Fruit Salad, Yummy yummy!

Our Busy Bees have been very interested in learning about different kinds of food, touching, smelling and sometimes even tasting. Vocabulary words include: lettuce, celery, broccoli, zucchini, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, peaches, grapes, fruit salad, pasta, spaghetti, oatmeal, peas, beans, tortillas, rice, crackers, cake, bread and peanuts.

In our exploration we have been seeing and tasting some foods mention above as well as playing grocery shopping with plastic food toys where our students were able to see the difference between real food and play food. By the end of the week most of them were able to recognize by name what most of these foods were.

During Creativity Class, this week they worked on a watermelon using different techniques and colors. They used their fingerprints for the seeds, construction paper to glue a part of the watermelon and a brush with green paint. They also worked with play dough were they made tortillas and tacos. Creativity class is one of their favorites!

Books read this week related to food they included “I will never, not ever eat a tomato“, “Green eggs and Ham“, “Yummy Yummy“ and “My little lunchbox“ which they loved.

By the end of story time we had a new activity where a student had the opportunity to sit down on the teachers chair, pick a book and read it to their classmates. It was a great activity; everyone was so quite playing attention and listening to the story. It also helps students work on their linguistics, imagination and leadership skills.

Mr. Mike included lot of fruits and vegetables music for them to move, jump around, learn and have some fun like “Fruit Salad Yummy Yummy“ and “Come on, Lets Go To The Market“.

Our Busy Bees are enjoying so much these themes!

Next week we will continue talking about other kinds of food, such as turkey, fish and we will have our Thanksgiving celebration.

Fruits & Vegetables Everywhere!

The month of November is here!..

This week, we started with a new and fun topic for the Busy Bees to learn: about fruits like apple, banana, orange, and lemon. After that we talked about vegetables such as carrot, broccoli, onion, potatoes, tomatoes and green peas. Finally dairy was introduced to them such as milk, butter, cheese, yogurt and eggs. During class they have had the opportunity to feel, touch, smell and sometimes taste thesse different foods.

In creativity, we have worked on our fine motor skills by making citrus stamping using paint, lemons and oranges. We also created a color changing milk science experiment. They really enjoyed it!

During story time everyone was very focused. We read books like “Elmo´s World Of Food”, “Who Will Help” and “Too Much Junk Food!”. For the stories, we used different puppets and toys, which they loved to play with, once we finish reading it.

Finally, for physical development we rolled on the cushions and danced to songs like, “Hot Potato” and “Apples and Bananas”.

It has been a week full of new dynamic and experiential learning activities.

Miss Dany and Miss Roby

 

The Haunted House of the Busy Bees!!

During this week, we have been preparing everyone for Halloween… and everyone has really been enjoying themselves. Vocabulary words such as haunted house, trick or treat, candy, ghost, goblin, makeup, costumes, have been reviewed daily.

Using our Jack O Lantern baskets, we simulated a trick or treat day. It was fun to have the students ask for candy. We also played with Miss. Cristy’s costumes, which gave our students the opportunity to feel how would it be on Halloween night.

Activities enjoyed by them to reinforce these concepts included: A sensory spider web box, which they had to put their had inside and look for skeleton bones and plastic spiders. We also played with a green spaghetti sensory box it was so much fun and we had a ghost cup ball toss.

For art, they practiced their fine motor skills using scissors, markers, shaving cream and glue. The kids really enjoyed gluing paper squares to the candy corn as well as reviewing the different Halloween colors.

Books read to them this week include titles such as: Tick or Treat, Little Critter, Who’s there in Halloween, and Spooky Nights.

On Thursday we used face paint for them to get used to Halloween night and they were very exited!

Last but not least, on Friday we had a super kid! We celebrated Sofia´s birthday, together with her parents. We sang happy birthday and ate Snow Whites cupcakes.

As you can see, our busy bees have many great activities prepared for them everyday! It is a privilege to be able to be part of your child´s learning.

Don´t forget we have our Disney Halloween Parade on October 31st.

Miss Dany & Miss Roby

 

Halloween is coming!

Halloween is coming!! This is why during the week we learned about it.

Vocabulary words such as pumpkin, cat, witch, hat, bat, jack o lantern and spider, have been reviewed during the school week.

They all learned it really fast since we have been reading Halloween books, and working on activities related to the topic. We even created a bubbly green witch potion using different materials. It was fun to have the students pour all of these into the potion.

We also played with Miss Cristy´s big fluffy spider which they really enjoyed. They had the opportunity to both touch it and sing different nursery rhymes: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” as well as “Five Creepy Spiders”.

Activities enjoyed by them to reinforce these concepts include: pasting orange stickers to a pumpkin drawing, handprints to make bony skeletons, coloring and using paint.

They also practiced their fine motor skills making pumpkin prints in art! We cut apples in half and with orange paint they made pumpkin prints. We also used string and purple paint for them to make a spider web. Some of the books we read to them this week included titles such as: “Plumply Dumply Pumpkin” and “Mrs. Broom!”. Its wonderful to see how much they like Story Time.

As you can see, the Busy Bees are enjoying all the fun activities prepared for them everyday!

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Dany & Ms. Roby

Fall is Here!

This was a week full of fun and learning!!

We started the week learning about different lines, zigzag and straight lines. For this topic we had an activity where they played with toy cars and the roads were straight lines and zigzag lines, they enjoyed it so much.

We also reviewed shapes with a song from “Super Simple Songs” they had to look on the floor for some shapes around the classroom and stand on the correct one, according to the song.

We also learned about trees and leaves. They traced falling leaves and also pasted them on top of the tree trunk. This was an activity that required concentration and spatial orientation.

