A Bug’s Life

This week we learned about bugs. Caterpillars learned vocabulary words such as “ladybug”, “cricket”, “butterfly”, “caterpillar”, “worm” and “bee”.

Mr. Mike showed the little ones different types of bugs and used a ladybug puppet to tell us a story. He also showed us a beehive and explained that’s where the bees live.

Creativity was so much fun! The kiddos made a butterfly, they colored coffee filters with markers. We then sprinkled some water on it and watched how the colors spread all over. They really enjoyed seeing this. Their favorite art activity was smashing Oreo cookies, putting them in a cup with some gummy worms, looking like some worms in the soil.

During physical development, we danced along to “Spring is Here”. The kiddos pretended to be little worms and crawled inside a tunnel. They also hopped like little crickets and loved being chased by a bumble bee puppet.

Next week we will be learning about the farm.

Have a nice long weekend!

Spring is Here!

This week we learned about spring and growing. The caterpillars learned vocabulary words such as “grow”, “flowers”, “peas”, “seeds” and “plant”.

Our little ones planted bean seeds in a plastic cup with some cotton. Each day they sprinkled a little bit of water on it, as they watched it grow.

During Creativity, the kiddos made a bird nest, we used paper plates to made the nest and glued brown crepe paper on it. We also pasted blue crepe paper to make the little birdies.

Mr. Mike, during Circle Time, taught the kids about spring, how the flowers bloom, how the weather is is changing and how things grow.

They learned several songs about planting and growing such as: In Our Garden and Growing by Raffi.

Physical development was so much fun! The kiddos enjoyed pretending they were little seeds and then growing like a big tree.

Next week we will be learning about spring animals, such as butterflies, caterpillars, bugs and worms.

Have a great weekend!

Spring is Just Around the Corner

It’s that time of year… spring is almost here!

In preparation for our Welcome Spring! Celebration, please send as many eggshells as you can collect at home so we can begin painting and stuffing them with confetti. Also, start thinking of a vehicle your child can ride for the Easter Parade. It can be a trike, bike, scooter or push car uniquely decorated. Here are a few examples:

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Firefighters!

This week we learned about different kinds of transportation. The Caterpillars learned vocabulary words such as “police car”, “firetruck”, “airplane” and “sailboat”.

Exploration was super fun, the kiddos played with a farm house. They also played in a fire station and with little cars over a street map carpet. They really enjoyed it!

During Creativity, the little ones made a fire. They pasted red, yellow and orange cellophane on contact paper. They also made a sailboat out of pretzel sticks, cheese and apple. Yummy!

This week we had the rescue team and fire fighters visit Toddler Tree. The Caterpillars really enjoyed watching them show us the equipment they use. Their favorite part was hearing the siren!

Next week we will be learning about Spring, covering topics like rainbows, planting, and growing.

We want to remind you that our Easter Party is coming up soon. If it´s possible please to collect and send as many eggshells as you can. We appreciate your help very much!

Have a nice week!

Baker, Baker, Pizza Maker!

This week we learned more about community helpers. The little ones learned vocabulary words such as “garbage truck”, “construction worker”, “ambulance”, “rescue team” and “excavator”.

During Circle Time, with Mr. Mike, he showed us a story about Oscar the grouch and how much he loves trash. The kids really enjoyed it. He also taught the children about the rescue team.

Physical development was so much fun! The kiddo’s favorite activity was picking up candy wrappers and putting them in trash cans. Another fun activity was giving the little ones play tools, such as hammers, drills, and screwdrivers, while they pretended to be construction workers.

The caterpillars made an trashcan in creativity. We used grey foamy to make it and collected wrappers from lunch time to “decorate” it.

On Friday, we had different centers in each classroom, each one representing a place in our community. Our classroom was a bakery. The kids were bakers and made their own home-made pizza, yummy!

Next week we will be learning about different kinds of transportation.

Have an amazing weekend!

Happy Valentine’s!

This week we learned about some community helpers, love, friendship and, of course, Valentine’s Day. The kiddos learned vocabulary words such as “teacher”, “firefighter”, “dentist” and “Valentine”.

During Circle Time, Mr. Mike showed the little ones the song about Victor and Valeria Valentine. The kids got to role play to it.

In Creativity, the caterpillars made their own bag to keep their Valentine’s in. They colored it with pink and purple and pasted lots of foamy hearts on it. They used the bag to keep their valentine’s gifts and treats.

On Thursday, we had our Valentine’s Day party, it was so much fun! The kiddos really enjoyed hitting the piñata. They also liked how Mr. Mike dressed up as a mailman, brought them Valentines.

Next week we will be learning more about community helpers. We look forward to visits from the Rescue Team and Firefighters in the next couple weeks.

Have an amazing weekend!

Community Helpers

This week we learned about community helpers. Our little ones learned vocabulary words such as “police man”, “mail man”, “doctor”, “nurse” and “baker”.

Mr. Mike introduced us to a little bit about Valentine’s Day, too. The caterpillars learned that the mailman will bring us Valentines soon.

Physical development was so much fun! The kiddos loved listening to sirens and pretend to drive the police car.

During Creativity we made a police hat made out of paper plates. The caterpillars used blue paint and paint brushes to make it blue and then pasted a yellow foamy star. We also made a traffic light made out of cookies, frosting and M&M’s, so delicious!

On Thursday, February 14th, we will be having our Valentine’s Day party. Please remember to label your treats only with who it’s from. On that day our kiddos only need a thermos with water, no lunch boxes. The party hosts will provide food. Thank you very much!

Have a happy weekend!

Bye Bye January!

This week we reviewed the seasons of the year. The littles ones learned vocabulary words such as “winter”, “spring”, “summer”, and “fall”.

During Creativity we created a season chart. The Caterpillars used dot-a-dot markers to make trees according to each season. They had so much fun!

Circle Time with Mr. Mike was also a blast! He showed us Rocky the Racoon who plays the recorder and Benny the Bear who plays the banjo. The kids were so entertained!

Next week, we will be learning about different community helpers, such as policeman and doctor. We will also be introducing Valentine’s Day with several activities. We will continue developing fine motor skills practicing tracing, lacing, tangrams and cutting.

We remind you that there will be no classes on Monday February 4th, 2019 due to the Mexican Constitution day.

Have a great weekend!

Penguins, Attention!

This week we learned about woodland and winter animals. The kiddos learned vocabulary words like “bear”, “fox”, “squirrel”, “dear”, “penguin” and “raccon”.

In Circle Time, Mr. Mike introduced Rocky the Racoon, Dolly the Deer, Benny the Bear and Sammy Squirrel. The caterpillars really enjoyed it.

During creativity, we made a polar bear made out with paper plates and paper-mache. We also made a penguin made out of foamy.

Physical development was so much fun! The little ones danced along to “Penguin Dance” and “Rock-a-Bye Your Bear”.

Thank you Grandmas, for attending the Grandma’s Day! We were so happy to have you here and your little ones did too.

Next week we will be learning about winter sports.

Happy weekend!