For our Beach Week last week, we made salt colored with chalk and layered it in jars, we experimented with sand funnels, and explored a Gelatin Ocean Sensory Bin!
We love when our alumni visit us! B- is a former Tiny Totter helping out in the classroom for community service hours for his 4-H program.
Today he taught the kids how to play marbles. With one simple game they were learning so many different concepts.
They drew a circle in the dirt (writing practice and geometry) and then took turns rolling the large marbles to knock smaller marbles out of the circle. They counted how many marbles each child knocked out (counting, greater than, less than, or equal too). Rolling the marbles worked their fine motor skills and they learned physics when the knocked the smaller marbles out.
Our favorite part is that they were working together and taking turns (learning social skills) and totally immersed in a game that required no batteries.
We're getting ready for our Fourth of July Celebration (Taking place on Thursday, July 3rd) with Stars and Stripes at art today. As usual our motto is "process not product". We put up some US flags as inspiration and this is a little of what the kids came up with.
Tiny Tot Movie Night and 4thof July Celebration
Come celebrate the 4th at Tiny Tots…just a little early!
Thursday, JULY 3RD!
Beginning at 5 pm, join us for a BRING YOUR OWN PICNIC AND PARTY!
Bring your own picnic or coordinate to share!
4th of July crafts for the Tiny Totters
Bike decorating - Bring your bike or decorate one of the many at school!
A wacky and wild Red, White, and Blue parade!
Glow sticks, games, and more!
Bring blankets and chairs for movie watching. It will be on a big screen drive-in style…
If you would like to bring a snack to share at movie time, please do!
The movie will start about 8:30, or when dark. We will screen a shorter movie, but if this is too late, come for fun and picnic. The more the merrier, for as long as we can have you!
We are asking for a $10.00/family donation (or more!) with all monies going towards summer fun at TT!
As a reminder, the role of the Board Members are to serve you in many ways that I am not intended to.
Please contact them directly as needed. They are all available by email, call, & text. Thank you!
The Teachers & Director are here for you in regards to the activities & goals you have in the development of your child's social, emotional, physical, & cognitive skills...and to also guide each other in peaceful parenting skills. =)
Prez Brooke: 916.337.0925- oversees all of board members & immediate supervisor to teacher/director, also sets agenda & leads board & family meetings.
VP (open position): overseer of building & grounds maintenance, repairs, project work day coordinator & monthly parent job chair...who would you nominate? =)
Treasurer Danae: 916.606.9061- budget, finances, accounting rcv/pay, tuition...*please only ask treasurer about these items, especially Tuition!*
Membership Aislinn: 916.415.8469- assists current members in scheduling children's attendance days & parent work days, also has direct contact with public scheduling tours & seeking enrollment.
Marketing/Publicity Ben: 916.337.1972- ways & means, fundraising, advertising, soliciting/donations, & spring fling chair.
Secretary Wendy 916.802.6026- takes/writes minutes, assists board in any way.
*Next Board Meeting is Monday Dec. 9 at 12:45.
Monthly Parent Jobs are due this Friday Dec. 13 (for Nov & Dec combined)...let's make the school shine!!!!!
Please do your Nov/Dec monthly parent jobs...there are buy out options available if you are not able to do it.
They are very very important to the maintenance, upkeep, healthy, & safety of the school.
Let's not let it fall into any one else's hands to do your job.
Thank you especially to the Nelson, Henry, Mohr, Twardosz, Steeber, Shevlin, Sanchez, & Hummel-Sass, Doral, Tenney, Long, & Burke Nerell families for never needing to be reminded! =) And to the Board member families who work double time doing their Board duties and an additional monthly family job: Davidson Hartselle, Harris, Fletcher LaBelle, & Jensen Cox
Lunch Bunch & Breakfast Club is available: Tues, Thurs, Fri this week.
BC is 830-930 and LB is 1230-130
(each $10 extra/child if you do not already have a "free one")
Teacher Aislinn will be subbing this Wed (12/11).
Teacher Danae will be subbing next Thurs (12/19). (tentative)
Teachers Aislinn, Danae, & Brooke are currently available to be substitute teacher/directors. =)
Star of the Week:
Dec. 9: Jazlyn
Dec. 16: Madison
Jan. 6: Zande
Jan. 13: Henry
Jan. 20: Zoe
Jan. 27: Kyla
Friday Dec. 20: Winter Holidays End of Year Party & Brunch with Santa!
Everyone is welcome to attend! If it is not your child's regular attendance day,
please plan to stay with your child.
Details to come soon from our Hostess Lysa Twardosz =)
*Remember, Lysa is also our Scholastic Books & Shop with Scrip Coordinator!
Contact her at 916.519.4336 regarding any of the above =)
Winter Holiday Break:
School will be closed Saturday Dec. 21- Sunday Jan. 5.
School will resume on Monday Jan. 6. =)
California Montessori Project HS Interns will be joining us the week of Dec. 16th.
They come every year and are fantastic with the children & excellent helpers to us all!
(They are also TT alumni)
Firefighters are due to visit & inspect TT soon!
Please remind your child about the importance of smoke detectors, fire drills, calling 911, & more.
We love when the firefighters visit us & we'll be excited to show off our knowledge & skills to them!
Consumnes River Preserve Nature Walk Field Trip: (free)
Friday January 31...meet us there at 9:30.
Pack your own snack & water bottle...Teacher Em will be bringing a healthy fun treat to share as well.
(bring: cameras, binoculars, good walking shoes, dress in layers, hand wipes, etc...)
I love to learn! Please give me something that you think I should work on or an area to improve...personally and/or professionally. You may feel free to approach me openly & honestly. I thank you! =)
xo Teacher Em =)
Hello TT Friends & Families!
Welcome New Friends!
L*, her mom & dad and her Grandma
M*, her mom & dad
Monthly Parent Jobs are due for completion tomorrow! Monday Sept. 30.
Please contact VP Kate if you have any questions. 916.342.9888. (call/text)
Many of you have completed your job for September & have gone above & beyond! We Thank YOU!!!
Kate or I will initial off your job upon completion on the Parent Job Board, located near the adult bathroom at TT.
If you do not already have a Job (especially if you just started TT), please also contact Kate for one.
You must have your parent monthly job completed by tomorrow to keep your TT membership in Good Standing.
Good Standing is required to earn free drop in days, sign up for lunch bunch, breakfast club, etc.
Being on Time
Thank you for being early and/or on time for your workday and for picking your child up from school.
We have given you nearly 30 days of grace...it is time for the late fees to begin, if necessary.
Remember, it is a $1/minute fine. We'd rather you be on time than be late.
If we are out of ratio at 9:30, we cannot begin school without you!
It is especially important to your child to be on time.
...it is also important for the Teacher(s) & work day parents to leave promptly on most days.
Thank you for respecting each other & this rule!
(Any late fees will be collected by the start of your child's next school day to remain in Good Standing)
Lunch Bunch & Breakfast Club begin this Week!
$10/1 hour, please put in tuition box with an envelope marked w/description & child's name.
You must give Teacher Emily 24 hours notice for this LB or BC request, via email or phone 916.879.3365 (call/text)
(If there are No Sign Ups within 24 hours, LB & BC will be cancelled...sign up lists will also be located next to the sign in/out binder)
Lunch Bunch Availability-
Monday 9/30: NA
Breakfast Club Availability-
Monday 9/30: NA
Tuesday 10/1: 830-930
Friday 10/4: 830-930
Special Guest Visitor this Week! Thursday October 3rd.
Dental Hygienist Jackie will be coming to visit our children at TT!
If you'd like to join us on this day, and it's not your child's regular attendance day, that's ok!
Just plan to come & stay with your child. (if you stay the whole day, please still pack a snack for your child)
Jackie will be giving a presentation to the children, will show them how to brush properly, & they will each receive a new toothbrush & toothpaste. =)
*Please RSVP via this email if you would like to attend with your child, and it's not your regular attendance day!*
Every month, the Activity Calendar will be posted on the bulletin board by the sign in/out area...
and it is also located on our fabulous website! Reminder that some activities are subject to change.
We believe in child initiated activities and emergent curriculum first!
also find TT on facebook: Sacramento's Original Tiny Tots Preschool