Welcome Caterpillars!

Welcome Caterpillars!

We are Miss Evy, Miss Martha and Miss Pily. We are pleased to welcome you to our Caterpillars classroom and we are very excited to start our 2019-2020 school year. We enjoyed interacting with all of you yesterday and are looking forward to a great year ahead.

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.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send an email caterpillars@toddlertree.org or call Toddler Tree 83-56-83-44 and 83-56-83-30. Also, we please ask you to join our private Facebook group Crawling Caterpillars 2020 for current classroom information and daily photos.

Thank you for entrusting your child to us.

Sincerely,
The Crawling Caterpillars Team

Doodle, Doodle Bye!

This last week, we had lots of fun. We learned more about summer and days at the beach. The kids are so excited for summer fun!

During Creativity, we made a starfish made out of foamy and glitter. We also made a sun with paper plates and black foamy sunglasses.

We were so happy to have you this school year. We are going to miss you. Each and every one will always have a special place in our hearts.

Have a great and fun summer!

With love,

Miss Martha, Miss Sofi, Miss Efo, Miss Pili and Miss Nani

Fun In The Sun!

This week we learned about the beach. Our kiddos learned vocabulary such as sand, sea, beach, shells and pool.

During Circle Time, Mr. Mike showed us 5 little frogs sitting on a log. He also gave the little ones sunglasses, so they could pretend to be at the beach. They loved it!

Creativity was so enjoyable! One of the activities the Caterpillars liked was using celery and paint to recreate fish scales. Their favorite project though, was making a puffer fish with black foamy and plastic balls with spikes, in order to make the puffer fish’s peaks. They also made a beach ball and sea shells with paper plates and watercolors.

During Physical Development, we danced along to “Surfing USA” while pretending to be on a surfing board. But, their all-time favorite activity is singing and dancing along to “Baby Shark”.

Next week we will be learning more about summer fun. On June 13th, we will have our summer activities with water. Kids will have fun outside with big bubbles, inflatables and water guns. It’s going to be so much fun! Please send an extra set of clothes and water diapers for that day.

Enjoy your weekend!

Under The Sea!

This week we learned about sea animals. The kiddos learned vocabulary such as: octopus, dolphin, whale, fish, crab and walrus.

During Creativity, we crafted an octopus out of paper plates and foamy, we then pasted Fruit Loops onto the octopus’s tentacles. Also, they enjoyed making a crab using their hand print and red paint.

The kids were so happy dancing and singing along to “Baby Shark” during Physical Development. They also love prancing along to a classic, “Baby Beluga”, while making waving motions.

Thank you for attending our end of the year program, “Preschool of Rock”, we hope you enjoyed it as much as the kids did.

Next week we will be learning about the beach and various things related to it.

Have a amazing weekend!

B-I-N-G-O

This week we learned about pets, the kiddos learned vocabulary words such as “dog”, “cat”, “bunny”, “fish”, and “turtle”.

The kids really enjoyed meeting all of their classmates’ pets. Thank you for bringing them to the kinder!

During Circle Time, Mr. Mike showed us about different pets. He showed a puppy dog as we all sang Bingo and a fluffy bunny while we sang Bunny Hop. Also, our little ones were very excited with a cute kitty as we sang and spelled K-i-t-t-y.

In Creativity, we made a fish bowl made out of paper plates, fruit loops for the little fish tank stones, green tissue paper for the seaweed and orange foamy as a goldfish. We also made a dog house made out of tongue depressors, as the little ones colored them with red and pasted a little dog photo on it.

Physical Development has been very exciting for all of us, since we have been rehearsing for our end of the year program. The kids are really feeling it and are so excited to perform for you next week..

Have a great weekend!

Zoo Life

This week we learned more about jungle animals. The kiddos learned vocabulary words such as “hippopotamus”, “panda bear”, “camel”, “kangaroo” and “parrot”.

During Creativity, we made lots of jungle animals. We made a hippo mask with paper plates. Their favorite project was making a kangaroo pocket Joey. We used paper plates, a Joey printable and a string, so they could place them around their neck and pretend they were kangaroos.

Physical Development was great, too. We have been rehearsing for the end of the year program and the kids are really enjoying it!

Today we had a vet visit. Our students were fascinated.

Next week we will learn about pets, if you have a pet you’d like to bring, please let Nora know.

Have an amazing weekend!

Hello May!

This week we learned more about jungle animals. The kiddos learned vocabulary words such as “monkey”, “lion”, “tiger”, “giraffe”, “zebra” and “snake”.

During Exploration, the littles ones played with stuffed jungle animals. They really enjoyed feeling the texture and naming them.

Mr. Mike, during Circle Time, showed us Mufasa, the Lion King, and his baby, Simba. He also showed us a big giraffe and baby giraffe. The kids really, really loved watching this.

Creativity was amazing! Our little ones had lots of fun creating a natural lemon scrub for their mommies. They enjoyed touching and smelling this wonderful gift. Also, we made a zebra using a paper bag and painted black stripes on it. We also made a giraffe, we used the kiddos arm to trace the shape of the giraffe. Their favorite creativity project was using paper plates and dot-a-dot markers to make a colorful snake.

Next week we will have a special visit. A Vet is coming to the kinder to teach us more about animals.

Happy Mother’s Day and we hope you have a nice weekend!

Welcome To The Jungle

This week we learned about jungle animals. The kiddos learned vocabulary words such as “elephant” and “alligator”.

We also had our Children’s Day Party at the kinder. The little ones were so happy! We had a face painting activity, a Disney puppet show and a piñata. They had so much fun!

Mr. Mike, during Circle Time, showed the caterpillars the different jungle animals and the sounds they make.

During Creativity, we also made an alligator using paper bags and bubble wrap paper. Caterpillars decorated it with green paint and foamy eyes/teeth.

Next week we will be learning more about more jungle animals.

Have a great weekend!

Happy Easter!

This week our little ones learned new vocabulary words related to Easter, such as: “Easter egg”, “Easter bunny” and “parade”.

Mr. Mike showed the kiddos an Easter bunny during Circle Time. The Easter bunny gave each one a big lovely hug. He also showed us a video from past years of the Easter Parade, so the kiddos could get familiar with this dynamic.

During Creativity, we made more Easter bunnies using golf balls and paint. They really love this activity.

Physical Development was great! The caterpillars really enjoyed hopping on hula-hoops like bunnies. They also wore bunny ears while doing this and loved using shaky eggs during the song Chicken Dance. 

Thank you for attending our Easter Parade. Everyone brought lovely decorated vehicles and enjoyed the fun games outside! Thank you, parents for all your efforts in helping your kids decorate. They all looked amazing!

Enjoy your Easter break!

Classes will resume on Monday, April 29th.