The Sherlocks's Tot Spot Times

November 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

Ms. Kelsey's Email: Kelsey@ilovethetotspot.com

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We also now have a Youtube Channel: The Tot Spot Early Learning Academy and Pinterest: The Tot Spot Early Education Academy...be sure and follow us!!

Special Events and Birthdays!!


Birthdays:

Nov. 4th- Ethan

Nov. 11th-Henry

Nov. 11th- Ms. Katie

Nov. 17th- Theo




Current Events:

Nov. 14th and 15th- picture day

Nov. 25th & 26th- Pj Day!

Nov. 27-29th -CLOSED Thanksgiving break


Future Events

Dec. 24-26th Christmas break

Dec.6th- Ornaments with grandparents

Upcoming Zoo-phonics Friends


Week of November 4th- Ollie Octopus

Week of November 11th- review of U, C,and O

Week of November 18th- Queenie Quail

Week of November 25th- Thanksgiving 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? Asking a teacher will get you no where. Please email Mr. Mike at michael@ilovethetotspot.com

Picture Day!!

Picture Day will be November 14th and November 15th. Siblings will be photographed on the 14th and everyone else on the 15th. The theme will be a traditional and a holiday background option. If your kiddo isn't normally here either day you can still bring them to get their picture taken if you would like. We will start pictures at 9am. We are going with TeddyBear Portraits based on parent vote. Pictures are ordered the same day of picture day. If you order digital copies, you will receive them the night they are taken and if you order prints, they will be in by the 1st of December. To receive all photos digitally will be around $70. We will be sending out flyers soon with more info. We will also taking parent helpers as volunteers. If your interested let us know!

Ornaments with Grandparents.... What is it???

Its a chance for grandparents or a family representative to join their favorite tot spotter in the class to make an ornament! Each set of grandparents will receive their own ornament! When the time comes closer, we will ask that you tell us how many sets of grandparents will be here and we will figure out a time closer to the date :) Be on the look out on the app regarding specific time!

In the Classroom!

In the classroom this next month, we will be focusing on the letters O and Q, while also reviewing U, C, and O . In art this month, we will be doing al optical illusion craft, some under the table art, and quarter art. In Science, we will be talking about ocean currents, optical illusions, and quicksand. We will also be doing an oil and water experiment. Taste Tuesday will be exciting as always with olives, (dark) chocolate, and quinoa!



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

Its Fall!!!

Hello Hello! Now that fall is approaching us be sure that your kiddo has a jacket to take with them when we go outside!

Operation Tot Spot gives back!!

We are teaming up with Scholastic and participating in a pajama drive. We are collecting until December 5th.


The boxes will be in all the classrooms for the pj's to go in. The class with the most pajamas donated per child will win a cool prize for their class! Adult sizes will be worth 2 points!


Who are the pajamas and books helping?


The pajamas and books are helping at-risk children (ages 0–18) throughout the country. Often homeless, in foster care, or in poverty, their unstable, uncertain lives make them uniquely vulnerable as bedtime approaches. Each night, millions of children in this country have no bed to call their own—let alone pajamas to change into or books to escape into—and so they have no concept of a loving bedtime. The treasured ritual of changing into clean pajamas and tucking in with an enchanting bedtime story are unknown; some of these children, in fact, have never heard of pajamas


What pajama sizes are needed the most?

Although Pajama Program accepts new pajamas in all sizes, the most overlooked ones are generally children’s sizes 8 to adult 3XL. It is often the bigger, older children who are left out.


What kinds of pajamas should I collect?


New pajamas only.

Pajamas should be a complete set—a top and bottom, or an appropriate nightgown.

Pajamas for all seasons, but especially warm, cozy ones to help the children on our list during the long, cold months at this time of year.

Scholastic

School is back and so is Scholastic!! Get ready for your book orders! Thank you for all your support! Our code is HQ686

https://clubs.scholastic.com/newparents

“Turkey” sandwiches

These festive "Turkey" sandwiches are cute. easy, and they can be as healthy or as unhealthy as you would like them to be! All you need is bread, yellow and red peppers, the sandwich filling and whatever you would like to use for eyes. Your kids will love helping to assemble these cute little turkeys just as much as they will love eating them!
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The Book Nook

The Night Before Thanksgiving

In this fun ode to " Twas the Night Before Christmas", we see what happens during the night before Thanksgiving! Follow along as the feast is prepared, cousins are greeted, and everyone gathers around the table, all with an extra helping of holiday fun.
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The Parent's Spotlight

Thank you!!!

  • Thank you for making the Halloween party possible!! We asked and you guys were there to donate!! You guys are AWESOME!!
  • Thank you for any donations that you have given towards the Tot Spot! We appreciate all you do!

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

Would you like to donate?

We could use:


  • Clear plastic jars with lids ie mayonnaise
  • Egg cartons
  • Squishy/stress balls
  • 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

Who is your favorite Disney character and would you trade places with them?

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  • · Ms. Crystal: Powerline, and no my life is a show everyday
  • · Ms. Rachel: My favorite is probably Belle and I would definitely trade place with her if I could have her library.
  • · Ms. Maggie: Dash from Increadables and yes I would trade places with him!
  • Ms. Mikayla: Belle is my favorite princess but my favorite character is Jim Hawkins from Treasure Planet
  • · Ms. Alisha: I dont really like Disney :( I don't count Star Wars and such. If I had to pick.. I would say Belle because she likes to read!
  • Mr. Mike: The Hulk! and Yes!
  • · Ms. Kelsey: Belle but I would keep my own prince charming!
  • · Ms. Le Andra: Ariel and I would LOVE to trade places with her!
  • · Ms. Katie: Tinkerbell! I would not trade with her but I'd keep the wings!

The Tot Spotter's Spotlight!!

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