The Smalls Tot Spot Times

August 2018

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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

The Tot Spot Early Education Academy

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Ms. Katie Email:

Ms. Le Andra's Email:

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We are Welcoming 4 new Kiddos!

Evelyn started last week. Chael on the 6th and Jack on the 13th. And Maddie will be joining us in September!!!!

Goodbye to Charlie and Lilly! Have lots of fun with the Jr. Scouts!

Important Dates

August- Annual physicals are due

August-13 Ms. Danielle's Birthday

Picture Day!

It went pretty well on our end, but I did ask for a new photographer for the fall. Feel free to let a director know your opinion. Pictures for the fall will be the week before Halloween. The theme will be with a present and Christmas tree, and they will be in the week before Thanksgiving.


  • Please bring in sunscreen to reapply throughout the day.
  • Please bring your child already wearing it. The best time for the Smalls to enjoy the outside, in the mornings, and this will allow more time for outside adventures.

Sensory, Art, Science:

The kids will play with dry and cooked noodles, cotton, tissue paper, glue, and droppers. We will use play-doh, sand and water. We will continue to let our babies play with their food!


There is always opportunities to use math in everything we do. We will group toys, add and subtract. We will practice cleaning up and stacking books. We are practicing none and a lot. Signing all gone, and more. Opposites are being introduced.

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. We will talk about light and dark. It will be fun to act surprised, and wear hats.


We like to talk to the babies as soon as possible on things that we know they will be practicing soon. We will also continue to work on our sign language. We have been trying to set boundaries, and use consistency in rules. The word "no" is being used in order for the babies to understand wrong choices. If this is a concern, or you would rather your child not have this reinforcement, please address it with us. We have been using

Gentle touch, and sit on our bottom as reminders to the older Smalls.

Gross Motor: Pushing physically abilities is challenging and rewarding. We will use our muscles and energy to stay active. Baby Yoga has been entertaining. We are working really hard to get on those knees, and we will be practicing pulling up.


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.


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I Love You, Daddy and I Love You, Mommy by Edie Evans. Two simple rhyming books about how much a child loves their parents, the I Love You Books are sweet and well-written. Told from the child’s perspective, they tell their parents what they like about the different activities they do together. You’ll be able to read these books with your baby well into toddlerhood.

The Parent's Spotlight

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  • Thank you parents for the on going support! You guys are awesome!!

    We so appreciate you supporting our fundraising efforts such as parent's night out!

Would you like to donate?

Do you have any cardboard egg cartons?

Is there ever a time when you say to youreself, " 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.

For example we're adding some awesomeness to our outdoor play space. Our's 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!

Teacher Spotlight!

Question: If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would do and why?

  • Ms. Stacey: The first thing I would do after calling my financial adviser would be, Ask my 24 year old son and my 20 year old daughter, Who was it that has made an ever lasting impact on them through out school. We would give them a surprise.
  • Ms. Hailey: buy a house so I don’t have to pay rent anymore!
  • Ms. Alisha: Pay off this building, give almost everyone a raise, and go on vacation before designing the new perfect tot spot. It would have gigantic rooms, a natural play world, doors and restrooms that operate perfectly, and bathrooms and laundry areas inside every room.
  • Mr. Mike: take a vacation
  • Ms. Danielle: I would travel for a couple of months. Just by myself. There’s a company that sends you to to secret places and that would be really cool. Like places you don’t think about. Greece is my number one place though, I’d definitely go there.
  • Ms. LeAndra: First I would go buy a pink Jeep wrangler. Then I would take my best friends and family on a huge shopping spree to thank them for everything they do for me. I would pay all my bills and I would book a week or 2 long vacation as well and finally be stress free!!
  • Ms. Katie: If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do is take a vacation to either Disney or New York City. My son wants to see the ocean and is obsessed with New York.
  • Ms. Erin: Give 1/2 the money to my parents, because they've done a lot for me.

Totspotter's Spotlight!