My Family And I

This week, we talked about family members. Our little caterpillars learned words like “mom”, “dad”, “sister”, “brother” and “baby”.

It was great to see some of the little ones blurt out words like “apple”, “open”, and “close.” We are proud of their language acquisition and comprehension in English.

During Creativity Class, we created a family tree, each branch representing a member of the family.

In Story Time, we read stories about families, like “Five Little Ducks” and “Ten Little Monkeys”.

We look forward to next week, when we will be learning all about “home stuff.” We will also be reviewing feelings and body parts.

Just a quick reminder: Next Wednesday, September 26th, we will be having a Mime visit Toddler Tree. We hope to reinforce feelings and review emotions through this fun presentation.

We will keep you posted with pictures and videos.

Hope you have a great weekend!

 

If You’re Happy and You Know It

This week our main topic was feelings. Our little ones enjoyed learning about different feelings using colors to identify each one of them: red for angry, blue for sad, yellow for happy, etc.

In Creativity Time children applied different techniques using paper plates to create faces that represented different feelings. They had a blast using the different textures and materials.

During physical development, our students are learning how to jump, and follow instructions in a fun way. They are starting to get a hold of action cues through the “Listen and Move” song. To develop their gross motor skills, we have been kicking, throwing and catching balls. All kids are becoming better and better at performing these tasks!

Next week we will be talking about family! We are sure that our kiddos will be really excited.

Remember that on Monday 17th we do not have classes. See you on Tuesday!

Have a great weekend!

Hello September!

Dear Parents,

Thank you for coming to our Open House, it was a pleasure meeting you!

This week our main topic was body parts. We reviewed these concepts by playing the game of “body parts” (children had to touch the body part that was shown in a picture).

During Creativity, our Caterpillars used primary colors to make their hand prints for the first time and they really loved it!

Also, for the kids experienced a new material for the first time: shaving cream! They had a blast feeling the texture!

Next week, we will be learning more about feelings. The Caterpillars will learn how to express feelings through colors, facial expressions, body postures, etc.

Hope you have a great weekend,

Miss Nadia

Learning More About Our School

Dear Parents

We had a great week! This week our main topic was “School items” and we reviewed what we have learned about our school.

The Caterpillars had a lot of fun in creativity class enjoying and trying new materials. This week they drew on the chalkboard, we used markers on paper, and we also used corks and paint to stamp on craft paper.

During Physical Development, the kids got to be active and dance fun songs such as: ‘Body Rock”, “Shake Your Sillies”, and “Shake Your Bean Bag”, and the “Sesame Street march”. At the end of their PD routine we enjoy “relax time”, everybody gets to lay down and we helped them stretch their arms and legs.

We would like to remind you of our open house that will be held on Wednesday, September 5th at 7:00 pm in our Caterpillars classroom.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Have a great weekend!!

Miss Nadia

Getting To Know My School

Dear Parents,

We had a great week! The children did better than expected and are adapting quickly to our daily routine. This week our Caterpillars had a lot of fun and experienced lots of new things.

During art, they made an apple and a school bus using different materials and tools. Physical Development was all about getting to know the different parts of the body with songs like “Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes.” In Circle Time, we reviewed parts of the classroom and they loved listening to Mr. Mike’s rhymes like: “Window, Door, Ceiling, Floor… Calendar, Clock, Tic-Toc, Tic-Toc.”

We would like to remind you of our open house that will be held on Wednesday, September 5th at 7:00 pm in our Crawling Caterpillars classroom. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Hope you have a great weekend,

Miss Nadia

Crawling Into School

Hello Parents!

This week we had a great time! Our students have been adapting to their classroom and are beginning to make new friends. This week most of the little ones stopped crying and started enjoying our daily routine.

During the week, we started learning new songs, and concepts such as the days of the week, the months of the year, the weather, the numbers and the alphabet.

In Circle Time with Mr. Mike, we reviewed the body parts and the kiddos were super exited!

Overall, we feel great about the way your babies have been adapting to their surroundings and are confident that they are adjusting well to their new learning environment.

We would like to remind you about Toddler Tree’s Open House that will be held for parents of the Crawling Caterpillar’s class on Wednesday, September 5th, at 7.00 pm in our classroom. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Have a great weekend!
Miss Nadia

Welcome Crawling Caterpillars

Dear Parents,

My name is Nadia, the head teacher for the Crawling Caterpillars class. I will be working with Miss Martha and Miss Efo in welcoming your children to Toddler Tree!

This is a time of new beginnings, making friends, and learning lots of new things for your little ones. Every day they are going to be involved in new experiences and we hope to provide a variety of opportunities for learning and growing. In search of promoting self-sufficiency among these youngsters, our focus aside from the cognitive aspect of our curriculum will be developing social, emotional, and physical skills.

We are looking forward to meeting you on Monday, August 13 from 9:30-10:15 for an introductory session.

Also, please ask to join our private Facebook group Crawling Caterpillars 2019 for current classroom information and daily photos.

Thank you for entrusting your child to us.

Sincerely,
The Crawling Caterpillars Team

Day at the Beach!

Dear Parents,

This week the children had fun learning about the beach! During storytime, the children enjoyed different books about the beach where they discovered different activities such as building sand castles, playing with the beach ball, surfing, and swimming. They loved being read “Dora: A day at the beach”. During recess, the children loved using sun glasses and playing at the sand tables. They used shovels and pails to gather sand and really had fun.

During creativity, we had fun making a beach ball using paint.

In physical development, the children pretended to swim, they also pretended to surf using the balance beams while hearing “Surfing USA”. It’s been a fun week full of surprises!

This week’s vocabulary words: Summer, sand, sun, sea, sunglasses, sunscreen, shovel, pail, castle,snorkeling, swimsuit and surfing.

Just wanted to remind you on Tuesday we will be having our parent teacher conference. And Thursday June 14 will be the last day of school and they may come dressed with their pajama.

Thank you,

Miss Debbie

End of the Year Program!

Hello Parents,

We had an amazing week, full of adventures and new experiences!!!

This week we learned about sea animals: dolphins, whales, crabs, lobsters and many others! We enjoyed singing and dancing to “under the sea” songs.

During creativity class, we made fish and crabs, as well as sea horses and starfish for the end of the year program decoration.

On Wednesday, we had our end of the year program. We loved singing and dancing!!! Thank you for coming!!

On Thursday, we celebrated Ana Gaby’s birthday! We sang Happy Birthday all together with her mom, dad and Mr. Mike. Afterwards, we ate delicious cupcakes!!!

Thank you,
Miss Debbie

Under The Sea

Hello parents,

This week the Crawling Caterpillars took a dive into water world with our new topic, “Under the Sea.” They are learning all about sea animals.

We changed our bulletin board to portray sea life and some of the animals that we may find in the ocean. The kids are very excited with this topic!

This week, they learned about fish, sharks, whales, dolphins, octopus, jellyfish, crab, lobster, mermaid, starfish and seahorse.

During creativity time, the Crawling Caterpillars made some handprints to make a crab. They really enjoyed using paint, making starfish and other fish.

Our students love to dance to videos about the vocabulary words they’re learning, This week, we showed them: “Baby Shark”, “Baby Beluga” and the “Crab dance.” This is great for the little ones because they get to name and identify the sea animals they’re learning about.

Thank you,

Miss Debbie