Easter Rabbit is Almost Here!

Hi Big Bears,

First we want to let you know that we miss you a lot! But we have to be safe and stay home. We are sure you are having lots of fun with your family.

Did you had time to listen to the “Rabbit Ears Story” by Amber Stewart? I thought it was a great story. Are you teaching your family how to do different physical development exercises? Please send as many pictures or videos saying the rhymes or poems.

Are you enjoying the videos and activities in our instagram page? Today we posted a special dance called “When Ms. Caya gets crazy”! It’s Friday!

Hope to see you soon, have a wonderful weekend!

Grandpa’s Farm!

This week we learned more about farm animals habitat and food.  Our Bears were so excited to understand that several of them provide us with food. Each one had a chance to recognize each animal with the sound they make.

During Morning Routine, they found out that the rooster is the one who crows each morning to wake all the farm friends. Also, we practiced singing: “Mary had a Little Lamb”. Please ask your child to share the new things he/she has been learning with you!

Big Bears enjoyed doing their grandpa´s farm weekly project. Our kiddos were very busy and excited using different techniques and materials.

At Physical Development, Big Bears had fun experiencing and role playing the different farm animal sounds and movements. We can see that Big Bears have been feeling that Spring is coming soon, they are so energetic and excited all the time.

Next week we will continue talking about the farm.

Have a nice long weekend!

The Farm!

This week we introduced the Farm which involves different topics, such as: the farmer, crops and animals. We also taught what is a farm and what we can find in it (barn, fence, hay, field and pond).

Big Bears had a great time eating corn and beans with tortilla chips. They have been very busy and excited making a farm project during Creativity, we are using different techniques and materials.

At Physical Development our kiddos had fun jumping, galloping and balancing on different obstacle courses and circuits. We are also practicing different relaxation techniques during our cool down moments.

We had a wonderful time role playing how to plant a seed. They used a shovel and a hoe and then we talked about the whole process of planting, growing, picking, and eating the crops with Mr. Mike during Circle Time. They also had son much fun pretending to be cowboys!

Our Easter Parade is coming up soon and we want to remind you to please send as many egg shells as you can already painted and filled with confetti. We really appreciate your help very much!

Next week we will continue talking about the farm and its animals.

Have a nice long weekend!

ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM!

Big Bears had a week full of excitement! They reviewed the different types of transportation: land, air, and water. The kids were able to express which was their favorite type of transportation and vehicle. Our students also learned how important our community helpers are and what each one does.

Big Bears were very excited today because they experienced different centers. Our kiddos had the chance to “visit” a firefighter station, bakery, spa salon, doctor’s office and post office. You should have seen how their faces lit up in each station!

Another topic we covered this week was outer space. The kids loved role-playing a trip to space and they got to know what an astronaut is. They learned how he/she floats in space wearing a special suit and tank. The Big Bears understood we live on planet “Earth” and the characteristics of other planets. Check out how your child sings the following song:

“Zoom, zoom, zoom”

We are going to the moon

Zoom, zoom, zoom

We´ll get there very soon

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0

BLAST OFF!!

Big Bears also learned how to recite “I am a Little Airplane ”

I´m a little airplane
flying in the sky

Flying fast,
Flying slow,

Flying hide, flying low

Going up,coming down,

I´m a little airplane flying in the sky !

Next week, we will start learning about the farm and all the animals it has!

We want to remind you that our Easter Party is coming up soon. So, if possible, please collect and send as many eggshells as you can. We will appreciate your help very much!

Have a nice weekend!

Transportation: “Off We Go”!

This week we had a great time learning about more community helpers, such as: doctors & nurses, garbage collectors and astronauts. Big Bears also had the opportunity to role play and act like different community helpers.

They were very excited when the Rescue Team came to Toddler Tree. Our kiddos learned how and what this team can do to help someone. They know that they have to dial 911 in order to be rescued.

Big Bears have been practicing their writing skills and are constantly developing their fine motor skills. Each day we use different prewriting exercises to reinforce and develop different abilities needed.

