Zoo Animals

Hello Parents,

This week the crawling caterpillars enjoyed reviewing zoo animals. Most students can already recognize the sounds of certain animals. During creativity we made a lion and snake, using different techniques. The kids loved singing and dancing during circle time “Going to the Zoo” and “Do the Monkey”. The children sang while using animal hats, animal masks and plush toys. The children have been practicing hard for the end of the year Alo-Hawaii program during our physical development class. They’ve been learning new moves and songs and are happy to be performing for you. During story time, our students  loved “The lady with the Alligator Purse”, “Brown Bear” and “Good Night gorilla”.

This week’s vocabulary words were:
crocodile, elephant, tiger, kangaroo, bear, rhinoceros,

Next we will start learning about sea animals. Such as fish, shark, whale, dolphin, crab, lobster, starfish and seahorse.

Just to remind you on Wednesday May 30th we will be having our End of the Year Program . Be sure to mark your calendars!
Thank you so much for your kind gestures on teachers day! We feel blessed to be in this field of work! Thanks for entrusting your children to us.

Miss Debbie

We’re going to the Zoo!

Today we celebrated Loreto’s birthday! This little girl turned 2 today. Her Mommy and Daddy brought some donuts to share with her friends. Thank you! Mr. Mike made a super special birthday crown for Loreto, and her dad carried her to take her on a magic rocket ride! What a fun day!

Last week of jungle animals!  Tiny turtles learned about crocodiles, tigers, kangaroos, bears and rhinoceros. They enjoyed this theme a lot, always imitating the animal sounds and loving the books that had pictures of these animals.

In exploration time kids had fun with plastic jungle animals. Making towers with duplos is always a big hit, as well as the peek a blocks that have little figures inside and turtles love to identify them. Tiny turtles were happy to play with our jungle plush animals, too.

In creativity time, we continued their “Jungle” project; kids had a blast making a hand print zebra, foot print for the lion, and a monkey and elephant stamp. For the texture of the tree they used some cotton. For the sun they used a sponge and yellow paint and finally for the grass they pasted some tissue green paper. They really love art time and enjoy using different techniques.

We want to thank you all for your presents, gifts and your appreciation towards us. We feel very blessed to be involved in your child’s education and to get the amazing opportunity of watching their growth day by day. We love being teachers and we want to thank you for entrusting us with the most important and invaluable treasure of all: Your kids!

 

With love,

Miss Nadia.

Next week vocabulary words: Introduce Water Animals- Fish/ Shark/ Whale/ Dolphin/ Under the Sea.

 

 

 

 

Walking in the Jungle..

This week was so much fun because on Wednesday we had a four-paws visit. A Labrador dog! His name was Leo and he came to show us how he behaves. Leo sat, gave his paw, understood what was up, down, left and right. All Busy Bees were very exited and had the opportunity to pet him.

The theme of the week was jungle animals. This is one of their favorite topics. They love to play, guess the animal by means of sound and imitate them. Vocabulary words included: monkey, kangaroo, snake, elephant, zebra, crocodile, lion, tiger and giraffe.

For exploration, we have been working with finger puppets and headdress role-play. Students enjoyed a little role-play, which we had prepared, including the song 5 Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed, plastic monkeys and a small wooden bed. They were all quite attentive.

During Art class, Bees worked on creating some animal puppets for their jungle animal bag, so they can play at home and review animals of the jungle. They worked with materials such as paint, pasta, glue and markers.

In Physical development they have been dancing to the music of these animals, such as: The Elephant Song, Animal, Going to the Zoo, Elephants have Wrinkles, Five little Monkeys among others They have loved to act like these animals, imitating their movements. We are also practicing for the end of the year Alo-Hawaii program.

Story Time has been related to this theme as well. Stories read to them include Does a Kangaroo Have A Mother Too, All The Ways I love you, Barney Goes To The Zoo, Jungle Day and Zoo Animals.

Next week we will talk about water animals!

Miss Dany and I are so grateful to you for allowing us to be part of your children’s life and education. We really enjoy seeing how much they are developing and growing into incredible children. Thank you so much for our Teacher´s Day gifts and we look forward to seeing you and your little ones through the end of the amazing school year!

Have a great weekend!

Love,

Miss Dany Miss Roby

Jungle Animals!

It is mind blowing to realize that we are already through the second week of May! Time has flown by and our Terrific Tigers are really showing excitement about everything they have learned this school year! It is such a pleasure to see them enjoy, participate and want to take action in our class!

This week we started talking about wild animals. We explained to them that we can find them in the jungle or at the zoo. Some of them even mentioned that they have been to a zoo already. Our vocabulary words for this week include jungle, monkey, elephant, giraffe, lion, and zebra. We have been working with plush animals, puppets, toy wild animals, puzzles and jungle animal yoga poses! Students are now able to identify and talk a little about each one of these animals seen during this week.

During this week in Creativity Class our students worked on a project for mothers day as well as glueing fruit-loops along the boarder of the first letter of their name! This in efforts to get them more familiar with the alphabet, next week we will be gluing pompoms along the boarder of our whole name! We encourage you to have these projects hanging around their bedroom or the house so they may get more familiar we how these look! Everyone is now able to identify they name in our daily sign in activity in the classroom, the next step is to have them identify their name in a place or area out of context. Only then can we prove that they have genuinely grasped the knowledge of identifying/reading their name!

