Air and Land Transportation!

This week our Busy bees enjoyed reviewing all the types of transportation related to air, water and land vehicles. They learned about airplanes, helicopters, hot air balloons, rockets, cruise ships, boats, sailboats, cars, buses, motorcycles, fire engines, etc.  Also, we reviewed our community helpers and are very aware of them.

The highlight of the week for our little ones was today when we had several community centers at the kinder. Each classroom was a center, such as: bakery, firefighters, spa, post office and doctor.

During Creativity, our kiddos had so much fun doing several projects. Each one did a fire fighter helmet, an airplane and a car. They enjoyed it so much!

At Story Time they were excited to hear the stories of several books, such as: “My Little People Busy Town”, “Away We Go!”, “The Wheels on the Bus”, “Dora´s What Will I Be?”.

Next week we will learn about several themes related to the farm.

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

We hope you have an amazing weekend!

Rescue Team!

This week we had a special visit from the Rescue Team. Busy Bees saw the different equipment that the rescue team has on their truck, such as a neck collar and a stretcher. Also, they had the opportunity to hear the loud siren. They had lots of fun!

Our kiddos also learned about garbage collectors, firefighters and astronauts. During Physical Development, they enjoyed “launching” rockets to space using a parachute. Busy Bees also enjoy performing circuits around the gym, this activities help us reinforce taking turns.

Next week we will learn many things about air and water transportation.

We hope you have an amazing weekend!

Valentine’s Day!

During the week we reviewed several community helpers, such as: police officer, mail man, doctor, dentist, teacher, garbage collector, firefighter and baker. They are now very aware of their names and are able to identify them. Never the less the highlight for the kids was most definitely today’s Valentine’s party. They got to exchange their candy and valentines with one another!

At Creativity Time, our kiddos enjoyed painting with sponges and stamps! They did a flower for you, also each one made a tool belt and a heart.

They really enjoyed Story Time! Our Busy Bees were happy listening and observing the drawings on several books, such as: The Wheels on the Bus; Dora´s What Will I Be?; From Head to Toe; and Dragons loves tacos!

Next week we will learn all about transportation!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Policeman and Dentist visit!

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, dentist, firefighter and rescue team.

On Wednesday police officers dropped by the kinder and gave a brief explanation on traffic signals. Our Bees were very excited to get in their patrol car. We also had Vic Tellez birthday cupcakes , the kiddos loved signing happy birthday

One of this week’s key themes was “baker” so during Creativity they helped to make their chef’s hat. They also got to experience different flavors and choose which one they liked the most.

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. Busy Bess 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.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Winter Review

Exploration time is always a surprise for the kids. This week we reviewed our winter topics and made some “snow”.  Our kiddos used several plastic winter animals and played with them in their habitat.

Creativity time was the perfect class to go over the different concepts learned during January. Busy Bees loved making an igloo with a penguin and a bear. They enjoyed experiencing different textures and sensations. Finally, they made icicles using glue and glitter.

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

Please remember we won’t be having classes on Monday, so see you next Tuesday!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Forest and Winter Animals!

This week we had so much fun learning about winter animals, such as: how they live, what do they eat and what kind of weather they endure, etc. Also, we reviewed forest animals and everything that is related to their habitat.

During Creativity, we made a weekly project that include both type of animals and we used water colors to decorate it.They were amazed to see how it came out!

At Exploration, our Busy Bees also practiced their fine motor skills by inserting straws in bottles. They just can’t get enough of this! Also, our kiddos had a great time playing with our “special” icy sensory box. They had tons of fun finding several winter animals inside it..

They had a great time at Grandmother’s Day Celebration, they all did a beautiful painting. Our Busy Bees were very excited to show Grandma how they dance and sing, it was great having all of them here.

This week we had Eugenio Ramos birthday, we sang happy birthday and celebrated with him.

Next week, we will review all the themes that we have learned during the month of January.

We hope you have an amazing weekend!

Winter Clothes!

