Bugs

This week at the kinder we learned new vocabulary about bugs. In each class we practiced and discovered fun facts and learned a little bit more about the different types of bugs.

In creativity class we made an edible project about worms with smashed oreo cookies and gummy worms. We practiced new vocabulary and the kids enjoyed eating their finished work. We also made a bee craft with toilet paper rolls, yellow paint, golden glitter, pipe cleaners and construction paper. Another craft we made was a caterpillar, using pom poms and green foamy simulating the caterpillar on a leaf.

At story time we continued with the theme’s vocabulary reading stories about bees, caterpillars and butterflies and worms. The kids learned the name of the insects and we practiced the colors of the different type of bugs.

In Circle Time with Mr. Mike we learned new songs related to bugs which we reinforced with props and role play.

We hope you have a great weekend!

So Many Things That Grow…

In the month of March we started with new vocabulary about spring, bugs and farm animals which our kids have been practicing during the week. 

During Circle Time, our Terrific Tigers have been practicing the vocabulary from the bulletin board with words such as: spring, plant, grow, flower, rainbow, etc. They used props like shovel and a hoe to pretend planting and learned songs such as In Our Garden and Growing (by Raffi).

At recess our kids explored the garden and learned to recognize the name of the bugs and objects related with spring. They had a lot of fun during that exercise!

During class we also started a new project by planting germinate a bean seeds in a cup. The kids placed cotton in the cup and watered it everyday to watch it grow!

In Physical Development, we started listening to the new playlist of the month of March and created a new routine for our kids to develop their motor skills while they play.

In creativity class we are working on a flower made of a paper plate that our kids painted with purple paint. They will also decorate it with glitter and foamy, We also made carrots with construction paper and ground coffee, simulating dirt.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Spring is Just Around the Corner

It’s that time of year… spring is almost here!

In preparation for our Welcome Spring! Celebration, please send as many eggshells as you can collect at home so we can begin painting and stuffing them with confetti. Also, start thinking of a vehicle your child can ride for the Easter Parade. It can be a trike, bike, scooter or push car uniquely decorated. Here are a few examples:

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Choo Choo Train!

This week was so much Fun! Our Tigers learned lots of things related to land, air and water transportation. Many of these concepts helped us review community helpers and how they use different tranportation vehicles.

Also, we had the opportunity to learn and experience many things at the Rescue Team and Firefighters visit. Our kiddos enjoyed listening to the different sirens of the trucks and even had a chance to sprinkle some water holding the water hose.

In Creativity, the Tigers made  a train using construction paper of different colors. The Terrific Tigers were so excited to write (using hand on hand technique) their names on each wagon. They also made a boat out of sticks and had a lot of fun decorating it!

Next week, we will learn new topics related to Spring.

We want to remind you that our Easter Party is coming up soon. If possible, please collect and send as many eggshells as you can. We appreciate your help very much!

Hope you have a great weekend!

We Are All Helpers!

It was a super fun week for the Terrific Tigers! They had the chance to learn about the different Community helpers and their roles. It was exciting seeing how they enjoyed role playing.

During Story Time, we have been showing pictures of the uniforms and duties related to each community helper. At the end, by looking at the pictures, our kids took turns to guess the name of the community helper.

In Creativity, our kids made buildings on construction paper. They used legos to make prints using different colors of paint. The Terrific Tigers also made an ambulance by gluing piece by piece. This activity helped them practice recognition and visual matching.

Next week, the Tigers will learn about land, air and water transportation.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Valentine’s Day!

This week we had a highlight of the week on Thursday, with our Valentine’s Day celebration. We also had special visits from the eye doctor, ear doctor and dentist.

During the Valentine’s Party, the kids really enjoyed their lunch and hitting the piñata. They also had a blast sharing gifts and treats with each other. Learning how to share and give.

The Tigers learned about friendship, love and sharing with our loved ones. During Exploration and Morning Routine we practiced several vocabulary words related to community helpers and Valentine’s Day.

In Creativity, we made a firefighter craft with their hand prints. We used red paint, construction paper, blue glitter and green yarn. Our Tigers enjoyed creating firefighters using a hose to “Put out the fire.”

Next week we will continue learning about more community helpers. We look forward to Firefighter and Rescue team visits in the coming weeks.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Community Helpers At Toddler Tree

This first week of February was so exciting for us! It will be a month full of surprises at Toddler Tree.

We are starting to learn new vocabulary words related to community helpers. On Wednesday, we had a special visit. Some Police Officers came to kinder and had a presentation for us. They explained different safety tips for the kids.  The Terrific Tigers really enjoyed it! 

During Creativity Time, we have been making crafts according to the topics. Our kiddos made a police officer’s badge and they are also working on a doctor’s bag.

Also, in class, we have been talking about Valentine’s Day and the importance of friendship and sharing. As you know, next Thursday, February 14 we will celebrate “Valentine’s  Day”. The children only need a thermos with water, no lunch boxes that day! If you are sending Valentine’s treats for your child´s classmates, please only label who its from. There are 12 kids in our class.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Goodbye January!

This is was a wintery blast for the Terrific Tigers, as they learned more about winter, woodland animals, and winter sports.

In Circle Time, Mr. Mike had the kids slide down a ramp as if they were sledding. They really enjoyed that activity!

To review some of the animals we saw throughout the month of January, during Creativity, our kids made a whale and a penguin. To review winter sports, the kids made some ice skates that they decorated all by themselves.

In Physical Development we have been practicing following the leader and taking turns with different activities and songs. The kids are getting better and better at making a line and keeping the order.

Please remember next Monday, February 4th we will not have school because of Constitution day.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Woodland Animals

This week during Exploration and Story Time we started learning new vocabulary about woodland animals. Our Terrific Tigers were able to learn about the habitat of several animals by looking at pictures and reading stories that included animals such as bear, deer, raccoon and beluga whales.

During Physical Development we pretended to be different animals and went crawling, jumping and balancing through “our habitat”. They had so much fun exercising while listening new songs.

Thank you  so much to all the grandmothers that came to the kinder for Grandma’s Day. Our Terrific Tiger’s were so happy to have them here with us. Our kiddos had the opportunity of working and having a lovely morning with them.

Next week we will have fun activities related to winter sports! Please bring a bottle of plastic (500 ml) for an activity on Monday, thank you!

We hope you have a great weekend!