June 1 week

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

April Week 4

Big Bears had fun learning about farm animals, how each one has something special and knowing that they all live in the same community.

During creativity, the kids have been working on a farm project. They used different techniques and materials, enjoying hand and foot printing above all.

In circle time with Mr. Mike our students have been role playing different farm animals, wearing masks and making different sounds. They are able to recognize each one of the animals.

During gym we have been developing physical objetives. Big Bears enjoy different obstacle courses and circuits. We also focus on teaching them how to take turns and respect others.

We learned how to plant a seed and take care of the growing process. We also learned a song:
Planting
Plant, plant, plant
your seeds
in a long straight row
water them
and watch them as they grow.

Next Monday, April 30th, 2018 we will celebrate Children Day at Toddler Tree.
Tuesday May 2nd. NO SCHOOL.

Have a great weekend!

January Week 4

Our sincere thanks to all our dearest grandmothers who visited the Big Bears class at Toddler Tree. It was such a pleasure to have them! Our students were delighted. They performed their very best with all their love. We truly appreciated the grandmas’ enthusiastic work on the projects, too. It was a unique and unforgettable experience for all of us!

Please listen to your child while he/she recites the rhyme we dedicated to grandma:

“I have a special grandma/grandpa

Snowman rhyme

Snowman Snowman
Round and white
I wonder what
You do at night
Snowman snowman
Lets have fun
before you melt
in the sun.

Grandma, grandpa
Grandma, grandpa
i love you,i love you
You are very special
You are very special
Yes you are
Yes you are

Next week Big Bears will start learning about several community helpers. As a group we will be able to learn about the different activities each one does in our community. Toddler Tree will have visits from the San Pedro police officers, firefighters, mailman and rescue team. Our Big Bears will have the chance to experience and meet them.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Ms. Caya and Miss Karen

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

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.

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