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2AG: 3-year-olds T/Th mornings

Dear Forest/Green Room Threes Parents,

We would like to welcome you to Montecito Preschool, 2AM Forrest Room for the 2014/15 school year!  The teachers for this class are:  Ms. Bina, Ms. Edith, Ms. Shashi, and Ms. Thanh. 

Over the course of the year, we will build on sharing skills, develop social skills, support their natural desire to learn and to have new experiences, and provide opportunities to enhance their manners in a caring environment -- all while supporting their emerging autonomy.  We look forward to this journey and are excited for the new school year!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Our email address is: tthamforest@gmail.com.  If you need to contact us by phone, please call the office at 650-968-5957.

Thank you for allowing us the privilege of caring for your child.  We look forward to a wonderful fun-filled year of love, learning, and exploration!

Best Regards,

The 2AM Forest Room Teachers


Thank you for attending our Back to School Day on September 6th!  We had a great turn out and parents enjoyed learning about and engaging in the wonderful activiites your children enjoy each day in school.


Themes:  Our themes are listed on this website under "School Calendar."  In the meantime, the following are links to our weekly curriculum, which is sent via e-mail to you each week:

Weekly Curriculum & Newsletter for Week of August 19th 2014

Weekly Curriculum for Week of September 8th 2014

Weekly Curriculum for Week of September 15th 2014

Weekly Curriculum for Week of September 22nd 2014

For the week of September 22nd, our theme is "Apples."  We will be doing many interesting activities like weighing and taste testing apples.  We will also be learning about all kinds of apples and using our senses to explore apples. Please remember to send an apple -- red, green or yellow -- on Tuesday, 9/23.

We will also be using poems, rhymes or songs from this website:  http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/apples/songs.html So click on this link if you want to sing the same songa at home with your child.

Thank you to Katie, Emily's mom, for signing up for play dough last Tuesday.  If you want to colunteer to make play dough at home with your child and then bring it to class, pelase let Brenda know (our parent liaison for our Parent Advisory Board).  We are looking for people to bring in play dough on 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2 and 12/16.  The teachers can provide you wiht any ingredients you need. Brenda sent you the recipe via e-mail as well.

Classroom Field Trips:  We have several classroom field trips planned for this year, including a train ride with Cal Train and possibly a play at the CTC.   More information will be sent home as the dates get closer.  Parents come with their children to these adventurous field trips.  Please share with your teachers the field trips you are interested in attending with our class.

Sharing:  We have in class sharing Thursday of every week.  Usually sharing is not based on our weekly themes, but rather the children choose their own sharing each week based on their own interests.  Each child brings his/her sharing to class in a bag and they will talk about their sharing during the large circle time.  This helps children to develop language skills as they describe what they are sharing, and it builds confidence as well.

Classroom Snacks:  Our classroom snack time is at 10:00 am and we all sit together outside at the lunch tables.  Children help themselves and build their skills by pouring their own water and they make a choice of what they would like to eat.  Most snacks we provide are fruits, veggies, crackers and cheeses (and water, rather than juice).  We are aware of all allergies in this class, so we will not serve any foods that any children have allergies to.  Some parents provide a special snack for their children that we will serve to them if they have severe allergies or a personal food preference.  When a child has a birthday, the parents will provide a pre-approved birthday snack for the whole class to share about 1 week in advance.  This way, we can read the labels to make sure we don't serve certain foods to children with food allergies.  You may provide a special birthday snack for your child if you do not want your child to eat the birthday snacks available.  This helps your child to feel included in our wonderful birthday celebrations!

More information about our Buddy Bear program coming soon!

Montecito School 1468 Grant Road, Los Altos, California 94024 (650) 968-5957