Physical Education class has been really fun this week. The gym and Ms Mely were busy with mother day festivities all week but we stayed in the classroom and indulged in full on 30 mi yoga classes! Our Tigers love yoga, at this age the activity is as much a mental workout as it is physical. It develops in them both strength, flexibility, creativity and social-emotional skills!

Story Time has been related to the jungle theme as well and we have begun to see an increase in reading participation with their favorite books! Stories read to them are Polar bear Polar Bear What do you Hear, From Head to Toe, In the Jungle, Ellie the Elephant, The Little Elephant, Zoo Animals, and At the Zoo. It is encouraged that at least every two weeks you re-read them their favorite books so to help them get familiar both with the book and it’s vocabulary/language patterns. Getting them involved in telling the book and reading it with you increases their fluidity and confidence when speaking.

Lastly, we hope all out mothers enjoyed their mothers-day. A big congratulations to you all again! You are raising some truly wonderful children and your efforts and dedication to their happiness and well being is admirable! We hope you have a great weekend!!

Miss Sofi

In the Jungle

It is such a pleasure to see everyone participate and want to take action in our class!

This week we started talking about jungle animals and we explained how they live in the jungle or in the zoo. Vocabulary words included: monkey, elephant, zebra, crocodile, lion, tiger and giraffe.

For exploration, we have been working with plush animals, plastic animals, and sensory box full of jungle plastic animals, grass and leaves. Students are now able to identify and talk a little more about each one of these animals.

During this week in Art class, Bees have been making crafts that will be finishing next week in order to create a bag full of puppets of different jungle animals, so they can play at home and review animals of the zoo. They are working with paint, using their fingerprints, glue, crayons, and markers.

During recess everyone played and worked at the same time, on their motor gross skills as well as their balance, their creativity and social skills.

Story Time has been related to this theme as well. Stories read to them are One Yellow Lion, The Jungle Book. In the Jungle, Put Me In The Zoo, Curious George At The Zoo, I am a Wild Animal, The Little Elephant.

Next week we will continue to talk about this topic and review more animals!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Dany & Miss Roby

Happy Mother’s Day!

This week the children have learned about zoo and jungle animals. We had lots of fun while pretending to be monkeys in circle time with Mr. Mike and they enjoyed hearing stories about our jungle friends while learning the sounds each one of them make. Children played with animal puppets and started to recognize and name some of them.

During creativity time the children made an elephant out of hand prints and in physical development we have been practicing for the end of the year program. The kids are showing their best dance moves!

Our highlight of the week was making a candle jar filled with crayons. Our students and mommies worked together before sharing a nice snack as we celebrated Mother’s Day together!

This weeks vocabulary words:
jungle
zoo
monkey
giraffe
elephant
zebra
lion
” I love you”

Next week’s vocabulary words:
Tiger
Crocodile
Kangaroo
Bear
Rhinoceros
Zoo review

We hope you have a great mother’s day in company of your loved ones! We had so much fun!

Thank you,
Miss Debbie

 “It’s a Zoo Out Here!”

Tiny Turtles learned about crocodiles, tigers, kangaroos, zebras and giraffes. They enjoyed this theme a lot, always imitating the animal sounds and loving the books that had pictures of them in it.

During exploration time, kids had fun with the plastic jungle animals. Making towers with soft blocks is always a big hit. Tiny turtles were happy to play with our jungle plush animals and putting straws inside bottles, too.

In creativity time we started our “Jungle” project, kids painted the sky jungle using blue paint and for the grass they pasted tissue paper. We are using different materials to create the animals we’re learning so much about. Next week the kids will finish it and take it home

We were very happy to have our moms in our classroom everyone had a blast! Kiddos enjoyed every moment!

With love,

Miss Nadia

Books we loved this week: “Jungle Day”/ “In the Jungle”/ “My Jungle Pop-Up Book”/ “Polar Bears don’t swing in the jungle”.

Vocabulary words: Crocodile/ Tiger/ Kangaroo/ Bear/ Hipo/ Rhinoceros

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Quali-Tea Time

Next week we will be offering “Quali-Tea Time” for students and mothers as a celebration for Mother‘s Day. Groups will be divided into 2 shifts to avoid crowding everybody in together at the same time. 

Your child’s teachers wish to invite you to join them in a special project they have planned. We suggest that everyone wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this event. Once the projects are finished, mother and child will share tea time provided by Toddler Tree. 

It is important for you to take note of the date and times sent in the invitations so everybody can enjoy their time with us. Also, please do not to bring toys, treats or gifts for your child.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Pet Animals

Hello Parents,

This week the children enjoyed learning about different pet animals. Our students had the experience to see and touch Miss Karen’s cat, Donato. During creativity, the children made a fish bowl using their hands. During circle time, we learned new songs like BINGO, KITTY, and they loved jumping like frogs. In physical development, we started practicing for our end of the year program. The kids also practiced their balance, and practiced their different abilities in the obstacle course.

This weeks vocabulary words are: Pet Week: Dog, puppies, Cat, kittens, Bird, Frog, Fish, Turtle, Rabbit, Hamster

Next week we will start learning about zoo animals and on friday we will have our Mother’s Day Program.

Thank you,

Miss Debbie