Easter Parade!

During the days before the Easter parade, we took time explaining to the kids what would happen on this day. We even showed them past years’ parades so they would know what to expect.

The parade was a great success! The kids enjoyed getting together and participating in our planned activities.  The egg hunt was the main attraction for our little ones. They had so much fun looking for the egg shells and collecting them in their baskets or bags. It was so nice to see everyone so happy.

Everyone brought lovely decorated vehicles and enjoyed the fun games outside! Thank you, parents for all your efforts in helping your kids decorate. They all looked great!

When we come back from our Easter Holidays, on Monday, April 29th, we will be talking about jungle animals!.

We hope you have a wonderful vacation with your family and enjoy these special moments with your children.

Easter Bunny!

The Busy Bees had lots of fun with this week’s topic! They learned about Easter, about making baskets and they learned how to hide/ seek & find. They had fun sorting the top and bottom of some plastic Easter egg, and what they loved the most was hiding and finding Easter eggs around our classroom.

We had a visit this week from Mr Bunny! (A real life bunny) The kids all got to pet the bunny and watch him eat some lettuce. They were so excited!

In our physical development class we also hopped like bunnies. The Busy Bees loved to dance the “bunny hop” song and the “Bunny sleeping” song. They wore bunny ears and were hopping and jumping like bunnies, role playing. It was so much fun!

We are so excited about our Easter parade next Wednesday, April 10th at Colonia Sierra Madre Park.

As a friendly reminder please leave toys in the car.

We hope you have an amazing weekend!

Old MacDonald Had A Farm!

This week, the Busy Bees learned more about the Farm. Some vocabulary words that we started to talk about were: cow, pig, horse, chicken, sheep, duck, goat, and rooster. Our kiddos really enjoyed listening to the different animal sounds and have been learning to identify them.

During Creativity, we worked on a sheep using bubble wrap and white paint. They loved popping the bubbles! For this project, we also painted a paper plate and used construction paper to decorate it.

We are very excited about our Easter party that will be on Wednesday, April 10th at Colonia Sierra Madre park. Here is the agenda for that day:

9:45 am Arrival at the park
10:00 am Photo session with Easter Bunny
10:30 am Parade of decorated scooters, trikes, cars or bikes (please assist your child in preparing it at home- check our website for ideas)
10:45 am Snack (provided by Spring room mothers)
11:00 am Egg Hunt (keep in mind your child needs a bag or basket for this activity)

As a friendly reminder, please remember to send pre washed painted and non painted eggs for the Easter party.

Also, to start decorating your child’s trike, car, or scooter! Thank you!

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Farm Animals

Busy Bees had an amazing week learning about the farm and farm animals.

During Creativity Class, we made several projects. The Bees made a chick using a paper plate. They also made corn and decorated it with real popcorn. They had a blast!

During their Morning Routine, we sang several songs about the farm and farm animals like: Old MacDonald Had a Farm, and Grandpa’s Farm. Also, we listened to animal sounds and are learning to identify them.

During our gym class, we pretended to go to Grandpa’s Farm, and we turned on our groove to the Chicken Dance.

Please remember to send egg shells pre washed, painted and stuffed with confetti to the kinder for our Easter parade.

Thank you, and we hope you have an amazing weekend!

Insects Everywhere!!

The Bees learned all about insects this week. Vocabulary words such as: Worms, bugs, dirt, grass, bees, fly, ladybug, grasshopper, cricket, caterpillar, butterfly ants, snail and anthill.

Our exploration activities were so much fun, especially the ones that involved finding gummy worms in Oreo crushed cookies (dirt). Kids also practiced their fine motor skills for an exploration activity were they needed to separate the different plastic bugs into the jars using a scoop. It was not easy, although most of the kids got it in the end.

During physical development we had so much fun! We used some butterfly wings to “fly” and we learned a new song. The ants go marching hurra, hurra!

In Story time we read some books: Insect Pop-up Book, The Very Busy Bee, Ten Little Ladybugs, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Little Brown Ants.

We hope you have an amazing weekend.

Miss Mely & Miss Caty!

We Love Growing!

This was a week full of learning experiences!!

