Fun At The Beach!!!

Busy Bees have loved exploring this new topic of the week about Fun at the Beach!! They were so exited to play with sand, sunglasses, sunscreen, sailboats, surfboards, bike, snorkeling gear and we also reviewed some sea creatures. They can now identify lots of them.

In Creativity the kids really enjoyed working with paint, sand, glue, fingerprints, crayons, paint brushes, and foot prints. This project involved painting blue with watercolors, simulating the ocean, they also explored sand and they paste it with glue on the paper and finally they included some goldfish crackers. It was a great project. They were also happy to color a sailboat using crayons. And a beach ball using paint and finger prints.

During circle time, Mr. Mike had a surprise for the Bees. Surfing boards for everyone!!! He played a beach song and we went surfing. They really enjoyed it.

In Physical Development, the kids had fun dancing to “The Baby Shark” song. And running around, jumping and rolling on the cushions.

Stories we read this week: Row your Boat, A Fish out of the water, Under the Sea, The Very Silly Shark and A Potty for Me!!! During this last book everyone surprised me with their attention. They were listening carefully and loved following along, some of them felt identified and showed us that they don’t wear a diaper any more.

Don’t forget your pajamas on Thursday, our last day of Kinder!!!

Love

Miss Roby

Pet Week!

Busy Bees enjoyed learning about different pet animals.

The vocabulary words learned this week were: dog, puppies, cats, kittens, rabbit, frogs, hamster, birds, fish and turtle. They also learned how to touch them and take care of them.

Pet week was full of visits!!! “Donato” Miss Karen’s cat, came to visit, everyone was in love with him. “Bruno” Miss Dany’s dog, came to the kinder too and kids were very exited hugging him.

During Art we worked on sensory skills, they made a fish bowl using orange paint and their handprint. Art is one of their favorite periods.

In Physical development, we started practicing for our end of the year program. They also practiced their balance, they jumped like frogs, dance and simulated swimming in the ocean.

Next week we will start learning about zoo animals

Baby Shark….

Bees Busy enjoy learning about sea animals with vocabulary words such as: Water animals, fish, shark, whale, dolphin, under the see, mermaid, crab, lobster, starfish and seahorse.

This week was so much fun for them!

In exploration the kids played with plastic sea animals by drowning them in to a bucket filled with water, they also got to play with stuffed sea animals, sand and sea shells and we had a simulated fishing day.

For Creativity, they got to mix shaving cream with blue paint and play with plastic dolphins, whales, sharks and fish. We also worked on a “under the sea” project by using material such as sand, glue, brushes, paint and fish cookies.

In physical development, the kids got to practice for the end of the year program and they are all doing a great job!! They also had time to have fun and play with the cushions. And finally they danced songs like “baby shark”, “baby beluga” and “the goldfish”.

During story time, everyone was so quiet and interested by paying attention on “the very silly shark” book, afterwards the kids got to interact with some props that were related to the book, such as: goggles, life jackets, fins, sand and shells.

Walking in the Jungle..

This week was so much fun because on Wednesday we had a four-paws visit. A Labrador dog! His name was Leo and he came to show us how he behaves. Leo sat, gave his paw, understood what was up, down, left and right. All Busy Bees were very exited and had the opportunity to pet him.

The theme of the week was jungle animals. This is one of their favorite topics. They love to play, guess the animal by means of sound and imitate them. Vocabulary words included: monkey, kangaroo, snake, elephant, zebra, crocodile, lion, tiger and giraffe.

For exploration, we have been working with finger puppets and headdress role-play. Students enjoyed a little role-play, which we had prepared, including the song 5 Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed, plastic monkeys and a small wooden bed. They were all quite attentive.

During Art class, Bees worked on creating some animal puppets for their jungle animal bag, so they can play at home and review animals of the jungle. They worked with materials such as paint, pasta, glue and markers.

In Physical development they have been dancing to the music of these animals, such as: The Elephant Song, Animal, Going to the Zoo, Elephants have Wrinkles, Five little Monkeys among others They have loved to act like these animals, imitating their movements. We are also practicing for the end of the year Alo-Hawaii program.

Story Time has been related to this theme as well. Stories read to them include Does a Kangaroo Have A Mother Too, All The Ways I love you, Barney Goes To The Zoo, Jungle Day and Zoo Animals.

Next week we will talk about water animals!

Miss Dany and I are so grateful to you for allowing us to be part of your children’s life and education. We really enjoy seeing how much they are developing and growing into incredible children. Thank you so much for our Teacher´s Day gifts and we look forward to seeing you and your little ones through the end of the amazing school year!

Have a great weekend!

Love,

Miss Dany Miss Roby

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.