Happy Thanksgiving!

This week, we had our Thanksgiving Feast. The Caterpillars viewed a table full of delicious food like turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberries, yams and corn bread. They also had some of it to eat, they really enjoyed it!

During Circle Time, Mr. Mike told us the story about Thanksgiving, how the pilgrims and the indians had a get-together with lots of food and were thankful. He taught the kiddos to be thankful, too.

In Physical Development we danced to “The Turkey Hop” and “Thanksgiving Feast”. We also started rehearsing for our Christmas Program.

Creativity was so much fun, we made an indian headband and wore it at our Thanksgiving Feast. We also made our own shaker, we used a plastic bottle and filled it with kernels, sequins and pompoms.

We want to remind you that we won’t have classes next week as we celebrate the Mexican Revolution and Thanksgiving Holidays.

Classes will resume on Monday, November 26.

Thank you for all you do! Enjoy your vacation!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fruit Salad, Yummy Yummy!

This week we learned about food, yummy!

During Physical Development, we danced to songs like “Fruit Salad”, “Apples and Bananas” using shaky fruits like apples, bananas, oranges and lemons. We also played  “hot potato”, making the kids pass the potato from one to another as fast as they could.

During Exploration, the caterpillars touched and played with lots of plastic food.

In Creativity our little ones had so much fun! They painted grapes with dot-a-dot markers and glued little balls made out of paper on them. They also painted an orange carrot with strings on top. For the corn, they painted bubble wrap with yellow paint and pressed it on green paper. As a fun surprise, on Friday, our kiddos prepared toasted bread with butter and strawberry jelly, it was so good!

Next week, we will be learning about Thanksgiving. On Wednesday November 14th we will be having our Thanksgiving Feast. Please remember there is no need to send lunch, our Caterpillars will have a lot of food here!

Have a great weekend!

Happy Halloween!

Thank you so much for attending our Halloween Cat Walk! Hope you enjoyed it as much as our little kiddos did!

This week, we reviewed Halloween and welcomed November.

Physical Development was super fun! The caterpillars tried on a few costumes like cowboy, ghost, witch, and ballerina. They danced to songs like “Knock Knock, Trick or Treat”, “Five Creepy Spiders” and “Thriller”.

During Creativity, we finished our candy corn pot topped with marshmallows and a chocolate bat. Also, we made Jack-o-Lanterns out of half an apple print with orange paint. We painted faces based on feelings over the Jack-o-Lanterns, such as happy, surprised, sad, angry and sleepy.

Next week, we will begin the month with food topics, like fruits and vegetables. Later, we will be learning about Thanksgiving.

Have an amazing weekend!

Spook-tacular Halloween

This week we learned more about Halloween. We sang and danced along to “Five Little Pumpkins”, “Who took the candy form the trick or treat bag?”, and “Halloween Freeze Dance”. It was so much fun! This helped the caterpillars learn vocabulary words like “pumpkin”, “spider”, “witch”, “bats”, “mummy”, “Jack-o-Lantern” and “ghost”.

During creativity we made an x-ray made out of q-tips. We pasted them on top of the kiddos hand and forearm print. Also, we painted a paper plate with green paint and orange strings to make a witch. But their favorite, was making a witch’s hat made out of ice cream cones and colored sprinkles.

Next week we will be reviewing Halloween and we will be having our Cat Walk on Wednesday October, 31st.

Have a nice weekend!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Kids arrival time is at 9:00am, please do not send lunch boxes.
2. Admission for the 10:30am parade will be 2 people per family.
3. Parking is limited (consider Uber).
4. Please leave the kinder without entering the classrooms. This is to avoid disturbing the children.
5. If it rains, the parade will be held for students only.

Boo!

This week we welcomed a new friend, Emilio. He has been adapting well to the Crawling Caterpillars group. He is now excited to come to kinder! Welcome, Emilio!

This week was filled with new concepts related to Halloween.

In Exploration, the Caterpillars played with little Jack O’Lanterns, ghosts, witches and spiders. Since it was a cold and rainy week, during recess, the kiddos got to watch Halloween related videos like “Baby Shark Halloween”, “Monsters Jumping on the Bed” and “Five Creepy Spiders”.

During Physical Development, the Caterpillars danced to songs like “Five Little Pumpkins”, “Ghostbusters”, “In a Haunted House” and “Dingle Dangle Scarecrow”.

In Creativity, we made a ghost out of cotton balls and then we also made a mummy by pasting tiny marshmallows over the bandages. The kids are really getting the hang of working on art projects. They stay seated and are very interested in what they are making.

Next week we will continue learning more about Halloween.

Have a nice weekend!

Rainbow Colors

This week, the Caterpillars learned about colors and lines. We sang Barney’s “Colors of the Rainbow” and “The Color Songs”.

We were very creative during Art! Everyday was filled with new techniques, materiales and activities.  The kiddos mixed spaghetti with paint. They also used their hand prints to make black bats. Their favorite was decorating a foamy rainbow with Fruit Loops.

During Physical Development,Ms. Mely showed us a real scarecrow and we danced to “Dingle Dangle Scarecrow”! We also reinforced colors by using small balls and placing them in buckets.

On Wednesday, October 31st, we will be having our Vintage Halloween Party, so please remember to send your little ones with something (like a bag or a basket) to collect their treats. In case you would like to send treats for their classmates, consider there are 13 Crawling Caterpillars in the group, 5 girls and 8 boys. Please remember to label your treats with your child’s name,to know who they are from.

Next week we’ll be learning about Halloween. Get your costumes ready!

Have a nice weekend!

Shapes Are Everywhere!

This week we welcomed two little caterpillars, Mariel and Daniel. They were so happy to be here and our class has become even more awesome!!

This week we learned about shapes, such as circle, square, triangle, star, heart, oval, rectangle and diamond. Our caterpillars were very excited taking turns to match a foamy shape to a board where the shape belonged.

During art we made a foamy train using dofferent materials and shapes. We used circle for the wheels, squares for the windows of the trains and rectangles for the wagons. Also, we used shaped sponges for the clouds and rollers for the train tracks.

Next week we’ll be learning about lines and colors.

Have a great weekend!

My Home

This week’s topic was parts of a house. Our caterpillars learned vocabulary words like “kitchen”, “bathroom”, “bedroom” and “living room”. Additionally, we learned about the furniture that is inside each area, such as “sink”, “bed”, “bunk beds”, “couch” and “toilet”.

During art, we created a house made out of kraft bags. Our kiddos really enjoyed using dot-a-dot markers to color it. We also made a Mime out of paper plates and foamy, inspired by the Mime visit we had on Wednesday. It was so much fun!

We look forward to next week, when we are going to learn about shapes and colors.

Have a great weekend!