Totally Egg-cited!

Another week went by, we hope you are enjoying your kids at home and having lots of fun with them. Are you liking all the videos and ideas we are posting on instagram?

This week the main theme was Easter! Since it is just around the corner, we want our little ones to understand the topic through fun and lovely crafts!  We worked on making a bumblebee using egg carton, decorating a butterfly with large sequins, created an easter basket with paper plates, having a blast stamping an easter egg with pom poms and making window art with cellophane squares.

Mr. Mike and Miss Mely are submitting a lot of videos, you can watch them with your kids! We are sure they will like to see them.

Remember to keep on checking your social media for upcoming activities and surprises. Next week we will learn about parades, bikes, rainbows, wind, kites. Also, we are going to review easter, spring and ecology.

Stay at home and take care! Enjoy this precious time with your family!

Sending all of you lots of Love!

Spring has Sprung!

We hope you had a wonderful week at home with your children. We miss them so much and wish we could be back at the kinder as soon as possible. However, we believe this will take a little bit more time. Hope this situation we are living today will get better and continue with our daily routine.

For Creativity we sent some ideas, such as: doing some flowers with egg cartons or with recycled material and planting a seed on jars or egg shells. We found out that some of you made them! It made us feel so happy you are having fun with your kids and creating things. Remember you can use any material substitutes that you may have at home There are always things you can use instead, they don’t necessary need to be the exact ones.

Our Butterflies love playing, so we recommend playing games with them, such as: the tossing balls, hide and seek, obstacle courses, etc. The kids will love whatever you do with them! Spending quality time with them is priceless!

Next week we will learn all about easter, making baskets, coloring eggs, easter bunny and playing hide and seek. Remember to check out Mr. Mike’s videos on instagram.

Hope to see you soon!

I Love My Farm!

This week our kids have been continuing learning all about the farm and its animals. Mr. Mike has been Grandpa Mike from “Grandpa’s Farm” all week long.

Also, we have been working and finishing our little Farm project. It turned out super cute! Beautiful Butterflies were so proud of their work! The kiddos are identifying the farm animals and their sounds. Most of them already know most of the animals.

At our Morning Routine, we have been practicing identifying the different farm animals on the bulletin boards. Also, we have been using stuffed animals, toy animals, flashcards and many more resources to continue enriching them. We really enjoy hearing them repeat the animal sounds.

Next week we will introduce the theme about Spring. Our Butterflies will learn about plants and flowers, seeds and all about growing. We will also teach them about Spring Green and recycling.

Thank you and have a wonderful long weekend!

Old MacDonald Had a Farm!

Starting a new month this week we said hello to March and Introduced a new topic: the farm. Our little ones are learning new vocabulary, such as: farmer, mud,  barn, fence, tractor, plating and growing, crops, beans and of course all the farm animals.

During Circle Time Mr. Mike went to Grandpa’s Farm and dressed up as a farmer to show us all the animals in the farm. We sang new songs and heard each animal sound. They are having a lot of fun learning all about the farm.

At Creativity, our Butterflies are working on a two week project. First they made a barn using tongue depressors and painted it using sponge stamps. They also made a tractor using their footprint and a horse using their hand print. It turned out really cute! While learning about pigs, we showed them how they like to play on mud and using their hands with brown paint they  made a pig.

We also learned about cows and during Exploration Time the kids squeezed a plastic glove filled up with white paint and water. Each one had a chance to “milk” the cow. They really enjoyed this activity!

On Wednesday we had the firefighters visit at the kinder. They were so amazed to see how Mr. Mike transformed into a firefighter. He wore all the equipment that they use. All of the kids had the opportunity to hold the water hose and sprayed water. It was a great experience!

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

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Bye Bye February!

This week our Butterflies started off learning about transportation and the different types of vehicles that we have according to land, water and air.

During Creativity they worked on several projects, our little ones really enjoy exploring new materiales and supplies. Each one created a a paper boat, they decorated it by using dot to dot markers and water colors. They also did a wooden airplane and had a chance to play with them. They were amazed to see how the airplanes fly. We also taught them about the importance of caring for our neighbors and living in a neighborhood.

Today we had so much fun visiting every classroom. Each one was a community center, such as: beauty salon, post office, hospital, fire fighter station and bakery. They  really enjoyed visiting each center and making different activities.

Next week we will learn several things related to the farm, such as: milk, butter and cheese, corn and beans.

We want to ask you to please start sending egg shells to the kinder, so we can start decorating them for our easter parade.

Have a wonderful weekend!

My Community Helpers!

This week our Butterflies have been enjoying the Transportation and Community Helpers theme a lot.

During Creativity, our little ones practiced their fine motor skills by pasting pom poms on circles on a car. They also made a firefighter hat and a garbage truck bag. Finally, they also did their own astronaut and decorated it using glitter, stars and aluminum.

Exploration Time was so much fun! The kids pretended to be firefighters and we all “went on a mission”. We sprayed some shaving cream on top of a play house and using food coloring it turned red, yellow and orange, the colors of fire. Then each one had the opportunity to spray water on the shaving cream pretending to put the fire out. They loved being firefighters.

Toddler Tree had a special visit from our Rescue Team. They learned about they do at our community and had a chance to observe the Rescue truck. Our Butterflies really enjoyed the visit and were very attentive.

Next week we will learn about different transportation vehicles.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

You’re My Valentine!

This week the kids have been learning about valentines and more community helpers, such as: Doctor, nurse and construction worker.

During Creativity Butterflies made an x-ray using q tips and tracing their little hand with chalk. Also, they made a nurse hat using foamy, large sequins, and glitter. They really liked to wear their Nurse hats. Also, we made a beautiful heart using their hand prints and decorated it with shinny flowers and butterflies. When we started learning about construction workers, our kiddos created a construction kit. They colored some tools and pasted them on their tool box.

At Circle time,  Mr. Mike dressed up as a doctor and showed them many utensils that doctors use. Such as the stetoscope, tongue depressers, band aids, flash lights and much more. We also reviewed with them the song and rhyme of Victor and Valeria Valentine. Our little ones enjoyed it very much!

Today we had our Valentines party. They were really excited sharing their goodies with their friends. We made a circle and each child had a chance to give each friend their present. We are learning to take turns and being patient.

Next week we will learn about transportation, fire fighters, garbage collectors and space astronauts.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hello February!

This week we introduced some community helpers and Valentine’s themes. During Creativity our Butterflies worked on stamping hearts using paint and toilet paper roll.

At Circles Time, Mr. Mike showed the kids Victor and Valeria valentine with a new song and rhyme. Our little ones enjoyed so much!

On Wednesday we had the policeman visit at the kinder. They were so excited to see the police car, the policeman and ”Pedro Ardilla”. It was so exciting listening to the siren.

At Creativity, our little ones were very happy how their police car turned out. They pasted blue pieces of paper and finished off pasting a star on it. Also, they colored a cupcake and then they used a glue stick to sprinkled some glitter on it.

On Friday we had another visit from the dentist. She showed us how to brush our teeth using a huge tooth brush. She also emphasized on the importance of taking care of your teeth and eating healthy food.

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. Butterflies will exchange Valentine’s treats with their friends. 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.

Next week we will continue to learn about more community helpers, such as doctor, nurse, construction worker, mailman and teachers.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Bye Bye Polar Bear!

This week we have been reviewing everything we learned this month. During Creativity the kids worked on a winter project. Each day they made something different to add on the project. First they made an igloo using legos and stamped them using white paint on a blue foamy. Then they did a a polar bear pasting cotton and adding glitter on it. Another day they made their hand print with paint and we decorated each finger as penguins. Also they made a delicious brown bear using toast, peanut butter, cranberries and banana.

At Circle Time, Mr. Mike showed them ice and they were able to touch and feel it. He also surprised them with all the forest and winter animals. We sang new songs and rhymes, such as: Beny the Raccoon.

Next week we will be learning about friendship, love, police officer, baker and dentist. Also, “Pedro Ardilla” and the police will visit us at the kinder on Wednesday, February 5th.

Remember that we do not have classes on Monday, see you next Tuesday.

Have a wonderful long weekend!

A Is For Animal!

This week our Butterflies have been learning all about forest animals, winter animals and whales. They have enjoyed all the activities, new songs, dances and creativity projects. We learned the sounds the animals make and we were impressed that many pf our little ones were able to repeat and identify them.

During Creativity the kids made several amazing crafts. They made a fox using tongue depressers which they colored with markers. Then, each one made a  beautiful penguin using stencils, sponges and black paint. Also, we made a snowy owl using a pine cone. The kiddos were very entertained inserting cotton balls in the pine cone, this activity reinforces their fine motor skills. Finally, we gave them some cloth pins and they pasted a whale on them to later decorate it using glitter. They loved to open and close the pins because it looks like the whale is opening its mouth.

During Circle Time, Mr. Mike surprised them with a huge Sven reindeer form the movie Frozen. They were able to ride it and give it carrots. Our Butterflies also learned about Polar bears, the penguin dance and even played with penguin masks.

During Fine Motor Time, we have been using new materials, such as: tweezers and ice trays. They are learning to use them and sort the pom poms on the ice trays. Also, they love to use the tongue depressers and insert them on a jar sorting them by color.

Next week we will review all about snow, winter sports, winter and forest animals.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!