Can’t Stop The Feeling!

This week we learned about different feelings and emotions, some vocabulary words were: happy, laugh, sad, angry, sick, surprised and sleepy. We did face expressions and many activities related to the subject.

Mr. Mike showed us some happy, sad, angry and sleepy faces. During Morning Routine and Physical Development we danced to “If you are happy and you know it” and “Can’t stop the feeling” by Justin Timberlake. All of our Turtles really enjoyed it!

During Creativity our project included 6 feeling faces, each one related to the specific color of the emotion: yellow represents happiness, blue – sadness, green – sickness, orange – surprise, red – anger and purple – relax. The kids painted the faces by themselves and tried to understand the concept of pasting by placing eyes and tongue suppressors.

Our Tiny Turtle Annie had her Birthday and all the kids were happy to sing “Happy Birthday” to her and share the cupcakes that her mom cooked for us. Thank you Annie! Hope you had a great birthday!

Next week on Wednesday, September 18th we will have a Mime visit. He will come to show us how he puts on his makeup and does funny tricks. We hope everybody will be excited to see his performance!

Have a wonderful long weekend! Viva Mexico!

My Face and Body

This week was dedicated to learn the parts of the face and body. Tiny Turtles were exploring this topic through art projects, songs and their own bodies.

Physical development is one of our favorite classes, we were dancing to “Head, shoulders, knees and toes”, “One little finger” as well as other songs.

Our Creativity projects included a face that we made using clay and paper. We also made a boy/girl using yarn as hair and pasting colorful clothes.

We are sad that Hurricane Fernand didn’t let us have a complete week at kinder and our Open House was rescheduled for next Tuesday, September 10, at 7pm.

Next Friday (Sep 13) we will celebrate Mexican Independence Day, you can send your kids dress up as Mexican Charros and Chinas Poblanas (it is optional).

Stay safe and enjoy your weekend!

All About My Kinder!

This week our Turtles felt a lot more comfortable, secure and happy in class. Kiddos start recognizing their classmates, teachers and the environment around them. The adaptation period is officially over!

We have been introducing the subjects and materials that we work with daily at Toddler Tree. Kids learned about their cubby holes and when to put/take out their lunchboxes, when to wash their hands, how to line up and walk from classroom to classroom. They are learning fast!

During our Creativity time we tried different tools for drawing: crayons for scribbling, brushes for filling colors and sponges to make beautiful prints.

Turtles are doing great during Physical Development class! We already learned how to march, crawl and twirl! One of our favorite songs is “Party Freeze Dance” as we love to “freeze” when listening to it.

Next week we will learn about parts of the face and body.

Our Open House is to be held on Wednesday, September 4th at 7pm. Looking forward to seeing you!

Happy Friday!

First Week As Tiny Turtles!

Tiny Turtles had their first week in Toddler Tree and it was definitely a week to remember! We met all of our friends, teachers and learning environment. Also, we learned how to march and wash hands, take out lunchboxes and put them in our cubbies. During the week, we measured our heights and took plenty of photos! We know how important it is for our parents to have these memories!

It was an adaptation week for our kiddos, but by Friday most of them felt comfortable in the classroom and how were excited to play with their friends.

Mr. Mike’s class is for sure our favorite! All of the children just magically calm down and look at him with eyes full of excitement. We are learning the song of body parts and how to put the number on the calendar. Some kids have already had an opportunity to participate in class and have felt proud in doing so.

This week we made our first crafts in Creativity Time. Turtles used their fingertips to trace the letters of their names. We also tried using crayons and glue when we were working on our lunchbox craft. We all had lots of fun!

Next week we will learn about the different subjects/periods that we have in our Toddler Tree daily routine: Exploration, Teacher Time, Creativity, Story Time and Gym.

We are very excited to inform you that our Open House for Tiny Turtles parents will be held on Wednesday, September 4th at 7pm. Please save the date. We are looking forward to getting together with all of you.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Welcome to Tiny Turtles 2019-2020!

