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 !!!!
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.
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
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!
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:
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.