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3AG: 4-year-olds MWF mornings

Welcome to the Forest/Green Room Fours Program!

For the week of April 21st, our classroom theme is" Insects and Bugs in the Garden."  We will be discussing, learning about and doing activities related to this theme, including the following classroom activities:

  • Observing real ladybugs
  • Creating anthills out of a special sand
  • Matching, counting, sorting plastic insects 
  • Insect Games and Puzzles

There are many ways to bring this theme into your home.  Take a walk with your child and see how many insects you can find.  You can make a special snack with your child called" Ant on a log."  Spread peanut butter on pieces of celery, then top with raisins. Enjoy!  We will continue reviewing all the alphabet letters our children have learned, and continue with number " 17."   For sharing, please have your child bring something related to the theme " Insects and Bugs" or anything that begins with the letters s/he has learned.


Field Trips And Parent Visiting Day This Spring:  Please mark on your calendars for the following events.  We planned some special activities for your child to enjoy with you on Parent Visiting Day.  For this reason, each child must come with one parent, either Mom or Dad but if they're not available, one special adult in your child's life is most welcome.  We also ask that no siblings be brought on visiting day since this is your preschooler's special day with you.  We hope to see you on Monday, April 28, 2014.--  Letter to Parents about our Play Field Trip


Friday, March 14th:  Hidden Villa Field Trip  from 9:15 am-10:30 am.  We will NOT have class on that day.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  We will meet at Hidden Villa ( 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, 94022).  Tickets are $10 per person.  Please make checks out to Montecito.

Wednesday, April 2nd:  Play field trip to see "The Ugly Duckling” at CTC in Sunnyvale at 9:30am.  For this field trip, your child needs to be accompanied by an adult.   We will meet at the CTC theatre.  Tickets are $7 per person.  Please make checks out to Montecito.

Monday, April 28th:   Parent Visiting Day (come with your child to school).  More information will be coming home soon.  


3AG Daily Schedule:


  •  8;45-9:00 am -- Drop-off (children arrive & play in yard)
  • 9:00-9:15 am -- Greetings & Instructions
  • 9:15-10:15 am -- Activity Time & Snack
  • 10:15-10:40 -- Bike Time
  • 10:40-11:00 -- Circle Time
  • 11:00-11:20 -- Small Groups
  • 11:20-11:40 -- Outside Play
  • 11:40-11:45 -- Clean Up
  • 11:45-12:00 -- Closing Circle & Pick-Up


ThemesOur theme for the first 2 weeks of school was All About Me, My Family and School and Friends.   ALL FUTURE THEMES ARE ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER "SCHOOL CALENDAR," SO PLEASE REFER TO THAT LINK FOR OUR ONGOING THEMES.


Sharing is on Fridays:  Please have your child bring something with the letter of the week.  This will help him/her and his/her friends' recognition of the letter they have learned.

Thank you for sharing your sweet child with us.


Newsletter and Curriculum for Week of March 24th

Newsletter and Curriculum for Week of March 31st

Newsletter and Curriculum for Week of April 14th

Newsletter and Curriculum for Week of April 21st


For the week of February 3rd, our children will learn about the letter "U,u", the numbers 11 and 12, and review 1-10.

Through the activities in class, the children will:

  • Recognize the letters "U,u" by tracing, crayon rubbing, and decorating them.
  • Recognize the numbers 11 and 12, and enhance their counting skills with a counting game, and by matching M&M candies.  They will also enjoy doing math with " Candy Box Math," and they will have fun sorting and making patterns with sweetheart candies.
  • Learn the concepts "Small, Medium, Large" by playing and matching puzzles.
  • Enhance their cutting skills by practicing cutting heart shapes.
  • Have fun printing alphabet letters on sand.
  • Enjoy " Writing" their name with alphabet stickers.
  • Develop their math, spatial and tactile skills by playing with the magnetic tiles.
  • Our children will also have fun by making paper heart puppets, creating art with cookie cutters, painting, and making tissue paper stain glass collages in a heart shape.

Sharing will be on Friday; please have your child bring something with letter "U,u" in.  It will help him/her and his/her friends' recognition of the letter "U,u" that they have learned.  However, if your child would like to bring in something else, that would also be fine too.

Warm Regards,

The Forest Room Staff


Get 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. Each child talks about what they brought for sharing in their small groups. Your child's sharing may be anything they are interested in sharing and/or according to our weekly classroom theme or letter of the week.

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. 

Our classmates have the following food allergies:

  • Peanuts, tree nuts
  • Mango & strawberries
  • Some Food Coloring (red dye included)
  • Dairy
  • Wheat & gluten
  • Eggs
  • Shellfish

 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.


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 montecitogreenroom3AG@gmail.com.

News Coming Soon on These Topics!

 Classroom Field Trips

Classroom Snacks

Parent Visiting Day

Special Events


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