Police Visit

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 officers.

We had a blast this week because the San Pedro police officers came to kinder. They made a nice presentation, reinforcing that a traffic light has three colors, which mean the following: red-stop, yellow- be careful, and green- go. They also reminded the kids to hold someone’s hand in order to cross the street.

The Big Bears really enjoyed the police officer’s observations and it was great that they even showed all traffic signs in English! Our students also learned that they have to buckle up in the car in order to be safe.

We have been developing their motor skills, both fine and gross, working in Physical Development and coordination. We are still practicing the numbers and developing holding crayons properly as we do prewriting exercises.

We would like to remind you, if you want your kids to get checked, the Eye Doctor will be coming to kinder on Tuesday February 12th and the Ear Doctor will be here on Wednesday the 13th.

We have been practicing the following rhyme called “I Love You ”

Valentines Red
Valentines Blue
Valentines say:
I Love You !

As you know, next Thursday, February 14 we will celebrate “Valentine’s Day”. Children only need a thermos with water, no lunch boxes that day! If you send Valentine’s treats for your child´s classmates, please only label who it´s from. There are 15 Big Bears in the class.

As well, next week we will talk about the dentist among other things. For Friday the 15th, we have a great activity planned for our kiddos, we are asking you if it is possible to send a labeled toothbrush and toothpaste please.

Have a great weekend!

We “Are” Big Bears!

This week we had the opportunity to learn about different forest and arctic animals. The Big Bears also reviewed numbers, letters, shapes, opposites and colors. They practiced their cutting skills and were able to create interesting shapes.

During Creativity, our kiddos enjoyed doing a whale craft and had fun using Play-doh to make different environments for several plastic animals.

Next week Big Bears will start learning about several community helpers. As a group we will be able to learn about the different activities each one does in our community. Toddler Tree will have visits from the San Pedro police officers, firefighters and rescue team. Our Big Bears will have a wonderful time full of fun learning opportunities.

We want to remind you that there will be no classes on Monday February 4th, 2019 due to the Mexican Constitution.

Hope you enjoy your long weekend!

Have a great weekend!

Winter Animals

This week we enjoyed learning about forest animals, penguins, and polar bears.  Big Bears had so much fun discovering the habitat and surroundings of these animals. During Exploration, we experienced playing with “snow” and they really liked the feeling of it.

During Physical development, our kiddos pretended to be exercising polar bears. We prepared a circuit that involved different movements and boy, did they enjoy it!

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 and 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 sings the song we dedicated to grandma:

“ Grandma/Grandpa”

Grandma, grandpa
Grandma, grandpa
I love you, I love you
You are very special
You are very special
Yes you are!
Yes you are!

” Snowman ”

Snowman Snowman
Round and white
I wonder what
You do at night
Snowman snowman
Lets have fun
before you melt
in the sun.

Next week, we will learn about winter sports and review several topics related to winter.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

“J”… Is For Jacket!

This week, we reviewed winter clothes: boots, jacket, gloves/mittens, hat and scarf. The kids had fun dressing a “silhouette” with Mr.Mike during circle time.

During Gym, our Big Bears enjoyed doing different activities and movements, dancing to new songs and practicing pilates.

Next week we will learn about winter and forest animals: bears/polar bears, penguins, baby beluga, whale, forest, ice and water environments.

The Big Bears will also practice pre-writing skills. We are sure they will love the fun activities we will be doing!

Have an excellent weekend!

Welcome Back Big Bears!

Happy New Year 2019! Wishing you and your family a year full of blessings and joy!

We feel very excited to see the Big Bears again and are looking forward to a remarkable and productive year.

This week, we started learning about several things related to the winter season. During Morning Routine, our kiddos got excited when we talked about some winter clothes because some were wearing them. The kids loved several activities we did during exploration, such as touching ice cubes and then watching how they melted with hot air.

Next week, our Bears will continue learning new concepts related to winter.

We look forward to seeing you at the parent-teacher conferences next Monday, January 14th.

As a friendly reminder please label all jackets and sweaters to avoid mixups.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Christmas Time!

Thank you very much for your attendance to “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody” show. The Big Bears were very excited and happy to show you their best! they did such a great job! We hope you enjoyed the show. 
We also worked on their Christmas gifts for you. We hope you cherish this little present in years to come.

For now, we hope you have a loving and fun-filled vacation. Have a wonderful time with your family during this Christmas break. Remember we will see you back on Monday January 7th. When we come back, the Big Bears will be learning topics related to winter.

We would like to thank you all for the lovely presents you gave us this holiday season. We really appreciate you taking the time to think about us.

Although we are really going to miss our Big Bears, we hope you enjoy these days with them. Wishing you a merry Christmas and the best for the New year to come!

Rockin’ Around Christmas!

Wow! This year is almost over!

The Big Bears are very excited and eager to show you their best at “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody” next Tuesday December the 18th at Candy Gum. We hope you will enjoy the program as much as we do!

This week was full of fun! We reviewed Christmas vocabulary, songs, and poems! We even baked cookies.

During Creativity, the kids have been working on beautiful decorations for the Christmas Program.

Every day, they talk about how anxious they feel for Santa Claus to bring them toys soon! We are so excited for them!

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.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Santa Is Here!

This week was full of magic and excitement! We had a special visitor, Santa! All the kiddos had a great time taking pictures with him and giving him their Christmas cards.

Also, this week we started working on several Christmas decorations. The Big Bears had a great time using their skills.

We have been practicing songs and rhymes for the Christmas program. The kids are doing a great job and are eager to show you!

Ring, ring, ring the bells,
Ring them all to say,
X-Mas time is here to stay !!!

Next week we will be learning about the real meaning of Christmas.

Have a great weekend!