Rainbow Colors

This week, the Caterpillars learned about colors and lines. We sang Barney’s “Colors of the Rainbow” and “The Color Songs”.

We were very creative during Art! Everyday was filled with new techniques, materiales and activities.  The kiddos mixed spaghetti with paint. They also used their hand prints to make black bats. Their favorite was decorating a foamy rainbow with Fruit Loops.

During Physical Development,Ms. Mely showed us a real scarecrow and we danced to “Dingle Dangle Scarecrow”! We also reinforced colors by using small balls and placing them in buckets.

On Wednesday, October 31st, we will be having our Vintage Halloween Party, so please remember to send your little ones with something (like a bag or a basket) to collect their treats. In case you would like to send treats for their classmates, consider there are 13 Crawling Caterpillars in the group, 5 girls and 8 boys. Please remember to label your treats with your child’s name,to know who they are from.

Next week we’ll be learning about Halloween. Get your costumes ready!

Have a nice weekend!

Shapes Are Everywhere!

This week we welcomed two little caterpillars, Mariel and Daniel. They were so happy to be here and our class has become even more awesome!!

This week we learned about shapes, such as circle, square, triangle, star, heart, oval, rectangle and diamond. Our caterpillars were very excited taking turns to match a foamy shape to a board where the shape belonged.

During art we made a foamy train using dofferent materials and shapes. We used circle for the wheels, squares for the windows of the trains and rectangles for the wagons. Also, we used shaped sponges for the clouds and rollers for the train tracks.

Next week we’ll be learning about lines and colors.

Have a great weekend!

My Home

This week’s topic was parts of a house. Our caterpillars learned vocabulary words like “kitchen”, “bathroom”, “bedroom” and “living room”. Additionally, we learned about the furniture that is inside each area, such as “sink”, “bed”, “bunk beds”, “couch” and “toilet”.

During art, we created a house made out of kraft bags. Our kiddos really enjoyed using dot-a-dot markers to color it. We also made a Mime out of paper plates and foamy, inspired by the Mime visit we had on Wednesday. It was so much fun!

We look forward to next week, when we are going to learn about shapes and colors.

Have a great weekend!

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