What’s All The Buzz!

Dear Parents,
We had a great week of getting to know each other, becoming familiar with new faces and learning about our classroom and our daily routine. Next week, we will be covering shapes and colors.

This week, during exploration time, we worked with sensory play and had a blast! During Circle Time with Mr.Mike, we got to experience magic and sounds. During Creativity, we made a yellow bus with glitter and even drew our friends in it!

We want to welcome you to become members of our private Facebook group (Busy Bees 2019) where we have been posting pictures of your little ones.

Don’t forget we have our Open House at Toddler Tree for parents of the Busy Bees class on Thursday, September 6 at 8:00 pm. We look forward to meeting you all!

Have a great weekend,
Mrs. Mely and Mrs. Caty.

Welcome Busy Bees!

Welcome to our 2018-2019 School Year! We are so happy to have you in our classroom and we can’t wait to start learning together in a safe and fun environment.

We will learn a lot from each other to make this an enriched and happy experience for everyone.

Please ask to join our private Facebook group Busy Bees 2019 for current classroom information and daily photos.

We look forward to meeting our Busy Bees!

See you on Monday, August 13, 2018 from 10:00-10:30am for our first day of school!

Miss.Melissa and Miss.Caty

A New School Year 2018-2019!!!

At Toddler Tree we feel very happy and proud to say hello as we get ready to begin a new school year. This has been such a wonderful summer! Check out our Summer Camp 2018 It’s a Small World After All Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1739599322760786/) for some pictures and websites. We look forward to starting our Teacher Orientation next week.

We hope you too are enjoying the last days of the summer with family, friends, having fun. We are eager to have our students back, learning new and exciting things starting the 2018-2019 school year on Monday, August 13th.

Please take some time in the next few days to talk to your child about coming to kinder.  In order to make this an easier transition, you may want to:

•             show him/her that they will have their own lunchbox to take each day packed with a surprise

•             tell them about how much they will enjoy meeting other children and teachers

•             explain the routine; you can say “Mom or Dad will drop you off; you will play with friends and after a little while, I’ll come to pick you up- like when you go to Grandma’s house!”

•             reinforce that going to school is a time for them to play and have fun

We hope to see you and your little ones soon!

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