Magic Kingdom Christmas Show

Big Bears were really excited to show you their best at “The Magic Kingdom Christmas Show”. We will like to thank you for your assistance and hoped you enjoyed the show as much as we did!

During December our kiddos learned a rhyme and we want to share it with you:

Christmas is not about toys
or snow
It´s the hearts that we touch
and care that we show

This week was full of fun! We reviewed Christmas vocabulary, songs, and poems!

During Creativity, Big Bears have been working on their Christmas gift for you. We hope you cherish this little present in years to come.

At Morning Routine, each one talked about how anxious they feel for Santa Claus to bring them toys soon! We are so excited for them!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thankful Big Bears!

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

The whole week was full of exciting activities. During Creativity, our kiddos made a cornucopia. They decorated it by painting fruits and vegetables on it.

Big Bears also learned a rhyme, “Gobble, Gobble” and sang and danced to “Ten Little Indians”. You should try it at home!

We want to remind you that we won’t have classes next Monday, November 18th as we will celebrate the Mexican Revolution. Classes will resume on Tuesday, November 19th.

Thank you for taking the time to attend the parent teacher conference.

Please make sure all of your child’s sweaters and jackets are labeled to avoid mix-ups.

Take care and have a great week!

I Like To Eat!

This week, we learned about different types of fruits and veggies and how they should be incorporated in our nutrition. Big Bears told us which fruit was their favorite and described their shape and color. They also had the opportunity to smell several vegetables.

Our kiddos had a blast during our HEB visit! We learned about fruits, vegetables, and seafood.They also loved decorating a cupcake at the HEB bakery! So fun! They really enjoyed visiting the grocery store with their parents! A special thanks to all the parents who were there.

During the week, we also started introducing Thanksgiving. At Circle Time, we learned how to do “The Turkey Hop” and the concept that thanksgiving is for giving thanks. It means: sharing, being grateful, and thankful.

Big Bears are also learning a rhyme called “Gobble, Gobble”

Gobble, Gobble

“A turkey is a funny bird

His head goes wobble, wobble

He only knows one silly word:

Gobble, gobble, gobble”

Next week we will continue introducing other foods, as well as learning all about Thanksgiving.

Have a great weekend!

Welcome November!

This week, we reviewed Halloween characters and songs. We practice several rhymes, such as: “Pumpkin, Pumpkin”, “Go Away”, “Skeleton Dance” and many more!

Big Bears were excited all week waiting for the big Halloween celebration! The Pixar Perfect Halloween Parade was a blast! It was full of wonderful moments. The kids did a great job! We love you, Big Bears!

Next week, we will start learning about fruits, vegetables and dairy products.

As you may already know, we will be visiting H-E-B (Humberto Lobo) next Wednesday, November 6th at 9:00 a.m. It is very important that all children be accompanied by a parent. We will start at 9:15 a.m. so we kindly ask you to be thereat 9:00 a.m.
Once we conclude our visit, you can bring the kids to Toddler Tree where we will resume our normal activities.

Now that the weather is getting cold, we would like to remind you to please make sure all your child´s sweaters and jackets are labeled to avoid mix-ups!

Hope you have an awesome weekend!

Countdown To Halloween!!

This week we focused on Halloween characters, such as friendly ghosts and goblins, spiders, and we explored the Haunted House.

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!”

We also learned:

“Trick – or – Treat
Trick – or – Treat
Bring Me Something GOOD To EAT !” ?

Big Bears had fun making a ghost,spider and a mummy using different materials and techniques!

The kids are so excited about the “Pixar Perfect Halloween Party” that will take Wednesday, October 30th.

Here are a few reminders:

1. Kids arrival time is at 9:00 a.m., please do not send lunch boxes, only a bag to collect goodies. If you send treats for classmates, please label who it is from. It saves a lot of time in passing out candies.
2. Admission for the parents between 10:10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. will be 2 people per family.
3. Please leave the kinder without entering the classrooms. This is to avoid disturbing the children.
4. If it rains, the parade will be held for students only.

