November Week 3

Big Bears now understand what sharing and giving means. They all have been practicing how to share with their classmates and are very enthusiastic about being thankful, too.

This week was full of excitement and experiences. As we learned our objectives, Big Bears made different projects such as Indian headdress and handprints.

They learned a rhyme, “Gobble, Gobble”

Gobble, Gobble
The turkey is a funny bird
His head goes wobble,wobble
He only knows one funny word
Gobble,gobble,gobble!

Try it at home!!

We visited Walmart on Thursday morning and our Big Bears were very happy and able to recognize, some fruits and veggies but their eyes really popped out when Ms. Maricusa showed them different types of fish and all the parts of an octopus! Thank you for coming to share these moments with us.

Next week we will be having a Thanksgiving celebration on Wednesday November 15th. We will be sharing food, being thankful and grateful.

 

October Week 3

This week we focused on Halloween characters, such as friendly cats, witches, ghost and goblins, spiders, bats and Haunted House.They had the opportunity to roll play as if they were each one. They also love to learn and recite poems,rhymes,and songs.

Also, Big Bears are practicing a witch poem:

The Witch

“If I were a witch

I´d ride on my broom

And scatter the ghosts with a zoom, zoom, zoom!

Big Bears are excited about the “Disney Halloween Parade! We inform you that it will be on October Tuesday 31st.

It is so enriching to see when Big Bears learn new things and how they help each other. We are all friends and proud to be Big Bears!
Have a great weekend!

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

October Week 2

We hope you enjoyed listening to the Big Bears singing Columbus, Columbus! They were very excited and we are glad they are improving their comprehension and fluency, overall building up their confidence and self-esteem.

Big Bears experienced in Science how hot air can melt crayons by using a hair dryer, learning how a solid can become a liquid.

They are more aware of the different seasons and the main colors of Fall, too.

Big Bears practiced this Fall rhyme:

” See the Leaves

falling down

to the ground

without a sound!”

Big Bears love to go with Ms. Mely for physical development. They have fun doing different activities, games and movements using several instruments or props.

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Caya & Karen

October Week 1

This week we had the opportunity to learn about shapes using different materials. Big Bears learned that a circle is round and has no corners. A triangle has three straight sides and a square has four sides and four corners. They realized that any of these shapes can be found around us such as circle (clock), triangle (pizzas) and squares on picture frames.

During creativity we painted a pizza using different shapes and colors.The final activity was to match foamy shapes with the pizza figure. During gym with Ms. Mely, Big Bears enjoyed shaking maracas, moving to the music.

Last week we also practiced the rhyme: The tree. We also learned a new song “Columbus, Columbus” where each one took turns and in front of their peers repeated it. You should have seen their faces as they were singing it! The song goes like this:

“Columbus, Columbus,Columbus,Columbus

He sailed across the sea

And landed in America in 1492

La Niña, La Pinta y La Santa Maria!”

As you all know on Tuesday October 31, we will celebrate Halloween with a party and parade. Start looking for costumes so your child can participate in our catwalk. Try to find simple costumes for their own comfort. We also suggest it should allow your child to move freely. If possible, use make up instead of mask so it won’t obstruct their sight.

Finally, please help your child collect and send leaves (different shapes and colors). You might look in your own garden or at the park. We want them to know the main colors of Fall/Autumn besides reviewing the rest of the seasons.

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

September Week 1

Thank you for attending Open House.We really enjoyed meeting you and seeing the very creative ideas you came up with for your child’s mystery bag!
All your children were very excited to receive the “Mystery Bag”. It will be used as a “show and tell” activity for whoever is the leader or super kid of the day. The Mystery Bag will be sent home a day prior to the assigned date for you child to be the leader. This way, your child can share and talk about the things inside during our morning routine!
Next week we will be talking about feelings. They will tell us when they feel happy, sad, angry, sleepy, etc.

The rhymes we have been practicing are:
Give Me Five
Eyes are watching
Ears are listening
Mouth is quiet
Hands are to myself
And heart is caring!

The Tree
Tree trunk at the bottom
Leaves at the top
Apples falling off the tree
Plop,plop,plop

Don t forget that hugging is a great medicine !
Have a fun weekend !!!
Ms. Caya and Miss Karen

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

Going to the Zoo!

Big Bears had fun learning about jungle and zoo animals; how each one has something special! Knowing that even though they all live in the same environment their habitats and characteristics are different.

During creativity they have been enjoying making a jungle collage using different techniques and materials.

In Mr. Mike´s Circle time, Big Bears were very enthusiastic about role playing different situations like wearing masks or pretending being in the jungle imitating different sounds and movements.

We have been practicing for Trolls, our end of the year program. Big Bears are really excited singing and dancing to the songs.

Getting ready for Easter

Big Bears are getting ready for our Easter Parade!

Thank you for bringing eggshells! Big Bears had a great time painting them. Next Monday they will fill them with confetti to have them ready for the party.

Big Bears had a lot of fun with different activities such as role playing Bunny Hop, weaving baskets,and playing hide and seek.

They also learned the following song:

“Easter Rabbit, Easter Rabbit,

Here he comes, here he comes,

Hiding easter eggs, hiding easter eggs,

Oh what fun, oh what fun!”

We have been getting ready for our Easter Picnic Party. It will take place on Wednesday April 5th at 10:00am in the Colonia Sierra Madre Park. Please help your child prepare a scooter, trike or bike with Easter decorations for the parade. However, in case of rain, the party will take place that day..

Don’t forget… next Monday April 3 , our CLASS PICTURE will be taken !!!

Have a nice weekend!

Ms. Caya and Miss Karen

March week 2/3

We started introducing this spring season: rain, rainbow, sun, clouds, umbrellas and boots. We made important observations like how clouds change their color and shape with the weather, and how we dress different depending on the weather.

This week we talked and learned about farm animals: their habitat, food that some may provide us with and the different sounds each one makes. Our Big Bears found that the rooster is the one who crows each morning, waking all the farm friends. They also learned the different animal families and their specific members as each one has a specific name.

Rhyme”rainbow”

Rainbow purple, rainbow blue
Rainbow green, yellow too
Rainbow orange, rainbow red
Rainbow smiling overhead.

Big Bears had a great time celebrating St.Patricks Day . Leprechauns came to our classroom and made a mess!!!! But they were very nice to Big Bears because they left some treats. We had lots of fun !!!!

Have a wonderful long weekend !

Ms.Caya and Miss Karen

March week 1

This week we introduced the Farm which involves different topics such as the farmer, crops and animals.

The first week of March we taught what is a farm with includes: barn, fence,hay, field and pond. Planting and growing corn and beans. All the things we get from a cow: milk, eggs and butter, and how a horse is so useful in a farm.