This week we have been talking about winter clothes. Busy Bees have been learning vocabulary words such as: shoes, boots, coat, jacket, mittens, gloves, cap, hat, sweater, scarf and socks. They all learned them really fast, our kiddos enjoyed dressing up a mannequin.

During Creativity, we did several activities that reinforced these concepts, such as: Painting a mitten with watercolors, making a hat and pasting cotton on the top and bottom. We also made a scraf and decorated it.

Our students really enjoy Story Time, they remain seated and attentive during the entire book. Stories this week included:  Barney Gear Gets Dressed, Snow, What Will You Wear, Claude? and The Ice Age.

They are so excited about coming next Tuesday, January 21st with their grandmother’s to the kinder.

Next week will be full of fun activities related to forest and winter animals.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Welcome Back Busy Bees!

After having spent so much enjoyable time with family and friends, our students came back to school this week.

We have started this new month and the new 2020 year by introducing a new topic: winter. Some vocabulary words used this week included: snow, snowman, igloo, jacket and mittens. We also talked about things that are cold and reviewed the seasons (winter, spring, summer & fall).

During Creativity, the kids worked on a winter tree and a melted snowman. They used their hands to spread the paint and feel the texture , we also learned the stages form solid to liquid by melting an ice cube.

This week we read many books. Some of them were: “Frosty the Snowman” and “Winter is coming”. Kids loved learning about snow!

Next week we will be talking about winter clothes and winter shoes

Hope you have a great weekend!

Teaching Perseverance Early

Perseverance is the ability to overcome obstacles and the desire to continue to work toward a goal or task even when challenges are involved.

The ability to persevere and overcome challenges is key to success in work and personal relationships. Many children struggle in class but continue to study and improve. Others miss the goal when shooting for the win, but keep trying and playing. Preparing your child to handle setbacks well contributes powerfully to their future success. When a child is 3 or 4, learning to persevere often starts by trying something at which he or she is naturally skilled. This could be puzzles, building blocks, coloring or painting, depending on the child. As your child gets better at doing puzzles, for instance, she may then learn to persevere in areas in which she’s not as skilled. You can help lay the foundation for your child’s future success by teaching him about failure and perseverance now.

A great way to discuss perseverance with your small child is to read books together where the characters overcome obstacles. For example, The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper is a classic story about a train engine who perseveres and succeeds. For a lesson about failure and quitting, Winners Never Quit!, by Mia Hamm, is another good book to read together.

Try to let your child fail from time to time. If your child is working on a puzzle or trying to zip his jacket and you see him struggling, try not to step in immediately. Allowing your child time to work through frustrating and difficult tasks will help build his perseverance. Even if your child isn’t successful, it’s O.K. to simply say to her, “Do you need help with your zipper?” instead of solving the problem for her. If she asks for help, show her how to do it and be patient if she insists on trying again herself. Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis recommends setting your kids up for success by letting them know when something will require time and perseverance. For example, when starting a puzzle, or learning to tie a shoe, tell them it won’t be completed all in one sitting. There might be a smaller goal for today — crossing the laces — with a longer-term goal in the future — to tie the shoes all by themselves.

Winter Break!

This week was full of fun! We reviewed Christmas vocabulary, songs, and poems!. They are anxious for Santa Claus to bring them toys!

At Circle Time, Mr. Mike played different Christmas songs with his accordion. Our Kiddos enjoyed dancing and following several instructions (marching, jumping, galloping, etc.).

During Creativity, they had lots of fun making a Santa using paper plates and popcorns. We were to review numbers while counting we how many popcorns where needed to creat Santa’s beard. kiddos really liked doing this project!

Physical Development is always fun and full of movements, so we decided to “be” reindeer’s. They all had lots of fun galloping around the gym.

Have a wonderful time with you family during this Christmas Break. Although we really are going to miss our Busy Bees. We hope you enjoy these days with them. Remember we will see you back on Tuesday, January 7th.

Wishing you the best for the New Year to come!