Thanksgiving Week!

This week was dedicated to Thanksgiving and food. We learned what Americans eat on Thanksgiving and even had a delicious feast!

During Exploration and Morning Routine, we learned about the First Thanksgiving, the pilgrims and indians,  and old traditions. The kids were looking for pilgrims, indians and turkeys on our bulletin board and around the classroom.

In Circle Time, Mr. Mike showed us how pilgrims went hunting for turkeys.

During Physical Development, we danced like turkeys and little indians. The kids’ favorite songs were “The Turkey Hop” and “10 Little Indians”.

On Wednesday, we had our Thanksgiving Feast and we had so much fun! The Turtles wore their Pilgrim hats and Indian feathers they made during Creativity. The kiddos had a yummy lunch. They tasted turkey, mashed potatoes, corn and cranberries. After lunch we rotated with other classrooms for many fun activities, like fishing, playing drums and sorting veggies and fruits.

This week, we also celebrated Benjamin’s birthday. We made him a crown and sang Happy Birthday all together. His parents brought a delicious cake and Lion King cookies. Thank you, Benjamin!

Remember that next week we have vacations and will be back to school on Monday, November 26th.

Thank you for all you do and hope you have an amazing week!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Deliciousss!

This week was dedicated to delicious fruits, veggies and famous food, like hamburgers and spaghetti. Turtles learned many new words, such as: apple, banana, lemon, grapes and many more.  Not only did we learn vocabulary, but we also played with plastic food toys and talked about some of the food that you sent for their lunch! Thank you!

During Physical Development, we were dancing to the “Apples and Bananas” song, learning about English vowels at the same time. We are also preparing for our Thanksgiving Feast next week, so we are listening to songs about Turkeys and Soup – “The Turkey Hop” and “I Feel Crazy So I Jump In The Soup”.Turtles really like to dance to these songs!

During Circle Time, we also learned about the different food we will be having for our Thanksgiving Feast with a song by the Learning Station.

The kiddos made a few fun crafts this week. We cut apples and lemons in half and made fruit prints. We also used our little footprints to make a carrot and broccoli. They turned out so lovely! Also, the Turtles loved using different materials to make their own burger. It looked really cool!

We also did an experiment this week! Miss Uge used milk and food colouring to show us some beautiful ornaments! After that we tried some bread with butter and cheese sticks, that Camila’s mom brought for us! It was so yummy! Thank you!

This week was Annalía’s Birthday and we got to meet Ariel, The Little Mermaid. She read a book about ten little fish for us! It was so much fun! We sang Happy Birthday songs and shared the cupcakes together. Happy Birthday, Annalía! Thank you for sharing with us!

Next week we will celebrate Thanksgiving on Wednesday, Nov 14th. Please remember there is no need to send a lunch, there will be plenty of food for our kiddos during the Thanksgiving Feast.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Bye-Bye Halloween!

This week, we began preparing for Halloween and our kiddos really enjoyed it.  We reviewed vocabulary words such as haunted house, trick or treat, candy, ghost, goblin, makeup, costumes.

Our Vintage Halloween Party was spectacular! Everyone showed off their costume and had their moment to shine! They really enjoyed their snack and all the activities we prepared for them.

In Art, we finished October with a monster made out of wooden sticks. The Tiny Turtles loved gluing the sticks together, painting them and adding eyes, hair, horns and a mouth. They came out so lovely!

Last but not least, on Friday we had a super kid! We celebrated Elisa´s birthday with her parents. We sang happy birthday and ate Birthday cupcakes together. They were delicious! Thank you, Elisa!

Next week, we will be learning about fruits and veggies, as well as milk, butter and bread. Delicious!

We are so happy to prepare fun activities for your kids. We feel it is such a privilege to be able to be part of your child´s learning!

Thank you!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Spooky Monsters!

This week was all about Halloween characters such as: friendly cats, witches, ghost/goblins, spiders, bats and Haunted House.

Mr. Mike taught the Tiny Turtles a fun Bat Poem. Here it is, so you can review at home.

Two Bats

“Two little black bats

Sleeping in a cave

One named Danny

And the other named Dave.

Wake up, Danny!

Wake up, Dave!

Fly away, Danny

Fly away, Dave.”

The kids had a lot of fun making a spider cookie! Of course, as soon as they saw the Oreo cookie, pretzel sticks, m&m´s and Nutella their eyes popped out! Not sure if they had more fun making the spider, or eating it!

We also made funny ghosts and monsters. It was wonderful to see how the Tiny Turtles love to create their art!

During Physical Development we’ve been dancing to “Halloween Freeze Dance” song and kids really love it!

