What a Great Week!

This week Caterpillars enjoyed a lot finishing their transportation project! They had lots of fun doing the airplane, rocket and sailboat. Creativity Class is always filled with fun, they worked on different projects! We used brushes to paint a plate with color red. It has been a learning process so they can know how to grab a paint brush correctly.

At Physical Development our kiddos had a great time boarding an imaginary airplane while listening “The Airplane Song ” from Barney. Also, they went sailing and started rowing their boats. Each one enjoyed learning how to use an oar.

It is wonderful to see our Caterpillars remain sitted when we are reading books during Story Time. They enjoy it so much!

Next Week Caterpillars are going to learn many themes related to the farm, such as: animals, planting & growing crops. We are also going to have the Firefighters visit!

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 fun weekend!

A Week Filled With Excitement!

This week we had a great time reviewing about our community helpers and what type of vehicles they use as transportation! Our little ones were very enthusiastic participating during our daily routines.

The “Rescue Team” visited Toddler Tree and Caterpillars were very excited  to see what they do in case of an emergency. Some of them even took turns to explore the different equipments they have. We loved watching them full of joy!

During Exploration time they enjoyed playing with different types of transportation vehicles. We had an opportunity to match each vehicle with a specific community helper.

Next week we are going to review the different types of transportation: land, air, and water. On Wednesday there will be a special visit at the kinder, the Fire fighters are going to come.

Have a fun weekend!

Valentine’s Week!

During this week we reviewed several themes, such as: doctor, nurse, teacher-love and construction worker. At Creativity class, our kiddos had fun making different projects: a doctors kit, an ambulance, love bug, construction truck and mail carrier truck.

Story time is a very exciting moment, they were happy to hear the stories of several books such as: “When I Grow Up?”, “Red or Blue”, “I like You!”,”My Little Doctors Bag Book”, My Doctor’s bag”.

On Thursday we had a blast celebrating Mavy’s Birthday  with a delicious cake!

Today our Caterpillars enjoyed a lovely Valentine’s day party, also they had the mailman visit. It was wonderful seeing our little ones with a huge smile.

Next week we will learn all about transportation, there are lot’s of fun activities planned!

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hello February!

February is here! A month that represents love and friendship. During this month we will have several community helpers visiting us, such as: Police officer, firefighter, dentist and rescue team.

This week was full of excitement for our Caterpillars! We introduced the valentine’s theme to the class and started talking about friendship and love. Our kiddos enjoyed the police officer’s visit on Wednesday!!

They are learning to adapt to our learning environment and new friends. We are sure our little ones will keep adapting and having fun everyday.

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. Caterpillars will exchange Valentine’s treats with their friends, we have 11 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.

Next week vocabulary words will be: Teacher – love / Doctor & nurse/  Construction Worker/ Mailman visit/ Valentine’s.

Have a great Weekend!!

Winter Review!

This week the Caterpillars had a lot of fun!  We reviewed our winter themes of the month!!

During Exploration our little ones made a snowman on a paper using bubble rap and white paint. They had a blast when we started tracing the outline of their hands and arms to form a tree. Our Caterpillars used paint brushes to color egg cartons to form a snowman. Also, they had a lot of fun shredding construction paper.

During Circle Time, the kids enjoyed learning and playing with Mr. Mike. They moved and danced while pretending to ice skate.

Next week we will start learning about community helpers and Valentine’s Day! Also, “Pedro Ardilla” and the police will visit us at the kinder on Wednesday, February 5th. We are sure our little ones will have a wonderful time!

Please remember there will be no classes on Monday, February 3rd.

Hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

Winter Animals Are Here!

This week our Caterpillars learned so much about winter animals! We talked about what kind of weather they endure, what they eat, and how they live. Also, they really enjoyed reviewing everything about forest animals (squirrel, fox, raccoon, etc).

Exploration Time was full of fun activities! Their favorite one was inserting straws inside bottles, this helps them develop their fine motor skills.

During Creativity Class our kiddos where very busy this week! They are building a forest with different forest animals, such as: fox, racoon, and brown bear. Our little ones where so happy to see the final result! Also, we made a penguin using heart shapes and will place them on our February bulletin board.

It is wonderful to see how our Caterpillars remain seated while they listen to a book during story time, such as: “10 Little Penguins”, “What do you see?”, ” Biscuits Walk in the Woods”, “The Three Bears”,  and “Little Outs Night”.

Next week we will review all the topics that we have been learning during this month. We will have many fun and interesting activities!

We hope you have an amazing weekend!

Winter Clothing!

This week we talked about winter clothes. The vocabulary words learned where: shoes, boots, coat, jacket, mittens, gloves, cap, hat, sweater, socks. During our Morning Routine we did an activity where the kids dressed up with winter clothes!!

Physical Development is really fun! Our little ones enjoyed don’t  circuits and also had an opportunity to review the concepts of side to side,up and down, jump, gallop, run, etc.

In Creativity Class they worked on different projects! They used colors to color some boots and the human figure. They also made some mittens with ice pating, a jacket with buttons, a scarf with dot dot markers, and the hats with sequins and cutton. When finishing all there clothes they placed their winter clothing on the human figure.

While we are at Story Time, it is wonderful to see how our Caterpillars remain seated very concentrated during the entire story. Stories this week where: “Dress-up Bear”, “What Will You Wear Clause?”, “Barney Bear Gets Dressed”.

Next week we will learn about winter and forest animals, such as: Penguis, Bears/Polar Bear and Whales/ Beluga.

We want to Welcome our new Caterpillars. We are very excited! It will be a great semester!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy New Year 2020!

Welcome back, hope you enjoyed the holidays! Happy New Year 2020!

This week we celebrated Sofia Garza’s birthday! Her mom brought a cake to share with everyone and we sang happy birthday to her. She was so excited to be with all her friends!

In Circle Time we talked about winter seasons and winter sports.We even sang a winter seasons rythm! Winter spring, summer fall, learning is not hard at all

During Creativity we made a melted snowman and a snowflake. We also made Chloe a crown because she is now a big sister!

Next week we will learn about winter clothing. Remember to bring a scarf, hat, gloves, boots and jacket!

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.

Happy Holidays!

This week our Caterpillars continued learning more about Christmas. During Exploration they had a chance to play with some Little people toys. Also, we inserted coins on different containers to reinforce their fine motor skills.

During Creativity they finished the star ornaments and pasted some large sequins on the candycanes. They love to pincer grasp the large sequins and then paste them with glue. The kids also worked on a Christmas Tree stamp, we usied the dot to dot marker.

On Monday we celebrated Eugenio’s birthday. His mom brought cupcakes to share with everyone and we sang happy birthday to him. He was so excited to have his mother and grandmother join him on his celebration.

During Circle Time, Mr. Mike kept on playing Christmas songs on his acordion and our Caterpillars danced while following his instructions (marching, turning, jumping and stopping). Our little ones continued learning more Christmas vocabulary.

We hope you liked their Christmas wreath gift with their foot, hand and finger prints. Thank you so much for all your gifts. Happy holidays!! Please enjoy a relaxing and fun Christmas break. See you on Tuesday, January 7th.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!