Ms. Elsa Fuentes & Ms. Maria Guadalupe

Ms. Elsa Fuentes & Ms. Maria Guadalupe

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Week of March 2nd-6th

Abejitas Class
Ms. Elsa & Ms. Maria Guadalupe
Week of March 2nd – March 6th
“Mi Pais/My Country”

Happy Friday Abejitas Parents!
This week we will start a new topic: Mi Pais/ My Country. During this week we will play with the colors Blue, Red, and White (our flag colors). We will read stories about our community and we will show them pictures about different places within our country, including: the beaches, lakes, mountains, forest, etc. We will listen different types of music also.

This will be a fun week in the Abejitas Class!
Song of the week:
Canción de Mi País
Yo nací en un lindo pais
Con cuatro estaciones
2 mares azules
Montañas y por venir
Yo soy feliz
Creciendo en este país
Aprendo respeto cuidado
Y entrego lo mejor que hay en mi
En Sff! Me ensenan muchas cosas de mi país
El respeto por mi amiguito
Me hace siempre un niño feliz (bis)
¡Que viva mi país!

Rhyme
El país donde vivo
Es mi hermoso hogar
Sus paisajes, los lugares
Todo luce fenomenal
Yo lo cuido, lo valoro
Yo lo quiero de verdad

Fingerplays:
Los deditos de la mano
Todos juntos estarán
Si los cuentas uno a uno
Cinco son y nada mas
Los deditos de la mano
Estirados los veras
Si tu cuentas las dos manos
Cinco y cinco serán.

Star Words of the Week:
Mi país/ My country
 Special Thanks:
I would like to thank everyone for the tokens of love I received this week for my birthday! It sure was a very special one, because I was surrounded by special people! GRACIAS!
 Special Activity:
During the next two weeks we are learning about the theme “My Country” and we would like to invite all parents of Abejitas Class to share travel photographs taken within and outside of the country. Our children enjoy observing these images and even more if they can see their loved ones in them. We appreciate your support and we thank you in advance.
 Friendly Reminders:
Please make sure your child has extra clothes in their cubby.
Important Upcoming Dates:
  • 9-13      March: Teacher Appreciation Week    
  • 17 - 18  Picture Day
  • 20 Report Cards will be sent home
  • 23-27 Parent- Teacher conferences
Our Classroom Rules: 
1- All parents need to cover their shoes when entering to the classroom.
2-Knock before entering the room to make sure that no one is behind the door.
3-Wash your, and your child's, hands when you enter the classroom.
4-Complete the journal daily.
5-Label all of your child's item.
 
Have a wonderful weekend!
 
Ms. Elsa & Ms. Maria Guadalupe

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Week of February 23rd-27th

Abejitas Class
Ms. Elsa & Ms. Maria Guadalupe
Week of February 23th. – February 27th.
“El Arte/ Art”

As always at Sff! each week is full of fun and learning, and this week we will continue with a wonderful theme: "El Arte / Art". Our goal for this week is to strengthen the different areas of development and add to the learning that our children can do through art.
To achieve this goal, we will use the children’s natural curiosity. From the minute they gain control of their limbs, they work to put themselves out into the world to see how it all works. They explore, observe, and imitate, trying to figure out how things operate and how to control themselves and their environments. This unrestricted exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn and it’s also fun.

Art is a natural activity to support this free play in children. The freedom to manipulate different materials in an organic and unstructured way allows for exploration and experimentation. These artistic endeavors and self-directed explorations are not only fun, but educational as well.

Art allows kids to practices a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life, but also for learning.

Song of the week:
Canción de las artes
Yo soy un pequeño artista
Con colores y papel
Mucho arte crearé (x2)
Con tijeras cortaré
Con pincel yo pintaré
Muchas flores y el sol
Que en el parque veo yo (x2)
Arco iris y el mar
Pinta pinta sin parar
Aquí en Sff! una arista crecerá
Ese soy yo!!!

 Rhyme
Pinceles, pomos y telas usa el pintor
Para hacer un cuadro con mucho color.

Fingerplays:
Las ruedas de los autobuses van, (gira los puños, uno alrededor del otro)
Girando van, girando van.
las ruedas de los autobuses van
Por toda la ciudad.
Los pasajeros suben y bajan, (da un salto hacia adelante y otro hacia atrás)
suben y bajan, suben y bajan.
Los pasajeros suben y bajan,
por toda la ciudad.
La puerta del bus se abre y se cierra, (abre las manos hacia los lados y aplaude para cerrar)
se abre y se cierra, se abre y se cierra.
La puerta del bus se abre y se cierra
Por toda la ciudad.

Star Word of the Week:
Pintar /Paint

Special Thanks:

Thank you so much for all our Abejitas Parents for  your support  in each of our activities!

Special Activity:
Our art fair is here! You are invited to come and enjoy an elegant exposition of the most famous painters of Sff!  - your children!

Friendly Reminders:
Please make sure your child has extra clothes in their cubby.

