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:
This was a very fun week, with so much learning, smelling, tasting and touching.
On Monday we enjoyed coloring, hanging and tasting different apples, everyone was very happy and enthusiastic. During the week, our students were learning their friends’ names as well as their teachers’.
They also played with a school bus, and some school items, such as chalkboard, chalk, crayons, glue, scissors, rules, and pencils.
Finally, art was a part of the day that all kids really loved because they had the opportunity to get their hands dirty, feel some pasta, paint and gel. They had a blast!
Don’t forget we have our Open House next Wednesday, September 6th at 7:30pm. Looking forward to meeting you all!
This week was full of joy and learning. “Introduction To School” has been a topic with plenty of new vocabulary words as well as fun. The Busy Bees are getting to know each other and adapting very well to the different parts of our routine. From the time they arrive, each one places their lunch box in their cubby. They know already which one is theirs. As for the morning routine, everyone participates. They dance and sing some parts of the song. In art class, everyone did an excellent job. We made a giant pencil with different materials in order to begin to feel different textures and practice their fine motor skills. All were able to concentrate and finish the work.
Finally all the Busy Bees worked as a team. Every time we move to another activity, we sing and collect the material used. We are off to a great start!
This was a fun week!
The Busy bees were meeting their friends as well as their teachers. During the morning everyone participates singing and dancing different songs that in time they will be learning them.
In the art class we worked with their sensory abilities we use different textures, such as painting, sponges, brushes, foam among others.
Everyone was happy exploring their classroom as well as the different toys and activities planned.
One of the moments that the children enjoyed the most this week was Story time, because at the end of it, they are given a moment where they learn to share with their classmates, as well as manipulate, feel, smell and play around with different objects related to the story.
This will be a school year full of surprises and learning where everyone will enjoy.
As in previous years, this summer we will be offering a six week Summer Camp for children up to age 8. This year all activities are based on the Pirates and Princesses theme. Kids are grouped by age levels and will be rotating through centers for active music, story telling and dramatization, creative arts and crafts, circle time, snack and outdoor play. For further information on dates, schedules and costs, please call 8356-8344 & 8356-8330 from Mon-Fri 8:00am to 2:00pm and Mon-Thurs 3:00pm-5:00pm.
A traditional presentation of classical and modern mime techniques performed at Toddler Tree in a developmentally appropriate style through an acting technique that conveys emotion through non-verbal communication: this is Mime Time.
Occasionally referred to as ‘the art of silence,’ pantomime relies on facial expressions, body language, gestures and movements to convey a message or tell a story or create an illusion. People performing pantomime are known as mimes or clowns. With pantomime, kids can enjoy themselves while learning valuable social and communication skills.
• Pantomime incorporates techniques to convey emotion within facial expressions. When expressing happiness, the actor will raise his brow, curve his lips upward, parting the mouth slightly in addition to squinting to appear as if he is smiling with his eyes. Surprise is conveyed by opening the mouth to an O-shape, raising the brow and opening the eyes as wide as possible. Conversely, anger is expressed by turning the brow and mouth downward, while firmly setting the jaw in a dropped position. Sadness is conveyed by turning the mouth, the brow and the eyes downward, while allowing all the muscles in the face to sag.
• The chest is the central point of all action in pantomime. Actors will use the entire body to react and express emotion. Gestures in pantomime are exaggerated. When expressing positive emotions, actors will create free-flowing movements, maintain an elevated chest and gesture broadly. Negative emotions are expressed through restrictive gestures and a chest that is drawn inward. The body will appear tense and rigid.
Mime Time will take place next Friday, September 26th and it is packed with elements of surprise, adventure, music, dancing, excitement and, of course, audience interaction and participation. This enriching experience will exercise both the mind and the body of our youngsters.
It has become a tradition at Toddler Tree to celebrate the coming of Spring and Easter with a special party. The event begins at 10:00am with families arriving at the park with a decorated trike, bike or vehicle that will be organized by group at the 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 Parade. The kids will ride through the park on the sidewalk path in their decorated vehicles. Everybody will share a snack after that. Next week we will be preparing confetti stuffed eggshells for the Easter Egg Hunt that will take place after the snack. We look forward to seeing you there!
We can hardly believe this is our last post for this school year! We just wish to tell you how much we loved and enjoyed to have our Busy Bees with us. Thank you for letting us be part of your children’s childhood and for trusting us with their learning.
We will miss them all and will remember each personality, face and all the fun we had learning about new things. Hope you have a great vacation and enjoy your little ones every minute, like we did.
We’ll miss you! See you next week for Parent-Teacher conferences and next year for more fun learning to come.
We are wrapping up the 2012-2013 school year, amazed at how much our kids have grown and how quickly time has passed!
This week we will be hosting Superkid days for children with summer birthdays as well as graduations for the Big Bears and Terrific Tigers classes. Topics of the week include: under the sea, water animals and summer fun.
Our last day of school for all students will be Friday, June 14th. We will hold parent-teacher conferences on the following Monday and Tuesday. You will be receiving the scheduled appointments via email. Please respond at your earliest convenience.
Thank you for entrusting your children to us. It has been a joy to be part of their childhood!