Welcome To My Community!

This week we reviewed several themes related to our community. Also, our Tiny Turtles learned about transportation. Some vocabulary words reviewed during the week are: “boat”, “airplane”, “ship”, “submarine”, “bicycle”, “train” and “truck”.

At Creativity, we made a boat by using paper plates and decorated it by painting with water colors. They also made paper boats, the kids really loved the process of folding the paper until they created a boat.

Circle Time with Mr. Mike was so much fun! He taught us about different transportation vehicles and how each community helper has their own type of transportation.

Today we had our community centers at the kinder. We visited, the doctors office, bakery, firefighter station, post office and spa. We had lots of fun visiting each center and making different activities.

Next week we will be learning 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.

Have an amazing weekend!

Super Rescue Team!

This week we learned more about community helpers, the kids learned vocabulary words such as: “firefighters”, “rescue team”, “garbage truck”, “recycling”, “astronaut” and “spaceship”.

On Wednesday, we had the Rescue Team visit, they showed us how to put on a collar when someone is hurt. Also, we had a chance to see their vehicle and then turned on the siren. The kids were amazed!

During Creativity, we made a weekly project, we used the little one’s footprint to make a firetruck, their hand-print to make firefighters. Then we used a coffee filter and painted it using droppers to “create” a fire. It turned out amazing!

The kids are really enjoying Physical Development, they love using hula-hoops and pretending they are driving a car. Also, we threw balls all around the floor and then we used buckets to pick them up. This was so much fun because we pretended to be “garbage” collectors.

Next week we will be learning about air and water transportation.

Have a nice weekend!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This week we learned more about community helpers. Tiny Turtles learned vocabulary words such as “doctor”, “nurse”, “teacher”, “love”, “construction worker” and “valentine”.

During Circle Time with Mr. Mike, he taught us about the doctor, how he uses a stethoscope to check the heartbeat and a thermometer to check our body temperature. He also sang the song about Victor and Valeria Valentine “Will you be my valentine?”.

Our kiddos made a weekly project at Creativity. We used the little one’s hand to make a heart-shaped hand print, on the edges we pasted colorful tissue paper. The kids really enjoyed making this project for you!

Today we had our Valentine’s Day party. We sat down on a big circle, where each kid gave out their valentine to their classmates. They were so happy to share treats with their friends!

Next week we will be learning more about community helpers and land transportation.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Welcome February!

This week we learned about friendship and community helpers. The kiddos were introduced to vocabulary words, such as: “baker”, “police officer”, “police car”, “dentist” and “friendship”.

During Circle Time, Mr. Mike dressed up as a police man, with a police hat and whistle. The kids loved wearing a hat and blowing the whistle. He also showed us a song about two Valentines, Victor and Valeria Valentine.

At Creativity, we made a friendship bracelet using Fruit Loops. Also, our Turtles made a toothbrush made out of foamy and cotton balls, along with a glass made out of cardboard and dot-a-dot markers.

On Wednesday, we had a police visit with Pedro Ardilla, they showed us their police car. The kids were amazed by the sound of the siren. Also, on Friday we had a dentist visit. She taught the little ones about oral hygiene.

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. Turtles 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 be learning more about community workers and Valentine’s Day.

Have a great weekend!

Polar bear, What Do You See?

This week we reviewed snow, ice, forest animals, winter sports and artic animals.

Circle Time with Mr. Mike was great! He showed us some forest animals such as raccoon, bear, squirrel, chipmunk and beaver. He also showed us different winter activities, such as: skating, sledding, snowboarding and building a snowman.

During Creativity, we made a snowflake and polar bear using paint and glitter. We also placed some cotton to pretend the polar bear was walking on the snow.

At Physical Development, the kids loved making a big circle while holding hands. They also like listening to “Exercise game” where they need to follow directions, they are great at it!

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

Remember we have a holiday on Monday, February 3th. See you on Tuesday.

Have an amazing long weekend!

Life In The Artic!

This week we learned everything about winter animals, our little ones had fun learning about their habitat. Some vocabulary words learned are: “polar bear”, “penguin”, “beluga”, “squirrel”, “fox” and “raccoon”.

During Creativity, we made a weekly project, Tiny Turtles pasted blue tissue paper to make an igloo and used paint to handprint a polar bear. They also did a penguin by tracing their hand over black foamy. We are in love with how it turned out!

On Wednesday we had our grandmother’s day visit. We made an activity and showed them a little about our morning routine. Our kiddos were so happy to have them here!

Next week we will be reviewing the different themes we have learned during the month of January.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Winter Hokey Pokey!

This week we learned about winter clothing. The kids learned vocabulary words, such as: “mittens”, “scarf”, “hat”, “jacket” and “gloves”.

During Circle Time, we learned about each clothing and how to wear it. Our Turtles really enjoyed describing the colors, size, etc. of the different clothings presented to them.

Creativity was amazing! We made mittens out of foamy and pasted the little one’s handprint. We also made a winter hat, where the turtles used sponges to paint it. Then, we helped them one-on-one to cut it out and finally pasted cotton on it.

During Physical Development, we danced along to “Boots” while stomping our feet, “Put on your shoes”, “Jacket” and “Dressing up”. As props we used scarfs, mittens and hats. Also, we used those clothes to play dress up.

Our littles ones are very excited about coming to the kinder next Wednesday, January 22nd with their grandmother’s.

Next week we will be learning about forest and winter animals.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?

We are so happy to have you back, hope you enjoyed the holidays.

This week we talked about winter fun! The kids learned vocabulary words, such as: “snowman”, “winter”, “skating”, “cold” and “snow”.

During Creativity, we made a snowman with dot-a-dot markers. They loved using them!

We also made a tree, it was so exciting cutting hand on hand with them. Our little ones enjoyed decorating it using cut their finger print to “make snow”.

Physical Development was a blast! We danced along to “Freeze Dance”, where they have to stop moving when the song stops. Also, to “Penguin Dance”, “Do you wanna build a snowman?” and “Baby Beluga”.

Next week we will be learning many concepts related to winter clothing.

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.

Merry Christmas!

This week it was all about Christmas. The kids are getting so excited about the holidays, they love telling us what are they asking Santa for Christmas.

We made a Santa using paper plates, paint, pompons and cotton in Creativity. It looked really cute.

During Physical Development, they love using tambourines while listening to “S-A-N-T-A”, from Super Simple Songs. They also enjoy using maracas and dancing along to “I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas”.

We hoped you loved your Christmas present the kiddos made for you. They loved making it as we told them it was a gift from them to you.

See you on Tuesday, January 7th.

Happy Holidays!