Welcome Back, Big Bears!

Dear Parents,

This week, the Big Bears had lots of fun learning different things about school. They are also learning how to be consistent with a routine and adapting to new rules and instructions. They are doing a good job remembering where to line up, and where the should put their lunchbox when they arrive.

As we begin this school year with new topics, we would like to encourage you to read a short story to your child at least four times a week. This will help tremendously to develop language skills, both verbal and non verbal. It’s a great activity that also gives you quality time with your child.

We want to remind you that our Open House for parents of the Big Bears class will be held on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00pm.

We look forward to meeting with you, and would like to leave you with a short poem for such wonderful parents:

“An Apple for the Parent”

An Apple for the teacher…

Its really nothing new.

Except when you remember

Parents are teachers, too!

Have a nice weekend!

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

Welcome Big Bears

Hello Big Bears!

We are so excited to start this school year, it will be full of new adventures and knowledge!

We are eager to get to know all of you! We hope you enjoyed your summer vacation and look forward next Monday Aug.13 at 11:30 to 12:00.

Please ask to join our private Facebook group Big Bears 2019 for current classroom information and daily photos.

Get ready to have a Great Year! We send you Big Bear Hugs!

With love,

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

A New School Year 2018-2019!!!

At Toddler Tree we feel very happy and proud to say hello as we get ready to begin a new school year. This has been such a wonderful summer! Check out our Summer Camp 2018 It’s a Small World After All Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1739599322760786/) for some pictures and websites. We look forward to starting our Teacher Orientation next week.

We hope you too are enjoying the last days of the summer with family, friends, having fun. We are eager to have our students back, learning new and exciting things starting the 2018-2019 school year on Monday, August 13th.

Please take some time in the next few days to talk to your child about coming to kinder.  In order to make this an easier transition, you may want to:

•             show him/her that they will have their own lunchbox to take each day packed with a surprise

•             tell them about how much they will enjoy meeting other children and teachers

•             explain the routine; you can say “Mom or Dad will drop you off; you will play with friends and after a little while, I’ll come to pick you up- like when you go to Grandma’s house!”

•             reinforce that going to school is a time for them to play and have fun

We hope to see you and your little ones soon!

June 1 week

Next week we will introduce “Summer Fun and the Beach” theme. Big Bears had a chance to talk about the vocabulary involved in activities they can do or clothing they’ll wear during summertime, such as snorkel gear, swimsuit, sunglasses, shovel, pail etc.

Please remember that next Friday June 8th will be the graduation at Toddler Tree. Children should arrive at 8:00 a.m. and the program will be from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Don’t miss it!

We can still remember the first day of school as if it was yesterday. Time passes so fast but the last day of school is almost here!

We are so proud of our Big Bears because they have grown and are full of dreams, which we are sure they will pursue and achieve successfully.

All this school year, as teachers, we had this main goal in our minds and hearts which we would like to share with you: “A teacher´s purpose is not create students in our own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.”

Have a great weekend!!

Ms. Caya & Karen

April Week 4

Big Bears had fun learning about farm animals, how each one has something special and knowing that they all live in the same community.

During creativity, the kids have been working on a farm project. They used different techniques and materials, enjoying hand and foot printing above all.

In circle time with Mr. Mike our students have been role playing different farm animals, wearing masks and making different sounds. They are able to recognize each one of the animals.

During gym we have been developing physical objetives. Big Bears enjoy different obstacle courses and circuits. We also focus on teaching them how to take turns and respect others.

We learned how to plant a seed and take care of the growing process. We also learned a song:
Planting
Plant, plant, plant
your seeds
in a long straight row
water them
and watch them as they grow.

Next Monday, April 30th, 2018 we will celebrate Children Day at Toddler Tree.
Tuesday May 2nd. NO SCHOOL.

Have a great weekend!

Down on Grandpa’s Farm

Monday, April 30th, 2018 @ Toddler Tree Kinder

All students will take part in our Children’s Day Celebration! Toddler Tree teachers have prepared different centers for the kids to have a full farm experience. Between finding the milk bottle caps in the haystack, milk bottle bowling, milking the cow, egg and spoon racing, wheelbarrows, everyone is sure to have a great time. No need for lunchboxes, as April room mothers will provide the snacks. Please dress children in jeans and white top with sneakers or comfortable shoes.