The Smalls Tot Spot Times

SEPTEMBER 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

Ms. Kelsey's Email: Kelsey@ilovethetotspot.com

Teacher's Email: totspot.teachers@gmail.com

Follow us on Instagram: thetotspotschool

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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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

Vinny


Birthdays:

September 24th: Raphael


Archie Vinny and Raphael will be trying transition days with the Jr Scouts.

Ms. Rose is going to be spending more time in the Jr Scouts room. You will continue to see Ms. Kasche and Ms. Rosmay will be starting soon.


CURRENT EVENTS

Closed September 2nd for Labor Day


FUTURE EVENTS

Oct. 18th Tuttles Preschool Fieldtrip (infant parents welcome to meet us there)


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.

IN THE CLASSROOM

Reminder: every time your little ones gets shots please ask doctor for an updated shot record for The Tot Spot.



Sensory, Art, Science:

exploring sand, shells, crayons and paint, corn, rocks, as a few hands on sensory lessons. We learn about washing with foam soap with warm and cold water. Why does your baby put everything in the mouth? That's because oral exploration is a key developmental stage. Putting toys and other household objects in their mouth allows babies to discover the taste and texture of different objects.

We will continue to let our babies play with their food!

Math:

There is always opportunities to use math in everything we do. We are signing all done and no more. We are beginning to understand one more, and one at a time. We will be sorting round balls and the blocks.

Dramatic Play:

As the big kids anticipate meal times, we use this opportunity to pretend and prepare the food with the kids. We will mix and pour and serve up our food. The world to a baby is always playful but yet dramatic. We like to emphasize laughter and goofy silliness when we crawl like all sorts of animals this month. The older kids will be able sit with the teachers to talk about feeding and rocking babies.

Social-Emotional:

We are reminding the kids that some friends are sleeping , Shhhhhh. In the Smalls room, remember we continue to learn from repetition. it takes a couple of tries before we remember. No, no, no. The babies ability to understand this is an important reminder, and the consequences are unfavorable. this comes with consistency . We will us yucky, no mouth to help the older kids learn there is other ways to explore their world.

Gross Motor: Pushing physically abilities is challenging and rewarding. We will use our muscles and energy to stay active. Oh My Goodness. the little ones never stop wanting to do move. We are helping them become confident with crawling, pulling up, and yes, walking!

Zoophonics:

We use the tone of our voice to emphasize the letter sounds. There are links attached below where you can check out more about Zoophonics.Sensory, Art, Science:

HEALTH WISDOM

Routines. Good? or Bad?

They help children feel secure and comfortable. They help children understand the expectations of the environment. They help reduce the frequency of behavior problems (e.g. tantrums). They can result in higher rates of child engagement.

Jan 27, 2009

https://www.kaplanco.com/ii/why-routines-are-important-for-infants-toddlers

I haven't found any good evidence suggesting having a routine is a bad thing

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/why-breaking-your-routine-is-vital-for-your-brain-function/

Scholastic

School is back in session which means Scholastic is back! Thank you for all your continued support! Our Code is HQ686


https://clubs.scholastic.com/newparents

BOOK NOOK

Dream Baby Guide: Positive Routine Management For Happy Days and Peaceful Nights


Becoming a parent is a wonderful feeling, but many parents struggle to find a routine that works for them and their newborn. Now, after years of working closely with literally thousands of families, early childhood expert Sheyne Rowley has developed a practical and sensible approach to caring and interacting with your baby aged 0-2 years. Focusing on the key areas of sleep, play, communication, and routine—with solutions that can be tailored to suit all needs—this is the ultimate guide to discovering the secrets to happy days and peaceful nights for parents everywhere.

The Parent's Spotlight

Thank you for:


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

  • An awesome summer!

  • Thank you for your constant support with bringing in donations we have asked for.

Would you like to donate?


  • 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 your favorite quote?


  • Ms. Stacy: Less is more
  • Ms. Katie: All you need is love
  • Ms. Kasche: What comes easy won't last long and what last's long won't come easy
  • Ms. Kelsey: If I have faith that I can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing - 1Cor 13:2
  • Ms. Le Andra: Live Laugh Love
  • Ms. Alisha: I feel like this should be all deep. It's not. When I was visiting my new Kindergarten classroom I became upset that I didn't have a seat with my name on it/was in the wrong class ( It was simply misspelled Aliha). Ms. McDonald just said, "don't sweat the small stuff and everything is small stuff!"
  • Mr. Mike: No person have the right to rain on your dreams- MLK

Totspotter's Spotlight!

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