The Sawyer's Tot Spot Times

April 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!!

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Special Events and Birthdays!!

Birthdays:

April 1st- Ella

April 2nd- Vivian

April 24th- Tyler


Current Events:

April 5th-9th: No Ms. Rachel

April 12-19th: No Ms. Alisha


April 24th: Administrative Professionals Day - be sure and thank our Admin team for all their hard work!


Future Events:

May 3 & May 10: No Ms. Crystal

May 6th-9th: Parent Teacher Conferences - Sign Ups will be up the end of March/beginning of April

May 7 - Picture Day

May 10 - Muffins with Mom

June 7 - Closed for Family Fun Day!

June 14 - Donuts with Dad

June 17-26th No Ramseys

Upcoming Zoo-phonics Friends


Week of April 1st- Xavier Fox

Week of April 8th- Yancy Yak

Week of April 15th- Zeke Zebra

Week of April 22nd- X,Y, Z review

Week of April 29th- Numbers Week

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

In the Classroom!

Welcome Gianna!!!


This March, in science, we talked about magnetic objects, what dissolves in water, and did an experiment with noodles in different liquids. In art we painted with water colors, wet noodles, dry noodles, and marshmallows! We also talked about wood working and made mashed potato men ! Finally, taste Tuesday will be tasted mustard greens, nutmeg, wasabi, vanilla wafers, and Frosted Mini Wheats!


This April, in science, we will be talking all about foxes, how yeast works, and doing a fizzy experiment. In art this month, we will be painting with yarn, on boxes, and painting zebra patterns! We will also be stamping with X and Y, and making zebra footprints! Finally, taste Tuesday will be exciting as always as we taste xylophone snacks, yams, and zucchini!


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

Scholastic

I'm super excited for some new books this month...are you?? Check out all the deals for this month!! Scholastic will be sent out April 9th and orders will be due April 18th. Our online code is HQ686


https://clubs.scholastic.com/newparents

Healthy Start Wisdom

Pastel Yogurt Eggs

These frozen yogurt eggs are a healthy treat to break up all the candy of this month! With only two ingredients they are easy AND delicious! This treat is super pastel and pretty even if you don’t have the egg mold to make them extra festive! https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2010/04/easy-easter-treats.html
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The Book Nook

The Thing About Spring

Spring is in the air! Bear, Bird, and Mouse are all excited that winter snows are melting away, but their friend Rabbit is not. There are too many things about winter that Rabbit adores, and spring just seems to spell trouble. His friends offer an abundance of reasons to love spring and the changing seasons, but will Rabbit listen?
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The Parent's Spotlight

Thank you!!!


  • Thank you to all the parents who donated supplies, food, and decorations for our Valentine's Day party!

  • Thank you to all the parents and family members who made our Valentine's Day party extra special by being our guests!

  • 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 for your understanding of being closed March 15th in order for teachers to participate in conferences to become ever better teachers to your kiddos

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

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

Question: If you could give up one household tour what would it be and why?


  • Ms. Crystal: Cleaning up the bathroom in a house of boys!!!

    Because they are boys!

  • Ms. Rachel: Laundry! I hate having to sort my clothes and hang the half I don’t want to shrink!

  • Ms. Alisha: Clean the restroom because it’s the only chore I may do upon occasion. Thank you to my darling hubby who does everything else!
  • Mr. Mike: Dust because of allergies!!!
  • Ms. Le Andra: Dishes for sure!! I'm horrible because I wait until I have a full sink and then it's just gross and takes FOREVER!!
  • Ms. Katie: I would give up folding laundry. It takes forever and just when I think I'm done, another basket seems to magically appear. I would also love to never match socks again. I mean, really, where do all the matches go?!
  • Ms. Erin: Doing the dishes because there's always a new dish to wash more often than any other chore
  • Ms. Maggie: I would eliminate cleaning. I would eliminate cleaning because it takes too long, boring and I am not very good at it

The Tot Spotter's Spotlight!!

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