Merry Christmas to all!

We enjoy our last days with so many fun activities!!!

The Busy bees enjoy playing with Rudolph the red nose reindeer. Kids had to find its head, eyes, ears, nose, mouth and antlers, this helped them practice the parts of the body. They also decorate a christmas tree with stickers simulating the ornaments. They loved this activity because they really like stickers.

For art class we got a little messy, with ice painting and glitter. We also worked on creating snow flakes with filter paper and water.

During circle time we saw a huge inflatable Santa and we dace Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer and S-A-N-T-A.

He had an excellent semester, were the Busy bees grew up, learned and most important had the best fun.

Have a beautiful Christmas and see you in January.

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays!

Christmas is one of the very special months of the year where we get to teach all kids, about sharing and love, as well as behaving ourselves and be good for Santa to bring us toys. Vocabulary words that we have been reviewing include gifts, reindeer, sharing, toys, elves, Santa´s workshop, sleigh, Mama Claus and train.

During exploration, we worked on decorating and coloring a big Christmas tree with lots of colors and different ornaments.

During story time, we have been reviewing all about the season and how we spend time with our families, cook together, unwrap gifts and finally we go to sleep so Santa and his reindeers can come home leave some toys for everyone.

During Art class, they have been very busy making, gluing and choosing their favorite colors to decorate their Christmas tree ornaments as well as their stockings.

Physical Development has been fun, we have been running around dancing and singing our jingle bells. They really enjoy the “Little drummer boy song” when Miss Mely gave a drum to each one and did a great job by following her rhythm.

During circle time, we roleplay lots of songs with Miss Cristy, using props such as Santa’s hat, Santa’s beard, reindeer antlers, and reindeers red nose.

Finally, we worked on the gift for all parents, a “Mistle toes picture”, using foot prints.

We hope you like it!

December 2017

Wow! This year 2017 is almost over! It has been a blast!

Thank you very much for your attendance at the Toy Stories Winter Festival. 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!. They are anxious for Santa Claus to bring their toys!

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

Remember we will see you back on Monday January 8th, 2018.

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

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

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 worked on reindeer tree ornaments and Christmas trees! 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.

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 have cherished every moment we have shared with them!

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!

Merry Christmas!

What a great week, full of joy and excitement! Turtles practiced really hard, and their hard work paid off! They did great at our Toy Stories Christmas show! We are so proud of them, and we hope you enjoyed it, too.

We had a super busy week. Our Tiny Turtles were working hard like Santa’s elves! This week during art, we were making the Christmas gift for mommy and daddy. Children loved footprinting! Also they made a reindeer ornament by painting  3 sticks with brown paint and pasting some eyes and nose. Kiddos had a blast!

Preparing for our Christmas Show!

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, sleigh, and train.

For each one of these vocabulary words we have been relating them in our classroom. During Exploration Class they were able to build their very own miniature gingerbread house, Bake and decorate Christmas sugar cookies. Lastly we also had the opportunity 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: trains, 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: ”Mickeys Christmas Spectacular” which is a beautiful movie related to this Christmas time!

During Creativity Class they have been busy making their very own Santa, Reindeer, Penguin and have started working on a very special Christmas gift they are making especially for you!

Physical Development has been all about practicing and rehearsing for this special presentation we will have on Monday.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 Christmas Lights, 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!

The highlight of this week was when Santa came to Toddler Tree and visited 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 to having our Christmas Festival on Monday, December 11th at Candy Gum . (Plaza San Pedro) Our little ones have been practicing 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 and they’re very excited to show mommy and daddy their Christmas show.

This week Turtles also worked on Christmas gifts for you. They enjoyed using paint and experiencing new activities.

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

Next Monday Dec. 11th will be our Christmas Toy Stories presentation at Candy Gum Party Place. Please send your child with jeans/leggings and turtle neck.

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!

 

Post-Thanksgiving Post

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 Santa is always watching them. Next week, Santa will visit us and the kids will have the opportunity to put their wishes in his mailbox and take a picture with him!

We will continue preparing for our “Toy Stories Winter Festival” which will be presented for parents and grandparents at Candy Gum Party Place on Monday December 11.

Thank you dear Big Bear Parents for coming to the parent-teacher conference.

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

All I want for Christmas is You!

Bees Busy have been enjoying learning about Christmas. This week was so much fun for them!

In exploration we made a mask of Santa which we used afterwards for story time. We also had a sensory box simulating snow.

For Creativity, they played with white cotton balls and they created a Santa Claus. Everyone did a great job painting the whole plate that simulated Santa’s face and gluing patiently the cotton balls in a strait line for Santa’s hat. Finally they pasted the eyes next to each other. They really liked this art project.

In physical development kids enjoyed practicing some Christmas songs as well as the song for the Christmas festival. They are getting into it more and more every day.

Finally, for story time, everyone was so quiet and interested, paying attention to the different books we read in class. Reading about Santa Claus, his elves and reindeer as well as playing with the different props was so much excitement. Everyone wanted to be Santa Claus.