Community Helpers

February, a new month! We’ve started learning all about love, friendship and Valentine’s Day. This week, we also learned about Police officers, Doctors and Bakers.

One of our highlights this week was when we had the Police visit kinder. The kids got to meet real Police officers and “Pedro Ardilla”, who taught us some very important safety tips.

The Tiny Turtles had lots of fun during Art this week. We used different techniques, including: gluing small paper squares to make a police car, coloring some hearts using crayons, and modelling play dough. We also made a special gift for our beloved parents for next week’s Valentine’s Day!

Finally, Circle Time was exiting for them, too. Mr. Mike introduced a Police man and a Doctor to us. We sang some songs about Police cars and watched a short video that showed how the siren goes off. Everyone was paying a lot of attention.

Valentine´s Day celebration is coming up on Thursday February 14th! The Party Hosts will provide snacks. Instead of sending a lunch box on that day, please just send a water thermos or juice. If you would like to send special treats for your child’s classmates, don’t forget there are 14 Tiny Turtles. Please label them only with whom is it from. Thank you!

Have a great weekend!

Brrrr… So Cold!

This week we continued talking about winter and the cold weather. It was very cold, so we added the word “cold” to our daily song about the weather with Mr. Mike.

We all enjoyed story time very much, too. Our students were happy to hear the stories of the books such as: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, Who Lives There? and ABC Canada.

During Creativity Time, the Turtles made a melted snowman, because spring is coming and he won’t be frozen forever. We also made Benny the Bear, like the one Mr. Mike was showing us in Circle Time.

At the end of the week, we learned about winter sports, so we made some skates and a skier in the snowy mountains. The kiddos are getting better and better at their artistic skills, they already know how to use glue, brushes and paint!

We said “Bye-bye” to January and that means that we are welcoming the most “lovely” month of the year. In February, the kids will learn about Valentine’s Day, send some love letters home and make many crafts related to love and friendship. We are also having a visit from the police and the doctors. So exciting!

As a friendly reminder, we don’t have classes on Monday, February 4th. So, enjoy your weekend and see you on Tuesday!

Hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

Animals Everywhere!

During past weeks we were excited to welcome new members to our Tiny Turtles family: Cristobal, Gael and Poncho. All together the kids have been enjoying and learning new things!

This week we have been talking about animals. We learned about forest animals, such as squirrel, fox, racoon, deer and bear, as well as some animals that live in the snowy areas: polar bear, pinguins and belugas. Kids learned the names of the animals very fast, while we were playing with stuffed animals, polar bear puppet, forest animals flash cards and off course our creativity projects.

Activities that reinforced these concepts included: making a fox out of a paper plate, handprint polar bears and a fluffy cotton penguin.

Most of our students really enjoy story time and remain seated and attentive during the entire story when it is being read to them! Stories this week included: “Biscuit’s walk in the woods”, “Big Bear Little Bear” and “10 Little Penguins”.

During Circle Time with Mr. Mike kids met Rocky the Racoon and saw him playing the recorder. They also met Benny the Bear and saw him playing a banjo. Bear gave a nice and warm hug to every little student and they loved it!

This week we also welcomed our beloved Grandmas to kinder. Together we made a wonderful craft to store the tissues. We enjoyed a delicious snack and in the end, little Turtles showed a bit of our daily routine to their Grandmas. Everyone had a great time and it was nice to meet them!

Our theme for next week is winter sports.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Winter Clothing!

This week, we have been talking about winter clothes. Some vocabulary words we covered are: shoes, boots, coat, jacket, mittens, gloves, cap, hat, sweater, socks. The kids were very aware of these words since they are very familiar with them right now. We also reviewed colors when talking about their winter clothing. The kids were looking at their own jackets, boots, hats as well as looking at others. Also, they were learning the difference between similar clothes, such as jacket – coat, boots – shoes, hat – cap.

Creativity Class was also exciting! They worked on several projects, such as making winter boots, scarves and hats and having some fun with play-doh!

Story Time has become a nice part of their routine and it is wonderful to see how our Tiny Turtles remain seated during the entire story when it is being read to them! Some of the stories this week included: Avalanche, Barney Gear Gets Dressed, Snow, What Will You Wear, Claude?, and The Snowy Day.

Next week will be very special as we will have our annual grandmother’s day celebration on Friday! Your little ones will get to come to kinder with their grandmothers to work together on a special project with them and have some tea!

Topics next week will include talking about different kind of animals (winter animals and forest animals as well).

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Welcome Back Tiny Turtles!

After having spent so much enjoyable time with family and friends, our students came back to school this week.

We have started this new month and the new 2019 year by introducing winter. Vocabulary words used this week included snow, snowman, igloo, jacket and mittens. We also talked about things that are cold and reviewed the seasons changing: winter, spring, summer & fall.

During Creativity Class, the kids worked on a winter tree and snow made on a blue canvas, using finger paint and our hands! We also used paper plates and foam paper to create an igloo in winters night sky and dripped white paint on them to simulate snow! Last but not least, our Turtles turned into little designers and made some very stylish winter jackets!

This week we read many books. Some of them were the “Frozen” book, “Frosty the Snowman” and “Snow”. Kids loved learning about snow and winter activities described.

Next week we will be talking about  winter clothes and winter shoes.

We look forward to our Parent-Teacher conferences next Tuesday, January 15th.

Have a great weekend!

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

This week was short, but definitely wonderful for us!

The Tiny Turtles turned into little cute Elves and performed at “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody” show. Everyone did such a great job! We are so proud of these kiddos.

Later, Santa Claus brought us gifts and we had a delicious lunch all together. It was so much fun!

Today we reviewed all the things we’ve learned about Christmas and enjoyed one last school day together. We said goodbye to everybody, until next semester. We will miss you, kiddos!

We would like to thank you all for the lovely presents you gave us this holiday season. We really appreciate you taking the time to think about us.

See you back on Monday January 7th, 2019! We will start a new year learning many fun themes related to winter.

Have a Merry Christmas and stay safe this vacation!

Christmas spirit

The Tiny Turtles have been enjoying learning about Christmas. This week was so much fun for them! The kids are getting into that Christmasy spirit and learning about winter as well.

For Creativity, they made a Gingerbread Man and a Snow Globe with a snowman in it. The Turtles were also busy making decorations for “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody”. Everything is almost ready for the big day and the kiddos are very excited about it.

In Physical Development they enjoyed moving to different Christmas songs as well as practicing for the Christmas show. They are getting into it more and more every day.

Finally, for Story Time, everyone was so quiet and interested, paying attention to the different books we read in class. Reading about Santa Claus, his elves and reindeer, as well as role-playing with the different props was so much fun for them!

Eugenio was our Super Kid this week. His parents came to celebrate his birthday and brought a cool cake with a helicopter. Everyone was very excited about the cake and they sure enjoyed eating it! Thank you, Eugenio! Also, Turtles are starting to sing “Happy Birthday”, and some of them already remember the lyrics!

We want to remind you that “The Grand Christmas Rhapsody” show will take place next Tuesday, December 18, at Candy Gum. The time of arrival for kids is 9 am and parents arrive for the performance at 10.30.

Have a magical weekend and see you soon!

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!