The Smalls Tot Spot Times

July 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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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!!

Remind Me App.

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

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

Important Dates and Birthdays

Welcome Terrance!


Goodbye Evelyn, and Chael! Have a blast with the big kids!! :)


Current Events:

July 4th - Closed

July 19th - Supply fee due


Future Events:

August 30th - Physicals Due



Check extra clothes, and bring in warm weather items. It is doctor recommended not to apply regular sunscreen until 6 months. We are able to apply with a permission slip. Please supply us with sunscreen. The Tot Spot will use a universal sunscreen with permission. Also When we go outside, it is required to have feet covered with shoes, if you are able to move and crawl. So, please have shoes available for this purpose. Oh one last thing..don’t forget a sun hat.

HEALTHY WISDOM VITAMIN D

Your body is designed to get the vitamin D it needs by producing it when your bare skin is exposed to sunlight. The part of the sun's rays that is important is ultraviolet B (UVB). This is the most natural way to get vitamin D.


Your body must have vitamin D to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. Too little vitamin D results in soft bones in children (rickets) and fragile, misshapen bones in adults (osteomalacia). You also need vitamin D for other important body functions.Nov 30, 2010

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IN THE CLASSROOM

Gross Motor: On Your Tummy. The only way to start moving. They either love it or hate it. We work those muscles, and get the kids wanting to move. Running outside. We spend outside time with only the infants. Classes aren't mixed during our outdoor time.


Social-Emotional: We move our non-mobile babies and introduce them into different activities every 10 minutes. We are showing the older kids we can sit next to each other while the little ones have a bottle, and read a book by ourselves. We have transitioned older kiddos into the ones, and our class is now only non-walkers.


Sensory, Art, Science

Getting into serious play!

Just a reminder to new parents, we like to touch and explore all kinds of things that will enter the mouth. if ever you are concerned with a food allergy, or an ingredient, please mention it. We always make it nontoxic of course. Outside play comes with dirt. Please remember, clothes will get dirty. If ever there is an outfit that you would rather not be stained, let us know! With our emerging finger feeders, we let the babies touch their food and explore the textures and taste.


Math:

Snack Math. We count it all! We never miss an opportunity to practice math. MathTalk. Math talk enriches everyday learning for infants and toddlers. You'll be surprised at how much they know and can learn. Your math talk today can help your child be successful in math as they grow. Everything has a number, size, shape, color.


Dramatic Play:

Each one of the babies, show such dramatic personalities. We are talking with the kids about Caring for each other. Dramatic play teaches self-regulation. At this early age, the kids want and think they need constant attention. We are learning to be comfortable as we walk away. Don't cry. Look in the mirror, see yourself cry? A lot of the time the kiddos realize crying isn't necessary.


Zoophonics: phonics, teaching how letters and syllables correspond to sounds.

Zoo-phonics® is a method developed to make children strong readers and spellers using a “phono” (hearing), “oral” (speaking), “visual” (seeing), “kinesthetic” (moving), and tactile (touching)—whole brain approach. Students actually learn the sounds of the alphabet and advanced phonemic concepts through an easily understood, concrete method of presentation. Zoo-phonics® uses animals drawn in the shapes of the letters for ease in memory. There are links attached below where you can check out more about Zoophonics.

HEALTH WISDOM

Scholastic

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


https://clubs.scholastic.com/newparents

BOOK NOOK

With 75 healthy, vibrant recipes, this popsicle-pedia is all you need to survive the summer!

Unlike other popsicle books whose recipes are high in sugar, or use "shortcuts" like store bought ice cream, Sarah Bond keeps your health a top priority. Written by a degreed nutritionist with a master's in sensory science, For the Love of Popsicles exhilarates the senses without compromising on flavor! Nutrition information of every recipe with helpful substitution and preparation tips ensure readers find recipes that suit their diet type.

The Parent's Spotlight

Thank you for:


  • Thank you to all the parents for donations toward Graduation and Family Fun Day!

  • 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?


  • Clear Plastic jars with lids ie mayonnaise
  • 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

Teacher Spotlight!

What is the meaning of your name?

  • Ms. Stacey: She Knows
  • Ms. Alisha: Alisha means 'Protected by God" in the terms of the Sanskrit language
  • Mr. Mike: Derived from the Hebrew Mikhael; "Who is like God?"
  • Ms. Le Andra: The Greek meaning is Feminine of Leander. Lionesss.
  • Ms. Katie: Pure
  • Ms. Kelsey: The Irish meaning of Kelsey is Brave

Totspotter's Spotlight!

https://youtu.be/bBUcf6Mzd3Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7BHWf-8Vn8