3AG: 4-year-olds MWF mornings
Welcome to the Forest Room Fours Program!
We would like to welcome you to Montecito Preschool, 3AM 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 your child's 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!
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!
The 3AM Forest Room Teachers
3AF Daily Schedule:
Themes: Our theme for the first 2 weeks of school was All About Me, My Family and School and Friends. All future themes are on our webdsite under "School Calendar" so please refer to that link for our ongoing themes.
The weekly classroom curriculum for this class is sent to parents weekly from your teachers, either via e-news and/or using the Sangha App. If you have trouble receiving your curriculum, please contact the office. Thank you!
Our New Sangha App -- Great way to communicate with your classroom
Dear Parents, we will now be using the Sangha website, rather than our usual emails, to communicate with you about our classes and other activities. You should have recently received an invitation email directly from Sangha. Please click the link, register, and download the app for your mobile device. This app will enable you to see our classroom calendar, including the weekly curriculum, and to sign-up for events such as our conferences that are coming up, or Parent’s Night Out, etc. Here are answers to some questions or concerns you might have:
Thank you for your support. The Forest Room Teachers
Apple Sauce Recipe: Hello parents! In December, Ms. Edith and Ms. Bina made latkes (potato pancakes), and Ms. Thanh made apple sauce for our children. They really enjoyed eating it during their small group time. Some children asked us how to make Apple Sauce :-). Here is the recipe:
For extra flavor, add about 1/2 teaspoon cinnamonGet involved in the classroom! We invite you to sign up to make playdough, and to come in to share your family's culture. You might like to read a book with the children or bring items to share from your family's traditions. We also have the Star of the Week program in the fours. When a child is Star of the Week, the parents may come into the classroom to help the child talk about his/her picture collage, read books, do a special project with the children, and/or share their family culture or hobbies.
Sharing: Every Friday, the children bring something for sharing according to the letter of the week for show and tell. However, it is fine if your child wants to bring something else not related to the letter of the week. We encourage all children to bring something to sheare that they can talk about with their friends in small groups. This is a way to develop social as well as verbal skills.
Birthdays: Birthdays are a special day for each child in our class. If you have something that you would like to share with our class (e.g., reading some of your child’s favorite books or doing special crafts) you are welcome to share these activities during your child's classroom birthday celebration. Please let us know in advance, at least one week before your child's classroom birthday, so we can make proper changes to that day's class schedule.
If you wish to bring a special treat (e.g., fruit or cupcakes), please tell us in advance and show us the ingredients or the label for your special snack. On your child's birthday day, you can drop off the snack at the drop-off time and come back later at the circle time to read books. We have “open snack” in our class from 9:15-10am.
For those children whose birthdays are in the summer, if you wish, you can choose the date during the school year on which you want to celebrate it. If not, we will celebrate all the summer birthdays in April or May.
"Star of the Week" Dates for our class this year:
September 22nd-26th -- Lockdown drill on 9/24 (no Star of the Week)
September 29th-October 3rd -- Liam Craig
October 13th-17th -- Evacuation drill on October 17th (no Star fo the Week)
October 20th-24th -- Jimmy Swanson
November 3rd-7th -- Gabriel Kuo
November 10th-14th -- Graham Smith
HOLIDAY PHOTOS ON NOVEMBER 18th & 19th
November 17th-21st -- Riley McPherson
December 1st-5th -- Isabella Rossi
February 2nd-6th -- sophia DeVault
March 9th-13th -- Joshua Williams
March 23rd-27th -- Sophia Liu
March 30th-April 3rd -- Jack Hobin
April 13th-17th -- Lockdon drill on April 15th (no Star of the Week)
May 4th-8th -- Dylan Enck
May 18th-22nd -- Aleyna Sweet