Easter Party!

This week, we had our Easter Party and the kids had so much fun! Thank you so much for joinging us! We hope you all enjoyed it and had a great time.

Everyone brought lovely decorated vehicles! Thank you, parents for all your efforts in helping your kids decorate. They all looked great!

The topic for this week was, obviously Easter. During Creativity class, we worked on our decorations for the “Easter Soccer” game and we made some Easter eggs. The kids decorated them using different materials such as: glitter, shaving cream, paint, papers and markers.

In Circle Time, we reviewed the Easter vocabulary and learned songs related to bunnies and Easter eggs. Also, we did role-playing and the kids pretended to be the Easter bunny and pretended to paint eggs.

We hope you have a great vacation!

Remember classes will resume on Monday, April 29th and we will start learning about jungle animals.

Easter Is Coming!

This week at Toddler Tree was so special for our kids. We started learning about Easter and new vocabulary words such as: Easter, Easter eggs, bunny, egg hunt, etc.

In Circle Time with Mr. Mike, he reinforced the new vocabulary and also taught some songs related to Easter such as “Friendly Easter Bunny.”

Our Terrific Tigers participated by role-playing, pretending to be Easter bunnies. The kids  also painted and decorated egg shells, that will be used next Wednesday, April 10th in our Easter egg hunt at the Colonia Sierra Madre Park.

Our kiddos enjoyed a special visitor at the kinder, a real bunny!  We learned about what bunnies eat, how to take care of them, and the importance of being careful around pets.

In Physical Development we pretended to be Easter bunnies and hopped around the carpet to the rhythm of the Bunny Hop song.  Also, we had an egg hunt and our kids had the chance to look for the eggs all around the gym.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Terrific Tigers Had A Farm!

This week we continued reviewing animals on the Farm . We learned words such as: pig, cow, chicken, duck, sheep, etc. In each class, we practiced and discovered fun facts and learned a little bit more about each animal.

In Creativity class, we made an edible pig project. The Tigers used chocolate pudding as mud and pink marshmallows and fruit loops to simulate the pigs. The kids enjoyed working on it and also loved the taste of it. Also, we worked on a sheep made out of construction paper and cotton.

During Physical Development, we exercised using puppets and masks pretending to be different farm animals, such as: cow, sheep, pig and duck. Our kiddos enjoyed imitating the sounds and movements of several animals.

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 confetti filled and colored egg shells for the party.

Hope you have a great weekend!

On Our Way To Grandpa’s Farm…

This week Terrific Tigers started learning 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 enjoy listening to the different animal sounds and have been learning to identify them.

During Creativity class, we worked on a cow mask. First, they painted a paper plate and used construction paper to decorate it. We also colored a red barn with some of the animals that are in it. At last but not least, we used bubble wrap and yellow paint to make “corn”.

In Physical Development, we did a really fun activity by covering our eyes and with the help of a bell we tried to find our friends around the gym. This helps develop hearing skills. We are also starting to learn and dance songs about farm animals using a routine of exercises to develop their gross motor skills and their physical health.

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

We hope you have a great weekend!

Bugs

This week at the kinder we learned new vocabulary about bugs. In each class we practiced and discovered fun facts and learned a little bit more about the different types of bugs.

In creativity class we made an edible project about worms with smashed oreo cookies and gummy worms. We practiced new vocabulary and the kids enjoyed eating their finished work. We also made a bee craft with toilet paper rolls, yellow paint, golden glitter, pipe cleaners and construction paper. Another craft we made was a caterpillar, using pom poms and green foamy simulating the caterpillar on a leaf.

At story time we continued with the theme’s vocabulary reading stories about bees, caterpillars and butterflies and worms. The kids learned the name of the insects and we practiced the colors of the different type of bugs.

In Circle Time with Mr. Mike we learned new songs related to bugs which we reinforced with props and role play.

We hope you have a great weekend!

So Many Things That Grow…

In the month of March we started with new vocabulary about spring, bugs and farm animals which our kids have been practicing during the week. 

During Circle Time, our Terrific Tigers have been practicing the vocabulary from the bulletin board with words such as: spring, plant, grow, flower, rainbow, etc. They used props like shovel and a hoe to pretend planting and learned songs such as In Our Garden and Growing (by Raffi).

At recess our kids explored the garden and learned to recognize the name of the bugs and objects related with spring. They had a lot of fun during that exercise!

During class we also started a new project by planting germinate a bean seeds in a cup. The kids placed cotton in the cup and watered it everyday to watch it grow!

In Physical Development, we started listening to the new playlist of the month of March and created a new routine for our kids to develop their motor skills while they play.

In creativity class we are working on a flower made of a paper plate that our kids painted with purple paint. They will also decorate it with glitter and foamy, We also made carrots with construction paper and ground coffee, simulating dirt.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Choo Choo Train!

This week was so much Fun! Our Tigers learned lots of things related to land, air and water transportation. Many of these concepts helped us review community helpers and how they use different tranportation vehicles.

Also, we had the opportunity to learn and experience many things at the Rescue Team and Firefighters visit. Our kiddos enjoyed listening to the different sirens of the trucks and even had a chance to sprinkle some water holding the water hose.

In Creativity, the Tigers made  a train using construction paper of different colors. The Terrific Tigers were so excited to write (using hand on hand technique) their names on each wagon. They also made a boat out of sticks and had a lot of fun decorating it!

Next week, we will learn new topics related to Spring.

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

Hope you have a great weekend!

We Are All Helpers!

It was a super fun week for the Terrific Tigers! They had the chance to learn about the different Community helpers and their roles. It was exciting seeing how they enjoyed role playing.

During Story Time, we have been showing pictures of the uniforms and duties related to each community helper. At the end, by looking at the pictures, our kids took turns to guess the name of the community helper.

In Creativity, our kids made buildings on construction paper. They used legos to make prints using different colors of paint. The Terrific Tigers also made an ambulance by gluing piece by piece. This activity helped them practice recognition and visual matching.

Next week, the Tigers will learn about land, air and water transportation.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Valentine’s Day!

This week we had a highlight of the week on Thursday, with our Valentine’s Day celebration. We also had special visits from the eye doctor, ear doctor and dentist.

During the Valentine’s Party, the kids really enjoyed their lunch and hitting the piñata. They also had a blast sharing gifts and treats with each other. Learning how to share and give.

The Tigers learned about friendship, love and sharing with our loved ones. During Exploration and Morning Routine we practiced several vocabulary words related to community helpers and Valentine’s Day.

In Creativity, we made a firefighter craft with their hand prints. We used red paint, construction paper, blue glitter and green yarn. Our Tigers enjoyed creating firefighters using a hose to “Put out the fire.”

Next week we will continue learning about more community helpers. We look forward to Firefighter and Rescue team visits in the coming weeks.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Community Helpers At Toddler Tree

This first week of February was so exciting for us! It will be a month full of surprises at Toddler Tree.

We are starting to learn new vocabulary words related to community helpers. On Wednesday, we had a special visit. Some Police Officers came to kinder and had a presentation for us. They explained different safety tips for the kids.  The Terrific Tigers really enjoyed it! 

During Creativity Time, we have been making crafts according to the topics. Our kiddos made a police officer’s badge and they are also working on a doctor’s bag.

Also, in class, we have been talking about Valentine’s Day and the importance of friendship and sharing. As you know, next Thursday, February 14 we will celebrate “Valentine’s  Day”. The children only need a thermos with water, no lunch boxes that day! If you are sending Valentine’s treats for your child´s classmates, please only label who its from. There are 12 kids in our class.

We hope you have a great weekend!