Old McDonald

This was the last week with our Farm animals theme! Tiny turtles made the most of it, enjoying all sorts of activities about the farm and animals that live in it. On Friday we had a very special celebration, Regina’s birthday!

This week during exploration time, our Turtles enjoyed playing with barns as well as plastic & plush animals, making farm puzzles and having lots of fun with their farm animals.

During creativity time, children painted a pig with yarn and brown paint. Also, they colored a rooster with crayons and they made a sheep using corks and white paint. The Turtles were super busy in art class!

Video of the week: Baby Einstein “Baby Macdonald”/ “Peppa pig”/ Dora the explorer” Three little piggies”

Next week’s vocabulary words: Planting- Seed & Soil/ Planting- Sun & Water/ Plants, Flowers & Trees/ Introduce Insects: Worm-Bugs-Dirt-Grass/ Beehive-Bees-Fly-Swatter

 

 

 

 

Down on the Farm

This week we celebrated Marian’s birthday! This little girl turned 2 today. Her Mommy and Daddy brought some cupcakes to share with her friends. (Thank you!) Miss Mely made a super special birthday crown for Marian, too. What a fun day!

We started with a new topic: The Farm. The Tiny Turtles are super excited with this topic. They love the farm animals and learning more about them every day.

In Exploration time we had a lot of fun playing with plastic and plush farm animals. The kids also enjoyed watching corn kernels pop in the air popper.

In creativity we painted using trucks and brown paint pretending to be mud. Kiddos enjoyed experimenting with different materials. Also they painted a paper plate with yellow and pasted some coffee beans to make a sun flower. This week turtles tried for the first time to use scissors and they did a super good job!

Also this week we celebrated Mr. Mike’s birthday and kids had a blast with the piñata and collecting candies.

We hope you like our photos on facebook.

Down on Grandpa’s Farm

Monday, April 30th, 2018 @ Toddler Tree Kinder

All students will take part in our Children’s Day Celebration! Toddler Tree teachers have prepared different centers for the kids to have a full farm experience. Between finding the milk bottle caps in the haystack, milk bottle bowling, milking the cow, egg and spoon racing, wheelbarrows, everyone is sure to have a great time. No need for lunchboxes, as April room mothers will provide the snacks. Please dress children in jeans and white top with sneakers or comfortable shoes.

Easter Party

What a fun week! Turtles were looking forward to their Easter party and parade, and it was full of fun, games, and excitement. We loved seeing our student’s faces having a blast and enjoying the egg hunt. Thank you all for attending! We really enjoyed the parade and all the amazing decorated cars.

During creativity time the kids experienced painting outside. They were really into it this fun activity!

Also this week, we painted some pasta with red paint all of this in order to make a kite. We learned new techniques such as brushing glue and pasting tissue paper. Our turtles are loving the process of making art.

In Exploration time kids were surprised with an Easter video we used to review this topic as well as spring. They role played what the story was about with plush bunnies, Easter eggs and carrots.

Today was our last day of school before our Easter Break! Classes will resume on Monday April 9th.  We hope you have a super fun time with your little ones! See you in two weeks!

Cordially,

Miss Nadia

 

 

 Everyday is a Rainbow of Colors!

March is here, and with this month we have a brand new theme: Spring and Easter, There’s a lot to learn about the season, Tiny Turtles are loving it!

We got to introduce this week’s topics with fun activities in our Exploration time, with plush bunnies, baskets and shaky eggs.

In our Creativity department the kids were are super busy making everything for our parade. They made Easter bunny with their finger prints and paint, they enjoy it a lot. Also they made a baby chick with their hand print and yellow paint, turtles now like to feel the paint in their hands! Finally kids made orange stamps with sponges for carrots. Today they play with shaving cream and they loved it!

We would like to remind you of our Easter Party (Wednesday March 21th) at 10:00am.

Have a nice weekend!

Miss Nadia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space!

Dear Parents,

February is over, and this week we made a review of all the topics and vocabulary words of the month. The themes covered: land & water transportation, community helpers, air transportation, and space. The rescue team came to kinder on Wednesday, and kids enjoyed their presentation.

Turtles enjoyed exploration time, playing with community helper’s puppets and transportation toys. Also kidos played with the transportation puzzles.

