Winter, Winter…

We would like to give a warm welcome to 2 new members of our family, Carlota and Mikaela! Our Busy Bees were happy and excited to have them in our class.

We continued talking about winter and the cold weather. This week we learned about forest animals. Vocabulary words included: penguins, fish, polar bear, ice, water, and forest animals: squirrel, fox, raccoon, and bear.

During exploration we had very fun activities. The kids experienced painting ice cubes and feeding the penguins.

We all enjoyed story time very much, too. Our students were happy to hear the stories of the books such as: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, Who Lives There? and Baby Wild Animals.

Last Friday, the Busy Bees were very exited about Grandma’s Day, we had the pleasure of meeting most of them. They together worked on a project, “Cookies with Grandma“ and the kids had a blast! We loved to see their happy faces and hope all grandparents had a fun time at Toddler Tree. Please give them our thanks for coming.

Hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

Keep in mind we won’t be having class on Monday, so see you next Tuesday!

My Winter Clothes

Hello Everyone!

During this week we were excited to welcome a new member to our Busy Bees family, Thomas Elfmont. All together the kids have been enjoying and learning new things!

We have been talking about winter clothes. Vocabulary words such as shoes, boots, coat, jacket, mittens, gloves, cap, hat, sweater, scarf and socks. They all learned the vocabulary fast, since we have been playing during different activities where they have to name the items and dress up a teddy bear with winter clothes. They also had to dress up a mannequin one by one taking turns.

Activities that reinforced these concepts included: Painting a mitten with watercolors, pasting pompoms and stamping a paper scarf.

Most of our students really enjoy story time and remain seated and attentive during the entire story when it is being read to them! Stories this week included: Avalanche, Barney Gear Gets Dressed, Snow, What Will You Wear, Claude? and The Ice Age.

During Cooperative Play our kids worked on color matching. They toook turns inserting tongue depressors into a bottle and did a great job.

Our theme for next week include, winter animals.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Ms. Dany & Ms. Roby

January snow!!

We are very excited to welcome all our Busy Bees! We are greatly looking forward to keep working and having lots of fun. During this week we were excited to welcome two new members to our Bees family, Rorro Elizondo and Hermann Reimers! They quickly adapted to the group and all together they have thoroughly been enjoying their time together!

They have been having a lot of fun learning about the winter and winter sports. Vocabulary words learned during this topic: snow, snowman, snowflake, hot, cold, sledding, skiing and skating.

One fun activity for them was to make fake snow. They also had so much fun playing with the ice plate. Plastic toys would ski down the hill.

In Creativity they have been busy practicing different art elements such as stamping with corks, painting with brushes, drawing with crayons, pasting little papers and manipulating play dough. We also work on a melting snowman using paint, and glue. They did a great job!

During story time we try hot chocolate. Story Time has become a nice part of their routine and it is wonderful to see how most of the Busy bees remain seated during the entire story when it is being read to them! They enjoy it so much because we always try to make it dynamic. Stories this week included: Snow, The Snowy Day, Frosty The Snowman, Polar bear and The laughing Snowman.

A new activity for them, done in Busy Bees, is Cooperative Play, where they work as a group, learning to take turns and sharing their material.

Our theme for next week include, winter clothes.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Roby

Merry Christmas to all!

We enjoy our last days with so many fun activities!!!

The Busy bees enjoy playing with Rudolph the red nose reindeer. Kids had to find its head, eyes, ears, nose, mouth and antlers, this helped them practice the parts of the body. They also decorate a christmas tree with stickers simulating the ornaments. They loved this activity because they really like stickers.

For art class we got a little messy, with ice painting and glitter. We also worked on creating snow flakes with filter paper and water.

During circle time we saw a huge inflatable Santa and we dace Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer and S-A-N-T-A.

He had an excellent semester, were the Busy bees grew up, learned and most important had the best fun.

Have a beautiful Christmas and see you in January.

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays!

Christmas is one of the very special months of the year where we get to teach all kids, about sharing and love, as well as behaving ourselves and be good for Santa to bring us toys. Vocabulary words that we have been reviewing include gifts, reindeer, sharing, toys, elves, Santa´s workshop, sleigh, Mama Claus and train.

During exploration, we worked on decorating and coloring a big Christmas tree with lots of colors and different ornaments.

During story time, we have been reviewing all about the season and how we spend time with our families, cook together, unwrap gifts and finally we go to sleep so Santa and his reindeers can come home leave some toys for everyone.

During Art class, they have been very busy making, gluing and choosing their favorite colors to decorate their Christmas tree ornaments as well as their stockings.

Physical Development has been fun, we have been running around dancing and singing our jingle bells. They really enjoy the “Little drummer boy song” when Miss Mely gave a drum to each one and did a great job by following her rhythm.

During circle time, we roleplay lots of songs with Miss Cristy, using props such as Santa’s hat, Santa’s beard, reindeer antlers, and reindeers red nose.

Finally, we worked on the gift for all parents, a “Mistle toes picture”, using foot prints.

We hope you like it!

All I want for Christmas is You!

Bees Busy have been enjoying learning about Christmas. This week was so much fun for them!

In exploration we made a mask of Santa which we used afterwards for story time. We also had a sensory box simulating snow.

For Creativity, they played with white cotton balls and they created a Santa Claus. Everyone did a great job painting the whole plate that simulated Santa’s face and gluing patiently the cotton balls in a strait line for Santa’s hat. Finally they pasted the eyes next to each other. They really liked this art project.

In physical development kids enjoyed practicing some Christmas songs as well as the song for the Christmas festival. They are getting into it more and more every day.

Finally, for story time, everyone was so quiet and interested, paying attention to the different books we read in class. Reading about Santa Claus, his elves and reindeer as well as playing with the different props was so much excitement. Everyone wanted to be Santa Claus.

I am thankful for my little loves ones!

The Busy Bees learned all about Thanksgiving!!..

Vocabulary words include: Turkey, pilgrim, Indian, hunt, fish and thanksgiving.

The kids enjoyed our exploration activities this week. On Monday we played with some turkeys made with paper bags. The next day we brought fish for them to try, it was interesting how some of the kids tried it and liked it!!.

As our creative project of the week, we worked to create a cornucopia and the fruits that go in it, using materials such as paint, beans, lentils, apple prints, carrot prints, and bubble wrap.

We had a Thanksgiving celebration where everyone had a blast. The Bees dressed up as pilgrims and wore a paper drum around their neck, which they had made the previous day.

They all had the opportunity to see, smell and taste different kinds of Thanksgiving dishes, such as turkey, corn, cranberries, mashed potatoes and carrots. After lunch they all played together, the older ones with the younger ones. It was great to see how they all take care of each other.

Finally we had some activities prepared for them related to the theme celebration: the fishing game, paste the wings to the turkey, drum circle and hot potato game. They had so much fun!