Hello Parents!! We had a great first week! Although most of our students had been in school before, we are still adapting to our new classroom. We got to know different parts of our school, got familiar with our new routine, teachers and friends.
Thank you for becoming members of our private Facebook group called Tiny Turtles 2019. We will be posting photos and information here throughout the school year.
As a reminder, Toddler Tree’s Open House for parents of the Tiny Turtles class will be held on Tuesday, September 4 at 8:15pm. We look forward seeing you!
Thank you and have a great weekend.
Welcome to the Toddler Tree kinder family!
My name is Debbie Karren, the head teacher for the Tiny Turtles class. I will be working with Miss Eugenia Sada and Miss Marcela Hernandez this year.
We are so excited to begin the year with your child. This year is an important step in your child’s education to begin a love of learning and discovering new things. We are committed to making your child’s preschool experience an exciting time, full of growth and development!
We believe that children grow and develop the most when there is a strong connection between home and school. Together we can work as a team and make this an enjoyable and meaningful experience for your child! We are delighted to be a part of your child’s preschool experience and we thank you for entrusting them to us.
Join us with your child on Monday, August 13th from 11:00-11:45am for an introductory session. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Also, please ask to join our private Facebook group Tiny Turtles 2019 for current classroom information and daily photos.
The Tiny Turtles team
At Toddler Tree we feel very happy and proud to say hello as we get ready to begin a new school year. This has been such a wonderful summer! Check out our Summer Camp 2018 It’s a Small World After All Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1739599322760786/) for some pictures and websites. We look forward to starting our Teacher Orientation next week.
We hope you too are enjoying the last days of the summer with family, friends, having fun. We are eager to have our students back, learning new and exciting things starting the 2018-2019 school year on Monday, August 13th.
Please take some time in the next few days to talk to your child about coming to kinder. In order to make this an easier transition, you may want to:
• show him/her that they will have their own lunchbox to take each day packed with a surprise
• tell them about how much they will enjoy meeting other children and teachers
• explain the routine; you can say “Mom or Dad will drop you off; you will play with friends and after a little while, I’ll come to pick you up- like when you go to Grandma’s house!”
• reinforce that going to school is a time for them to play and have fun
We hope to see you and your little ones soon!
We had our “Alo-hawaii” end of the school year program and our Tiny Turtles danced really well. We couldn’t be more proud! They did their best and they rehearsed very hard for this. We would always remind them that “Mama” and “Papa” were going to be watching the show and they got super excited. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Exploration time was filled with different and fun activities such as: Peg boards, plush sea animals, inflatable fish box, duplos, peek a blocks, and go fish with magnets.
In creativity time children loved making their fish and sea stars. They used corks and orange paint for the fish then they decorated the fish. For the sea star kids used paint and brushes. Turtles love art time; they enjoy mixing colors and exploring with different materials.
We had a little bit of role play involved this week, with the theme of “Crab” we took them to the gym and pretended to “walk like a crab” and to get some inspiration for it we watched a video called “Crab dance video” you can watch it with your kids on Youtube.
Remember next week we have our parent teacher conferences.
Have a nice weekend!
Today we celebrated Loreto’s birthday! This little girl turned 2 today. Her Mommy and Daddy brought some donuts to share with her friends. Thank you! Mr. Mike made a super special birthday crown for Loreto, and her dad carried her to take her on a magic rocket ride! What a fun day!
Last week of jungle animals! Tiny turtles learned about crocodiles, tigers, kangaroos, bears and rhinoceros. They enjoyed this theme a lot, always imitating the animal sounds and loving the books that had pictures of these animals.
In exploration time kids had fun with plastic jungle animals. Making towers with duplos is always a big hit, as well as the peek a blocks that have little figures inside and turtles love to identify them. Tiny turtles were happy to play with our jungle plush animals, too.
In creativity time, we continued their “Jungle” project; kids had a blast making a hand print zebra, foot print for the lion, and a monkey and elephant stamp. For the texture of the tree they used some cotton. For the sun they used a sponge and yellow paint and finally for the grass they pasted some tissue green paper. They really love art time and enjoy using different techniques.
We want to thank you all for your presents, gifts and your appreciation towards us. We feel very blessed to be involved in your child’s education and to get the amazing opportunity of watching their growth day by day. We love being teachers and we want to thank you for entrusting us with the most important and invaluable treasure of all: Your kids!
Next week vocabulary words: Introduce Water Animals- Fish/ Shark/ Whale/ Dolphin/ Under the Sea.
Tiny Turtles learned about crocodiles, tigers, kangaroos, zebras and giraffes. They enjoyed this theme a lot, always imitating the animal sounds and loving the books that had pictures of them in it.
During exploration time, kids had fun with the plastic jungle animals. Making towers with soft blocks is always a big hit. Tiny turtles were happy to play with our jungle plush animals and putting straws inside bottles, too.
In creativity time we started our “Jungle” project, kids painted the sky jungle using blue paint and for the grass they pasted tissue paper. We are using different materials to create the animals we’re learning so much about. Next week the kids will finish it and take it home
We were very happy to have our moms in our classroom everyone had a blast! Kiddos enjoyed every moment!
Books we loved this week: “Jungle Day”/ “In the Jungle”/ “My Jungle Pop-Up Book”/ “Polar Bears don’t swing in the jungle”.
Vocabulary words: Crocodile/ Tiger/ Kangaroo/ Bear/ Hipo/ Rhinoceros
Pet week was so much fun! Tiny Turtles learned about dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, birds, turtles, fish, hamsters and rabbits. This week we also got the visit from “Donato” Miss Karen’s cat, “Bruno” Miss Dany’s dog, and kidos really love to hug the pets.
In Creativity, kids got to make a parrot using two paper plates and different colors blue, red, purple and yellow. Turtles had so much fun they always enjoy creativity time. Our students couldn’t be more excited with the pets this week. They love animals and taking care of them.
Turtles were super active this week. During physical development they ran, jumped and danced a lot to Miss Mely’s songs. They are getting ready for the end of the year program and are dancing and moving very well.
Have a nice weekend!
Movie of the week: Baby Einstein’s “Neighborhood Animals”
Vocabulary words:Dogs- Puppies/ Cats- Kittens/ Birds- Fish- Turtle/ Rabbit-Frogs/ Hamster-Guinea Pig
Planting, sun, water, seed, soil, flowers and trees were some of the topics we learned about this week. Kids learned how plants get to grow, grow, grow.
For exploration time we made a “landscape” using different materials for the sky: paint brush and blue paint and for the clouds: sponge and white paint. Then for the sand we pasted brown tissue paper, for the garden yellow and green water colors and finally with a fork and green paint we detailed the grass. Kiddos enjoyed this activity and had so much fun in the process. Also they planted a seed, have a blast experiencing this!
Have a nice weekend!
Vocabulary words: Planting- Seed & Soil/ Planting- Sun & Water/ Plants, Flowers & Trees/ Introduce Insects: Worm-Bugs-Dirt-Grass/ Beehive-Bees-Fly-Swatter