We Are Family!

This week, we enjoyed learning about our family and the activities each family member performs.

Some of the kids were able to give specific names to each member of their family and others role played using dolls, hats, glasses etc.

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

We will also have a special visit next Wednesday, September 26th. Our friend, the Mime will help us review feelings and emotions in a fun and creative way.

Have a great weekend!

Nice To Know You!

Hello Parents,

Thank you so much for attending our Open House! We really enjoyed meeting you and seeing the very creative ideas you came up with for the “Mystery Bags.” All your kids were very excited to receive them. The “Mystery Bag” will be used as a “show and tell” activity for whoever is the leader or super kid of the day.

This is how it works: The bag will be sent home with your child a day prior to the assigned date when he or she will be the leader. At home, they can choose one toy and one book and put them in the bag to bring to school. This way, your child can share and talk about the things inside it during our morning routine!

Next week, we will be talking about feelings and how they can be expressed through colors, body postures, facial expressions, etc. We are so excited to get into full swing with these topics, as your children get to learn more about themselves and their families.

The rhyme we have been practicing is:

The Tree

Tree trunk at the bottom
Leaves at the top
Apples falling off the tree

Don’t forget that hugs are a great medicine!

Have a fun weekend,
Ms. Caya and Miss Karen

Having Fun at School

Dear Parents,

We had a great week of getting to know each other, becoming familiar with new faces and learning more about our classroom and daily routine.

This week, the Big Bears really enjoyed singing “Look who came to school today”. They are also getting familiar with the mourning routine songs like the “Days of the Week” and the “ABCs.”

They like to find the shapes on the wall and other objects on the bulletin board.

Next week, our kiddos will be learning about different parts of the body.

Please remember that our Big Bears Open House will be next Tuesday,September 4th at 7:00 pm.
We look forward to seeing you here!

Have a nice weekend!

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

Nice to know you!

This week we had so much fun! Big Bears are expressing themselves more and more:  introducing themselves by name, mentioning what their favorite color is and who their friends are. We are continuing to practice different activities and becoming familiar with our routines.

This week the kids learned a song called “Look who came to School Today” which goes like this: (to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

Look who came to school today, school today, school today

Look who came to school today

Big Bears did!!

During the next two weeks we will be practicing princer grasp movements in different areas. We will also learn many fun topics, such as feelings and different parts of the body.

We remind you that the Open House will be on Tuesday, Sept. 4th at 7:00 pm. Hope to see you here!

With love,

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

Welcome Back, Big Bears!

Dear Parents,

This week, the Big Bears had lots of fun learning different things about school. They are also learning how to be consistent with a routine and adapting to new rules and instructions. They are doing a good job remembering where to line up, and where the should put their lunchbox when they arrive.

As we begin this school year with new topics, we would like to encourage you to read a short story to your child at least four times a week. This will help tremendously to develop language skills, both verbal and non verbal. It’s a great activity that also gives you quality time with your child.

We want to remind you that our Open House for parents of the Big Bears class will be held on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00pm.

We look forward to meeting with you, and would like to leave you with a short poem for such wonderful parents:

“An Apple for the Parent”

An Apple for the teacher…

Its really nothing new.

Except when you remember

Parents are teachers, too!

Have a nice weekend!

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

Welcome Big Bears

Hello Big Bears!

We are so excited to start this school year, it will be full of new adventures and knowledge!

We are eager to get to know all of you! We hope you enjoyed your summer vacation and look forward next Monday Aug.13 at 11:30 to 12:00.

Please ask to join our private Facebook group Big Bears 2019 for current classroom information and daily photos.

Get ready to have a Great Year! We send you Big Bear Hugs!

With love,

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

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:
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