Busy Bees have loved exploring this new topic of the week about Fun at the Beach!! They were so exited to play with sand, sunglasses, sunscreen, sailboats, surfboards, bike, snorkeling gear and we also reviewed some sea creatures. They can now identify lots of them.
In Creativity the kids really enjoyed working with paint, sand, glue, fingerprints, crayons, paint brushes, and foot prints. This project involved painting blue with watercolors, simulating the ocean, they also explored sand and they paste it with glue on the paper and finally they included some goldfish crackers. It was a great project. They were also happy to color a sailboat using crayons. And a beach ball using paint and finger prints.
During circle time, Mr. Mike had a surprise for the Bees. Surfing boards for everyone!!! He played a beach song and we went surfing. They really enjoyed it.
In Physical Development, the kids had fun dancing to “The Baby Shark” song. And running around, jumping and rolling on the cushions.
Stories we read this week: Row your Boat, A Fish out of the water, Under the Sea, The Very Silly Shark and A Potty for Me!!! During this last book everyone surprised me with their attention. They were listening carefully and loved following along, some of them felt identified and showed us that they don’t wear a diaper any more.
Don’t forget your pajamas on Thursday, our last day of Kinder!!!
This week the children had fun learning about the beach! During storytime, the children enjoyed different books about the beach where they discovered different activities such as building sand castles, playing with the beach ball, surfing, and swimming. They loved being read “Dora: A day at the beach”. During recess, the children loved using sun glasses and playing at the sand tables. They used shovels and pails to gather sand and really had fun.
During creativity, we had fun making a beach ball using paint.
In physical development, the children pretended to swim, they also pretended to surf using the balance beams while hearing “Surfing USA”. It’s been a fun week full of surprises!
This week’s vocabulary words: Summer, sand, sun, sea, sunglasses, sunscreen, shovel, pail, castle,snorkeling, swimsuit and surfing.
Just wanted to remind you on Tuesday we will be having our parent teacher conference. And Thursday June 14 will be the last day of school and they may come dressed with their pajama.
Busy Bees enjoyed learning about different pet animals.
The vocabulary words learned this week were: dog, puppies, cats, kittens, rabbit, frogs, hamster, birds, fish and turtle. They also learned how to touch them and take care of them.
Pet week was full of visits!!! “Donato” Miss Karen’s cat, came to visit, everyone was in love with him. “Bruno” Miss Dany’s dog, came to the kinder too and kids were very exited hugging him.
During Art we worked on sensory skills, they made a fish bowl using orange paint and their handprint. Art is one of their favorite periods.
In Physical development, we started practicing for our end of the year program. They also practiced their balance, they jumped like frogs, dance and simulated swimming in the ocean.
Next week we will start learning about zoo animals
Next week we will introduce “Summer Fun and the Beach” theme. Big Bears had a chance to talk about the vocabulary involved in activities they can do or clothing they’ll wear during summertime, such as snorkel gear, swimsuit, sunglasses, shovel, pail etc.
Please remember that next Friday June 8th will be the graduation at Toddler Tree. Children should arrive at 8:00 a.m. and the program will be from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Don’t miss it!
We can still remember the first day of school as if it was yesterday. Time passes so fast but the last day of school is almost here!
We are so proud of our Big Bears because they have grown and are full of dreams, which we are sure they will pursue and achieve successfully.
All this school year, as teachers, we had this main goal in our minds and hearts which we would like to share with you: “A teacher´s purpose is not create students in our own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.”
Have a great weekend!!
Ms. Caya & Karen
We had an amazing week, full of adventures and new experiences!!!
This week we learned about sea animals: dolphins, whales, crabs, lobsters and many others! We enjoyed singing and dancing to “under the sea” songs.
During creativity class, we made fish and crabs, as well as sea horses and starfish for the end of the year program decoration.
On Wednesday, we had our end of the year program. We loved singing and dancing!!! Thank you for coming!!
