The Tot Spot Times

October 2017

The Tot Spot Early Education Academy

Mr. Mike's Email: Michael@ilovethetotspot.com

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

Ms. Le Andra's Email: Leandra@ilovethetotspot.com

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

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

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We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. —Plato

Hey Tot Spot Family,

  • As the weather starts to get colder, make sure your kiddos have appropriate clothes in their backpacks as spares just in case!
  • Sign Up for Parent Conferences. They are a 15-30 minute hang out with your teacher to discuss progress and address any concerns and goals you have for your child here at the Tot Spot.

Communication

Special Events and Birthdays!!!

Birthdays:

November 2nd: Channing

November 4th: Vivian

November 6th: Terrance

November 9th: Ms. Blue

November 16th: Mia


Special Events:

November 4th- Parent's Night Out 6pm-10pm

November 16th - Scholastic Orders Due

November 20th-21st - Pajama Days

November 22nd-24th - Thanksgiving Break

November 29th - School Pictures



Future Events:

December 8th - Ornaments with Grandparents - The calendar says the 7th but it is actually the 8th

December 25th-26th - Christmas Break

Themes - Zoophonics Friend of the Week

Week of October 30th: Review of Umber Umbrellabird, Catina Cat, and Olive Octopus

Week of November 6th: Queeny Quail

Week of November 13th: Gordo Gorilla

Week of November 20th: Review week for Queeny Quail and Gordo Gorilla

Week of November 26th: Sammy Snake

In the Classroom!

The Smalls

This month we are working following our daily routine, and participating in group activities. We will be learning our shapes and explore puzzles. We have introduced crayons to the senior Smalls, and they are imitating scribbles. The Jr. Smalls are experimenting with different textures. We will be doing fun sensory activities. Don't forget ornaments with grandparents is coming up so let them know so we can start getting a head count. If you have any questions just let your teacher know. We super excited for a fun Thanksgiving month!!!

The Junior Scouts & Stuart Littles

This month we will be working on using gentle hands with our friends. We will be continuing with color and shape recognition and reviewing our letter friends. We are excited about our future art, sensory and science projects. We have a lot to be thankful for this month! Don't forget ornaments with grandparents is coming up so let them know so we can start getting a head count.

The Scouts & Stuarts

This month we are working on using our listening ears and following our daily routine. We will be continuing reviewing all our shapes and starting to work on letter and number recognition. We have started putting together our names at table time and learning what each letter is. We will be doing some super cool experiments, art work, and sensory activities.

Sawyers

Happy Holidays!! The month we will be doing lots of festive things for the holidays!! We will be working a lot on fine motor and getting back in gear for preschool first goals!! We are still continuing to work hard on taking care of our classroom and putting items away when we are done playing with them. We're also doing a big push on using are math terms this month along with washing our hands and sneezing/coughing into our elbows. They have been doing pretty awesome with their listening ears and following directions. This month, we will have several fun experiments and open ended art activities.

Sherlocks

This month we will be working on following directions and doing what we should without having to be asked. We have a busy month full of special events such as birthday's, PJ days, and Thanksgiving! We have been really excited knowing that we get to have 5 whole stay- at-home days with our parents over the Thanksgiving holiday! We will be working really hard on being nice to our friends and following the, "if you don't have anything nice to say, please do not say anything at all policy." We are also going to be transitioning back to NO TOYS FROM HOME UNLESS IT IS A SHOW AND SHARE ITEM. Toys from home have been causing some problems between the kiddos as well as being an interruption in class. We will be really trying to push the flashcards and Zoophonics books with the beginning readers. Please check your child's backpack every night and review them in the car or with your child at home so we can get them well on their way to independent readying. While helping them please remember to have them try and sound the words out before just blurting the answer out to them. Thank you for partnering with us!

