Mother’s Day Quali-Tea Time

Next week we will be offering “Quali-Tea Time” for students and mothers as a celebration for Mother‘s Day. Groups will be divided into 2 shifts to avoid crowding everybody in together at the same time. 

Your child’s teachers wish to invite you to join them in a special project they have planned. We suggest that everyone wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this event. Once the projects are finished, mother and child will share tea time provided by Toddler Tree. 

It is important for you to take note of the date and times sent in the invitations so everybody can enjoy their time with us. Also, please do not to bring toys, treats or gifts for your child.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Easter Parade And Party 2018

January Week 4

Our sincere thanks to all our dearest grandmothers who visited the Big Bears class at Toddler Tree. It was such a pleasure to have them! Our students were delighted. They performed their very best with all their love. We truly appreciated the grandmas’ enthusiastic work on the projects, too. It was a unique and unforgettable experience for all of us!

Please listen to your child while he/she recites the rhyme we dedicated to grandma:

“I have a special grandma/grandpa

Snowman rhyme

Snowman Snowman
Round and white
I wonder what
You do at night
Snowman snowman
Lets have fun
before you melt
in the sun.

Grandma, grandpa
Grandma, grandpa
i love you,i love you
You are very special
You are very special
Yes you are
Yes you are

Next week Big Bears will start learning about several community helpers. As a group we will be able to learn about the different activities each one does in our community. Toddler Tree will have visits from the San Pedro police officers, firefighters, mailman and rescue team. Our Big Bears will have the chance to experience and meet them.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Ms. Caya and Miss Karen

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

This week was all about practice, practice, and practice for our Christmas program during physical development. Children danced to the beat of the songs and put on their best dance moves. Tiny Turtles are working hard and they’re very excited to show mommy and daddy their Christmas show.

This week Turtles also worked on Christmas gifts for you. They enjoyed using paint and experiencing new activities.

On Thursday we had a very special guest from the North Pole at Toddler Tree, Santa Claus! The kids were excited to meet him and they had their picture taken with him as well. Also, your little ones sent letters to Santa with some Christmas wishes.

Next Monday Dec. 11th will be our Christmas Toy Stories presentation at Candy Gum Party Place. Please send your child with jeans/leggings and turtle neck.

We would like to remind you that the best way you can support your child is by avoiding distractions (calling out their name, looking for him/her behind the set, waving, etc). That way you allow him/her the chance to perform what they have practiced. We hope you enjoy the show!

 

Post-Thanksgiving Post

We are happy to have you back! During this week we started working with Christmas decorations. Big Bears had a great time using their fine motor skills. Also, they are also practicing with Miss Mely for the Christmas Program and are eager to show you!

Everyday when our students arrive to school they tell us what they asked for Christmas and how Santa is always watching them. Next week, Santa will visit us and the kids will have the opportunity to put their wishes in his mailbox and take a picture with him!

We will continue preparing for our “Toy Stories Winter Festival” which will be presented for parents and grandparents at Candy Gum Party Place on Monday December 11.

Thank you dear Big Bear Parents for coming to the parent-teacher conference.

A quick reminder: please remember to label all jackets and sweaters to avoid mix ups.

Shapes, Lines & Colors!

This week our Terrific Tigers began working on the different shapes they see every day in their classroom. They are now very familiarized with circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, ovals, diamonds, stars & hearts. It is amazing to watch them identify the shape onto the big poster of shapes and place them in the correct place!

During Exploration Time our Tigers had lots of fun! We did some sponge painting using the sponges previously cut out in circles to make a caterpillar. They had to dip the circle-shaped sponges into the paint and press down on a white sheet of paper!  They also enjoyed unwrapping different shapes. They had a big selection of shapes we worked on by sorting them by their color and figure. They had to place the same kind of shapes together. One of their favorites was working with food coloring and water. In order to reinforce the concept of colors, we had small containers of water and our students placed several drops of food coloring and they actually saw how the color of the water changed right before them! After this, they placed some mini marshmallows into these mixtures and after a few minutes, took the marshmallow out and they were able to see how the marshmallows turned from white to a different color, such as red, yellow, green and blue! Finally, they were able to “taste the shapes” since they were provided with snacks in the forms of the shapes: grapes for ovals, cookies for circles, crackers for rectangles, pieces of cheeese for triangles, and pieces of apple for squares. They also enjoyed making and eating pizzas to reinforce the circle and triangle shape!

Physical Education Class was full of interesting music on shapes and they started to listen to music related to Halloween,,,,their favorite was the skeleton dance!

We have started reading books related to Halloween themes, and they seem to enjoy it very much! Some of them are able to tell us what costumes they will use for Halloween this year! Books such as Clifford´s First Halloween, Happy Halloween Biscuit, What is Halloween?. Halloween Treats, Halloween Jack, and Five Little Monsters were read to them during this week.

Next week we will be talking about hot and cold water (ice) air, sifting sand, blowing out the candles, seasons, talking about the actual season (fall) and the leaves we can find (green, orange, yellow and brown.) Finally, we will see how sorting is done (by shape and color) and review words such as how many, same and different.

We hope you have an amazing weekend!

Miss. Sofi and Mrs. Martha

October Week 1

This week we had the opportunity to learn about shapes using different materials. Big Bears learned that a circle is round and has no corners. A triangle has three straight sides and a square has four sides and four corners. They realized that any of these shapes can be found around us such as circle (clock), triangle (pizzas) and squares on picture frames.

During creativity we painted a pizza using different shapes and colors.The final activity was to match foamy shapes with the pizza figure. During gym with Ms. Mely, Big Bears enjoyed shaking maracas, moving to the music.

Last week we also practiced the rhyme: The tree. We also learned a new song “Columbus, Columbus” where each one took turns and in front of their peers repeated it. You should have seen their faces as they were singing it! The song goes like this:

“Columbus, Columbus,Columbus,Columbus

He sailed across the sea

And landed in America in 1492

La Niña, La Pinta y La Santa Maria!”

As you all know on Tuesday October 31, we will celebrate Halloween with a party and parade. Start looking for costumes so your child can participate in our catwalk. Try to find simple costumes for their own comfort. We also suggest it should allow your child to move freely. If possible, use make up instead of mask so it won’t obstruct their sight.

Finally, please help your child collect and send leaves (different shapes and colors). You might look in your own garden or at the park. We want them to know the main colors of Fall/Autumn besides reviewing the rest of the seasons.

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Caya & Miss Karen

A Vintage Halloween

What was your favorite childhood Halloween costume? Do you make costumes for your kids? You can find a large variety of Halloween costumes available at stores in your neighborhood. However, homemade costumes can be more original and fun, especially if you involve your children in creating them. Here are some crafty and cute costume ideas to make for your kiddo this Halloween…