2AY & 2PY: 2-year-olds T/Th mornings or afternoons
Greetings from your 2AY Teachers!
Dear our Twos Yellow Room Parents: We are glad to report, all your children in 2AY are very comfortable and have settled in very well this year. Some of them don't even want to go home when Mom or Dad are here to pick them up! As a reminder, pick up time is 11:20 to 11:30 am. If you are running late, please call the office and they will let us know.
Curriculum: For November, our monthly theme is Fall. This week, we have been digging soil in the classroom with our garden tools, exploring a broken pumpkin, finger painting, building with many different kinds of blocks, singing new Fall songs, and enjoying many new books. You can find our bi-weekly and monthly themes on the School Calendar (under our Parents tab) on our website.
Phone Fall Conferences: Next week, we will be starting our Fall Telephone Conferences. We will ask you for good times for us to call you. Please think about any questions you may have about your child’s progress or experience in the Yellow room, and/or any questions about our curriculum. Each conference will take about 15 minutes, but we can schedule additional time to talk if you desire. All the conferences will be completed by the end of November.
Labeling: We need your help. Please label all your children’s belongings, including sweaters, coats and jackets.
1. Next Tuesday (11/12) is your child’s photo day for our 2AY class. They will be photographed in the Yellow Room dress up corner, during class time. Please send your children in whatever clothing you want for their photos, and fill out and return to us the photo order form we sent home to you this week. If you want to have a sibling or family photo done, let us know and we will schedule your photo time in the AM on Tuesday. For information about our Family Photo Days, please refer to our weekly e-news or call and ask the office.
2. Montecito's annual Scholastic Book Fair will be the week of November 18th in the Green yard. Come join us to shop and read!
The following is some procedural information that some of your learned at Orientation, about our wonderful Twos program.
Daily Schedule: The children will learn many self-help skills through a child-centered yet structured program. They are becoming familiar with our daily schedule, and when and how to participate in all aspects of our routine.
Social Skills: Children are using their manners very well during snack and circle time! Throughout this year, the children will engage in cooperative play, in which children first plan their play, and then enact their ideas together. We look forward to many new discoveries!
Reminders: Please label all outerwear such as jackets and hats. Some of the children may become a bit cold in the morning, and providing a sweater or light jacket will help children start their day more smoothly.
More information will be posted on this classroom page soon. In the meantime, please feel free to ask your teachers any questions or contact Erin, our Director. We look forward to a year full of learning and growth!