We are happy to start the 2019-2020 school year and receive our new Tiny Turtles. Some of you are new to Toddler Tree and some of you have been here before. We are very excited to see all of you in this group! It will be a wonderful year and your new teachers – Miss Yana and Miss Naty are looking forward to spending it with you! If you have any questions or doubts – please feel free to send them an email turtles@toddlertree.org or call Toddler Tree 83-56-83-44 and 83-56-83-30.

We have 13 kids so far, 10 girls and 3 boys. On Thursday we got to meet most of you and your beautiful parents! Friday was our first school day and it was very exciting for our Turtles! Everyone got to meet each other, our teachers and of course, Mr. Mike! It was a lot of fun!

Next week we will start our learning process and the topics of the week will be: school, teacher and friends, playground, school supplies, chalkboard and calendar. We have different cool activities planned and we can’t wait to see our little ones again!

Have a great weekend!

Bye Bye Tiny Turtles!

Our school year is oficially over! It is so sad to say goodbye and see you all go. But we are very happy because we know that you are all ready and will do great in whatever comes in the future!

This week, we enjoyed summer activities and the best part was the last day of school! We got to play outside with fun water slides and sprinklers! You also made a gift for your dads and it came out great! Happy Father’s day!

We learned so many things this year! Your kiiddos know how to count from 1 to 20. They know all the colors and shapes, the ABC songs and many dance routines. It was an amazing year! So many wonderful memories! We shared great moments together, first steps, first words, first little steps of success for our little champions!

We hope that you remember your teachers and the good times we had. Please feel free to come and say hi next year!

Have a great summer and please take care! We love you!

Miss Yana, Miss Euge & Miss Isa

Fun In The Sun!

This week we learned about beach related items and activities such as: sea shells, beach balls, surf and kite, swimming pools and towels. We also asked the kids about their vacations to the beach, and many commented about nice times in Cancun and other similar places.

During Creativity, we made a beautiful picture of the sea shore with our foot prints on the sand. Additionally, we used our fingerprints to color a beach ball and helped decorate a sensory bottle of the ocean with adorable fish stickers. It was filled with sand, sea shells and marbles.

Our school year is almost over, and we are sad to realize that we will have to say goodbye soon. Next Thursday, 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 if needed) for that day.

Have a great weekend!

Sea World!

This week we learned about sea creatures such as: fish, sharks, whales, dolphins, belugas and octopodes. The Turtles had a chance to listen to the sounds these animals do and imitated them.

In Creativity, our kiddos made several crafts! For instance, they crafted a baby shark using a paper plate. They also created a cute whale and a dolphin. We love watching them working independently on their art projects.

On Wednesday, we had our Preschool of Rock festival. The kids did an amazing job performing for you, and the Turtles were incredibly excited about it! Boys danced to “Hey Hey We’re the Monkees” by The Monkees, and girls danced to “Rockin’ Robin” by The Jackson 5. Afterwards, everybody danced to “I’m a Believer” by The Monkees.

Next week we will learn about beach activities.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, see you soon at Parent Teacher Conferences!

I Have A Pet!

This week we learned about our lovely pets! Kiddos told us about their dogs, cats, turtles, hamsters and rabbits. We even got to meet some! Our mommies brought their dogs to the kinder and everybody had a chance to pet them! It was very cute!

During Creativity Time we made several projects, such as: a bulldog using a paper plate, a cat that has whiskers using pipe cleaners, a cute colorful turtle and a delicious hamster! Oops! Yes, we ate it, cause it was made from sweet Twinkies with chocolate chips and fruit loops. Kids had so much fun!

During Physical Development Tiny Turtles are practicing for our Festival, that will take place on Wednesday, May 29th. We are so excited and feel so proud of them!

Next week we will start learning about sea animals.

Have a great weekend!