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This week we learned about Santa Claus and his reindeer. We listened and danced to songs like “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Up on the House-Top”.

The Caterpillars made a Santa Claus out of a toilet paper tube, cotton for his beard and hair, and a red pompom for his nose. They also made a reindeer: they painted an egg carton with brown paint, they glued little eyes, and used pipe cleaners for the horns.

Also, on Wednesday Santa came to Toddler Tree! Each Caterpillar took a picture with Santa and he took our Christmas cards. They were so excited to see him!

Next week we will be learning about the real meaning of Christmas.

Have a good weekend!

2018 Grand Christmas Rhapsody: Crawling Caterpillars

We have been practicing for the Grand Christmas Rhapsody that will take place on Tuesday, December 18 at Candy Gum Party Place.

The Crawling Caterpillars will be from the 1950s. We ask that you please dress the GIRLS in a black leotard, black shoes and white socks. We will provide poodle skirts and other accessories.

BOYS should wear jeans, a white t-shirt and black shoes. (Jacket is optional). We will provide white t-shirts and accessories.

The photo is not of the exact costume. It’s just to give you an idea. Please use what you have available, we can easily adapt.

 

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

Hoped you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break!

This week we welcomed the kiddos with lots of Christmas songs and decorations. In Circle Time, Mr. Mike showed us ornaments, Christmas tree and wreaths. Also, he introduced a little bit about Santa Claus and his reindeer. It is so cute that everytime our little ones see Santa, they all go “ho, ho, ho”.

During Creativity, Caterpillars painted paper plates green and made a Christmas tree with it decorated with pompoms and sequins. We also made wreaths out of the same materials.

Physical Development is super fun! We are rehearsing for our Christmas program and the kids love dancing.

Next week we will be learning more about Christmas, especially about Santa Claus and his reindeer.

Have an amazing weekend!

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Dear Parents,

For this last month of 2018, we have planned the following activities:

First and foremost, on Wednesday, December 5th Santa Claus is coming to Toddler Tree!! He will visit us to take pictures and will pick up our Christmas letters.

Baby Madero will hold an individual photo shoot session with Santa Claus at our kinder gym for all interested families.

Also, our Program titled “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody” will take place at Candy Gum (party place in Plaza San Pedro) on Tuesday, December 18th. On that day we will be receiving students at 9:00am for a dress rehearsal. Parents are welcome to come at 10:25am, 2 people per family. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The agenda for December 18th is as follows:

9:00        Student arrival

9:15        Dress rehearsal without audience

10:25      Parent arrival

10:30      Show “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody”

10:50      Snack and Free Play

11:30      Visit from Santa Claus (with presents for students!)

12:00      Closing

Our teachers will be specifying the details on what the kids need to wear for the show.

To cover the costs of the photos with Santa and the gift Santa will be bringing the children on the day of the Program, we ask for a fee of $600 pesos from each student. Please make this payment with Nora, our receptionist, at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,

Toddler Tree Kinder

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Estimados Padres de Familia:

Por este medio nos permitimos informarles acerca de las actividades que tenemos planeadas para éste último mes del año 2018:

Primeramente, el miércoles 5 de diciembre … ¡Santa vendrá a Toddler Tree! Nos tomaremos fotos y se llevará nuestras cartitas.

Baby Madero estará ofreciendo sesiones individuales de fotografías con Santa en el gimnasio del kínder para las familias interesadas.

Finalmente, el Festival  “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody” se llevará a cabo en Candy Gum (salón de fiestas ubicado en Plaza San Pedro) el día martes 18 de diciembre. Esa mañana estaremos recibiendo niños a las 9:00am para un ensayo general. Los padres están cordialmente invitados al show a las 10:25am, considerándose 2 personas por familia. Ojalá y puedan asistir y divertirse con sus hijos. ¡Los esperamos!

La agenda para ese día será la siguiente:

9:00        Llegada de alumnos

9:15        Ensayo sin papás

10:25      Llegada papás

10:30      Show “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody”

10:50      Refrigerio y Recreo

11:30      Visita de Santa Claus y entrega de regalos

12:00      Salida

Nuestras maestras estarán especificando posteriormente los detalles del vestuario.

Estamos pidiendo una cooperación de $600 pesos por alumno para el paquete de fotografías con Santa y el regalo que Santa entregará a cada niño durante su visita el día del festival. Favor de hacer el pago correspondiente a Nora en recepción a la mayor brevedad posible.

Atentamente,

Kinder Toddler Tree

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!