The Sherlock's Tot Spot Times

May/June 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

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!!

Big picture

Special Events and Birthdays!!

Welcome Evelyn, Sebastian, and Rylan!!


Birthdays:

- May 14th: Asher

- June 1st: Ms. Le Andra

-June 15th: Ms. Alisha

- June 19th: Oliver

- June 30th: Israel


Current 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 Ramsey's


Future Events:

July 4th - Closed

Upcoming Zoo-phonics Friends

We will resume ZooPhonics in August. This summer we will be working on different themes every 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.

It's Summertime!!

Hey guys! It's officially warmer weather time! Please make sure your child has sunscreen if your not wanting to use our universal. Your child also needs a water bottle with no straw and that has the mouthpiece covered. Please make sure they have a swimsuit and water shoes in their cubby as well as extra clothes. Thanks! :)

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.

Scholastic is done for the summer. We will resume in August. Thanks for all your orders :)


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 for donations toward Teacher Appreciation week!

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

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

  • Thank you for signing up for items for Family Fun Day!

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

What's one movie you can practically quote from start to finish?



  • Ms. Alisha: Dirty Dancing..."Nobody puts baby in a corner" and Sandlot "You're killing me Smalls"
  • Ms. Maggie: The movies that I can quote from beginning to end are planes trains and automobiles, when the game stands tall and billy Madison
  • Mr. Mike: Forest Gump or Pulp Fiction
  • Ms. Le Andra: Sweet Home Alabama...my all time favorite movie
  • Ms. Katie: Without a Paddle or SuperTroopers
  • Ms. Crystal: Rent, Brown Sugar, 10 Things I hate about You,
  • Ms. Rachel: Oh my goodness, so many random movies! Lilo and Stitch, Master of Disguise, Princess Bride, and The Count of Monte Cristo, to name a few.

  • Ms. Erin: I can’t pick just one. I am a movie fantastic and own over 1,000 films. But I can say I frequently find myself quoting anything written/directed by Quentin Tarantino
  • Ms. Kelsey: I wanna say Transformers but that's such an odd thing. At the end he says "I am Optimus Prime" haha

The Tot Spotter's Spotlight!!

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