This week we focused on Halloween characters, such as friendly cats, witches, ghost and goblins, spiders, bats and Haunted House.They had the opportunity to roll play as if they were each one. They also love to learn and recite poems,rhymes,and songs.
Also, Big Bears are practicing a witch poem:
“If I were a witch
I´d ride on my broom
And scatter the ghosts with a zoom, zoom, zoom!
Big Bears are excited about the “Disney Halloween Parade! We inform you that it will be on October Tuesday 31st.
It is so enriching to see when Big Bears learn new things and how they help each other. We are all friends and proud to be Big Bears!
Have a great weekend!
We hope you enjoyed listening to the Big Bears singing Columbus, Columbus! They were very excited and we are glad they are improving their comprehension and fluency, overall building up their confidence and self-esteem.
Big Bears experienced in Science how hot air can melt crayons by using a hair dryer, learning how a solid can become a liquid.
They are more aware of the different seasons and the main colors of Fall, too.
Big Bears practiced this Fall rhyme:
” See the Leaves
to the ground
without a sound!”
Big Bears love to go with Ms. Mely for physical development. They have fun doing different activities, games and movements using several instruments or props.
Thank you for attending Open House.We really enjoyed meeting you and seeing the very creative ideas you came up with for your child’s mystery bag!
All your children were very excited to receive the “Mystery Bag”. It will be used as a “show and tell” activity for whoever is the leader or super kid of the day. The Mystery Bag will be sent home a day prior to the assigned date for you child to be the leader. This way, your child can share and talk about the things inside during our morning routine!
Next week we will be talking about feelings. They will tell us when they feel happy, sad, angry, sleepy, etc.
The rhymes we have been practicing are:
Give Me Five
Eyes are watching
Ears are listening
Mouth is quiet
Hands are to myself
And heart is caring!
Tree trunk at the bottom
Leaves at the top
Apples falling off the tree
Don t forget that hugging is a great medicine !
Have a fun weekend !!!
Ms. Caya and Miss Karen
We would like to invite you to our Open House for the 2017-2018 school year. It is only for parents to attend. You will get to know the teachers and staff that will be working with your children throughout the school year and get to see a little more about their learning environment. This event takes around 45 minutes, so each group will come at a specific date and time. Please check below:
During this week we integrated Big Bears into their new classroom and teachers to make them comfortable,participate,and reinforce known concepts. These days have been full of joy and happiness. They have practiced different activities and become familiar with our daily life at Toddler Tree. The kids are making a great effort in adjusting to us and routines.
Next week we will be practicing pincer grasp movements in different areas. We will also learn many fun topics, such as feelings and school items.
Have a great weekend and we will be very happy to see them on Monday.
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.
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 !!!
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.
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.
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.
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 !!!!