The Sherlock's Tot Spot Times

April 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

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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!!

Birthdays:

-April 30th: Eli


Current Events:

April 24th: Administrative Professionals Day - be sure and thank our Admin team for all their hard work!



Future Events:

May 7 - Picture Day

May 13th-16th: Parent Teacher Conferences - Sign Ups will be up the end of March/beginning of April

May 10 - Muffins with Mom

-June 7 - Closed for Family Fun Day!

June 14 - Donuts with Dad

June 17-26th No Ramseys

Upcoming Zoo-phonics Friends



Week of April 1st- Xavier Fox

Week of April 8th- Yancy Yak

Week of April 15th- Zeke Zebra

Week of April 22nd- X,Y, Z review

Week of April 29th- Numbers Week


New to our school? Check out links at the end of the newsletter to learn the sounds and Zoophonics song.

Vacations and PTO

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

Family Fun Day!

Friday, June 7th, 3:30-6:30pm

9625 E 150 St, Noblesville, IN 46060

Gymnastics and the party zone (kid zip line, bounce houses, climbing structures, etc)! Come out to have fun with The Tot Spot Family/ And of course after the fun it's time to eat and watch our latest kiddos graduate. I'm sure they'll be some old friends there and of course, it's a great time to create some new ties with our school family.

In the Classroom!

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


Sensory, Art, Science:

We're going to enjoy Taste Test Tuesday as always! I'm sure they'll be excited to test xylophone snacks, yams, and zucchini. We will also all be making our own zucchini bread!!!! We also have the cool disappearing egg experiment, the yeast experiment, the frozen erupting snow experiment, zebra marble painting, box painting, creating balloon rockets with yarn, water color yarn art, yarn sculptures, and of just plain painting with yarn!

Fine Motor: We'll be cutting stripes to make xylophones, learning tic tac toe, cutting a plate into Xavier Fox, creating treasure maps, creating x-rays, lacing with yarn, continuing to snipe and peel stickers. And they’re still enjoying the rhyming games using clothes pins.

Math:

We’ll be discussing measurements as we do our experiments and cooking. We’ll also be continuing our cereal patterns and number recognition with writing. I also know they’re gonna get a kick out of measuring themselves with yarn and yard sticks.

Reminders


  • Please don't forget show and share items for Thursday. You can bring them in anytime before Thursday if you'd like to make sure your kiddo has an item.
  • Don't forget to tell your kiddos to wash their hands in the morning at drop off.

I'm super excited for some Spring books this month...are you?? Check out all the deals for this month!! Scholastic will be sent out April 9th and will orders will be due April 18th. Our online code is HQ686

https://clubs.scholastic.com/newparents

Healthy Start Wisdom From Ms. Alisha

Check out the recipe we'll be trying in class!

The Book Nook

The Monster At The End of This Book

This is one of my all time favorite children's books ever!!! It is so well written and adorable! I love how Grover is talking to the readers throughout the book; it really feels as though you are interacting with him during the story. And his comments and pleas to the readers to stop turning pages is so cute. The kids get more excited as anticipation grows, and we get closer and closer to the end of the book.

I also really love how the message helps to relay that there was nothing to be afraid of the whole time. It's funny how kids will naturally empathize with Grover being afraid of monsters. But in a way, they become somewhat empowered as the readers who keep turning the pages. And the ending does such a great job of giving a warm reassuring feeling that everything is fine, and Grover was silly to be scared (because spoiler alert: he's the monster at the end of the book).

The Parent's Spotlight

Thank you!!!

  • Thank you to all the parents who donated supplies, food, and decorations for our Valentine's Day party!

  • Thank you to all the parents and family members who made our Valentine's Day party extra special by being our guests!

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

  • Thank you for your understanding of being closed March 15th in order for teachers to participate in conferences to become ever better teachers to your kiddos

  • Bringing in donations of items anytime we ask...you guys rock!!

Would you like to donate?

We could use:

  • Shoes (all sizes) for back ups for when kiddos have accidents
  • Shoe boxes with lids
  • Storage boxes
  • 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

The Teacher's Spotlight

Question: If you could give up one household chore what would it be and why?


  • Ms. Alisha: Clean the restroom because it’s the only chore I may do upon occasion. Thank you to my darling hubby who does everything else!
  • Ms. Maggie: I would eliminate cleaning. I would eliminate cleaning because it takes too long, boring and I am not very good at it
  • Mr. Mike: Dust because of allergies!!!
  • Ms. Le Andra: Dishes for sure!! I'm horrible because I wait until I have a full sink and then it's just gross and takes FOREVER!!
  • Ms. Katie: I would give up folding laundry. It takes forever and just when I think I'm done, another basket seems to magically appear. I would also love to never match socks again. I mean, really, where do all the matches go?!

The Tot Spotter's Spotlight!!

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