The Sherlock's Tot Spot Times

August 2018

The Tot Spot Early Education Academy

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Special Events and Birthdays!!


August 13th - Ms. Danielle

Current Events:

August 13th - First Day of Preschool

August 31 - Remember annual physical are due this month.

Upcoming Zoophonics Friends

YAY! Our Zoophonics friends are back starting this month!

Week of July 30th: Review/Testing week

Week of August 13th- Lizzie Lizard

Week of August 20th- Francy Fish

Week of August 27th- Ellie Elephant

New to our school? Check out links below to learn the sounds and Zoophonics song.

In the Classroom!

It's sad that Mr. Andy was unable to say goodbye to the kiddos, but I'm excited to be back in the classroom. Preparing the kiddos for future success and helping them know education is fun is what TTS is all about!

August is always bittersweet month at The Tot Spot as we say goodbye to many and begin welcoming others... It is with such pride, but great sadness, that the Sherlock's say goodbye to our friends who have grown up into such wonderful boys and girls and are moving on to Kindergarten. We will miss them and their energy. That being said, I am excited to begin welcoming our new students to the Sherlock's room,

The first few weeks we will concentrate on the routine of our classroom. We will be stressing working as a team and doing the best for our community, which is what we call our classrooms. After we get settled we'll really jump into fun. Tune into Facebook to learn about our story choices and vocab words.

Sensory, Art, Science:

We have lava lamps, lego art, lemon experiments, and levers for Lizzy Lizard week. And of course lots of fizzing and feather art for Francy Fish week. Edible stamping and disappearing egg shells for Ellie Elephant week. We will cover such things such as prediction, hypothesis, and estimate.


Besides our discussions during meal times, there is always opportunities to use math in everything we do throughout the day. During our discussions on keeping our community clean we will group toys and books, add and subtract, discuss more and less, greater than and less than. We will also have a great time measuring for lemonade, sorting laundry, sorting and classifying fish and flowers, and so much more.

Dramatic Play:

We will incorporate being healthy during this center and throughout the day. We will practice washing hands for a least 30 seconds while singing our song and using the paper towel to turn off the water and using manners such as excuse me, please, and thank you. We will also have a laundry, lemonade stand, farm in the sensory bin, go fishing, be explorers, eye doctors, and entomologist.


We will be concentrating this month on manners, taking turns, cleaning up, and washing hands. We will also be playing lots of feelings games

Gross Motor: Pushing physically abilities is challenging and rewarding. We will use our muscles and energy to stay active. We're going to spend the month learning kickball, baseball, duck duck goose, leap frog, and of course limbo. At the same time as we're working on coordination we will work on sportsmanship, taking turns and those manners of excuse me, please, and thank you.

Fine Motor: Using hole punchers, cutting out letters, Lacing activities, launchers, cutting lace, creating feelings stress balls, find the letters, cutting felt an and foam, shaping foil,

· 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

Star of the Month

Every month we will have a Star of the Month. This student will get to bring in 5 pictures to hang on our Star of the Month poster hanging above our art center. This month our Star is ELI!! Be sure to check out the pictures he brings in to share with all of us!


Ready for some back to school book? Scholastic is BACK!! Check out all the deals for this month!! Scholastic will be sent out August 7th and will orders will be due August 16th. Our online code is HQ686

Picture Day!!!

Pictures for the fall will be the week before Thanksgiving. The theme will be with a present and Christmas tree.

Outside in Summer!

Please know that on days that we are in the clear to go outside, we will be out for at least 5-10 minutes. Hopefully we communicated well that kiddos need to come into school with sunscreen already applied. We will reapply with the sunscreen that you have brought in around 10 and 3. Also, we don't have set water days but please have water shoes and extra clothes/swim suits so that they will be here and ready. Thank you :)

Healthy Start Wisdom

The Book Nook

When Sophie Gets Angry

Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. So parents and teachers, and kiddos should defiantly talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott-honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?

The Parent's Spotlight

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Thank You!!!

  • Thank you for bringing in sunscreen, water shoes, and swim clothes.
  • Thank you parents for the on going support! You guys are awesome!!

    We so appreciate your patience with the new fingerprint systems and supporting our fundraising efforts such as parent's night out!

    Thank you so much for the parents that brought in towels, tissue paper, and packaging paper!

Would you like to donate?

  • We're adding some awesomeness to our outdoor play space. Our 2's teachers are tackling this big job. We are in need of old pot, pans, utensils, and wooden planks. They are planning to create a music wall, mud kitchen, and reading area. Please let us know if you have anything that you'd like to donate for our cause. Thank you!

  • Cardboard egg cartons
  • Old bath size towels
  • Toilet tissue rolls

The Teacher's Spotlight

The Totspotter's Spotlight!!

Good bye to our Graduates! Good luck in Kindergarten!!!