In our Creativity time, our students made a hand print space ship. Turtles enjoy more and more using paint. We used crayons and paint on craft paper for another activity, too.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Miss Nadia

Vocabulary words: Review Community Helpers/ Review Transportation/ People in your neighborhood: Rescue Team comes to kinder/Space/ Review Space

  1. Our topics for next week will include all about insects.

 

 

 

 

 

Sound the Alarm!

This week’s community helper visit were firefighters! On Wednesday a team of firefighters visited kinder and the children were super excited to see them and their fire truck. We took some nice pictures for you to see on our facebook page.

Exploration time was filled with all sorts of fun activities, like playing with transportation toys, transportation puzzles and role playing like firefighters with a collapsible fire truck and “hoses”.

Tiny turtles had a blast in creativity time, too! So much to do! They painted with cars making paint tracks on roads that were drawn on paper. Also, they used sponges and red paint for a fireman helmet. We made fire flames as an experiment using red, yellow and orange tissue paper and water. On Thursday kiddos made a hot air balloon with a paper plate and they pressed stamps using corks. Finally, today we made traffic lights with cookies, frosting and m&ms. Turtles really enjoyed it and had so much fun!

This week kids were full of energy, more than usual if that’s even possible! So we tried to remain very active during physical development pretending to be airplanes and arranging chairs like an airplane.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Miss Nadia

Vocabulary words: Introduce transportation/ Relate land vehicles to community helpers/ Firefighters visit/ Air transportation/ Water transportation

Our topics for next week will be: Review Community Helpers/ Review Transportation/ People in your neighborhood: Rescue Team comes to kinder/Space/ Review Space

Love and Friendship

February is here! A month that represents love and friendship, with lots of new vocabulary words to learn. During this month we will have several visits from community helpers such as: Police officer, mailman, firefighter, and rescue team. On Wednesday police officers visited Toddler Tree kinder and gave a brief explanation on safety and traffic signals. The kids were very excited to get in the patrol car.

This week in Exploration children enjoyed playing with construction helmets and tools, and also they played with community helpers puppets. One of this week’s topics was “baker” so today kids were all into decorating cookies. We spread frosting on their cookie and then top them off with some sprinkles.

Garbage collector was another topic on this week’s list, and turtles had a special activity. The kids got to the classroom and found lots of wrappers (playing the part of trash) laying on the floor, and everyone helped picking it up. Kiddos enjoyed and learned o put the garbage in the trashcan.

Vocabulary words: Family review – introduce friends/ Love & Friendship- Valentine- friends/ Police officer’s visit/ Garbage collector/ Review Love & Friendship- Baker.

Our topics for next week will be: Teacher & love/ Doctor & Nurse/ Construction worker/ Oral hygiene- Dentist/ Mailman visit- Valentines Day party: Community Helpers Centers.

 

 

Mr. Policeman

February is here! A month that represents love and friendship, with lots of new vocabulary words to learn. During this month we will have several visits from community helpers such as: Police officer, mailman, firefighter, and rescue team. On Wednesday police officers visited Toddler Tree and gave a brief demonstration. The kids were very excited to get on their patrol car!

This week during exploration children enjoyed playing with construction helmets and tools, and also they played with community helpers puppets.

One of this week’s key themes was “baker” so today kids were all helping to decorate cookies. They spread frosting on their cookie and then topped them off with some sprinkles.

During art, kids made a police officer hat using paper plate and blue paint. They also used crayons on a printable picture of tools. Garbage collector was another theme on this week’s list, and turtles had a special activity. They got to the classroom and found lots of wrappers (playing the part of trash) laying on the floor, and everyone helped in picking it up. Kiddos enjoyed and learned o put the garbage in the trashcan.

Vocabulary words: Family review – introduce friends/ Love & Friendship- Valentine- friends/ Police officer’s visit/ Garbage collector/ Review Love & Friendship- Baker.

Our topics for next week will be: Teacher & love/ Doctor & Nurse/ Construction worker/ Oral hygiene- Dentist/ Mailman visit- Valentines Day party: Community Helpers Centers.

Valentine´s Day celebration is coming up on Wednesday February 14th!! The Party Hosts will provide snacks, so instead of sending a lunchbox on that day, please just send a water thermos or juice.

The kids will exchange Valentines with their friends, we have 12 students in our Tiny Turtles class so make sure to send a bag for your child to collect candy. If you would like to send a special treat for your child’s classmates, don’t forget to label only who it’s from, so we make it easier for the kids to pass out.