Winter Clothing!

This week, we have been talking about winter clothes. Some vocabulary words we covered are: shoes, boots, coat, jacket, mittens, gloves, cap, hat, sweater, socks. The kids were very aware of these words since they are very familiar with them right now. We also reviewed colors when talking about their winter clothing. The kids were looking at their own jackets, boots, hats as well as looking at others. Also, they were learning the difference between similar clothes, such as jacket – coat, boots – shoes, hat – cap.

Creativity Class was also exciting! They worked on several projects, such as making winter boots, scarves and hats and having some fun with play-doh!

Story Time has become a nice part of their routine and it is wonderful to see how our Tiny Turtles remain seated during the entire story when it is being read to them! Some of the stories this week included: Avalanche, Barney Gear Gets Dressed, Snow, What Will You Wear, Claude?, and The Snowy Day.

Next week will be very special as we will have our annual grandmother’s day celebration on Friday! Your little ones will get to come to kinder with their grandmothers to work together on a special project with them and have some tea!

Topics next week will include talking about different kind of animals (winter animals and forest animals as well).

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Welcome Back Tiny Turtles!

After having spent so much enjoyable time with family and friends, our students came back to school this week.

We have started this new month and the new 2019 year by introducing winter. Vocabulary words used this week included snow, snowman, igloo, jacket and mittens. We also talked about things that are cold and reviewed the seasons changing: winter, spring, summer & fall.

During Creativity Class, the kids worked on a winter tree and snow made on a blue canvas, using finger paint and our hands! We also used paper plates and foam paper to create an igloo in winters night sky and dripped white paint on them to simulate snow! Last but not least, our Turtles turned into little designers and made some very stylish winter jackets!

This week we read many books. Some of them were the “Frozen” book, “Frosty the Snowman” and “Snow”. Kids loved learning about snow and winter activities described.

Next week we will be talking about  winter clothes and winter shoes.

We look forward to our Parent-Teacher conferences next Tuesday, January 15th.

Have a great weekend!

Christmas spirit

The Tiny Turtles have been enjoying learning about Christmas. This week was so much fun for them! The kids are getting into that Christmasy spirit and learning about winter as well.

For Creativity, they made a Gingerbread Man and a Snow Globe with a snowman in it. The Turtles were also busy making decorations for “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody”. Everything is almost ready for the big day and the kiddos are very excited about it.

In Physical Development they enjoyed moving to different Christmas songs as well as practicing for the Christmas show. They are getting into it more and more every day.

Finally, for Story Time, everyone was so quiet and interested, paying attention to the different books we read in class. Reading about Santa Claus, his elves and reindeer, as well as role-playing with the different props was so much fun for them!

Eugenio was our Super Kid this week. His parents came to celebrate his birthday and brought a cool cake with a helicopter. Everyone was very excited about the cake and they sure enjoyed eating it! Thank you, Eugenio! Also, Turtles are starting to sing “Happy Birthday”, and some of them already remember the lyrics!

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.

Have a magical weekend and see you soon!

Santa Claus Is In Town!

This week did put us all in a super Christmas mood! We learned many new words, listened to plenty of Christmas songs and even got to meet Santa! We wrote letters to him and placed them in his sack. We also took pictures with him and everyone was very excited to greet Santa. It was so wonderful!

Kids are preparing for their Christmas performance and practicing their dance moves every day during Physical Development. They also have so much fun listening to Christmas songs and running like reindeer, shaking jingle bells to the rhythms of the songs and wearing white beards like Santa!

Our Creativity Time this week was about Santa, Rudolph and Christmas Lights. The crafts turned out lovely and the kids really liked them! We are also making something to decorate our stage for “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody.”

We read many books about Christmas this week. The kids seemed to like the story about Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer the most.

Next week we will be learning about Gingerbread Cookies, Posadas and Baby Jesus.

Have a lovely weekend!

Having A Holly Jolly Time!

Thanksgiving vacations are over and we were happy to see all our friends back at kinder!

We are very excited about Christmas and learning everything related to it. This week was dedicated to: Christmas Tree, Angels, Wreath, Chimney, and Stockings. We were searching for these items on our Bulletin Board and around the classroom. And of course kids already learned who Santa is and they are very excited to say hello to him every morning (we have one on the wall).

During Creativity Time we made little Christmas Trees, beautiful wreaths, a chimney and stockings for gifts. Turtles always get very creative and learn hand movements at the same time.

In Circle time, Mr. Mike played a very famous Christmas song with his accordion – Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Kiddos really loved it and they get very happy every time they hear this tune.

Physical Developement has been our time for learning our Christmas Dance. Kids are learning their moves for the performance that we will have on December 18th at Candy Gum in Plaza San Pedro.

Next week, we will continue learning more about Christmas!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thanksgiving Week!

This week was dedicated to Thanksgiving and food. We learned what Americans eat on Thanksgiving and even had a delicious feast!

During Exploration and Morning Routine, we learned about the First Thanksgiving, the pilgrims and indians,  and old traditions. The kids were looking for pilgrims, indians and turkeys on our bulletin board and around the classroom.

In Circle Time, Mr. Mike showed us how pilgrims went hunting for turkeys.

During Physical Development, we danced like turkeys and little indians. The kids’ favorite songs were “The Turkey Hop” and “10 Little Indians”.