We talked about rainbows, planting and growing. Our Busy Bees had a fun time learning all about plating seeds. The vocabulary words learned this week were: trees, plants, seeds, flowers, planting, water and  growing. They learned a new song during circle time that talks about many things that grow. It’s called Growing, by Raffi.

During Exploration, the kids got to work on an experiment. Using oil, alcohol , colorant , syrup and water they made a colorful rainbow.

They also planted chia seeds and every morning they would water them, and watch them grow.

In Art Class, the Busy Bees worked with different colors, mixing them with glue and water. Then using a dropper they made colorful rain.

During Physical Development, the kids enjoyed dancing and climbing and rolling on the mats!
They has lots of fun!!

We hope you have an amazing weekend

Miss Mely and Miss Caty!

Learning About Transportation!

This week, our Busy Bees enjoyed reviewing all the types of transportation. We talked about air, water and land transportation, like: airplanes, helicopters, hot air balloons, rockets, cruise ships, boats, sailboats, cars, buses, motorcycles, fire engines, etc.

The highlight of the week for our little ones were the Rescue Team and Firefighter’s visit! They got to see what the Rescue Team uses to save people when they’re hurt. They also were able to climb into and see the inside of an ambulance.

The kids also watched the firefighters dress up!  Some of our toddlers wanted to dress up as well. The most exciting moment was probably when the kids got to spray water with the fire hose and hear the different sirens!

During our water transportation day, in Creativity, we made paper boats and during recess, our kiddos placed them on the water and watched them float “across the ocean”.

In Physical Development, they also really enjoyed getting inside an inflatable yellow boat and rowing.

Next week we will start learning about Spring!

We want to remind you that our Easter Party is coming up soon. If it´s possible, please collect and send as many eggshells as you can. We will appreciate your help very much!

We hope you have an amazing weekend!

The People In My Neighborhood!

It was a great week for the Busy Bees! They learned and reviewed all about people in our neighborhood and community helpers. The vocabulary included garbage truck, excavator, rescue team, tools, recycle, garbage collector, pilot, doctor, dentist, teacher, and firefighter.

During Creativity Time, we made a box with tools inside, we used yellow paint and chalk to decorate it. Also, we made a planet Earth using recycled paper so our little ones can understand and remember that we need to take care of it.

In Physical Development, we pretended to be Construction Workers. The kids got to use our play tools like hammers, saws, wrenches, drills, and screwdrivers and pretended to fix things all around the gym! They were so happy! and of course, wore a hard hat.

Next week we will be learning about air transportation, land transportation and water transportation.

We hope you have an amazing weekend!

Valentine’s Week!

On Thursday, we had our Valentine’s Day Party! The kids were very excited to share their candy and gifts with their classmates. Also, Mr. Mike portrayed a mail man delivering Valentine’s and bubbles to all Toddler Tree´s classrooms.

The kids really enjoyed the food and they also had a blast hitting the piñata.

On Friday, we had a dentist visit Toddler Tree. Dra. Martha, made a lovely presentation for the kids to learn about taking care of their teeth.

During Creativity we made funny dentures using apple slices, peanut butter and marshmallows.

This week was so much fun and we really enjoyed all the activities! Next week we will continue learning about more community helpers. We look forward to visits from the Rescue Team and from the Firefighters coming up during the next few weeks.

We hope you have an amazing weekend!

Stop! Police!

This was a week full of learning! We had a great highlight of the week, a police officers’ visit. They gave our students a presentation about safety and traffic. Everyone was very excited and interested.

The Busy Bees really enjoyed the part where they got to see the inside of the police car and listen to the different sirens and sounds. Some of our toddlers were so exited they even wore a police hat that we made in Art Class!

During Creativity time, we had a blast pretending to be chefs by decorating a cupcake with some delicious icing and rainbow sprinkles. We also created a police hat using, glue and paint. Also, we made a doctors’ kit.

Next week, we will learn more about other community helpers and about the real meaning of Valentine’s Day. On Thursday February 14th, we will have our Valentine’s party at kinder! If you are going to bring candy for the kids please remember to label who it’s from so we get to say thanks! On this day, the kids don’t need to bring lunch boxes, only a thermos with water or juice will be fine.

We hope you have an amazing weekend!