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

Dear Forest/Green Room Threes Parents,

Our year has started off very well!  The children adjusted to new routines and our schedule very smoothly.   Our themes for the first few weeks were Getting to Know You/Family and My School and Friends.  Our themes for the coming school year are posted on our School Calendar (about 1 month at a time).  Please refer to that calendar for future themes.     Please refer  pl

Starting in January, we are now the Forest Room, and the classroom has been repainted and reorganized.  We also have made and installed new curtains in the classroom.  We hope you enjoy our new look on campus, inside and out!  

Thank you for sharing your sweet child with us!


Newsletter and Curriculum for Week of March 17th

Newsletter and Curriculum for Week of  March 24th

Newsletter and Curriculum for Week of March 31st


For the week of March 31st, our class theme is Spring.  We will learn about the spring season, blossoms, and flowers.  We will read stories about spring and what happens when spring arrives.  Our children will glue and make patterns with colorful flowers. They will count and sort different flowers and make flower collages.  The children will also make flower necklaces, which helps develop their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.  We will review numbers "1 to 10."  Our children will also do tracing, gluing, and glittering activities that help develop the childrens' fine motor and writing skills, and completing mazes, which develops childrens' spatial awareness and thinking, as well as their patience. 


Thanks to our play-dough parent volunteers from Green/Forest room teaching team!

REMINDER:  Spring Break - April 7 to April 11, 2014 -  no class; however, there is F/T drop-in Enrichment offered M-F 7:30 am to 6:00 pm (for preschoolers and elementary children) for whatever time you need.


Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 29th, our Parents Visiting Day We will send you another reminder closer to that date. 


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!

CONTACT US:  Do you have something to let us know about your child?  Please call or send us email.  We'd love to hear from you! (650) 968-5957 x104 OR via e-mail at montecitogreenroom2AG@gmail.com.

More information about our Buddy Bear program coming soon!

More information will be posted soon on this classroom page -- so thank you for your patience!. In the meantime, we are enjoying your children and look forward to their growth this school year.  We encourage you to share your thoughts, feedback and qeustions with your teachers and with our Director.  We would love to hear from you!

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