Teacher Orientation 2016

  • You must have a warm, smiling face that makes every child feel special and loved.
  • You must be able to laugh at jokes that you don’t understand, or you don’t find funny. Child humor can be a confusing minefield to navigate.
  • You will preferably have a little bit of quirkiness. If a child requests that you be the captain of a pirate ship, you will be the best pirate captain you can be.
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  • You must feel comfortable telling everybody in the same room as you, that you are going to use the bathroom.
  • The ability to sing in tune is not necessary, however the ability to sing out of tune in front of a crowd is essential.
  • Some knowledge of Frozen, Minions, Spiderman, Ariel, Peppa Pig, Octonauts, Thomas the tank engine and Sofia the first would be advantageous.
  • A high level of multitasking is essential. If something would normally take 5 minutes to achieve, you must be comfortable with it taking 15 minutes or longer.
  • You must be able to distribute warm hugs as required.
  • Possessing the skills required to rapidly count the heads of numerous moving small people is of utmost importance.
  • Must be comfortable entering public places on the way home from work with unknown substances on your clothing.
  • You must have a high level of comfort around talking about bodily functions. You must also have a strong sense of smell to enable you to respond swiftly to said bodily functions.
  • You preferably do not have an aversion to an environment that at times resembles the aftermath of a tornado.
  • You must be able to remain focused in environments with high noise levels.
  • Pretending to eat playdough creations realistically is required, this is a skill that may develop with time and experience.
  • The ability to remember the names of 40+ children, their parents, siblings, grandparents, pets and special soft toys is a key component of this job. Again, this is something that will develop over time.
  • You must feel comfortable sitting on furniture that does not contain all of your behind.
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    • A high level of comfort with being asked personal questions by children is essential. You will regularly be asked questions regarding what you are having for lunch, whether you are willing to share said lunch, whether or not you are married, and if not, why you are not married, where you are going (as you walk into the toilet), and what you did in there (the toilet).
    • You must have an understanding that the small people you have a strong relationship with during the week, may completely and utterly refuse to talk to or acknowledge you when they see you at the local store. Your feelings must not be easily hurt.
    • You must have the ability to read a ten page fairytale with at least one interruption per page.
    • Authentically showing an interest in and curiosity for bugs and creepy crawlies is essential, even if they are your biggest fear on earth.
    • You must be prepared to have a lot of fun in the workplace. Laughter is something you can expect to engage in for a large part of your working day.
    • Finally, you must be prepared to feel loved, special, and important to many young children and their families. There is simply no other job quite like this one.

Summer Camp 2016

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As in previous years, this summer we will be offering a six week Summer Camp for children up to age 8. This year all activities are based on the Pirates and Princesses theme. Kids are grouped by age levels and will be rotating through centers for active music, story telling and dramatization, creative arts and crafts, circle time, snack and outdoor play. For further information on dates, schedules and costs, please call 8356-8344 & 8356-8330 from Mon-Fri 8:00am to 2:00pm and Mon-Thurs 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Big Bears Week 4

What a week, full of excitement !!! We are having a great time doing different activities.

During Circle Time with Mr. Mike they role play : “ Here is the Beehive”. They wanted to be one!! He taught them:

Here is the Beehive
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees
Watch and you!! see them!
Come out of the hive
One, two, three, four, five !!!

As you all know it was a blast celebrating “Children´s Day Picnic”. Oh, they enjoyed every moment! Having a picnic and participating in all the different activities. You should have seen their faces. Even the teachers felt like kids again!

Next week we will start the topic about “Jungle Animals”. They will learn about their characteristics, habitat and sounds.

We are so happy to see how each one have been progressing during this school year. We have been reviewing all the vocabulary and rhymes they have learned until now. By doing this we are trying to reinforce their retention and memory skills.

Creepy Crawlies Children’s Day Party

It will soon be Children’s Day! At Toddler Tree, on Thursday, April 28th, we will be celebrating this special event with a picnic and fun activities.  All students will need only a water thermos for that day, as April Party Hosts will provide snacks, cake and juices for the kids. We are looking forward to a wonderful time. Please make sure your children don’t miss it!

Hop-py Easter!!

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Things to learn from the Easter Bunny!

  • Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
  • Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
  • There’s no such thing as too much candy.
  • All work and no play can make you a basket case.
  • A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.
  • Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
  • Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.
  • Some body parts should be floppy.
  • Keep your paws off of other people’s jelly beans.
  • Good things come in small, sugar coated packages.
  • The grass is always greener in someone else’s basket.
  • To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.
  • Real treats are sweet and gooey.

May the joy of the season fill your heart with love, faith and hope.

Classes resume Monday, April 4th, 2016