March week 2/3

We started introducing this spring season: rain, rainbow, sun, clouds, umbrellas and boots. We made important observations like how clouds change their color and shape with the weather, and how we dress different depending on the weather.

This week we talked and learned about farm animals: their habitat, food that some may provide us with and the different sounds each one makes. Our Big Bears found that the rooster is the one who crows each morning, waking all the farm friends. They also learned the different animal families and their specific members as each one has a specific name.

Rhyme”rainbow”

Rainbow purple, rainbow blue
Rainbow green, yellow too
Rainbow orange, rainbow red
Rainbow smiling overhead.

Big Bears had a great time celebrating St.Patricks Day . Leprechauns came to our classroom and made a mess!!!! But they were very nice to Big Bears because they left some treats. We had lots of fun !!!!

Have a wonderful long weekend !

Ms.Caya and Miss Karen

March week 1

This week we introduced the Farm which involves different topics such as the farmer, crops and animals.

The first week of March we taught what is a farm with includes: barn, fence,hay, field and pond. Planting and growing corn and beans. All the things we get from a cow: milk, eggs and butter, and how a horse is so useful in a farm.

February Week 3/4

Big Bears had a week full of excitement! They reviewed the different types of transportation: land, air, and water. The kids were able to express which was their favorite vehicle and enjoyed every single moment pretending to ride them.

Our students also learned how important our community helpers are and what each one does so we can be happier. On Wednesday the “Rescue Team” visited Toddler Tree. We were very excited to see what they have and do to help us in case of an emergency, and the kids learned how to dial 911.

They were amazed to role-play a trip to space and now know what an astronaut is, how he/she floats in space wearing a special suit and tank. Big Bears understand we live on planet “Earth” and characteristics of other planets. Check out how yor child recites the following rhyme:

“Zoom, zoom, zoom”

We are going to the moon

Zoom, zoom, zoom

We´ll get there very soon

5 4 3 2 1 0

BLAST OFF!!

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

Have a nice weekend,

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

February Week 2

We had a great time learning about community helpers such as firefighter, construction worker,teacher and dentist. Big Bears expressed themselves with enthusiasm throughout the week. They also role played being different community helpers having lots of fun.

During creativity they experienced different activities such as “brushing and cleaning” a paper smile they found pasted to our tables using a real toothbrush and toothpaste.

The kids were very excited with the Firefighters visit. They were really impressed by their performance. All of them had a chance to see how Miss Karen role played wearing the complete firefighter suit which weighs around 35 kilos!! Watching how they perform made us conscious of the great effort these community helpers do in keeping us safe! The kids took turns holding the water hose, experiencing the sensation of hosing a large amount of water. They really enjoyed dressing up and feeling like firefighters.

The Bears also learned another valentine rhyme:

Color Valentines

“Valentine red

Valentine blue

Valentine pink

Say- I LOVE YOU !”

As you know next Tuesday February 14th  we will celebrate Valentines Day. Big Bears only need a thermos with water, no lunchboxes that day! If you will be sending valentines for their classmates, please only label who its from. There are 15 Big Bears total.

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

February Week 1


This week was full of excitement for our Big Bears! First they learned about love and friendship, as well as some of our wonderful community helpers; such as police officer, garbage colector and baker. San Pedro police officers came to offer a nice presentation, reinforcing that a traffic light has three colors which mean the following: red-stop, yellow- be careful, and green- go and to hold someone’s hand in order to cross the street. Big Bears enjoyed the police officer’s observations and it was great that they

even showed all traffic signs in English! Our students know perfectly they have to buckle up in order to be safe in a car, too.

We have been developing their motor skills, both fine and gross by making them trace their names and working in physical development and coordination. We are still practicing the numbers and developing holding crayons properly as we do prewriting exercises.

On Friday, February 10 we would like to ask you if it is possible to send a labeled toothbrush and toothpaste for a brushing demonstration that will take place that day.

Also, we have been practicing the following rhyme called “February”

Red paper, blue paper

Crayons and glue

We re making valentines

And ONE is for YOU “

As you know, next Tuesday, February 14 we will celebrate “Valentines Day”. Children only need a thermos with water, no lunchboxes that day! If you will be sending valentines for your child´s classmates, please only label who it´s from. There are 15 Big Bears in the class.

As teachers we always want the best for your child because we love them with all our hearts.

Have a great weekend!
XOXO
Ms. Caya and Miss Karen

Week 4 January

Our sincere thanks to all our dearest grandmothers who visited the Big Bears class at Toddler Tree. It was such a pleasure to have them. Our students were delighted! They performed their very best with all their love. We truly appreciated the grandmas’ enthusiastic work on the projects, too. It was a unique and unforgettable experience for all of us!

Please listen to your child while he/she recites the rhyme we dedicated to grandma:

“Grandpa Grandma are my friends
and this is how the hug
and kiss me all the time!

And the song,

Grandpa,Grandma
Grandpa,Grandma
I love you,I love you
You are very special
You are very special
Yes you are, Yes you are.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Ms. Caya and Miss Karen

December Week 3

Wow! This year 2016 is almost over!

Thank you very much for your attendance at the Frozen Winter Festival show. Big Bears were very excited and happy to show you their best!

This week was full of fun! We reviewed Christmas vocabulary, songs, and poems!. They are anxious for Santa Claus to bring their toys!

Have a wonderful time with you family during this Christmas Break. Although we really are going to miss Big Bears. We hope you enjoy these days with them.

Remember we will see you back on, January 5th, 2017.

Wishing you the best for the New Year to come! Thank you so much for the gifts!

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

December week 2

Today, Friday Big Bears were able to send their wishes on Magical Balloons that were sent to Santa’s workshop !
Big Bears are working on gifts for the family. They don`t need much help and seem very involved in the creative process. We have one more week full of fun, excitement and new developments.

We learned this ryhyme:
Two little bells on the Christmas tree
ringing for you and me
One rings high, one rings low
One rings fast, one rings slow
Two little bells on the christmas tree ringing for you and me.

Have a great weekend!!
Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

November Week 3

Big Bears now understand what sharing and giving means. They all have been practicing how to share with their classmates and are very enthusiastic about being thankful, too.

This week was full of excitement and experiences. As we learned our objectives, Big Bears made different projects such as Indian headdresses and handprints.
Big Bears had a blast celebrating Thanksgiving Day. They had a view of the buffet table and shared delicious dishes. All these meals were provided by our dearest Toddler Tree moms.
THANK YOU !!!

They learned a rhyme, “Gobble, Gobble” and sang, dance “ Ten Little Indians”. Try it at home!!

Next week there will be no classes due to the Mexican Revolution and Thanksgiving Holiday.

Classes will resume on Monday, November 28.

Please make sure all of your child’s sweaters and jackets are labeled to avoid mix-ups.

Enjoy your child these days and get ready for our winter program.

Take care and have a great week!

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen