin world through Happy Feet and The March of the Penguins. They really enjoyed dancing to the music from the  Happy Feet  movie!

Story Time has  become a very interesting part of their morning. Books read this week include: Frosty the Snowman, Who´s Forest is This?, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?, Who Lives There? Baby Wild Animals.

Our proud leaders this week were Eva, Gonzalo, Kento, and Emma.

Finally, the children used their creativity in art to make invitations for grandparents day. They used cars to paint and mix colors over craft paper and then used their finger prints to decorate the frame! We hope they made it to Grandma’s hands and look forward to their visit on Wednesday.

Woodland Animals

This week we want to welcome two new Tiny Turtles: Cacho and Cata. Welcome to Toddler Tree! We are so happy to have you in our class! We look forward to doing everything we can so you have a great experience here. 

This week, the Tiny Turtles learned all about forest animals and Baby Beluga. We had special activities designed for them, in which they played and learned at the same time. During exploration time, the kids experienced sensory glitter bottles and were able to look at and smell leaves and pinecones. These activities helped them to learn and stimulate their senses.

During creativity, we incorporated fun and creative things to review the topics of the week. We made a polar bear using their hands: They made a hand print to make the polar bear body. Also we worked on the letter of the week, painting the letter A.

During Physical Development, we danced to “Fred the Moose,”and also reviewd the “Penguin Dance” song.

We look forward to having grandparents come visit the Tiny Turtles next week. We want to remind you, the Tiny Turtles day is on Thursday, January 26th.

Have a nice weekend. and see you soon!

Winter Clothing!

During this week we were excited to welcome a new member to our Tiger family Emilia Pizarro! She was quick to adapt to the group and all together they have thoroughly been enjoying their time together! The topics we have been talking about are winter clothes. Vocabulary words learned during this topic: shoes, boots, coat, jacket, mittens, gloves, cap, hat, sweater, scarf and socks. The kids were very aware of these words since they are very familiar with them right now. We also reviewed colors when talking about their winter clothing.  One fun activity for them was to name the items and dress up a big teddy bear with winter clothes. They loved to try them on, as well!

Creativity Class was also exciting! They worked on several projects, such as making a snowman, an octopus for the letter of the week “O” and decorating mittens with colorful china paper!

Story Time has become a nice part of their routine and it is wonderful to see how our Terrific Tigers remain seated during the entire story when it is being read to them! Stories this week included: Avalanche, Barney Gear Gets Dressed, Snow, What Will You Wear, Claude? and The Snowy Day.

During Cooperative Play our kids were asked to identify winter clothing and it was interesting to see how they were able to identify the words, name the object they had, such as boots, rain boots, jackets, mittens, gloves, scarf, cap and hat! Everyone preferred to wear a cap or a scarf!

Our leaders this week were Gabo, Emma, Sebastian, Felipe Treviño, and Bernado. They arrived to school really excited about bringing thier items inside the suprise bag. They love to feel the surprise bag and guess what is in it!

Next week we will continue to review about different types of winter clothing!

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 

Keeping Warm in Winter

This week we covered many fun winter topics, from winter sports to winter clothing. We kicked the week off with some interesting exploration activities. The kids got to enjoy feeling the cold ice in a bowl. We filled some latex gloves with water, and froze them so the kids could feel the “cold hands.” The Tiny Turtles also got to explore different textures and gadgets on a sensory board.

During creativity, the Turtles finished their penguins so they could take them home. The second half of the week, the kids learned about mittens, and made some cool looking mittens with a handprint on them.

In Physical Development, the Tiny Turtles really enjoyed dancing to songs like “The Penguin Dance”, “Boots” and “Snowflake.” They also got to climb on many cushions and go through tunnels.

On the playground, Toddler Tree added some new equipment the kids really seem to enjoy. They did a lot of climbing and sliding, and playing house.

We are looking forward to next week, when we will be preparing for Grandmother’s visit. We will also be reviewing winter, and learning about forest animals.

 

Introducing winter fun!

The Tiny Turtles enjoy looking at new materials during exploration time. It’s always a nice surprise, especially when we use sensory boxes.

This week, the Turtles did an activity with shaving cream.  We placed a box full of shaving cream with some toys inside to help kids look for them and stimulate their senses. We pretended the shaving cream was snow and had the kids look for different objects in the box.

During Creativity, the kids made a penguin with an empty plastic water bottle. They practiced their fine motor skills by placing cotton inside the bottle and later glued other parts of the penguin on to it.

In Physical Development, the Tiny Turtles had a blast dancing to the “Penguin Song” and one of the winter favorites, “Snowflake.” They also practiced their gross motor skills by climbing some cushions in the gym. They really enjoy running around all over the place.

We are looking forward to next weeks topics that include skating, skiing, and winter sports!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Mely, Nadia, Cecy and Dany.