Next week we will keep learning about different types of transportation, such as: land, water and air. Also, they will have the chance to meet the Firefighters.

A quick reminder: PLEASE REMEMBER TO LABEL ALL JACKETS, VESTS OR SWEATERS TO AVOID MIX UPS.

Have a great weekend!

You´re My Valentine!

This week was full of excitement for our Big Bears! First, they learned about love and friendship, and Valentine’s Day. They also learned about our wonderful community helpers; such as teacher, doctor, mailman and construction worker.

On Valentine’s Day we had a party the kids really enjoyed. They shared candy and different treats with each other. They were also so thrilled when they heard a knock at the door. It was Mr. Mike, (dressed as the mailman). He gave Valentine’s cards to all.They were super happy!

All morning long they expressed their happiness about the Valentine´s Party. They enjoyed their snack and loved hitting the piñata.

Thank you very much for all your kind Valentine’s gifts. As teachers we always want the best for your child because we love them with all our hearts.

We also want to thank you for joining us on the field trip. Big Bears enjoyed every moment.

Next week we will continue learning about more community helpers.

Have a great weekend!

Police Visit

This week was full of excitement for our Big Bears! First they learned about love and friendship, as well as some of our wonderful community helpers; such as police officers.

We had a blast this week because the San Pedro police officers came to the kinder. They made a nice presentation, reinforcing that a traffic light has three colors, which mean the following: red-stop, yellow- be careful, and green- go. They also reminded the kids to hold someone’s hand in order to cross the street. Big Bears really enjoyed the police officer’s observations and it was great that they even showed all traffic signs in English! Our students also learned that they have to buckle up in the car in order to be safe.

On Friday we had the Dentist visit, it was excellent! They are really aware that they have to take care of their teeth.

During Creativity, Big Bears were delighted painting a tooth and brushing the germs off. They had so much fun making a mouth using bread and placed marshmallows as teeth.

We have been practicing the following rhyme called “Valentine ”
Red paper
Blue paper
Crayons and glue
We are making valentines
And ONE is for YOU !

Valentine´s Day celebration is coming up on Friday, February 14th! The Party Hosts will provide snacks, so instead of sending a lunchbox on that day, please just send their water bottle. Big Bears will exchange Valentine’s treats with their friends, we have 14 students in our class. Please label only who it’s from, so we make it easier for the kids to pass them out. Also, make sure to send a bag for your child to collect them.

As well, next week we will talk about the doctor, construction worker and mailman among other things.

Have a great weekend!

Lovely Bears!

This week we had the opportunity to learn about different forest and arctic animals. Big Bears also reviewed numbers, letters, shapes, opposites and colors. They used magnetic letters to spell their names and had a great time doing this activity.

During Creativity, our kiddos enjoyed doing a raccoon and fox mask. They were so excited wearing them and imitating their sounds.

At Recess the kids enjoyed reciting the rhyme “Snowflakes, Snowflakes” and then “played” with snow outside.

Next week Big Bears will start learning about several community helpers. Also, “Pedro Ardilla” and the police will visit us at the kinder on Wednesday, February 5th.

There will be no classes on Monday February 3th, 2020 due to the Mexican Constitution.

Hope you enjoy your long weekend!

We Are Polar BEARS!

This week we enjoyed learning about forest animals, penguins, and polar bears.  Big Bears had so much fun discovering the habitat and surroundings of these animals. During Exploration, we experienced playing with “snow” and they really liked the feeling of it.

At Physical development, our kiddos pretended to be exercising polar bears. We prepared a circuit that involved different movements, did they enjoy it!

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 and 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 sings the song we dedicated to grandma “I Love You”:

When I’m near
I feel your love.
But when I’m far…
I miss you a lot!
I want to say:
I love you, very much!

Another rhyme they presented was “Snowflakes”:

Snowflakes,  snowflakes
Turn around
Snowflakes,  snowflakes
Touch the ground
Snowflakes, snowflakes
In the air
Snowflakes Everywhere!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!