Crawling Into School

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 of the little ones stopped crying and started enjoying our daily routine.

During the week, 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.

In Circle Time with Mr. Mike, we reviewed the body parts and the kiddos were super exited!

Overall, we feel great about the way your babies have been adapting to their surroundings and are confident that they are adjusting well to their new learning environment.

We would like to remind you about Toddler Tree’s Open House that will be held for parents of the Crawling Caterpillar’s class on Wednesday, September 5th, at 7.00 pm in our classroom. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Have a great weekend!
Miss Nadia

Welcome Crawling Caterpillars

Dear Parents,

My name is Nadia, the head teacher for the Crawling Caterpillars class. I will be working with Miss Martha and Miss Efo 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.

We are looking forward to meeting you on Monday, August 13 from 9:30-10:15 for an introductory session.

Also, please ask to join our private Facebook group Crawling Caterpillars 2019 for current classroom information and daily photos.

Thank you for entrusting your child to us.

Sincerely,
The Crawling Caterpillars Team

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!

Day at the Beach!

Dear Parents,

This week the children had fun learning about the beach! During storytime, the children enjoyed different books about the beach where they discovered different activities such as 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 at the sand tables. They used shovels and pails to gather sand and really had fun.

During creativity, we had fun making a beach ball using paint.

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.

Just wanted to remind you on Tuesday we will be having our parent teacher conference. And Thursday June 14 will be the last day of school and they may come dressed with their pajama.

Thank you,

Miss Debbie

End of the Year Program!

Hello Parents,

We had an amazing week, full of adventures and new experiences!!!

This week we learned about sea animals: dolphins, whales, crabs, lobsters and many others! We enjoyed singing and dancing to “under the sea” songs.

During creativity class, we made fish and crabs, as well as sea horses and starfish for the end of the year program decoration.

On Wednesday, we had our end of the year program. We loved singing and dancing!!! Thank you for coming!!

On Thursday, we celebrated Ana Gaby’s birthday! We sang Happy Birthday all together with her mom, dad and Mr. Mike. Afterwards, we ate delicious cupcakes!!!

Thank you,
Miss Debbie

Under The Sea

Hello parents,

This week the Crawling Caterpillars took a dive into water world with our new topic, “Under the Sea.” They are learning all about sea animals.

We changed our bulletin board to portray sea life and some of the animals that we may find in the ocean. The kids are very excited with this topic!

This week, they learned about fish, sharks, whales, dolphins, octopus, jellyfish, crab, lobster, mermaid, starfish and seahorse.

During creativity time, the Crawling Caterpillars made some handprints to make a crab. They really enjoyed using paint, making starfish and other fish.

Our students love to dance to videos about the vocabulary words they’re learning, This week, we showed them: “Baby Shark”, “Baby Beluga” and the “Crab dance.” This is great for the little ones because they get to name and identify the sea animals they’re learning about.

Thank you,

Miss Debbie

Zoo Animals

Hello Parents,

This week the crawling caterpillars enjoyed reviewing zoo animals. Most students can already recognize the sounds of certain animals. During creativity we made a lion and snake, 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 end of the year Alo-Hawaii program during our physical development class. They’ve been learning new moves and songs and are happy to be performing for you. During story time, our students  loved “The lady with the Alligator Purse”, “Brown Bear” and “Good Night gorilla”.

This week’s vocabulary words were:
crocodile, elephant, tiger, kangaroo, bear, rhinoceros,

Next we will start learning about sea animals. Such as fish, shark, whale, dolphin, crab, lobster, starfish and seahorse.

Just to remind you on Wednesday May 30th we will be having our End of the Year Program . Be sure to mark your calendars!
Thank you so much for your kind gestures on teachers day! We feel blessed to be in this field of work! Thanks for entrusting your children to us.

Miss Debbie

Happy Mother’s Day!

This week the children have learned about zoo and jungle animals. We had lots of fun while pretending to be monkeys in circle time with Mr. Mike and they enjoyed hearing stories about our jungle friends while learning the sounds each one of them make. Children played with animal puppets and started to recognize and name some of them.

During creativity time the children made an elephant out of hand prints and in physical development we have been practicing for the end of the year program. The kids are showing their best dance moves!

Our highlight of the week was making a candle jar filled with crayons. Our students and mommies worked together before sharing a nice snack as we celebrated Mother’s Day together!

This weeks vocabulary words:
jungle
zoo
monkey
giraffe
elephant
zebra
lion
” I love you”

Next week’s vocabulary words:
Tiger
Crocodile
Kangaroo
Bear
Rhinoceros
Zoo review

We hope you have a great mother’s day in company of your loved ones! We had so much fun!

Thank you,
Miss Debbie

Pet Animals

Hello Parents,

This week the children enjoyed learning about different pet animals. Our students had the experience to see and touch Miss Karen’s cat, Donato. During creativity, the children made a fish bowl using their hands. During circle time, we learned new songs like BINGO, KITTY, and they loved jumping like frogs. In physical development, we started practicing for our end of the year program. The kids also practiced their balance, and practiced their different abilities in the obstacle course.

This weeks vocabulary words are: Pet Week: Dog, puppies, Cat, kittens, Bird, Frog, Fish, Turtle, Rabbit, Hamster

Next week we will start learning about zoo animals and on friday we will have our Mother’s Day Program.

Thank you,

Miss Debbie