Animals!

This week at Toddler Tree we have been learning about different types of jungle animals.

During Creativity, we made several projects to continue developing our fine and gross motor skills such as: coloring inside the line (inside/outside), how to use the scissors (open/close), how to use glue stick and pasting shapes.

In Physical Development we have been practicing the songs and steps for our PreSchool of Rock program. The Tigers are doing an amazing job. We are really looking forward to showing you what they have been working on!

In Circle Time, Mr. Mike showed us some pictures and stuffed animals to teach us the differences between each animal. Our kids enjoyed role-playing too!

Today we had the Vet visit kinder, and our kiddos enjoyed it so much! Liz, the vet, brought a Golden Retriever named Leo and taught us about how we need to take care of dogs.

Next week, is pet week. If you want to bring your pet to the kinder please let Nora know to schedule a day and time.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Jungle Animals

This week we continued reviewing the Jungle Animals. The Tigers learned many things about giraffes, zebras and lions.

In Creativity class we made a Lion and a Zebra. To create the Lion, we used forks, orange paint and yellow construction paper. The Zebra craft helped us practice fine motor skills.

The kids carefully pasted black yarn to create stripes on it. Also, our Kids had a great time working on their Mother’s Day gift. Each one of them helped mix and pour and worked on it with lots of love and enthusiasm.

During Physical development we are practicing our choreography for the festivall. Our kids are making their best effort to learn all the steps and have fun while dancing.

Next week we will have a special visit, the Vet is coming to the kinder so we can continue learning more about animals.

We hope you have a great weekend and a fantastic Mother’s Day along with your kiddos!

Children’s Day!

We were so happy to have our Tigers back after two weeks. We came back with tons of energy and lots of surprises for our little ones!

On Tuesday, we had our Children’s Day celebration and the kids had a lot of fun. We had a Disney puppet show, face painting and a piñata. The kiddos played several games in the classroom and danced with the rest of the kids at the kinder.

During Creativity class, we made an elephant using the kids handprints. They also made grass by coloring with green crayons. Another craft they made, was a finger puppet giraffe using several materials. The kids enjoyed a lot making these activities related to animals.

In Physical development, we exercised and did a variety of movements pretending to be elephants. We also reviewed the parts of the elephant along with the song “Elephants have wrinkles”.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Easter Party!

This week, we had our Easter Party and the kids had so much fun! Thank you so much for joinging us! We hope you all enjoyed it and had a great time.

Everyone brought lovely decorated vehicles! Thank you, parents for all your efforts in helping your kids decorate. They all looked great!

The topic for this week was, obviously Easter. During Creativity class, we worked on our decorations for the “Easter Soccer” game and we made some Easter eggs. The kids decorated them using different materials such as: glitter, shaving cream, paint, papers and markers.

In Circle Time, we reviewed the Easter vocabulary and learned songs related to bunnies and Easter eggs. Also, we did role-playing and the kids pretended to be the Easter bunny and pretended to paint eggs.

We hope you have a great vacation!

Remember classes will resume on Monday, April 29th and we will start learning about jungle animals.

Easter Is Coming!

This week at Toddler Tree was so special for our kids. We started learning about Easter and new vocabulary words such as: Easter, Easter eggs, bunny, egg hunt, etc.

In Circle Time with Mr. Mike, he reinforced the new vocabulary and also taught some songs related to Easter such as “Friendly Easter Bunny.”

Our Terrific Tigers participated by role-playing, pretending to be Easter bunnies. The kids  also painted and decorated egg shells, that will be used next Wednesday, April 10th in our Easter egg hunt at the Colonia Sierra Madre Park.

Our kiddos enjoyed a special visitor at the kinder, a real bunny!  We learned about what bunnies eat, how to take care of them, and the importance of being careful around pets.

In Physical Development we pretended to be Easter bunnies and hopped around the carpet to the rhythm of the Bunny Hop song.  Also, we had an egg hunt and our kids had the chance to look for the eggs all around the gym.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Terrific Tigers Had A Farm!

This week we continued reviewing animals on the Farm . We learned words such as: pig, cow, chicken, duck, sheep, etc. In each class, we practiced and discovered fun facts and learned a little bit more about each animal.

In Creativity class, we made an edible pig project. The Tigers used chocolate pudding as mud and pink marshmallows and fruit loops to simulate the pigs. The kids enjoyed working on it and also loved the taste of it. Also, we worked on a sheep made out of construction paper and cotton.

During Physical Development, we exercised using puppets and masks pretending to be different farm animals, such as: cow, sheep, pig and duck. Our kiddos enjoyed imitating the sounds and movements of several animals.

We are very excited about our Easter Party that will be on Wednesday, April 10th at Colonia Sierra Madre Park. Here is the agenda for that day:

9:45 am Arrival at the park
10:00 am Photo session with Easter Bunny
10:30 am Parade of decorated scooters, trikes, cars or bikes (please assist your child in preparing it at home- check our website for ideas)
10:45 am Snack (provided by Spring room mothers)
11:00 am Egg Hunt (keep in mind your child needs a bag or basket for this activity)

As a friendly reminder, please remember to send confetti filled and colored egg shells for the party.

Hope you have a great weekend!

On Our Way To Grandpa’s Farm…

This week Terrific Tigers started learning about the Farm. Some vocabulary words that we started to talk about were: cow, pig, horse, chicken, sheep, duck, goat, and rooster.

Our kiddos really enjoy listening to the different animal sounds and have been learning to identify them.

During Creativity class, we worked on a cow mask. First, they painted a paper plate and used construction paper to decorate it. We also colored a red barn with some of the animals that are in it. At last but not least, we used bubble wrap and yellow paint to make “corn”.

In Physical Development, we did a really fun activity by covering our eyes and with the help of a bell we tried to find our friends around the gym. This helps develop hearing skills. We are also starting to learn and dance songs about farm animals using a routine of exercises to develop their gross motor skills and their physical health.

As a friendly reminder, please remember to send pre washed painted and non painted eggs for the Easter party.

We hope you have a great weekend!

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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