Introduction To School

This week was full of joy and learning. “Introduction To School” has been a topic with plenty of new vocabulary words as well as fun. The Busy Bees are getting to know each other and adapting very well to the different parts of our routine. From the time they arrive, each one places their lunch box in their cubby. They know already which one is theirs. As for the morning routine, everyone participates. They dance and sing some parts of the song. In art class, everyone did an excellent job. We made a giant pencil with different materials in order to begin to feel different textures and practice their fine motor skills. All were able to concentrate and finish the work.

Finally all the Busy Bees worked as a team. Every time we move to another activity, we sing and collect the material used. We are off to a great start!

August 2017

Dear Parents,

During this week we integrated Big Bears into their new classroom and teachers to make them comfortable,participate,and reinforce known concepts. These days have been full of joy and happiness. They have practiced different activities and become familiar with our daily life at Toddler Tree. The kids are making a great effort in adjusting to us and routines.

Next week we will be practicing pincer grasp movements in different areas. We will also learn many fun topics, such as feelings and school items.

Have a great weekend and we will be very happy to see them on Monday.

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

Welcome Terrific Tigers!

Dear  Families,

We are very excited to welcome you to our Terrific Tigers group!! We are greatly looking forward to working with you and your child as guide them through this magical year of learning, fun and adventure!

We believe that communication and a great parent/teacher relationship is the key to your child´s success! I encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns at any time. We will also do our part by sending pictures and comments of our daily activities, as well as sending you all a weekly post with interesting information and updates of activities going on in the kinder! : )

During their first week of school, we’re happy to inform you that all the tigers have adapted incredibly well to their new classroom!! We had minimal tears, in fact,  most of them did no cry at all! We were able to dive straight into learning. They have been having a lot of fun learning the colors, letter sounds, and numbers. We have also taught them about feelings and expressions, developing their emotional intelligence (E.Q.) is one of Ms. Sofi’s #1 priorities and learning to identify emotions externally and internally is the first stepping stone of a healthy E.Q.

Some other topics covered included talking about our likes and dislikes, who our friends are, how we play together and how we get ready to come to school! They have enjoyed listening to music and stories related to this topic. They anticipate playing with the manipulative’s included in our daily story baskets, even willing participating in short role plays!

In Creativity they have been busy practicing different art elements such as stamping, painting with sponges, drawing with chubby crayons (strengthens fine motor skills to prepare them for writing) and manipulating play dough! They are learning very nicely to wear their smocks before handling paint!

A new activity for them, done in Terrific Tigers, is Cooperative Play, where they work as a group, learning to take turns and sharing their material. They have enjoyed this part of the day very much!

Our themes for next week include school and talking about the different components of a school, such as the classroom, cubby, chalkboard, calendar, table and chair!

This has been a very fun and busy week for all of us and we have enjoyed it very much! We would like to remind you,  to please send a complete change of clothes for your child. It is very possible that your child might be needing a  change of clothes one day. For those of you who have already sent it, we really appreciate it!

As a side note we would also like to remind you that the solar eclipse will occur on Monday around the time you come to pick up your kiddos from kinder. Please stay safe by avoiding looking at the sun! : )

Ms. Sofi will be absent Monday through Wednesday as she will be traveling for a medical appointment but she will be back on Thursday eager to be reunited with your little ones! In the meantime Ms. Regina Galan will be helping Ms. Margarita Coronado in the classroom.

Kind regards,

Ms. Sofi & Ms. Margarita

Hello, Busy Bees!

This was a fun week!
The Busy bees were meeting their friends as well as their teachers. During the morning everyone participates singing and dancing different songs that in time they will be learning them.
In the art class we worked with their sensory abilities we use different textures, such as painting, sponges, brushes, foam among others.
Everyone was happy exploring their classroom as well as the different toys and activities planned.
One of the moments that the children enjoyed the most this week was Story time, because at the end of it, they are given a moment where they learn to share with their classmates, as well as manipulate, feel, smell and play around with different objects related to the story.
This will be a school year full of surprises and learning where everyone will enjoy.

Welcome to TinyTurtles!

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Tiny Turtles group! The kids really enjoyed these days playing and getting to know teachers and friends!

This week children learned about their teachers, classroom, friends, calendar, table, chairs and cubbies. Tiny Turtles had a blast with this week’s activities, including construction with blocks, texture balls and playing with the shakers.

During creativity, they experienced different textures and materials, such as crayons, paint and PlayDoh. Finally, they enjoyed story time with the “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” book. They were really excited with the story; such an exciting week!