“J”… Is For Jacket!

This week, we reviewed winter clothes: boots, jacket, gloves/mittens, hat and scarf. The kids had fun dressing a “silhouette” with Mr.Mike during circle time.

During Gym, our Big Bears enjoyed doing different activities and movements, dancing to different songs and practicing pilates.

Next week we will learn about winter and forest animals: bears/polar bears, penguins,baby beluga, whale, forest, ice and water environments.

The Big Bears will also practice pre-writing skills. We are sure they will love the different fun activities we will be doing!

We are thrilled to meet our dearest Grandmothers next Monday January 21st.

Have an excellent weekend!

Welcome Back Big Bears!

Happy New Year 2019! Wishing you and your family a year full of blessings and joy!

We feel very excited to see the Big Bears again and are looking forward to a remarkable and productive year.

This week, we started learning about several things related to the winter season. During Morning Routine, our kiddos got excited when we talked about some winter clothes because some were wearing them. The kids loved several activities we did during exploration, such as touching ice cubes and then watching how they melted with hot air.

Next week, our Bears will continue learning new concepts related to winter.

We look forward to seeing you at the parent-teacher conferences next Monday, January 14th.

As a friendly reminder please label all jackets and sweaters to avoid mixups.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Rockin’ Around Christmas!

Wow! This year is almost over!

The Big Bears are very excited and eager to show you their best at “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody” next Tuesday December the 18th at Candy Gum. We hope you will enjoy the program as much as we do!

This week was full of fun! We reviewed Christmas vocabulary, songs, and poems! We even baked cookies.

During Creativity, the kids have been working on beautiful decorations for the Christmas Program.

Every day, they talk about how anxious they feel for Santa Claus to bring them toys soon! We are so excited for them!

We want to remind you that “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody” show will take place next Tuesday, December 18, at Candy Gum. The time of arrival for kids is 9 am and parents arrive for the performance at 10.30.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Santa Is Here!

This week was full of magic and excitement! We had a special visitor, Santa! All the kiddos had a great time taking pictures with him and giving him their Christmas cards.

Also, this week we started working on several Christmas decorations. The Big Bears had a great time using their skills.

We have been practicing songs and rhymes for the Christmas program. The kids are doing a great job and are eager to show you!

Ring, ring, ring the bells,
Ring them all to say,
X-Mas time is here to stay !!!

Next week we will be learning about the real meaning of Christmas.

Have a great weekend!

S-A-N-T-A

We are happy to have you back after Thanksgiving! During this week we started working with Christmas decorations. Big Bears had a great time using their fine motor skills. Also, they are practicing with Miss Mely for the Christmas Program and are eager to show you and sing:

You better watch out,
You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I’m telling you why:
Santa Claus is coming to town!

He’s making a list,
He’s checking it twice;
He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice.
Santa Claus is coming to town!

He sees you when you’re sleeping,
He knows when you’re awake.
He knows when you’ve been bad or good,
So be good for goodness sake!

OH!You better watch out,
You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I’m telling you why.
Santa Claus is coming to town!

Everyday when our students arrive to school they tell us what they want for Christmas and how is Santa always watching them.

Next week on Wednesday December 5th, Santa will visit us and our Bears will have the opportunity to take a picture with him! We will continue preparing for “The Grand Christmas Rhasody” which will be presented for you at Candy Gum Party Place on Tuesday December 18th.

Have a great weekend!

A quick reminder: please remember to label all jackets and sweaters to avoid mix ups.

Thankful Big Bears!

  • This week, the 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 excitement and experiences. As we learned our objectives, during Creativity the kiddos made Indian headdresses. They wore them during our Thanksgiving Feast and were so excited about it. This celebration was a blast for the Big Bears! They had a viewing of the buffet table and shared delicious dishes.

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

We want to remind you that we won’t have classes next week as we celebrate the Mexican Revolution and Thanksgiving Holidays.

Classes will resume on Monday, November 26.

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

Enjoy your child these days and get ready for our winter program.

Take care and have a great week!

I Like To Eat!

This week, we learned about the different types of fruits and veggies and how they should be incorporated in our nutrition. Our students had a chance to tell us which one was their favorite fruit describing their shape and color. They also had the opportunity to smell several vegetables.

The Big Bears had a blast during our HEB visit! We learned about fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood.They also loved decorating a cupcake at the HEB bakery! So fun!

The kids really enjoyed visiting the grocery store with their parents! A special thanks to all the parents who were there.

This week we also introduced Thanksgiving. During 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.

We also showed the kids a video about the different foods we will be having during our Thanksgiving Feast. They saw turkey, mashed potatoes, carrots, corn, biscuits, cranberries, yams and pumpkin pie.

They are also learning a rhyme called “Turkey, Turkey”

Turkey, Turkey

“A turkey is a funny bird

His head goes wobble, wobble

He only knows one word:

Gobble, gobble, gobble”

Next Wednesday, November 14th, we will have our Thanksgiving Feast. Please remember there is no need to send lunch. There will be plenty of food for our kiddos.

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 “Vintage Halloween Party” was a blast! It was full of wonderful moments. The kids did a great job! We love you, Big Bears!

Next week, the Big Bears 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 7th at 9:00am. It is very important that all children be accompanied by a parent. We will start at 9:15a.m. so we kindly ask you to be at H-E-B at 9:00am.
Once we conclude our visit, you can bring the kids back 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 spider cookie! As soon as they saw the Oreo cookies, pretzel sticks, m&m´s, and Nutella their eyes opened wide and they said “May we eat it?”.

They really enjoyed decorating a real pumpkin using different materials too.

The kids are so excited about the “VINTAGE HALLOWEEN PARTY” that will take place next Wednesday, October 31st.

Here are a few reminders:

1. Kids arrival time is at 9:00am, please do not send lunch boxes, only a ba 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 10:30am parade will be 2 people per family.
3. Parking is limited (consider Uber).
4. Please leave the kinder without entering the classrooms. This is to avoid disturbing the children.
5. If it rains, the parade will be held for students only.

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

I’m Not Afraid!

This week we focused on learning about Halloween characters, such as friendly cats, witches, pumpkins, Jack o Lanterns, spiders, bats and a Haunted House.

Also, the Big Bears have been practicing a new song:

Jack-o-Lantern

Jack o Lantern, Jack o Lantern
very funny,very funny
two big eyes, two big eyes
I’m not afraid

Jack o Lantern, Jack o Lantern
very funny, very funny
one big nose, one big nose
I’m not afraid

Jack o Lantern, Jack o Lantern
very funny, very funny
one big mouth, one big mouth
I’m not afraid

Jack o Lantern, Jack o Lantern
very funny, very funny
three ugly teeth, three ugly teeth
I’m not afraid.

During Creativity, the Big Bears get really excited to learn new concepts through art. We had so much making a spider and a bat. They also enjoyed going over the seasons.

Next Week, we will continue learning more concepts related to Halloween. It will be an exciting week filled with surprises!

The kids are so excited about the “Vintage Halloween Party”. Do they have costumes yet? We’re excited for them, too.

Have a great weekend!