“It’s a Zoo Out Here!”

Tiny Turtles learned about crocodiles, tigers, kangaroos, zebras and giraffes. They enjoyed this theme a lot, always imitating the animal sounds and loving the books that had pictures of them in it.

During exploration time, kids had fun with the plastic jungle animals. Making towers with soft blocks is always a big hit. Tiny turtles were happy to play with our jungle plush animals and putting straws inside bottles, too.

In creativity time we started our “Jungle” project, kids painted the sky jungle using blue paint and for the grass they pasted tissue paper. We are using different materials to create the animals we’re learning so much about. Next week the kids will finish it and take it home

We were very happy to have our moms in our classroom everyone had a blast! Kiddos enjoyed every moment!

With love,

Miss Nadia

Books we loved this week: “Jungle Day”/ “In the Jungle”/ “My Jungle Pop-Up Book”/ “Polar Bears don’t swing in the jungle”.

Vocabulary words: Crocodile/ Tiger/ Kangaroo/ Bear/ Hipo/ Rhinoceros

 

 

 

Pet Week

Pet week was so much fun! Tiny Turtles learned about dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, birds, turtles, fish, hamsters and rabbits. This week we also got the visit from “Donato” Miss Karen’s cat, “Bruno” Miss Dany’s dog, and kidos really love to hug the pets.

In Creativity, kids got to make a parrot using two paper plates and different colors blue, red, purple and yellow. Turtles had so much fun they always enjoy creativity time. Our students couldn’t be more excited with the pets this week. They love animals and taking care of them.

Turtles were super active this week. During physical development they ran, jumped and danced a lot to Miss Mely’s songs. They are getting ready for the end of the year program and are dancing and moving very well.

Have a nice weekend!

Miss Nadia

Movie of the week: Baby Einstein’s “Neighborhood Animals”

Vocabulary words:Dogs- Puppies/ Cats- Kittens/ Birds- Fish- Turtle/ Rabbit-Frogs/ Hamster-Guinea Pig

Planting a Seed

Planting, sun, water, seed, soil, flowers and trees were some of the topics we learned about this week. Kids learned how plants get to grow, grow, grow.

For exploration time we made a “landscape” using different materials for the sky: paint brush and blue paint and for the clouds: sponge and white paint. Then for the sand we pasted brown tissue paper, for the garden yellow and green water colors and finally with a fork and green paint we detailed the grass. Kiddos enjoyed this activity and had so much fun in the process. Also they planted a seed, have a blast experiencing this!

Have a nice weekend!

Miss Nadia

 

Vocabulary words: Planting- Seed & Soil/ Planting- Sun & Water/ Plants, Flowers & Trees/ Introduce Insects: Worm-Bugs-Dirt-Grass/ Beehive-Bees-Fly-Swatter

 

Old McDonald

This was the last week with our Farm animals theme! Tiny turtles made the most of it, enjoying all sorts of activities about the farm and animals that live in it. On Friday we had a very special celebration, Regina’s birthday!

This week during exploration time, our Turtles enjoyed playing with barns as well as plastic & plush animals, making farm puzzles and having lots of fun with their farm animals.

During creativity time, children painted a pig with yarn and brown paint. Also, they colored a rooster with crayons and they made a sheep using corks and white paint. The Turtles were super busy in art class!

Video of the week: Baby Einstein “Baby Macdonald”/ “Peppa pig”/ Dora the explorer” Three little piggies”

Next week’s vocabulary words: Planting- Seed & Soil/ Planting- Sun & Water/ Plants, Flowers & Trees/ Introduce Insects: Worm-Bugs-Dirt-Grass/ Beehive-Bees-Fly-Swatter

 

 

 

 

Down on the Farm

This week we celebrated Marian’s birthday! This little girl turned 2 today. Her Mommy and Daddy brought some cupcakes to share with her friends. (Thank you!) Miss Mely made a super special birthday crown for Marian, too. What a fun day!

We started with a new topic: The Farm. The Tiny Turtles are super excited with this topic. They love the farm animals and learning more about them every day.

In Exploration time we had a lot of fun playing with plastic and plush farm animals. The kids also enjoyed watching corn kernels pop in the air popper.

In creativity we painted using trucks and brown paint pretending to be mud. Kiddos enjoyed experimenting with different materials. Also they painted a paper plate with yellow and pasted some coffee beans to make a sun flower. This week turtles tried for the first time to use scissors and they did a super good job!

Also this week we celebrated Mr. Mike’s birthday and kids had a blast with the piñata and collecting candies.

We hope you like our photos on facebook.