On Wednesday, we had our Thanksgiving Feast and we had so much fun! The Turtles wore their Pilgrim hats and Indian feathers they made during Creativity. The kiddos had a yummy lunch. They tasted turkey, mashed potatoes, corn and cranberries. After lunch we rotated with other classrooms for many fun activities, like fishing, playing drums and sorting veggies and fruits.

This week, we also celebrated Benjamin’s birthday. We made him a crown and sang Happy Birthday all together. His parents brought a delicious cake and Lion King cookies. Thank you, Benjamin!

Remember that next week we have vacations and will be back to school on Monday, November 26th.

Thank you for all you do and hope you have an amazing week!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Deliciousss!

This week was dedicated to delicious fruits, veggies and famous food, like hamburgers and spaghetti. Turtles learned many new words, such as: apple, banana, lemon, grapes and many more.  Not only did we learn vocabulary, but we also played with plastic food toys and talked about some of the food that you sent for their lunch! Thank you!

During Physical Development, we were dancing to the “Apples and Bananas” song, learning about English vowels at the same time. We are also preparing for our Thanksgiving Feast next week, so we are listening to songs about Turkeys and Soup – “The Turkey Hop” and “I Feel Crazy So I Jump In The Soup”.Turtles really like to dance to these songs!

During Circle Time, we also learned about the different food we will be having for our Thanksgiving Feast with a song by the Learning Station.

The kiddos made a few fun crafts this week. We cut apples and lemons in half and made fruit prints. We also used our little footprints to make a carrot and broccoli. They turned out so lovely! Also, the Turtles loved using different materials to make their own burger. It looked really cool!

We also did an experiment this week! Miss Uge used milk and food colouring to show us some beautiful ornaments! After that we tried some bread with butter and cheese sticks, that Camila’s mom brought for us! It was so yummy! Thank you!

This week was Annalía’s Birthday and we got to meet Ariel, The Little Mermaid. She read a book about ten little fish for us! It was so much fun! We sang Happy Birthday songs and shared the cupcakes together. Happy Birthday, Annalía! Thank you for sharing with us!

Next week we will celebrate Thanksgiving on Wednesday, Nov 14th. Please remember there is no need to send a lunch, there will be plenty of food for our kiddos during the Thanksgiving Feast.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Bye-Bye Halloween!

This week, we began preparing for Halloween and our kiddos really enjoyed it.  We reviewed vocabulary words such as haunted house, trick or treat, candy, ghost, goblin, makeup, costumes.

Our Vintage Halloween Party was spectacular! Everyone showed off their costume and had their moment to shine! They really enjoyed their snack and all the activities we prepared for them.

In Art, we finished October with a monster made out of wooden sticks. The Tiny Turtles loved gluing the sticks together, painting them and adding eyes, hair, horns and a mouth. They came out so lovely!

Last but not least, on Friday we had a super kid! We celebrated Elisa´s birthday with her parents. We sang happy birthday and ate Birthday cupcakes together. They were delicious! Thank you, Elisa!

Next week, we will be learning about fruits and veggies, as well as milk, butter and bread. Delicious!

We are so happy to prepare fun activities for your kids. We feel it is such a privilege to be able to be part of your child´s learning!

Thank you!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Spooky Monsters!

This week was all about Halloween characters such as: friendly cats, witches, ghost/goblins, spiders, bats and Haunted House.

Mr. Mike taught the Tiny Turtles a fun Bat Poem. Here it is, so you can review at home.

Two Bats

“Two little black bats

Sleeping in a cave

One named Danny

And the other named Dave.

Wake up, Danny!

Wake up, Dave!

Fly away, Danny

Fly away, Dave.”

The kids had a lot of fun making a spider cookie! Of course, as soon as they saw the Oreo cookie, pretzel sticks, m&m´s and Nutella their eyes popped out! Not sure if they had more fun making the spider, or eating it!

We also made funny ghosts and monsters. It was wonderful to see how the Tiny Turtles love to create their art!

During Physical Development we’ve been dancing to “Halloween Freeze Dance” song and kids really love it!

Halloween is next Wednesday, October 31st, and we will be having our “Vintage Halloween” parade. We are so excited to see Tiny Turtles wearing all kinds of costumes!

Here are some reminders:
1. Kids arrival time is at 9:00am, please do not send lunch boxes. Just a bag to collect goodies and treats.
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.

Have a great weekend and see you soon!

 

 

Halloween Mood Is On!

Halloween is coming!! This is why, during the week, we learned more about Halloween, with topics such as: Jack-O’-Lantern, Ghosts, Haunted Houses, and Witches.

The Tiny Turtles were quick to learn about Halloween since we have been reading Halloween books, and working on activities related to the topic.

We were hid toys inside some pumpkins during Exploration, we danced the Halloween Freeze Dance during Physical Development, and of course we made different crafts related to Halloween during Creativity Time by gluing paper and making using different shapes.

They also practiced their fine motor skills making pumpkin prints during art! We cut apples in half and with orange paint they made pumpkin prints. We also reviewed the feelings by making those pumpkins happy, sad and angry.

Some of the books we read to them this week included titles such as: “Plumply Dumply Pumpkin” and “The Biggest Pumpkin Surprise Ever”. It’s wonderful to see how much they like Story Time.

As you can see, the Turtles are enjoying all the fun activities prepared for them everyday!

Have a great weekend!