September 27, 2012
The children have done a wonderful job getting started this school year. It is amazing that it is October next week! The routines have been established, and these toddlers are keeping us to them! Many of them are already able to come in and change their own shoes and hang their own coats in their cubbies. Their sense of pride in their accomplishments is wonderful to watch, and you can see the ones who still need help are really working toward that independence and want to do as much for themselves as they can!
We continue to bake and do as much snack preparation as we can. There is so much learning in these activities, and the children enjoy it so much. We do cooking and snack preparation in a group activity format, so there is a lot of waiting for a turn, watching their friends have a turn, being patient, learning vocabulary, using fine motor skills and trying many new foods!
We continue to work with the children on pushing their chairs in and then putting their work away, one item at a time. This allows for them to remember all the parts of their works, have a lot of movement and be responsible. They are doing so well!
We are looking forward to the Fall Festival next Friday (10/5) from 5-9pm, and we hope that all the toddler families will be in attendance. The Smith Family Farm has a wide variety of activities for all age groups, and we know that your children will have a wonderful time! It is also a great time to meet the other children and families from the toddler community and meet and see the other families and staff from the whole school. It is a wonderful social event that we hope you are able to attend.
We hope you are able to help us with our easy fundraising that happens throughout the year through our SCRIPS program, Box Tops, book fairs and other easy ways that help the school.
We appreciate all the help, the donations and the support our families give to us!
If you every have a question, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or by phone. If we don't know of your questions or concerns we cannot help you. We always want to hear from you and to be a part of making this the very best experience for both your child and you.
We look forward to meeting with you at the end of October for our conferences. You will receive a written 'report' and we will have time to meet and discuss it. We will send out a sign up sheet via Volunteer Spot or Sign-Up Genius. If you cannot find a time that suits your needs, please just let us know and we will work to accommodate you.
We are working on a Toddler Social where all the toddler families can meet. We will let you know details as soon as we have them available. Thank you.