Going to the Zoo!

Big Bears had fun learning about jungle and zoo animals; how each one has something special! Knowing that even though they all live in the same environment their habitats and characteristics are different.

During creativity they have been enjoying making a jungle collage using different techniques and materials.

In Mr. Mike´s Circle time, Big Bears were very enthusiastic about role playing different situations like wearing masks or pretending being in the jungle imitating different sounds and movements.

We have been practicing for Trolls, our end of the year program. Big Bears are really excited singing and dancing to the songs.

Getting ready for Easter

Big Bears are getting ready for our Easter Parade!

Thank you for bringing eggshells! Big Bears had a great time painting them. Next Monday they will fill them with confetti to have them ready for the party.

Big Bears had a lot of fun with different activities such as role playing Bunny Hop, weaving baskets,and playing hide and seek.

They also learned the following song:

“Easter Rabbit, Easter Rabbit,

Here he comes, here he comes,

Hiding easter eggs, hiding easter eggs,

Oh what fun, oh what fun!”

We have been getting ready for our Easter Picnic Party. It will take place on Wednesday April 5th at 10:00am in the Colonia Sierra Madre Park. Please help your child prepare a scooter, trike or bike with Easter decorations for the parade. However, in case of rain, the party will take place that day..

Don’t forget… next Monday April 3 , our CLASS PICTURE will be taken !!!

Have a nice weekend!

Ms. Caya and Miss Karen

Easter Parade and Party 2017

Easter Parade and Party on Wednesday, April 5th @ Colonia Sierra Madre Park.

It has become a tradition at Toddler Tree to celebrate the coming of Spring and Easter with a special party. The event will begin at 10:00am with families arriving at the park. Decorated trikes, bikes or scooters will be organized by group at an indicated location. Here are some examples of how Toddler Tree families have decorated different vehicles using paper, balloons, flowers, plush toys and other decorations.

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The kids can choose from a variety of activities the teachers have prepared and there will be time for an individual photo shoot with the Easter bunny, too. When everyone has arrived, Toddler Tree staff will blow the whistle to start the Easter Parade. The kids will ride through the park on the sidewalk path in their decorated vehicles. Everybody will share a snack after that. We have been preparing confetti stuffed eggshells for the Easter Egg Hunt that will take place after the snack. We look forward to seeing you there!

10:00 am Arrival & photo session with Easter Bunny

10:30 am Parade of decorated scooters trikes, cars or bikes (please assist your child in preparing it at home

10:45 am Snack (provided by Easter room mothers).

11:00 am Egg Hunt (keep in mind your child needs a bag or basket for this activity)

In case of inclement weather, the party will go on. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing.

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