Upcoming Events:
March 9th – 13th : Teacher Appreciation Week

Our Classroom Rules: 
1- All parents need to cover their shoes when entering to the classroom.
2-Knock before entering the room to make sure that no one is behind the door.
3-Wash both yours, and your child's hands, when you enter the classroom.
4-Complete the journal daily.
5-Label all your child's item.

Have a nice weekend!

Ms. Elsa & Ms. Maria Guadalupe

Friday, February 13, 2015

Week of February 16th-20th

Abejitas Class
Ms. Elsa & Ms. Maria Guadalupe
Week of February 16th. – February 20th.
“Conociendo las plantas/ knowing plants “

Hola Abejitas Parents!
The plants, as a part of nature, are beautiful and this week we will continue talking about them.  We’ll be focusing on “The Flowers/Las Flores.”  Our goal for this week is to keep learning about them, reading different books and make art related to the topic while playing and having fun!

Song of the week:
Cancion de las Plantas.

Un día en el parque jugando estaba
Con mis amigos de Sff,
Mire hacia el suelo, vi algo pequeño
La semillita yo vi pasar
Yo la tome con mucho cuidado
Y en una taza con amor la sembré,
Con tierra y agua creció mi plantita
Y muchas flores yo vi nacer.
Cuida tú alrededor,
A las plantitas respeta,
Por un mundo mejor cuida la naturaleza

Rhyme
Un hermosa flor Para ti con mucho amor.

Fingerplays:
Abro y cierro 
Abro y cierro 
Abro y cierro mis manitos
Abro y cierro
Y doy unas palmaditas.

Star Words of the Week:
Las flores/The flowers

Special Thanks:
Miss Maria Guadalupe and I want to thank all our parents for your support today  in our activity for Valentine’s  Day, our kids enjoyed very much.
Gracias

Special Activity:
We will be playing and observing various flowers with different colors and fragrances. If any of our parents would like to donate a flower to the classroom for use during our activity of the week feel free to do so. Our Abejitas will enjoy it and Miss Maria Guadalupe and I appreciate it.


Important Upcoming Dates:
Art Fair: Week of February 23rd– 27th

Friendly Reminders:
Please make sure your child has extra clothes in their cubby.

Our Classroom Rules: 
1- All parents need to cover their shoes when entering to the classroom.
2-Knock before entering the room to make sure that no one is behind the door.
3-Wash both yours, and your child's hands, when you enter the classroom.
4-Complete the journal daily.
5-Label all your child's item.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for your continue support. 

Ms. Elsa & Ms. Maria Guadalupe

Friday, February 6, 2015

Week of 9th-13th

Abejitas Class
Ms. Elsa & Ms. Maria Guadalupe
Week of February 9th. – February 13th.
“Conociendo las plantas/ knowing plants “

Dear Abejitas Parents,
Last week was a great week for our little ones and next week will be even better for Sff! Love is always in every corner of our school and we enjoy it.
During this week we will continue learning about Plants with a focus on fruits and vegetables. Our goal for this week is to teach our kids the importance of fruits and vegetables as these are a storehouse of important nutrients for their health and development. Many are considered "super foods" because they are full of essential nutrients. We will also be talking about love, friendship, and how nice it is to share with those you love.

Song of the week:
Cancion de las Frutas
Hoy todas las frutas quieren bailar
Con todos los niños de Sff
Todos preparados ya va a comenzar
Esta linda ronda que frutitas te traerán (x2)
La manzana dulce, la pina y naranja
La pera y el mango, viene la guayaba
El señor melón, junto a la sandia
El plátano habano que come María
La fresa y las uvas son una ricura
Estas son las frutas y son mis amigas. (x2)
Rhyme
Un hermosa flor Para ti con mucho amor. 

Fingerplays:
Abro y cierro 
Abro y cierro 
Abro y cierro mis manitos
Abro y cierro
Y doy unas palmaditas.

Star Words of the Week:
Las frutas/The fruits

Special Thanks:
I want to give a special thanks to Maria Guadalupe for her excellent work and for all the love that she gives our abejitas.
Gracias

Special Activity:
The month of love and friendship is here. We want to celebrate with our kids through a gift exchange. For this we would like to ask each of our parents to bring to school small gifts to share such as socks, baby food, individually boxed cereals, soft cookies, appropriate toys, books and any other items that you consider a good option.
Below our list of children:  

Boys
·         William Chalk
·         Tyson Yates
·         Jovanny Carrion
·         Wesley Hughston
Girls
·         Alyssa Nieman
·         Taylor Nieman
·         Savannah Nieman

Important Upcoming Dates:
Art Fair: Week of February 23 – 27th

Friendly Reminders:
Please make sure your child has extra clothes in their cubby and that all unnecessary things are removed so their cubbies will look neat.

Our Classroom Rules:
1- All parents need to cover their shoes when entering to the classroom.
2-Knock before entering the room to make sure that no one is behind the door.
3-Wash your hands, and your child's, when you enter the classroom.
4-Complete the journal daily.
5-Label all your child's item.

Have a nice weekend filled with lots of love! 

