Jr. Scout's Tot Spot Times

October

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

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!!

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Special Events and Birthdays!!

Welcome: Harper! We also have Raphael and Archie having transition days from the Smalls class.


Goodbye: This is not goodbye, we are just going to transition on days we can split.


Birthdays:

October 16th- Archie


Current Events:

Parent Teacher Conferences: Oct 21-25th

Pumpkin Patch ( Tuttles ) October 18th 8:30am - 1:00pm

October 31th: Halloween dress-up


    Future Events:

    Parent Teacher Conferences will start 10/7 - 10/21

    November 19th and 21st: Picture Day

    November 27th- 29th- Closed for Thanksgiving

    Upcoming Zoophonics Friends

    We are in our first month of Zoophonics!


    This month we are learning the letters " I - Inny Inchworm, Review letters ( H, T, & I), U - Umber Umbrella Bird, and C - Catina Cat."

    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? Please email Mr. Mike at michael@ilovethetotspot.com

    Picture Day!!

    Picture Day will be November 19th and November 21st. Siblings will be photographed on the same date and we will let you know what your child's date is closer to time. 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!

    In the Classroom!


    We're reached capacity so we're splitting our classroom again. If you're an older kiddo you will recall this from when your little one was just entering the one's room. As of now the classroom will be splitting after breakfast typically on Tuesday and Thursday.


    • 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



    Fav books for the month:


    Table Time: We will be working on math, counting 1-10 (English/Spanish) and classifying.


    Sensory, Art, Science:

    We will be exploring the sensory bin over the different weeks to come. Allowing it to match our Zoophonic friend of the week. For Art we will create art with different types of textures with paint, markers, and crayons. Finally, for science I would like to add more experiences with cause and effect.


    Math:

    Did you know we have snack math every day? We spend this time working on counting, color recognition, shapes, and vocab. We also have math when we are singing our songs like "5 Little Monkeys, Ducks, or Zoophonics Animal" of the week.


    Dramatic Play:

    This month we are trying to "pretend" eating and working together in the kitchen. While also trying on trying on our dramatic play outfits.


    Social-Emotional:

    We're continuing to practice and learn how to use our manners, say please, thank you, and sorry. We are also working on using words to express to our feelings. We are also working on self-help skills like washing our hands, tidying up, and putting on our clothes by our self.


    Gross Motor/Music & Movement: We're going to spend the month outside! We are going to be balancing on one foot and jumping up and down with both feet of the ground, and kicking balls. For music and movement we are going to be having dance parties along with expressive dance.

    Scholastic

    Needing some new Halloween books? Scholastic is the place for you!! Thank you, to all that have been participating! <3 Our code is HQ686. Scholastic will be sent out October 8th and due back October 17th.


    https://clubs.scholastic.com/newparents

    The Book Nook

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    Your kiddos love it when they are read to. I make it a priority to put reading time into our daily schedule. We have story time 2-3 times everyday. They love being read to and someday will love to read themselves.

    Fun Fall Books!


    October is here! We are officially getting ready for Fall! Here are some books that you and your child may enjoy reading.

    The Parent's Spotlight

    Thank you!!!

    • Thank you for all the random things you all have been donating to the center; milk jugs, toilet paper rolls, art supplies, balls, toys, and so on. You guys are AWESOME!!
    • Thank you for turning in your physicals on time. It's very much appreciated!

    • 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, to the parents who brought in plastic bags! You ROCK!

    • Thank you for your patience with our room/kiddo/teacher changes that came with the new school year. It's going to be an awesome year!

    Would you like to donate?

    We could use:


    • Egg cartons
    • Squisy/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

    If you could do one day over again, what day would it be?


    • Ms. Alex: April 25th, 2014 - The day before my father passed away
    • Ms. Helen:The day when my big/little girl was born. Sorry, I have to pick two days since it was such an incredible feeling when they were born. I will never forget that feeling; it seems like only yesterday.
    • Ms. Lindsey: My wedding day
    • Ms. Kit: Probably one of the days I was in the Netherlands as a student ambassador and we went to the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam
    • Ms. Kay:Church camp days, any of them
    • Ms. Katie: Dylans 1st birthday
    • Ms. Kasche: I would relive the drake vs lil Wayne concert. That was the best day ever.
    • Ms. Kelsey: My last day with my Grandpa
    • Ms. Caylin: I would pick my 11th birthday because I got grounded that day
    • Ms. Le Andra: The last day I had with my Grandma
    • Ms. Alisha: Any day that involved roller coasters or hiking. Even I day of hiking in our neighborhood woods with TTS or the fam

    • Mr. Mike: 06/24/2000 aka my wedding day!

    The Tot Spotter's Spotlight

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