Themes This Month:
-New Friends/New Routines/ Memorial Day
-Fourth of July/Independence Day
Dates To Remember:
-Calling all Dads/Special People!!! Please make sure to come and join us on Friday June 18th at 3:30pm for our annual Father’s/Special Person day party. We will be sippin’ on some yummy rootbeer floats and giving out special handmade gifts they worked hard to make for you. See you there!
Reminders for New Fish Parents:
-Missy will be taking most of the summer off to take care of her new little Kya, whenever she decides to come out and play. Jenna will be taking over her shift and can help with any questions you have.
-Show n tell is on Friday mornings. Please help your child think of creative things to share with their friends. Show n tell is a great opportunity for your child to develop skills in public speaking, listening and patience. As they build these skills, they develop their self-esteem and self confidence. The more interesting and thought provoking the object or toy is, the easier it is for the children to pay attention. Think of things that hold meaning, it could be a shell that they’ve found at the beach, an old bee’s hive from your backyard.....there are endless possibilities just remember that it MUST be small enough to fit in their cubby.
-Remember to sign up for snack once a month. We ask that you keep things healthy by bringing in at least two of the food groups (enough for 20 children) This could include cheese and crackers, bagels and cream cheese, muffins and fruit, or graham cracker and yogurt. No cookies or sweets unless it is a special occasion like a birthday. Have your child be involved in this selection process helps encourage healthy choices and teaches the importance of nutrition. We have lists of ideas, just ask!!
-Please, please make sure that your child has a pair of inside shoes (these shoes DO NOT go home) and a pair of outside shoes that children can wear outside and home. Tie shoes are only okay if your child is actively learning to tie their own shoes otherwise please make sure that they are something your child can put on by themselves. Flip Flops are not allowed on the playground but we know that it gets warm outside so we are allowing sandals WITH socks. Any questions on this, please ask Missy. Making sure that you have indoor and outdoor shoes helps us keep our school clean!!! Thanks for your help!
-Don’t forget a light jacket for your child. It is often quite chilly in the morning when we go outside.
-Many people are confused on the rules about personal toys. Our rule in the Fish room are that personal toys are not allowed except on Fridays although children are allowed to bring ONE stuffed animal to sleep with during nap time. A side note on this, Literacy is a valued thing in our classroom. Books are always open, meaning your child may bring books in every day to share with the class.
Just make sure to have a fun, safe summer!!!
Missy, Jenna, Dawn and Kat