Easter Party

What a fun week! Turtles were looking forward to their Easter party and parade, and it was full of fun, games, and excitement. We loved seeing our student’s faces having a blast and enjoying the egg hunt. Thank you all for attending! We really enjoyed the parade and all the amazing decorated cars.

During creativity time the kids experienced painting outside. They were really into it this fun activity!

Also this week, we painted some pasta with red paint all of this in order to make a kite. We learned new techniques such as brushing glue and pasting tissue paper. Our turtles are loving the process of making art.

In Exploration time kids were surprised with an Easter video we used to review this topic as well as spring. They role played what the story was about with plush bunnies, Easter eggs and carrots.

Today was our last day of school before our Easter Break! Classes will resume on Monday April 9th.  We hope you have a super fun time with your little ones! See you in two weeks!

Cordially,

Miss Nadia

 

 

 Everyday is a Rainbow of Colors!

March is here, and with this month we have a brand new theme: Spring and Easter, There’s a lot to learn about the season, Tiny Turtles are loving it!

We got to introduce this week’s topics with fun activities in our Exploration time, with plush bunnies, baskets and shaky eggs.

In our Creativity department the kids were are super busy making everything for our parade. They made Easter bunny with their finger prints and paint, they enjoy it a lot. Also they made a baby chick with their hand print and yellow paint, turtles now like to feel the paint in their hands! Finally kids made orange stamps with sponges for carrots. Today they play with shaving cream and they loved it!

We would like to remind you of our Easter Party (Wednesday March 21th) at 10:00am.

Have a nice weekend!

Miss Nadia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space!

Dear Parents,

February is over, and this week we made a review of all the topics and vocabulary words of the month. The themes covered: land & water transportation, community helpers, air transportation, and space. The rescue team came to kinder on Wednesday, and kids enjoyed their presentation.

Turtles enjoyed exploration time, playing with community helper’s puppets and transportation toys. Also kidos played with the transportation puzzles.

In our Creativity time, our students made a hand print space ship. Turtles enjoy more and more using paint. We used crayons and paint on craft paper for another activity, too.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Miss Nadia

Vocabulary words: Review Community Helpers/ Review Transportation/ People in your neighborhood: Rescue Team comes to kinder/Space/ Review Space

  1. Our topics for next week will include all about insects.

 

 

 

 

 

Sound the Alarm!

This week’s community helper visit were firefighters! On Wednesday a team of firefighters visited kinder and the children were super excited to see them and their fire truck. We took some nice pictures for you to see on our facebook page.

Exploration time was filled with all sorts of fun activities, like playing with transportation toys, transportation puzzles and role playing like firefighters with a collapsible fire truck and “hoses”.

Tiny turtles had a blast in creativity time, too! So much to do! They painted with cars making paint tracks on roads that were drawn on paper. Also, they used sponges and red paint for a fireman helmet. We made fire flames as an experiment using red, yellow and orange tissue paper and water. On Thursday kiddos made a hot air balloon with a paper plate and they pressed stamps using corks. Finally, today we made traffic lights with cookies, frosting and m&ms. Turtles really enjoyed it and had so much fun!

This week kids were full of energy, more than usual if that’s even possible! So we tried to remain very active during physical development pretending to be airplanes and arranging chairs like an airplane.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Miss Nadia

Vocabulary words: Introduce transportation/ Relate land vehicles to community helpers/ Firefighters visit/ Air transportation/ Water transportation

Our topics for next week will be: Review Community Helpers/ Review Transportation/ People in your neighborhood: Rescue Team comes to kinder/Space/ Review Space

Love and Friendship

February is here! A month that represents love and friendship, with lots of new vocabulary words to learn. During this month we will have several visits from community helpers such as: Police officer, mailman, firefighter, and rescue team. On Wednesday police officers visited Toddler Tree kinder and gave a brief explanation on safety and traffic signals. The kids were very excited to get in the patrol car.

This week in Exploration children enjoyed playing with construction helmets and tools, and also they played with community helpers puppets. One of this week’s topics was “baker” so today kids were all into decorating cookies. We spread frosting on their cookie and then top them off with some sprinkles.

Garbage collector was another topic on this week’s list, and turtles had a special activity. The kids got to the classroom and found lots of wrappers (playing the part of trash) laying on the floor, and everyone helped picking it up. Kiddos enjoyed and learned o put the garbage in the trashcan.

Vocabulary words: Family review – introduce friends/ Love & Friendship- Valentine- friends/ Police officer’s visit/ Garbage collector/ Review Love & Friendship- Baker.

Our topics for next week will be: Teacher & love/ Doctor & Nurse/ Construction worker/ Oral hygiene- Dentist/ Mailman visit- Valentines Day party: Community Helpers Centers.