This week we had a lot of fun!!! We learned to use different materials, such as crayons, paint and shaving cream. We started practicing rules and following instructions. Also, we focused learning about colors, shapes, numbers, weather, ABC and reviewing the winter theme. The Crawling Caterpillars are still adapting to our learning environment, but are no longer crying. We are starting to share and learn about friendship!
Hope you have a wonderful long weekend!
Keep in mind we won’t be having class on Monday, so see you next Tuesday!
Hello Parents! This week we had a great time! Our students have been adapting to their classroom and are beginning to make new friends. This week most little ones stopped crying and started enjoying our daily routine. We started learning new songs, and concepts such as the days of the week, the months of the year, the weather, the numbers and the alphabet. This week we reviewed the winter season and are looking forward to closing the winter theme to start with Love, Friendship and Community helpers. Overall, we feel proud about having so much fun and learning many new things! Hope to see you all on Monday.
Please note that the first day back after the Christmas break will be Monday 8th January 2018. New Crawling Caterpillars start on Monday, January 15th.
My name is Debbie, the head teacher for the Crawling Caterpillars class. I will be working with Miss Martha and Miss Steph in welcoming your children to Toddler Tree! This is a time of new beginnings, making friends, and learning lots of new things for your little ones. Every day they are going to be involved in new experiences and we hope to provide a variety of opportunities for learning and growing. In search of promoting self-sufficiency among these youngsters, our focus aside from the cognitive aspect of our curriculum will be developing social, emotional, and physical skills. Thank you for entrusting your child to us. We are looking forward to a wonderful semester!
Please ask to join our private Facebook group 2018 Crawling Caterpillars for current classroom information and daily photos.
The Crawling Caterpillars Team
As we close a great first semester, we want to wish you all a joyous Holiday Break. May you find time for relaxing, celebrating, and catching up with loved ones. Wishing you all wonderful things in 2018.
The Severeid Family
As in previous years, this summer we will be offering a six week Summer Camp for children up to age 8. This year all activities are based on the Pirates and Princesses theme. Kids are grouped by age levels and will be rotating through centers for active music, story telling and dramatization, creative arts and crafts, circle time, snack and outdoor play. For further information on dates, schedules and costs, please call 8356-8344 & 8356-8330 from Mon-Fri 8:00am to 2:00pm and Mon-Thurs 3:00pm-5:00pm.
This week the children had fun learning about the beach! During story, the children enjoyed different books about the beach where they discovered different activities to do at the beach; building sand castles, playing with the beach ball, surfing, and swimming. They loved being read “Dora: A day at the beach”. During recess, the children loved using sun glasses and playing with sand and water, too. They used shovels and pails to gather sand. Students learned the importance of wearing sunscreen every day. During creativity, the children made a Sun pasting yellow and orange paper, while they sang “Mr. Sun”. They also made a beach using sand and their hands to make a crab. In physical development, the children pretended to swim, they also pretended to surf using the balance beams while hearing “Surfing USA”. It’s been a fun week full of surprises!
This week’s vocabulary words: Summer, sand, sun, sea, sunglasses, sunscreen, shovel, pail, castle,snorkeling, swimsuit and surfing.
Next week’s vocabulary words are: trike, bike, skates, scooter,
We will also review beach and traveling: suitcase, car, airplane, ship
It is already our last newsletter for this school year! We are looking forward to finishing with the theme Fun in the Sun. The kids will have a chance to get familiar with beach-related vocabulary before summer vacations are here.
• Last day of school for students and pajama day: Friday, June 13
• Parent-teacher conferences scheduled for June 16-17, between 8:00am and 12:00pm
• This year’s 6 week Disney Summer Days Camp will begin on Monday, June 23rd. We look forward to having a great time!
• Also, the 2014-2015 school year will be starting classes on Monday, August 25.
Thank you for entrusting your children to us. We all feel extremely blessed to work with them and to be part of your family’s life.
Have a wonderful summer!
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”
Theme: Summer Fun
Main Topics: Vacations on the Beach
Vocabulary: sun, sand, skates, trike, waves, fish, swim, sea, sunscreen, sunglasses, towel, swimsuit, beach ball, suitcase, hotel.
Language Patterns: Please/Thank you
Books: Sea Creatures, Where Are You Going?, Baby Beluga, Snappy Numbers, Elmo’s Potty Book
Action Verbs: Swim, Jump, Throw and Catch
Colors: Review all
Math Skills: Identify numbers 1-5 Rote counting 1-12
Science: Discovering water
Fine Motor Skills: Drinking water from cups
Physical Development: Throwing/catching balls and somersaults
Fine Arts Skills: Projects using: sand, water, glue and clay
Music: We’re Gonna Have Some Fun Today, Henry the Octopus, Baby Beluga, Five Green and Specked Frogs, Under the Sea, Once I Caught a Fish
Value of the month: Fairness
This week the children enjoyed learning about different pet animals. The children had the experience to see and touch different pets. They had lots fun chasing dogs, and watching Chacho the bird. During creativity, the children made a turtle, bird, and cat using different materials and techniques. During circle time, the children learned new songs like BINGO, KITTY, and they loved jumping like frogs. In physical development, the children learned to use drum sticks and follow different patterns of rhythm. They also practiced their balance in the beams, and practiced their different abilities in the obstacle course. On Friday, we celebrated Jorge’s birthday! The children sang happy birthday and enjoyed yummy cupcakes.
This weeks vocabulary words are: Pet Week: Dog, puppies, Cat, kittens, Bird, Frog, Fish, Turtle, Rabbit, Hamster
Next week’s vocabulary words are: Introduce Summer: Sun, Sand, Sea, Fun at the Beach, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Shovel & Pail, Castle, Snorkeling, Swimsuit, Surfing
This week the children enjoyed reviewing zoo animals.Most students can already name some of the animals. During creativity we recycled materials to make an elephant and a crocodile, using different techniques. The kids loved singing and dancing during circle time “Going to the Zoo” and “Do the Monkey”. The children sang while using animal hats, animal masks and plush toys. The children have been practicing hard for the spring festival during our physical development class. They’ve been learning new moves and songs and are happy to be performing for you next Friday. During storytime, the children loved “The lady with the Alligator Purse”, “Brown Bear” and “Good Night gorilla”. Butterflies have been learning to print their name during our morning routine, too. Some of them already recognize their written name!
This week’s vocabulary words were:
crocodile, elephant, tiger, kangaroo, bear, rhinoceros,
Next week’s vocabulary words are: Dog, puppies, cat, kittens, bird, frog, fish, turtle, rabbit, and hamster.
Next Friday is our spring festival. Be sure to mark your calendars!
Thank you so much for your kind gestures on teachers day! We had a great day!