The Sherlock's Tot Spot Times
The Tot Spot Early Education Academy
Ms. Alisha's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Katie's Email: email@example.com
Ms. Le Andra's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Special Events and Birthdays!!
Welcome Hannah, Gianna, and Preston!!!
Goodbye to our dear friend Asher R.
February 14th - Family Valentine's Day Party ( 3-4:30) Please let your teacher know if you will be attending
February 22nd - Ms. Le Andra's 3rd Anniversary with TTS
March 15th - Closed for Teacher Conference
June 7 - Closed for Family Fun Day!!!!
Upcoming Zoo-phonics Friends
Valentine's Day Party!!
Let's Be Prepared!
Vacations and PTO
Who do you contact concerning vacation credit? Asking a teacher will get you no where. Please email Mr. Mike at email@example.com
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
Sensory, Art, Science:
We're going to enjoy repeating some of our experiments from last month as well as exploring jazz, abstract painting, extinct animals, vibrations, sound waves, and healthy food choices. We also have an entire week dedicated to The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
Fine Motor: We'll be cutting even more items with the goal of following along the lines. They will also spend some time just snipping away while concentrating on They will also be peeling many stickers and we have a few new counting and rhyming games using clothes pins.
Did you know we have snack math every day? Ask you kiddo what they learned at snack. This month we're going to be adding and subtracting with every art and fine motor activity. Before they rotate from an activity they will add up all their parts, tell the teacher, and then subtract all their parts.
Gross Motor: Repeat
Some days we only get out for 10 min so we've slowed down a bit on the structured game time. When they do have the opportunity to go outside I just want them to run around as much as possible.
- Please don't forget show and share items for Thursday. You can bring them in anytime before Thursday if you'd like to make sure your kiddo has an item.
- Don't forget to tell your kiddos to wash their hands in the morning at drop off.
Official Weather Closure Policy:
When bad weather or other emergency situations occur, it may be necessary for TTS to cancel, delay, or close school early. Parents should have a well-communicated plan in place in the event of these emergency situations.
The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority any time a decision must be made regarding school closures and delays during a weather situation. We review information from emergency management and state highway administrators about road conditions, and look to HSE schools for guidance.
Due to the speed of updating, the official @TotSpotSchool Twitter account is generally the first and fastest mode of communication. Other communication channels will be updated as quickly as possible including app, email, and other social media, and news stations. The app lags behind for some so Twitter is first.
Weather alert example
TTS tries to make decisions in the evening, taking into account that parents need time to make proper arrangements. But when there is a lot of uncertainty, we wait to get the latest morning forecast. The decision is typically made around 6:00.
TTS provides information about closings and delays in many ways including:
Posted to the TTS Twitter and Facebook pages.
Posted to Daily Connect App
Email and text messages sent to parents (using Procare).
Group Me sent to employees
Email sent to employees
Notifications sent to WTHR, RTV6, and WISH TV News
Tax Time is Approaching....
Dear Tot Spot Families,
I am sending this email because we are getting close to the end of the year and therefore close to tax season. Because of our changes from Rapid Tuition to Tuition Express there will be two-year end summaries (a mid year summary for Rapid Tuition and a year-end summary). I emailed all our families when we transferred from Rapid Tuition at the time of the change, so please check your email history for that email. As far as Tuition Express, every family has direct access to your billing receipts through www.myprocare.com . If you have already signed up with www.myprocare.com you are ahead of the game. However, if you have not, you can register from this link www.myprocare.com. You will use the email you received this message from to login. If you have any problems, please let me know.
Winter is here!
Looking for some new books to celebrate Valentine's Day? Check out all the great books from Scholastic!! Scholastic will be sent out February 5th and will orders will be due February 14th. Our online code is HQ686
Healthy Start Wisdom From Ms. Alisha
Frozen Fruit Wands
These cute and healthy kabobs are a great yummy snack for every day or a valentines day party! All you need is watermelon, strawberries, skewers, and a heart shaped cookie cutter!
The Book Nook
Little Miss Planted a Kiss
Little Miss planted a kiss...
One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving. Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds team together to share a message of hope and to remind us all of the joys to be gained from being open and unselfish.
Plant a Kiss works to spark the imagination of the youngest readers, but it will also resonate with anyone, such as a new graduate, who responds to the power of planting a kiss. This board book edition has sturdy pages and is a good fit for small hands.
The Parent's Spotlight
Would you like to donate?
We could use
· Corn Starch
· Food Coloring
· Musical Instruments
· Empty Clean Plastic Jars (Mayo, PB, etc. Jar)
· EXPO Dry Erase Marker Cleaning Spray
· Scrap Paper
· Salt - Regular and Rock Salt
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
Question: If you could master any instrument what would it be and why?
- Ms. Alisha: Guitar so I can be cool like Drew (Emmett and Asher's Dad).
- Ms. Maggie: If I could master one instrument it would be the piano.I would want it to be the piano because it would help with my poor hand eye coordination, and posture.
- Mr. Mike: Piano, because it’s soothing.
- Ms. Le Andra: I would learn Guitar! I've always wanted to learn how to play
- Ms. Katie: I would master the guitar. I played a little bit in high school, but then gave up and I would love to be able to sit outside around a fire and play/create music.
- Ms. Erin: Drums because I like the double kick pedal, it's a challenge
- Ms. Crystal: Violin, I played before but other interests and hobbies took over and I want to re-learn the instrument.
- Ms. Rachel: The piano, I’ve always thought it was a beautiful instrument.