In the Jungle

It is such a pleasure to see everyone participate and want to take action in our class!

This week we started talking about jungle animals and we explained how they live in the jungle or in the zoo. Vocabulary words included: monkey, elephant, zebra, crocodile, lion, tiger and giraffe.

For exploration, we have been working with plush animals, plastic animals, and sensory box full of jungle plastic animals, grass and leaves. Students are now able to identify and talk a little more about each one of these animals.

During this week in Art class, Bees have been making crafts that will be finishing next week in order to create a bag full of puppets of different jungle animals, so they can play at home and review animals of the zoo. They are working with paint, using their fingerprints, glue, crayons, and markers.

During recess everyone played and worked at the same time, on their motor gross skills as well as their balance, their creativity and social skills.

Story Time has been related to this theme as well. Stories read to them are One Yellow Lion, The Jungle Book. In the Jungle, Put Me In The Zoo, Curious George At The Zoo, I am a Wild Animal, The Little Elephant.

Next week we will continue to talk about this topic and review more animals!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Dany & Miss Roby

A Little Seed

This was a week full of learning experiences!!

This week we talked about farm food, planting and growing. Our Busy Bees had a fun time learning all about plating seeds. The vocabulary words learned these weeks were: trees, plants, seeds, flowers, planting, water, growing, milk, egg, butter, cheese and yogurt. They also learned about Grandpa´s Farm including all the farm animals in it.

During Exploration they got a chance to play with the barn and different plastic farm animals. They also planted beans and chia seeds and every morning they would water them. Bees also tried some bread after they spread some butter. They even got to watch an experiment using milk, food coloring and soap.

In Art Class, they worked on a farm landscape using different materials to make different textures such as: grass, paint, water colors, glue paper, and yarn.

During circle time with Mr. Mike everyone had so much fun, Bees loved wearing masks, dancing to the song Grandpa´s Farm and making animal sounds.

During Physical Development, the kids enjoyed dancing and galloping using cowboy hats and hula-hoops.

They has lots of fun!!

Don´t forget to water the seed!!

Miss Roby

Grandpa`s Farm

During this week we were excited to welcome a new member to our Busy Bees family, Sofia Ramos. All the kids were happy and exited to have her in our class.

Bees have been enjoying and learning new things about the farm. Vocabulary words such as: Farm, cow, horse, sheep, pig, mud, rooster, hen, chicks, ducks.

For exploration we colored farm animals using crayons, we played with some plastic animals and explored a sensory box, which they really liked.

For creativity class we worked on muddy pigs, painting a pink pig with brown with some yarn so to make it look like it is splattered in mud! We also made mud with chocolate pudding and played with plastic pigs and horses, it was a great activity for them and they loved it.

Physical Development Class has also been lots of fun for them since the music has been related to the farm and they have enjoyed riding on horses, listening to music.

During our morning routine we are reviewing numbers and parts of the body using different songs such as ¨Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes¨, as well as ¨The Hokey Pokey¨ song.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend with your adorable children.

Old MacDonald Had A Farm!!!

It was a wonderful welcome back week!!!

Busy bees had so much fun learning about the farm including some animals. We worked on vocabulary words such as, barn, fence, pond, hay, tractor, farmer, mud, corn and beans. They have been really interested in learning more and more about these animals.

During Creativity Class, the kids finished a sunflower using materials such as glue, coffee beans, yellow and green paint for the stem. Plates were also needed for the flower. They did a great job!

Physical Education class has been really fun, since they have been dancing to the music of these farm animals: Garndpa´s Farm, Elmo Goes to the Market, etc. They have loved to act like these animals, imitating their movements. We also worked on their balance.

Story Time has been related to this theme as well. Stories read to them: Old MacDonald Had A Farm, At the Farm, The Big Red Barn, The Little Red Hen, The Farm Men and Farmer Grover.

We had Mr. Mike´s Birthday, and everyone had a blast. We sang the happy birthday song, ate cake, broke the Mickey Mouse piñata and gathered some candy.

Next week we will continue to talk about this interesting theme, reviewing more and exciting animals! We hope you have a great weekend!

Miss Roby

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.

Bugs and Bugs Everywhere!!

The Bees learned all about insects this week. Vocabulary words such as: Worms, bugs, dirt, grass, bees, fly, ladybug, grasshopper, cricket, caterpillar, butterfly ants, snail and anthill.

Our exploration activities were so much fun specially the ones that involved touching spaghetti simulating worms. Kids also practice their fine motor kills for an exploration activity were they needed to separate the different plastic bugs into the jars using a scoop. It was not easy, although most of the kids got it!.

We also had a great time in art painting with watercolors and discovering new colors, as well as using green paint for handprints to make a grasshopper. Finally we worked on a beehive using different materials such as bubblewrap, yellow paint, glue a brush and pompoms simulating the bees.

During physical development we had so much fun. We used some butterfly wings and fly, we also play with some bunny ears and hop and hop listening to the Bunny Hop song.

In Story time we read some books: Insect Pop-up Book, The Very Busy Bee, Ten Little Ladybugs, The Very hungry Caterpillar and Little Brown Ants.

We are now getting into Easter and showing the kids how to hold softly an easter egg so we can paint it. Next week we look forward to learn more about easter bunny, finding eggs, roleplay easter bunny, making baskets.

Miss Roby

Role play: Doctor, Fire fighter, Chef and Hair dresser

On Wednesday, kids enjoyed the community helper centers a lot! We hosted a visit to the doctor in our classroom with tools such as bandage, stethoscope, tongue depressor, tweezers, blood pressure monitor, etc. The kids had fun with the x-ray machine. Some of the other stations our bees enjoyed were making sushi rolls with banana and Nutella in a restaurant. We were stamping and personalizing letters in the mail center. The Tigers hosted a spa, beauty salon and barber shop, where the kids got their hair combed, some of the girls got their nails painted and got foot massages or facials with cucumbers.
Finally, Mr. Mike hosted the fire station. It was so much fun!!

Kids really enjoyed their art projects, we worked on a rocket ship as well as an airplane using materials such as: Cotton, aluminum, paint, handprints, sponges and playdoh.

During story time they were happy to hear some stories: I Like Stars, The Little Engine That Could, The Wheels On The Bus and Five Little Lady Bugs.

Firefighters visit!!!

It was a great week for the Busy Bees, they loved reviewing all about transportation vehicles and community helpers. The vocabulary included land, air, and water transportation such as cars, motorcycles, race cars, buses, ambulance, tractors, trains, airplanes, helicopters, hot air balloons, boats, ships and fire trucks. For the community helpers it included, garbage collector, pilot, doctor, dentist, teacher, and firefighters.

On Wednesday, we enjoyed the firefighters visit. Kids were paying attention to everything! The squad showed us some of the materials they use in case of a fire and at the end Bees had the opportunity to hold and use the fire hose. It was a great experience.

During Circle time, Mr. Mike role played with the kids simulating a pilot, air plane and the passengers with lots of music. Kids loved it!!

In art we worked with materials such as shaving cream, glitter, glue and paint, water sprayer, markers and crayons. Our students liked painting their firefighters helmet as well as gluing cotton for the clouds on the airplane project.

During exploration we had a great experiment using water, vegetable oil, food coloring, and alka seltzer. The kids were all focused on the procedure.

Finally for story time we read some books about transportation which they really enjoyed: “Book on the Go“, “The Wheel on the Bus“, “Vroom, Things that Go“, “Fire Engine“ and “Trains, Boats, and Planes“. Afterwards we played with some props and toys related to the books.

It was a fun week full on new learning experiences!.

Miss Dany and Miss Roby.