Have a great weekend!

Columbus, Columbus

We hope you enjoyed listening to our Big Bears singing Columbus, Columbus! We are glad to see how they are improving their comprehension and fluency, overall, building up their confidence and self-esteem.

Big Bears were very excited to discover during Science, how hot air (hair dryer) can melt an ice cube. All of them, were amazed to see how a solid can become liquid.

During Creativity, they used autumn color markers to draw different types of lines in a coffee filter. All of them were super excited to spray water on it.

They love Physical development! Bears enjoy doing different activities, games and movements using a variety of instruments or props.

They also learned the following rhyme:

” See the Leaves

falling down

to the ground

without a sound!”

As a reminder, we will have our Pixar Perfect Halloween Party on Thursday, October 31st. Please remember to send your children with a bag or something to collect their sweets in. In case you want to send treats for their classmates, there are 15 Kids in the group (10 Girls and 5 Boys).

Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

Shapes & Figures!

This week we had the opportunity to learn about shapes using different materials. The 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 learned to identify shapes around us like a circle (clock), a triangle (slice of pizza) and squares (picture frames).

During Creativity, we wanted to teach the kids about Christopher Columbus, so we started making a ship using different shapes and colors. Then, to review the shapes, they will match some foamy shapes to the ones on the ship.

At Physical Development, the Big Bears reviewed shapes by finding them around the gym. They also used Hula hoops to reinforce “circle”.

Next week we will learn about lines, colors and review Columbus day. Big Bears had a great time performing as king and queen of Spain and Christopher Columbus.

Our kiddos have been practicing a new song, it goes like this:

“Columbus, Columbus

He sailed across the sea

And landed in America in 1492

La Niña, La Pinta and La Santa Maria!”

As you may already know, on Thursday October 31st, we will be having our Halloween party and parade. Start looking for costumes so your child can participate. Try to find simple costumes for their own comfort. If possible, use make up instead of a 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.

Have a great weekend!

My House

This week, Big Bears discovered the different parts of the house and were able to relate what item belongs to each room.

During Physical Development we have been acquiring new abilities by using different techniques, regarding: balance, rhythm, following instructions, breathing and relaxing. They have also been practicing their patience by taking turns and respecting each other, always pursuing simple rules.

Next week we will learn the shapes and how each one has different characteristics. Big Bears will also have the opportunity to review different objects and relate them to a specific shape and/or color.

We will like to let you know that you can send a sweater or hoodie so they won’t be cold in the classroom, but please label it to avoid mix ups.

Have a great weekend!

We Are Family!

This week, we enjoyed learning about our family and the activities each member performs. Big Bears were very excited to share with us their family member´s names. Some of the kids were able to give specific last names of their family. They loved to role play using dolls, hats, glasses etc. Others imitated their parents and the way they speak, we had so much fun!

We had a special visit on Wednesday. Our friend, the Mime showed us a great performance related to feelings and emotions. He also made magic tricks, Big Bears were very excited watching him do different acts.

Next week, we will discover the different parts of the house and learn new vocabulary words.

Have a great weekend

I’m A Happy Big Bear!

This week was full of fun and interesting activities. We talked about feelings and how they can be expressed. During Morning Routine, Big Bears were excited to express how they felt each day.

Our kiddos also learned about Mexican Independence, “Los Niños Heroes” and the Mexican flag. We showed them the colors, as well as the National Anthem. At Circle Time, Big Bears rang the bell and yelled “¡Viva México!”. Physical Development was so much fun, we danced around the hula hoops to the rhythm of the “Mexican Hat Dance”.

Thank you for dressing our Big Bears for our Mexican Independence celebration, they looked wonderful and had a great time celebrating!

We are looking forward to next week activities that include a lot of fun themes related to family. It’s a great topic to reinforce at home! On Wednesday, September 18th we will have a special visit, a Mime will come and perform for the kids at the kinder.

Have a fun long weekend!