Santa Claus Is In Town!

This week did put us all in a super Christmas mood! We learned many new words, listened to plenty of Christmas songs and even got to meet Santa! We wrote letters to him and placed them in his sack. We also took pictures with him and everyone was very excited to greet Santa. It was so wonderful!

Kids are preparing for their Christmas performance and practicing their dance moves every day during Physical Development. They also have so much fun listening to Christmas songs and running like reindeer, shaking jingle bells to the rhythms of the songs and wearing white beards like Santa!

Our Creativity Time this week was about Santa, Rudolph and Christmas Lights. The crafts turned out lovely and the kids really liked them! We are also making something to decorate our stage for “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody.”

We read many books about Christmas this week. The kids seemed to like the story about Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer the most.

Next week we will be learning about Gingerbread Cookies, Posadas and Baby Jesus.

Have a lovely weekend!

2018 Grand Christmas Rhapsody: Tiny Turtles

We have been practicing for the Grand Christmas Rhapsody that will take place on Tuesday, December 18 at Candy Gum Party Place.

The Tiny Turtles will be Elves, so we ask that you please dress the GIRLS in RED top and RED tights with black shoes. We will provide skirts and accesories.

BOYS should wear black shoes. We will provide costumes.

The photos are not of the exact costume. It’s just to give you an idea. Please use what you have available, we can easily adapt. For example, girls can also wear black or white leotard. We can work with that.

 

Having A Holly Jolly Time!

Thanksgiving vacations are over and we were happy to see all our friends back at kinder!

We are very excited about Christmas and learning everything related to it. This week was dedicated to: Christmas Tree, Angels, Wreath, Chimney, and Stockings. We were searching for these items on our Bulletin Board and around the classroom. And of course kids already learned who Santa is and they are very excited to say hello to him every morning (we have one on the wall).

During Creativity Time we made little Christmas Trees, beautiful wreaths, a chimney and stockings for gifts. Turtles always get very creative and learn hand movements at the same time.

In Circle time, Mr. Mike played a very famous Christmas song with his accordion – Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Kiddos really loved it and they get very happy every time they hear this tune.

Physical Developement has been our time for learning our Christmas Dance. Kids are learning their moves for the performance that we will have on December 18th at Candy Gum in Plaza San Pedro.

Next week, we will continue learning more about Christmas!

Hope you have a great weekend!

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Dear Parents,

For this last month of 2018, we have planned the following activities:

First and foremost, on Wednesday, December 5th Santa Claus is coming to Toddler Tree!! He will visit us to take pictures and will pick up our Christmas letters.

Baby Madero will hold an individual photo shoot session with Santa Claus at our kinder gym for all interested families.

Also, our Program titled “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody” will take place at Candy Gum (party place in Plaza San Pedro) on Tuesday, December 18th. On that day we will be receiving students at 9:00am for a dress rehearsal. Parents are welcome to come at 10:25am, 2 people per family. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

The agenda for December 18th is as follows:

9:00        Student arrival

9:15        Dress rehearsal without audience

10:25      Parent arrival

10:30      Show “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody”

10:50      Snack and Free Play

11:30      Visit from Santa Claus (with presents for students!)

12:00      Closing

Our teachers will be specifying the details on what the kids need to wear for the show.

To cover the costs of the photos with Santa and the gift Santa will be bringing the children on the day of the Program, we ask for a fee of $600 pesos from each student. Please make this payment with Nora, our receptionist, at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,

Toddler Tree Kinder

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Estimados Padres de Familia:

Por este medio nos permitimos informarles acerca de las actividades que tenemos planeadas para éste último mes del año 2018:

Primeramente, el miércoles 5 de diciembre … ¡Santa vendrá a Toddler Tree! Nos tomaremos fotos y se llevará nuestras cartitas.

Baby Madero estará ofreciendo sesiones individuales de fotografías con Santa en el gimnasio del kínder para las familias interesadas.

Finalmente, el Festival  “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody” se llevará a cabo en Candy Gum (salón de fiestas ubicado en Plaza San Pedro) el día martes 18 de diciembre. Esa mañana estaremos recibiendo niños a las 9:00am para un ensayo general. Los padres están cordialmente invitados al show a las 10:25am, considerándose 2 personas por familia. Ojalá y puedan asistir y divertirse con sus hijos. ¡Los esperamos!

La agenda para ese día será la siguiente:

9:00        Llegada de alumnos

9:15        Ensayo sin papás

10:25      Llegada papás

10:30      Show “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody”

10:50      Refrigerio y Recreo

11:30      Visita de Santa Claus y entrega de regalos

12:00      Salida

Nuestras maestras estarán especificando posteriormente los detalles del vestuario.

Estamos pidiendo una cooperación de $600 pesos por alumno para el paquete de fotografías con Santa y el regalo que Santa entregará a cada niño durante su visita el día del festival. Favor de hacer el pago correspondiente a Nora en recepción a la mayor brevedad posible.

Atentamente,

Kinder Toddler Tree

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!