Planting

Planting, sun, water, seed, soil, flowers and trees were some of the topics we learned about this week. Kids learned how plants get to grow, grow, grow, and we also introduced some of the insects we can find in the outdoors.

We enjoyed planting chia seeds and bean seeds, too. During creativity class we made a beautiful sunflower and a rose.

We learned planting vocabulary and the materials you need to plant. We had so much fun during creativity, gym class and circle time.

Next week, we will start learning about pets and the proper way to treat them.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Debbie

Farm Animals

Hello parents,

We had an amazing week learning about the farm and their animals. This week during creativity class we made a pig with finger prints, a sheep with cotton balls and a dog with tissue paper.

We love singing about the farm and farm animals, we learned about animal sounds and we are also learning to identify them.

During our gym class, we went to Granpa’s Farm, we danced with our shaky eggs and with the maracas.

Thank you,
Miss Debbie

Welcome Back to School

Hello Parents,

Welcome Back to School! We are very happy everyone is back! We hope everyone enjoyed their vacation!

This week the children learned about the farm. They had lots of fun associating the farm animal sounds and identifying to which animal it belonged. The children also discovered the environment in which each animal lives. During circle time, the children learned to use gardening tools such as the shovel and hoe to plant seeds. They learned that with water and sun a plant will grow. In creativity the children made a duck. They also enjoyed singing Old McDonald’s farm. During reading, we enjoyed the book “5 Little Ducks”, and the animal puppet glove to tell the story of Old McDonald. During physical development, the children have been using hats and animal masks to role play as farm animals and farmers. They had lots of fun this week.

Thank you,

Miss Debbie

Down on Grandpa’s Farm

Monday, April 30th, 2018 @ Toddler Tree Kinder

All students will take part in our Children’s Day Celebration! Toddler Tree teachers have prepared different centers for the kids to have a full farm experience. Between finding the milk bottle caps in the haystack, milk bottle bowling, milking the cow, egg and spoon racing, wheelbarrows, everyone is sure to have a great time. No need for lunchboxes, as April room mothers will provide the snacks. Please dress children in jeans and white top with sneakers or comfortable shoes.

Easter Break!

Hello parents!

This week we had a lot of fun! We had the Rainbow Parade at Alpino Chipinque. We loved watching everyone patricipate at the Spring Parade with their incredible cars. We enjoyed looking for eggs during the egg hunting. Thank you for all your effort, everyone was really happy and the decorated cars looked amazing!

In our classroom, we practiced our daily routine, getting to know the colors, shapes, numbers and abc. We loved reading books and playing with soft cubes. During creativity class, we enjoyed coloring and stuffing egg shells.

We hope you and your family enjoy Easter Break. We are off for two weeks and will see you back on Monday, April 9th.

Have a great vacation!

Thank you,

Miss Debbie

Can’t Wait for Easter!

Easter is around the corner, so we have been enjoying the preparation for our Parade. This week during creativity class, the children painted egg shells using the colors of the rainbow. They were very excited to fill them with confetti. During physical development our students enjoyed doing the “Bunny Hop” wearing their bunny ears. We enjoyed painting an easter bunny during art class. During story time, the class enjoyed the stories “Peter Cottontail”, “Barney’s Easter Basket”, and “Bunny Easter Hunt”.

This week’s vocabulary words were: Easter, Bunny, Egg, Basket, Rainbow, Colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Hide, Seek, Find.

Please keep in mind on Monday there will no classes.

Also, we would like to remind you that our Rainbow Parade will be held on next Wednesday March 21, at 10:00 AM, at Alpino Chipinque. Please bring your child in comfortable clothes, and don’t forget your basket and your decorated vehicle! See you there!

Welcome March!

This week we had a special visit from the Rescue Team. The Crawling Caterpillars saw different equipment the rescue team uses and had the opportunity to hear the loud siren, wear  helmets and a heavy fire-proof suit. We had alot of fun!

We reviewed community helpers and different transportation vehicles. During art class, we made an amazing hot air balloon using paint and glitter.

Next week we will be learning about worms, bugs, caterpillars, lady bugs and many different insects.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Debbie

Transportation Week

Hello parents! This week we had a lot of fun with the Crawling Caterpillars learning about transportation. During manipulatives, they enjoyed playing with cars, trains and solving transportation puzzles. They also enjoyed singing “Flying in an Airplane”, “The Wheels on the Bus”, “Row Row Row Your Boat” and “Buckle Up My Seat Belt”. During physical development our students learned to make bicycle movements with their legs while lying on their backs. They enjoyed acting like an airplane pilot, too. On Wednesday, we had a special visit from the fire department. We all loved watching the firefighters and hearing the truck’s siren. During creativity class we made fun firefighter helmets, yummy traffic lights, and played with shaving cream and toy cars.

Next week the children will learn about space and rockets. We will have a special visit next Wednesday from the rescue team and we will also finish reviewing community helpers and transportation.

Miss Debbie

Valentine’s Day

This week the Crawling Caterpillars got to enjoy Valentine’s Day so much. We celebrated this special holiday with a fun party! Students exchanged candies and treats with their friends; they enjoyed a snack and got a visit from the mail man (Mr. Mike), who gave them a special treat. These activities helped encourage sharing and friendship.

This week, during Exploration, we had fun with the dentist. Students enjoyed playing with tooth brushes. During art class we used for the first time markers and had so much fun with them doing a heart. Then in Circle time, Mr. Mike had some of the Crawling Caterpillars role play the book “The Lady With The Alligator Purse.”

Such a fun time!