Ms. Elsa & Ms. Maria Guadalupe

Friday, January 30, 2015

Week of February 2nd-6th

Abejitas Class
Ms. Elsa & Ms. Maria Guadalupe
Week of February 2nd. – February 6th.
“Conociendo las plantas/ knowing plants “

Hola Abejitas Parents!
The month of January was full of fun for our children as they learned about animals! As always the fun continues with a new topic: Las Plantas / The Plants
My goal this week is to teach our kids the characteristics of plants and experience their life cycle.  They will also be able to recognize plants as living beings and develop an effective understanding for their role in nature.  This project provides children with opportunities to observe, identify, and interact with plants while introducing them the responsibility plant care.

 Song of the week:
Cancion de las Plantas
Un día en el parque jugando estaba
Con mis amigos de Sff,
Mire hacia el suelo, vi algo pequeño
La semillita yo vi pasar
Yo la tome con mucho cuidado
Y en una taza con amor la sembré,
Con tierra y agua creció mi plantita
Y muchas flores yo vi nacer.
Cuida tú alrededor,
A las plantitas respeta,
Por un mundo mejor cuida la naturaleza

Rhyme
Un hermosa flor
Para ti con mucho amor. 

Fingerplays:
Abro y cierro
Abro y cierro
Abro y cierro mis manitos
Abro y cierro
Y doy unas palmaditas.

Star Words of the Week:
Las Plantas/The Plants

 Special Thanks:
Miss Maria Guadalupe and I want to thank all of our parents who give us their continued support in each of our activities via your contributions to the enrichment of each child’s education.

Special Activity:

This week we will plant seeds and learn about germination.

We will observe how a plant grows, its various components, and how it evolves during a long month study.

Important Upcoming Dates:
Art Fair: Week of February 23 – 27th


Happy Birthday
We would like to wish William Chalk a Happy Birthday. He is turning one. Yeiiii

Specials: Parents Night Out
Next Friday February 6th is our “Parents Night Out” fundraiser effort for Ms. Iris, our Ositos Teacher.
Ms. Guadalupe and I will be participating in this fundraiser effort and we hope to have our Abejitas with us that evening.
The sign- up sheet for this event is available at the front desk.

Friendly Reminders:
Please make sure your child has extra clothes in their cubby and that all unnecessary things are removed so their cubbies will look neat.

Our Classroom Rules:

1- All parents need to cover their shoes when entering to the classroom.
2-Knock before entering the room to make sure that no one is behind the door.
3-Wash your hands, and your child's, when you enter the classroom.
4-Complete the journal daily.
5-Label all your child's item.

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Ms. Elsa & Ms. Maria Guadalupe

Friday, January 23, 2015

Week of January 26th-30th

Abejitas Class
Ms. Elsa & Ms. Maria Guadalupe
Week of January 26th. – January 30th.
“Los Animales/The Animals “
Hola Abejitas Parents!
As always we’ll have a week full of fun while strengthening many areas of development for all of our little ones.  Therefore, this week we will continue talking about "The Animals" - "Los Animales" specifically, “Sea Animals” – “Animales del Mar.”
My goal this week is to teach our kids how to care for the ocean and the creatures that live there. Of course, since learning about sea animals is so much fun, we will be doing plenty of activities like pretending to explore the ocean while our Abejitas play with water and small plastic sea animal toys.
 
Song of the week:
Animales de la Selva
Los animales que hay en la selva,
Tú los vas repetir,
Algunos gordos otros muy altos
Igual nos vamos a divertir.
El elefante que está muy grande
Y la jirafa que alta es
Y el monito que salta y salta
El cocodrilo… me va a morder
Los animales……..
Es un león que esta enojón
Es la serpiente que es muy decente
Y la tortuga come lechuga
Y el ratón (donde está el ratón?)
Ya se escondió.
Los animales
 
Rhyme #1
Coco coco cocodrilo
En el río está tranquilo
 
Rhyme #2
Ele ele elefante
En la trompa lleva un guante
 
Fingerplays:
Este compro un huevito
Este lo cocinó
Este le puso sal
Este lo revolvió
Y este picaro chiquitito
se lo comio
 
Star Words of the Week:
El oceano/ The sea
 
Special Thanks:
We want to thank all the parents that brought stuffed animals for our themed activities of the week. Last week our Abejitas had lots of fun during this special activity in the class.

Special Activity:
We will pretend we are exploring in the sea and observe the animals that live there. Also, if you have plastic sea creatures please bring them for an activity in class.
Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Important Upcoming Dates:
Art Fair: Week of February 23 – 27th

Friendly Reminders:
Please make sure your child has extra clothes in their cubby and all unnecessary things are taken from them so their cubbies will look neat.

Our Classroom Rules:
1- All parents need to cover their shoes when entering to the classroom.
2-Knock before entering the room to make sure that no one is behind the door.
3-Wash your hands and your child's hand when you enter the classroom.
4-Complete the journal daily
5-Label all your child's item.

Have a nice weekend! 
Ms. Elsa & Ms. Maria Guadalupe