On Thursday, we celebrated Ana Gaby’s birthday! We sang Happy Birthday all together with her mom, dad and Mr. Mike. Afterwards, we ate delicious cupcakes!!!
We had our “Alo-hawaii” end of the school year program and our Tiny Turtles danced really well. We couldn’t be more proud! They did their best and they rehearsed very hard for this. We would always remind them that “Mama” and “Papa” were going to be watching the show and they got super excited. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Exploration time was filled with different and fun activities such as: Peg boards, plush sea animals, inflatable fish box, duplos, peek a blocks, and go fish with magnets.
In creativity time children loved making their fish and sea stars. They used corks and orange paint for the fish then they decorated the fish. For the sea star kids used paint and brushes. Turtles love art time; they enjoy mixing colors and exploring with different materials.
We had a little bit of role play involved this week, with the theme of “Crab” we took them to the gym and pretended to “walk like a crab” and to get some inspiration for it we watched a video called “Crab dance video” you can watch it with your kids on Youtube.
Remember next week we have our parent teacher conferences.
Have a nice weekend!
Bees Busy enjoy learning about sea animals with vocabulary words such as: Water animals, fish, shark, whale, dolphin, under the see, mermaid, crab, lobster, starfish and seahorse.
This week was so much fun for them!
In exploration the kids played with plastic sea animals by drowning them in to a bucket filled with water, they also got to play with stuffed sea animals, sand and sea shells and we had a simulated fishing day.
For Creativity, they got to mix shaving cream with blue paint and play with plastic dolphins, whales, sharks and fish. We also worked on a “under the sea” project by using material such as sand, glue, brushes, paint and fish cookies.
In physical development, the kids got to practice for the end of the year program and they are all doing a great job!! They also had time to have fun and play with the cushions. And finally they danced songs like “baby shark”, “baby beluga” and “the goldfish”.
During story time, everyone was so quiet and interested by paying attention on “the very silly shark” book, afterwards the kids got to interact with some props that were related to the book, such as: goggles, life jackets, fins, sand and shells.
This week we have begun to explore animals that live in the ocean! Our students have loved exploring this topic! The Terrific Tigers were fascinated this week learning all about sea creatures. They can now identify a fish, a whale, a shark, crab, octopus, jellyfish and a dolphin.
In Creativity the kids really enjoyed painting blue on poster board, simulating the ocean. This project involved painting blue with foam, blue paint and bubble wrap. Students also explored sand mixing it with shaving cream which made for a really cool sensory exploration activity. They were also happy to help us paint some surf boards that will be used to decorate the end of the year Alo-Hawaii program!
During circle time, Mr. Mike showed the Tigers many different sea animals. The kids really liked the song “Once I Caught a Fish Alive.” They enjoyed watching several videos of dolphins.
In Physical Development, the kids had fun dancing, swimming and bobbing like many of the sea creatures. They really liked dancing to “The Baby Shark” song. They also had a lot of fun dancing and stretching to “Baby Beluga.” We are also getting ready for our Festival coming up on May 30th.
Stories we read this week are: Under the Sea, Flip, Flap Ocean, Sea Creatures, The Very Silly Shark, Backyardigan´s Deep Sea Countdown, My Under the Sea Pop up Book, Mr. McGee Goes to Sea, and The Underwater Alphabet Book.
Next week we will continue talking about other sea animals! We hope you enjoy your weekend!
This week the Crawling Caterpillars took a dive into water world with our new topic, “Under the Sea.” They are learning all about sea animals.
We changed our bulletin board to portray sea life and some of the animals that we may find in the ocean. The kids are very excited with this topic!
This week, they learned about fish, sharks, whales, dolphins, octopus, jellyfish, crab, lobster, mermaid, starfish and seahorse.
During creativity time, the Crawling Caterpillars made some handprints to make a crab. They really enjoyed using paint, making starfish and other fish.
Our students love to dance to videos about the vocabulary words they’re learning, This week, we showed them: “Baby Shark”, “Baby Beluga” and the “Crab dance.” This is great for the little ones because they get to name and identify the sea animals they’re learning about.