Jr. Scout's Tot Spot Times

May/June 2019

The Tot Spot Early Education Academy

Mr. Mike's Email: michael@ilovethetotspot.com

Ms. Alisha's Email: alisha@ilovethetotspot.com

Ms. Katie's Email: katie@ilovethetotspot.com

Ms. Le Andra's Email: leandra@ilovethetotspot.com

Teacher's Email: totspot.teachers@gmail.com

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Special Events and Birthdays!!

Welcome: Clare, Evelyn, and Chael!

Goodbye: Kole, Charlie, and Nubia Enjoy the Scout's Classroom


Birthdays:

May 30th - Kole

June 1st - Ms. Le Andra

June 3rd - Charlie

June 15th - Ms. Alisha

June 19th - Nubia


Current Events:

May

  • 7th- Picture Day
  • 7th - Teacher Appreciation Day
  • 10th - Muffins with Mom


June

  • 7th - Closed for Family Fun Day!
  • 14th - Donuts with Dad
  • 12-26th No Ramsey's


Future Events:


  • July 4th - Closed

What is that?


  • What is Donuts with Dad? Same as Mother's Day but instead enjoy some donuts...oh yeah!

Upcoming Zoophonics Friends

We will resume our ZooPhonics friends in August. This summer we will be learning about different themes every week.



New to our school? Check out links at the end of the newsletter to learn the sounds and Zoophonics song.

PTO and Vacations

Did you know we have a PTO? Interested in helping out? Please see Ms. LeAndra or Ms. Alisha.


Who do you contact concerning vacation credit? Please email Mr. Mike at michael@ilovethetotspot.com

It's Summertime!!

Hey guys! It's officially warmer weather time! Please make sure your child has sunscreen if your not wanting to use our universal. Your child also needs a water bottle with no straw and that has the mouthpiece covered. Please make sure they have a swimsuit and water shoes in their cubby as well as extra clothes. Thanks! :)

In the Classroom!


  • Remind Me App: It's a free app that we're using to for simple reminders like show and share, friend of the week, physical due dates, etc. Our class code is 26kh9g



Fav books for the month: Sesame Street: Guess Who, Easter Elmo! - Matt Mitter, Oh David! - David Shannon, Fox with Socks - Dr. Seuss


Table Time: We'll continue shaking out our letter sounds. Singing "5 Little Ducks" with letters.


Sensory, Art, Science:

We're going to enjoy coloring our letter friend of the week, and practice using our five senses to be kind to one another.


Math:

Did you know we have snack math every day? We spend this time working on counting, color recognition, shapes, and vocab. We also have math when we are singing our songs like "5 Little Monkeys, Ducks, or Zoophonic Animal" of the week.


Dramatic Play:

This month we are trying to "pretend" eating and working together in the kitchen.


Social-Emotional:

We're continuing to practice and learn how to use our manners, say please, thank you, and sorry. We are also working on using words to express each other.


Gross Motor/Music & Movement: We're going to spend the month doing some animal yoga poses, continue working on balancing on one foot and jumping up and down with both feet of the ground And of course "Happy and You Know It" & "Choo-Choo Train" song.

Scholastic

Scholastic is done for the summer. We will resume back in August! Thanks for all your orders :)


https://clubs.scholastic.com/newparents

Healthy Start Wisdom

The Book Nook

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Your kiddos love it when they are read to. I make it a priority to put reading time into our daily schedule. We have story time 2-3 times everyday. They love being read to and someday will love to read themselves.

Mix It Up

This has been my absolute favorite book as of lately. It is fun, welcoming, and vibrant! It allows the children to interact with the pages.

The Parent's Spotlight

Thank you!!!

  • Thank you to all the parents for donations toward Teacher Appreciation week!

  • Remember there is a suggestion box in the lobby, and we love to hear about ideas to enhance the learning environment for your children.

  • Bringing in donations of items anytime we ask...you guys rock!!

  • Thank you for signing up for items for Family Fun Day!

Would you like to donate?

We could use:

  • Shoes and socks (all sizes) for back ups for when kiddos have accidents
  • Storage boxes
  • Clear plastic jars (i.e. mayonnaise, peanut butter, jelly..etc.)
  • Is there ever a time when you say to yourself, " I wonder if The Tot Spot would want this"? We could use it in so many ways. You may have babies, but the whole school is yours. Everything can turn into a sensory activity or learning experience. So, before you throw out your junk, ask your teacher if it could be used

The Teacher's Spotlight

What's a movie you can practically quote from start to finish?


  • Ms. Alex: From teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(TMNT) 1990

    Michelangelo- The pizza guy has 30 seconds.

    Pizza Guy- 122 1/8...great where is 122 1/8?

    Michelangelo- Your standing on it dude...just slip it down here.

    (Money comes out from the city crate)

    Pizza Guy- Hey this is a $10.00, the tab is $13.00.

    Michelangelo- Your two minutes late dude.

    Pizza Guy- Awe come on, I couldn’t not find the place.

    Michelangelo- Wise man once said forgiveness is divine but never pay full price for a late pizza.

    Pizza Guy- I need to a new route

  • Ms. Alisha: Dirty Dancing..."Nobody puts baby in a corner" and Sandlot "You're killing me Smalls"
  • Mr. Mike: Forest Gump or Pulp Fiction
  • Ms. Le Andra: Sweet Home Alabama...my all time favorite movie
  • Ms. Katie: Without a Paddle or SuperTroopers
  • Ms. Erin: I can’t pick just one. I am a movie fantastic and own over 1,000 films. But I can say I frequently find myself quoting anything written/directed by Quentin Tarantino
  • Ms. Kit: Bad Moms
  • Ms. Kayla: Twilight

  • Ms. Kelsey: I wanna say Transformers but that's such an odd thing. At the end he says "I am Optimus Prime" haha

The Tot Spotter's Spotlight

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