They really enjoyed circle time because Mr. Mike had an activity were each one of them had the opportunity to throw leaves to the sky and at the same time practice the different colors.

For art class, their fine motor skills were needed to color, spray water, stamp and cut.

Finally story time has been so much fun! The kids love to see and touch the different props we prepare for each story.

Have a great weekend.

Miss Dany and Miss Roby

Busy bees… Can You See a Circle?

During this week, we have been talking about shapes, which they really enjoy. Vocabulary words such as circle, triangle, square, rectangle, oval, mouse, and pumpkin have been reviewed daily. It was easy for Bees to understand and learn this topic since we have been talking, singing, reading books related to it, watching videos, and drawing all shapes everyday.

Using our magic pointer was fun to have the students name the different shapes we would find in our classroom. We also played with Mr. Mike’s shapes which gave our students the opportunity to look for hidden shapes around the classroom.

Activities enjoyed by them to reinforce these concepts include: Drawing in the chalkboard different shapes, tracing them, matching the outline with the shape and writing practice using shaving cream!

For art, they practiced their fine motor skills creating a pizza using a paper plate for the crust, and gluing a circle for pepperonis, a triangle for the ham, rectangle for the cheese, squares for the peppers, and ovals for the olives. The kids had a blast putting together their pizzas with the different ingredients as well as reviewing the shapes!

Books read to them this week include titles such as: The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin by Sanja Rescek, The Shape Detective by Angela C. Santomero, The House That Jack Haunted! By Pamela Conn Beall, Mouse´s First Halloweed by Lauren

Thompson and Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino, they really enjoy this period of the day.

On Friday we had a super kid! We celebrated David Treviño ´s birthday, together with his parents. We sang happy birthday and eat paw patrol cupcakes.

As you can see, our busy bees have many great activities prepared for them everyday! It is a privilege to be able to be part of your child´s learning.

Miss Roby

 

Busy bees around the house

This week, we prepared a lot of activities to learn about the different parts of the house, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, dinning room and living room.

They had fun during Exploration, playing with a big toy house where they experienced the parts of the house, as well as some objects we use in every room. We also prepared some cloud dough, a sensory and entertaining activity where they learned about the materials and some tools to prepare it.

During story time everyone was very focused. We read books like “Willy The Worm”, “Violet´s House” and “Where are you going”. For the story “Willy The Worm” we used some puppets, which they enjoyed so much.

During creativity we worked on our fine motor skills using glitter, glue, crayons, watercolors and paint for the drawings of the different rooms of the house.

Finally, for physical development we rolled on the cushions and danced to songs like, “We Are Family” and “The Bathroom song” from Super Simple Songs. Parents, you can play it for them, they really liked it!!…

Miss Dany and Miss Roby

The Busy Bees Family

We had such a fun week!On Monday, we introduced the family and during the week we had different activities to learn about it. Vocabulary words: mother, father, sister, brother, grandma, baby, grandpa, house, book have been reviewed daily.

During exploration we showed a family we made with tongue depressors. Everyone was paying close attention and afterwards they had the opportunity to play with them, always sharing with their friends. The song “Baby Shark” was very helpful to learn new vocabulary words. Another song they enjoyed very much was the “Family Finger Song”.

The family sensory pasta we made was also fun, because for this activity they had to look for mother, father, grandpa, grandma and baby… taking turns (waiting for their turn).

In art class we worked on their fine motor skills: pasting papers to the project, stamping with different shapes and making their hand print.

Next week we will be starting with parts of the house.

The Busy Bees are learning very fast without forgetting the taste of fun.

If You’re Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands!!

During the week we experienced lots of emotions, starting with happy, sad, angry, sleepy and finally laughing.

We implemented different emotions with fun games and activities, making it easy for the students to learn.

At this age children are very visual, this is why at the beginning of the week we played with different pictures of facial emotions. The objective was for them to identify and sort according to the emotion: happy or sad. For angry, we had an amazing science experiment were they had to discover the emotion of the monster, after that we practiced fine motor skills using some markers so they could draw their own facial expressions on the mirror. Finally, we introduced a laughing monster with which they learned how to make the monster laugh.

In physical development with Ms. Mely they enjoyed the song, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”.

Art was incredibly fun and sensory. We reinforced the topic of feelings and worked with each one accordingly, using different colors, materials and techniques.

For the topic sad we used the droppers with blue paint simulating tears.

For angry, they stamped with red paint pretending they were angry, for sleepy we used purple paint, feathers and cotton balls, finally for happy they got messy with foam and yellow paint, which is always a lot of fun.

Next week we will be starting with family members.

The Busy Bees are enjoying and learning more and more every day.

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Dany & Ms. Roby

Very Busy, Busy Bees!

This week has been one of learning for the Busy Bees. We have been talking about body parts. Some vocabulary words like hands, tummy, feet, shoulders, head, toes, eyes, mouth etc, have been reviewed daily with fun activities and games, which makes it easy for them to learn. We used different images so they could actually see and relate to the different parts of their body.

Exploration was a block where they got to experience feet sensory play with pasta. It was so much fun!

They enjoyed Ms. Mely’s songs like “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” as well as, “One Fine Face” this was because they had the opportunity to dance and reinforce the concepts at the same time.

Ms. Dany traced their silhouettes, and after we had the chance to draw some parts of the body. They also worked on fine motor skills by pasting different materials, coloring and cutting the weekly project.

During story time everyone remained seated… it’s amazing how much they have come to like it.

Next week we will be starting with the basic emotions such as happy, sad, angry and sleepy.

We are proud and happy our Busy Bees are having so much fun with all the morning activities!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Ms. Roby