Jr. Scout/Stuart Little's Tot Times

January 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

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 Brady, BooBoo, and Reese!!!


Birthdays:

January 5th - Mr. Mike

January 12th - Mrs. Kayla

January 24th - Ms. Maggie

January 30th: Colton


Current Events:

January - We will receive our award for being a level 3 Paths to Quality - be sure to congratulate your teachers on a job well done!

December 31- January 1st - Closed for New Year's

January 21st - 25th - No Ramsey's



Future Events:

February 14th - Family Valentine's Day Party (3-4:30)

March 15th - Closed for Teacher Conference

Upcoming Zoophonics Friends

Week of December 31st: Review of all the letters so far

Week of January 7th: Peewee Penguin

Week of January 14th: Bubba Bear

Week of January 21st: Robby Rabbit

Week of January 28th: Review week for P, B, & R


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

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

In the Classroom!


  • We welcome Boo Boo and Colton will be starting transition days to visit Ms. Ericka and his old friends.
  • 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
  • Happy new year. We accomplished our goals, this year we make new ones
  • Our goals for this month will focus on our vocabulary and speech. we want to add plural words into our vocab, so add an s to your words.




Fav books for the month: Brown Bear, Elmo's B Book, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, 3 Little Pigs, Dinosaur vs. Potty.


Table Time: We'll continue on our nuts/bolts, vocal phrases, stringing beads, and puzzles. This month we'll add creating tiny letters and shapes from play dough.


Sensory, Art, Science:

We're going to enjoy painting with many colors, concentrating on blue, purple, and red. We're also going to play with play-doh, beads, and pipe cleaners. making play dough and various experiments with peppermints, popcorn, painting with pipettes and balloons


Math:

Did you know we have snack math every day? We spend this time working on counting, color recognition, shapes, and vocab. This month we're working on comparing light vs dark colors.


Dramatic Play:

This month we have parking buses and cars, playing basketball, building block towers and bowling, hopping like rabbits


Social-Emotional:

We're continuing to practice please and thank you.


Gross Motor/Music & Movement: We're going to spend the month bending and touching body parts, bouncing balls, and working on kicking balls while outside. we will also work on running and climbing. I know they're gonna love ringing bells while singing our favorites Blue Bird and bubble bee. And of course peek a boo and patty cake.

Operation Tot Spot Gives Back: Pajama Drive!

Congrats to the.......SHERLOCKS!!!!!!!! They are the winners of our Pajama Drive! :) TTS raised 72 pairs of pajamas. Scholastic will match our pajama donations and donate 72 books as well. We managed to beat last year by 9 pajamas and I hope next year we can collect even more! Thank you to all who contributed. Some kiddos are going to be super thankful to have nice warm pjs to wear. TTS Parents are the BEST!!!!

Scholastic

I'm super excited for some Winter books this month...are you?? Check out all the deals for this month!! Scholastic will be sent out January 8th and will orders will be due January 17th. Our online code is HQ686

https://clubs.scholastic.com/newparents

Tax Time is Approaching...

Dear Tot Spot Families,

I am sending this email because we are getting close to the end of the year and therefore close to tax season. Because of our changes from Rapid Tuition to Tuition Express there will be two-year end summaries (a mid year summary for Rapid Tuition and a year-end summary). I emailed all our families when we transferred from Rapid Tuition at the time of the change, so please check your email history for that email. As far as Tuition Express, every family has direct access to your billing receipts through www.myprocare.com . If you have already signed up with www.myprocare.com you are ahead of the game. However, if you have not, you can register from this link www.myprocare.com. You will use the email you received this message from to login. If you have any problems, please let me know.

Thanks again,


Michael Ramsey

Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow!!

We love Snow!! On days that we are in the clear to go outside, we will be out for at least 5-10 minutes. Please make sure to bring in hats, gloves, coats, and boots if you have them. Also make sure there is always a backup outfit in case we make snow angels or get our clothes too wet. Thank you :)

Goodbye Summer....Hello Sickness! :(

As you all know cold season is approaching. Please help us prevent the spread of sickness by making sure to wash your kiddos hands in the morning before leaving. Talk to them about pretending to be an elephant and covering their mouth with their elbow (Use your sleeve, don't spread disease) Please encourage singing their hand washing song and most importantly....using the paper towel to turn the faucet off. Thank you for all your support in keeping TTS as healthy as we possibly can!!

Healthy Start Wisdom

The Book Nook

Baby Animals

This is a fun touch and feel book your kiddos will love. Touching and feeling the animals as they learn their names and sounds

The Parent's Spotlight

Thank you!!!



  • 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 to the LoGreco's for Dramatic Play donations

  • Thank you to the Bohde's for your book donations

  • Thank you to the Blough's for the mittens and toys

  • Thank you to the Holland's and Henry's for the toy donations

  • Thank you to everyone for donating to the PTO. They raised enough money to be able to give everyone a nice gift card.

  • Thank you to all who brought in treats and gifts for the teachers and even Admin team. We appreciate it more than you know and it definitely made the holidays special for all of us so thank you!! TTS truly has amazing parents!

Reminders


  • Please make sure that your child has weather appropriate clothing in their cubbies. Now the weather is starting to cool off we need long sleeve shirts, long pants and jackets.

Would you like to donate?

We could use:


  • Baby puzzles

    · Food Coloring

    · Musical Instruments

    · Play-doh

    · Empty Clean Plastic Jars (Mayo, PB, etc. Jar)

    · EXPO Dry Erase Marker Cleaning Spray

    · Salt - Regular and Rock Salt

    · 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: Would you rather be able to be invisible for a day or fly for a day and why?


  • Ms. Kayla: Invisible. I'm shy so I would be able to be with people without them seeing me.
  • Ms. Kay: Fly. I could get places much faster!
  • Ms. Alisha: Neither. I’d rather be able to read people’s minds. But if I have to choose invisible so I can move things around and mess with people.
  • Mr. Mike: Fly so I could see from a different prospective
  • Ms. Le Andra: I would rather be invisible. I'm a nosy person so I could gets lot of information if nobody knew I was there!
  • Ms. Katie: I would rather be able to fly for a day. I'd spend my day traveling as far and wide as I could to see new things.
  • Ms. Erin: I'd rather be invisible because then you could find out what your friends and coworkers really think of you

  • Ms. Maggie: I would want to fly. I would want to fly because i could get more done in a day if I could fly

  • Ms. Constance: Fly. I could get a better view of everything. Be like a bird or Superman!

Good Bye Ms. Danielle

Tot Spot Parents,

I want to first off thank you for all that you do. You have all been so amazing to me while I have been here. Thank you for letting me get to know and love your kiddos like they are my own. It has truly been a pleasure getting to know each and every one of them and watching them grow and become who they are.

My last day will be January 4th.

Again, I have been extremely blessed while working here and from the bottom of my heart thank you for all being so kind in opening your arms and being such a great second family for me.

I will never forget you or your children. I hope you all the best

Danielle

The Tot Spotter's Spotlight

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