Scholastic

There's still lots of awesome winter books to purchase. Check out all the deals for this month!! Scholastic will be sent out January 9th and will orders will be due January 18th. Our online code is HQ686


http://ilovethetotspot.com/scholastic-welcome-letter

Healthy Start Wisdom

Healthy Start

Cheddar Green Bean Casserole

Miss Leandra's favorite dish for Thankgiving is Fresh Green beans!! She loves to cook green beans with bacon but that's not so healthy unfortunately. She found this recipe that she is super excited to try this Thanksgiving. Green beans and cheddar...what could be better?

Healthy Start Wisdom From Ms. Alisha

WHOLE WHEAT BERRY CRUMB BARS

These aren’t a cookie but they make a delicious treat bar for adding to your cookie repertoire for the holidays as well as adding variety to your serving tray sending to neighbors.Soft cranberry and raspberry filling and they hold up perfectly to travel with once cooled and cut.

The Book Nook

2 and Younger: The Littlest Bear Finger Puppet Book

Featuring a charming character that comes to life through a built-in finger puppet, this irresistible animal story showcases daily life from a child's perspective. This Littlest Finger Puppet series includes Bear, Bunny, Duckling, & Piglet. Other series includes Kitten, Mouse, Puppy, & Turtle

2-3 year olds: Where's Spot by Eric Hill

Naughty Spot is late for his supper - where could he be? This is a wonderful way to read this classic and beloved Spot story. Now loved all over the world Spot is an enduring, modern and classic character.

Sawyers & Sherlocks: The Sasquatch and the Lumberjack by Crix Sheridan

An unlikely friendship develops when a lumberjack meets a sasquatch. Follow along as they share Pacific Northwest adventures through the seasons and become close friends. After a tentative meeting one fall day, Sasquatch and Lumberjack develop a close friendship as they ski and sled, surf and swim, camp and hike, and forage and pick apples throughout the seasons. This delightful story of an unlikely friendship is told in spare text with endearing illustrations.

The Parent's Spotlight!

Thank you!!!

Thank you for the:

  • Paper donations, milk caps, stickers, and donuts

Would you like to donate?

We could use:

  • Glitter glue
  • Scrap paper


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.

The Teacher's Spotlight!

What mythical creature do you wish actually existed and why?

Ms. LeAndra: Mermaids of course!! Anyone who knows me knows I love Ariel!!

Ms. Corrine: Dragons because it'd be cool to ride a dragon

Ms. Emily: A unicorn because... “it’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die!”

Ms. Jacanda: Mermaids of course! Because how cool would it be if ‘The little Mermaid’ was real? We would need to know their amazing make up tips because they are picture perfect under water of course!

Mr. Mike: Unicorns, Lela loves unicorns.

Ms. Stacey: Trolls and Fairies. Who wouldn't want to walk through the woods and get lost in that world?

Ms. Danielle: Dragons! For obvious reasons. Coolest things ever.

Ms. Crystal: None, I’m practical and they would serve no purpose in real world existence.

Mr. Andy: Someone I can tolerate…

Ms. Maggie: The mythical creature I wish existed is a fairy that came in and cleaned my classroom, my room and anything else that I have to clean. I would want this creature to exist because I do not like cleaning.

Ms. Mikayla: Dragons! I used to collect dragon figurines and I was obsessed with them when I was little.

Ms. Katie: I wish unicorns existed. I was obsessed with them as a little girl and love horseback riding. So, it would combine two of my favorite things.

Ms. Hailey: unicorn so I can ride on it & fly

Ms. Ericka: MERMAIDS!! But I'm not sure that my answer counts because I think their down there in that big place we call an ocean. Nobody has found then yet. Let's remember that only 5% of the ocean has been discovered!

Ms. Erin: Pegasus, because Greek myths are my favorite

Ms. Alisha: I’m not really into mystical creatures.

Ms. Allison: I would want Great Eagles from LotR, mostly because it would be awesome to have giant birds do my bidding, but secondly because I would want to fly with them!

The Tot Spotter's Spotlight!

Graduation/Family Fun Day

Friday, June 1st, 3-6pm

1 Park Drive

Fishers, IN

Family Fun Day is coming up! Please join us for food and fun in June. This is a new location with a larger indoor space, an awesome park, and a small splash pad. Mark your calendars now!!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.