Halloween is next Wednesday, October 31st, and we will be having our “Vintage Halloween” parade. We are so excited to see Tiny Turtles wearing all kinds of costumes!

Here are some reminders:
1. Kids arrival time is at 9:00am, please do not send lunch boxes. Just a bag to collect goodies and treats.
2. Admission for the 10:30am parade will be 2 people per family.
3. Parking is limited (consider Uber).
4. Please leave the kinder without entering the classrooms. This is to avoid disturbing the children.
5. If it rains, the parade will be held for students only.

Have a great weekend and see you soon!

 

 

Halloween Mood Is On!

Halloween is coming!! This is why, during the week, we learned more about Halloween, with topics such as: Jack-O’-Lantern, Ghosts, Haunted Houses, and Witches.

The Tiny Turtles were quick to learn about Halloween since we have been reading Halloween books, and working on activities related to the topic.

We were hid toys inside some pumpkins during Exploration, we danced the Halloween Freeze Dance during Physical Development, and of course we made different crafts related to Halloween during Creativity Time by gluing paper and making using different shapes.

They also practiced their fine motor skills making pumpkin prints during art! We cut apples in half and with orange paint they made pumpkin prints. We also reviewed the feelings by making those pumpkins happy, sad and angry.

Some of the books we read to them this week included titles such as: “Plumply Dumply Pumpkin” and “The Biggest Pumpkin Surprise Ever”. It’s wonderful to see how much they like Story Time.

As you can see, the Turtles are enjoying all the fun activities prepared for them everyday!

Have a great weekend!

Colorful World Around Us

This week the Tiny Turtles learned about lines and colors. Now they know Primary Colors and Secondary Colors. We taught them how colors can mix and, the highlight of the week, was learning about the beautiful rainbow! Red, orange, green and blue, shiny yellow, purple too. All the colors that we know live up in the ra-a-ainbow!

During Exploration, the kiddos were looking for colors everywhere in the classroom, as well as checking their clothes and finding out what colors they were wearing.

The Turtles are learning so much! They are beginning to say the colors out loud! It is so wonderful to see them learning so fast!

Creativity time is always full of surprises and kids love working on their projects. This week, they got to experiment with color mixing and matching. They also made a rainbow with fruit loops! It was a busy week, but we enjoyed it so much!

On Wednesday October 31st, we will have our Vintage Halloween Party. Please remember to send your children with something to collect their sweets (it can be a bag or basket). In case you want to send treats for their classmates, we have 12 kids in Tiny Turtles (5 boys and 7 girls).

Our topics for next week will be: Pumpkin – Jack-O’-Lantern /Cat – witch/ Ghost –Goblin/ Spider/ Haunted house/ Costumes & makeup.

Have a nice weekend!

Getting “In Shape”

This week our main topics were shapes: triangle, circle, square, rectangle and oval. We introduced these topics using flashcards, shape toys, boards and different items around the classroom  – windows, doors, cubbies. It’s so cool to see the kids are beginning to identify shapes all over the place!

Our creativity class helped reinforce these topics with projects that also help develop their fine motor skills. The kids used sponges and toilet paper rolls to print circles on paper. They had so much fun! We also used tongs to sort pom poms by color. They really enjoy this activity!

Circle Time is always exciting! This week, Mr. Mike showed us how to dance to the song “Let’s Do The Numbers Rumba” and the children loved it!

Another song they really enjoy dancing to is “One Little Finger”. It helps review the different parts of the body.

The Tiny Turtles worked on their gross motor skills this week using balls (to review circle) and bean bags (to review square).

As you may already know, on Wednesday October 31st, we will be having our “Vintage Halloween” party and parade. We would like to encourage you to start looking for costumes so your child can participate. Try to find simple costumes for their own comfort. If possible, use make up instead of a mask, so it won’t obstruct their sight.

Our topics for next week will be: Primary and Secondary Colors and also we will learn about Christopher Columbus for Columbus Day!

Have a nice weekend!

What’s In My House?

This week, the Tiny Turtles learned all about their house: kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room and dining room. We took the kids outside so they could play with the kitchen and also with the playhouse.

During Circle Time, Mr. Mike showed them some furniture toys, that belong to different rooms of the giant doll house. In creativity class, we made a house with 4 rooms. Kids decorated the rooms with water colors and glitter. At Physical Development the children played with the balls and they had so much fun! They are learning to “Listen and Move” to action songs and they get to practice how to march around the classroom.

We had a Mime visit this week. Kids absolutely loved his performance! They learned how to clap in silence and watched how the Mime applied his makeup, so they were not scared at all! He showed us so many magic tricks, it was very exciting!

Next week we will be learning about lines, shapes, colors, and Columbus Day!

Have a great weekend!