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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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Remind Me App.
PTO and Vacations
Who do you contact concerning vacation credit? Asking a teacher will get you no where. Please email Mr. Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Dates and Birthdays
Welcome Raphael, Terrance, Nasir and Nolan!!
Goodbye Evelyn and Chael! Have a blast with the big kids!! :)
May 14th - Jackson
May 22nd - Maddie
June 1st - Ms. Le Andra
June 15th - Ms. Alisha
June 7 - Closed for Family Fun Day!
June 14 - Donuts with Dad
June 17-26th No Ramsey's
July 4th - Closed
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.
What is that?
- What is Donuts with Dad? Same as Mother's Day but instead enjoy some donuts...oh yeah!
15 Surprising Health Benefits of Camping
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. Everyone enjoys activities in small groups and one on one. We are learning patience. 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 then, praise them for being so nice waiting turns. Always use words and simple explanations.
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! We are working with spoons. Even when we know they will shovel it in with their hands, we practice scooping and using a spoon and fork.
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.
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. Preschoolers are known for acting with impulse, so dramatic play is a great stepping stone for learning to self-regulate their emotions and actions. With a group of young infants and older infants, we are learning one at a time and be careful around the baby.
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 Benefits of Sleeping Outside
Scholastic is done for the summer! We will resume in August. Thanks for all your orders :)
Camping Activity Book for Families offers up a wide variety of activities, games, crafts, songs, and good old-fashioned fun for parents and children to share in the wonders of the outdoors. Whether it's creating pinecone art and giant nests or going on nature-themed scavenger hunts, observing the night sky, or playing flashlight tag at the campground, this book gets the whole family engaged in everything outdoors. With age-specific recommendations, activity suggestions for parents, family conversation starter sidebars, and kids-only tips, this book has fun activities for every minute and every age group.
Family Fun Day/Graduation
Friday, June 7th, 3:30-6:30pm
9625 E 150 Street
The Parent's Spotlight
Thank you for:
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?
- 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
What's one movie you can practically quote from start to finish?
- Ms. Stacey: Movie quotes are somewhat a family thing. There's so many worth repeating on a daily basis. We communicate with song lyrics and movie quotes.
- 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. 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