Put On Your… Jacket!

Our Caterpillars started talking about winter clothes. The kiddos learned vocabulary words such as “jacket”, “scarf”, “mittens”, “boots” and “hat”.

During Circle Time, Mr. Mike showed us how to put on each piece of clothing properly. Also, we learned about the importance of wearing clothes to keep warm during winter.

Creativity Time was so much fun! We made different winter clothes such as mittens and caps. We also made a delicious snowman made out of powdered sugar donuts. So yummy!

This week we welcomed some new Crawling Caterpillars to our class! We want to give a warm welcome to Olivia, Emilia, Eugenio, Sofia, Carolina and Paulina. We’re so happy to have them in our class!

Next week we will be learning about forest animals and cold-weather animals.We will also be having Grandmothers visit Toddler Tree!

Hope you have an amazing weekend!

Happy New Year Caterpillars!

Happy New Year and welcome back! Hoped you had an amazing Christmas break.

This week we welcomed the kiddos with a new theme, winter. They learned vocabulary words such as “igloo”, “eskimo”, “snow” “penguin” and “ice”. They also learned that the last number of the year has changed, no more 2018, welcome 2019!

During Cricle Time with Mr. Mike, played “Happy New Year” on his accordion and the kids loved it!

The Caterpillars really enjoyed Physical Development. They danced along to the “Freeze Dance”. They were really good at it and had so much fun.

In Creativity, we made snowflakes out of tongue depressors.  They also used ice paint to paint craft paper. Lastly, they used circle sponges with white paint to paint snow.

Next week we will be learning about winter clothes. Please send your little ones with some items such as scarfs, boots, mittens and beanies.

We look forward for Parent´s conference next Thursday January 17th.

Have a great weekend!

‘Tis The Season!

This week we learned about the real meaning of Christmas and how this holiday is about giving and not receiving, about family and love.

During Circle time, Mr. Mike taught us vocabulary words such as angels, bells, candles and baby Jesus.

In Physical Development, we are still rehearsing for our Christmas Program, working on the final touches! The Caterpillars are so excited!

Creativity Time is so fun and amazing! We worked on some Christmas decorations for the Program. Also, the kids made a phonograph record made out of glittery, black foamy and white paper. (They will be part of the show decorations)

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.

Enjoy your weekend!

S-A-N-T-A

This week we learned about Santa Claus and his reindeer. We listened and danced to songs like “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Up on the House-Top”.

The Caterpillars made a Santa Claus out of a toilet paper tube, cotton for his beard and hair, and a red pompom for his nose. They also made a reindeer: they painted an egg carton with brown paint, they glued little eyes, and used pipe cleaners for the horns.

Also, on Wednesday Santa came to Toddler Tree! Each Caterpillar took a picture with Santa and he took our Christmas cards. They were so excited to see him!

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

Have a good weekend!

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

Hoped you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break!

This week we welcomed the kiddos with lots of Christmas songs and decorations. In Circle Time, Mr. Mike showed us ornaments, Christmas tree and wreaths. Also, he introduced a little bit about Santa Claus and his reindeer. It is so cute that everytime our little ones see Santa, they all go “ho, ho, ho”.

During Creativity, Caterpillars painted paper plates green and made a Christmas tree with it decorated with pompoms and sequins. We also made wreaths out of the same materials.

Physical Development is super fun! We are rehearsing for our Christmas program and the kids love dancing.

Next week we will be learning more about Christmas, especially about Santa Claus and his reindeer.

Have an amazing weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This week, we had our Thanksgiving Feast. The Caterpillars viewed a table full of delicious food like turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberries, yams and corn bread. They also had some of it to eat, they really enjoyed it!

During Circle Time, Mr. Mike told us the story about Thanksgiving, how the pilgrims and the indians had a get-together with lots of food and were thankful. He taught the kiddos to be thankful, too.

In Physical Development we danced to “The Turkey Hop” and “Thanksgiving Feast”. We also started rehearsing for our Christmas Program.

Creativity was so much fun, we made an indian headband and wore it at our Thanksgiving Feast. We also made our own shaker, we used a plastic bottle and filled it with kernels, sequins and pompoms.

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.

Thank you for all you do! Enjoy your vacation!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fruit Salad, Yummy Yummy!

This week we learned about food, yummy!

During Physical Development, we danced to songs like “Fruit Salad”, “Apples and Bananas” using shaky fruits like apples, bananas, oranges and lemons. We also played  “hot potato”, making the kids pass the potato from one to another as fast as they could.

During Exploration, the caterpillars touched and played with lots of plastic food.

In Creativity our little ones had so much fun! They painted grapes with dot-a-dot markers and glued little balls made out of paper on them. They also painted an orange carrot with strings on top. For the corn, they painted bubble wrap with yellow paint and pressed it on green paper. As a fun surprise, on Friday, our kiddos prepared toasted bread with butter and strawberry jelly, it was so good!

Next week, we will be learning about Thanksgiving. On Wednesday November 14th we will be having our Thanksgiving Feast. Please remember there is no need to send lunch, our Caterpillars will have a lot of food here!

Have a great weekend!

Happy Halloween!

Thank you so much for attending our Halloween Cat Walk! Hope you enjoyed it as much as our little kiddos did!

This week, we reviewed Halloween and welcomed November.

Physical Development was super fun! The caterpillars tried on a few costumes like cowboy, ghost, witch, and ballerina. They danced to songs like “Knock Knock, Trick or Treat”, “Five Creepy Spiders” and “Thriller”.

During Creativity, we finished our candy corn pot topped with marshmallows and a chocolate bat. Also, we made Jack-o-Lanterns out of half an apple print with orange paint. We painted faces based on feelings over the Jack-o-Lanterns, such as happy, surprised, sad, angry and sleepy.

Next week, we will begin the month with food topics, like fruits and vegetables. Later, we will be learning about Thanksgiving.

Have an amazing weekend!

Spook-tacular Halloween

This week we learned more about Halloween. We sang and danced along to “Five Little Pumpkins”, “Who took the candy form the trick or treat bag?”, and “Halloween Freeze Dance”. It was so much fun! This helped the caterpillars learn vocabulary words like “pumpkin”, “spider”, “witch”, “bats”, “mummy”, “Jack-o-Lantern” and “ghost”.

During creativity we made an x-ray made out of q-tips. We pasted them on top of the kiddos hand and forearm print. Also, we painted a paper plate with green paint and orange strings to make a witch. But their favorite, was making a witch’s hat made out of ice cream cones and colored sprinkles.

Next week we will be reviewing Halloween and we will be having our Cat Walk on Wednesday October, 31st.

Have a nice weekend!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Kids arrival time is at 9:00am, please do not send lunch boxes.
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.

Boo!

This week we welcomed a new friend, Emilio. He has been adapting well to the Crawling Caterpillars group. He is now excited to come to kinder! Welcome, Emilio!

This week was filled with new concepts related to Halloween.

In Exploration, the Caterpillars played with little Jack O’Lanterns, ghosts, witches and spiders. Since it was a cold and rainy week, during recess, the kiddos got to watch Halloween related videos like “Baby Shark Halloween”, “Monsters Jumping on the Bed” and “Five Creepy Spiders”.

During Physical Development, the Caterpillars danced to songs like “Five Little Pumpkins”, “Ghostbusters”, “In a Haunted House” and “Dingle Dangle Scarecrow”.

In Creativity, we made a ghost out of cotton balls and then we also made a mummy by pasting tiny marshmallows over the bandages. The kids are really getting the hang of working on art projects. They stay seated and are very interested in what they are making.

Next week we will continue learning more about Halloween.

Have a nice weekend!