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4-year-olds M/W/F mornings - Garden Room

Welcome to the Garden Room Fours Parents!  

Teacher Gina and Miss Shahnaz welcome you and want to fill you in on what we have been doing so far this school year.  

All themes are listed under "School Calendar" on this website.  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!

WELCOME LETTER TO 3 AM FOURS FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 24TH:

Hello Families,

We had a great week last week and look forward to another one this week!  This week we have our first birthday celebration, so I wanted to confirm that we don't have any food allergies but a milk lactose allergy.

Please send a picture of your child's family for them to share with their friends for this Friday the 28th.  We will begin to have sharing every Friday once I get their sharing bags in September.  The children enjoy sharing and this is a nice way for them to get to know each other.  We will hang the family photos on our wall!  You can also print them from the computer.  Please let me know if you don't mind hanging your photos up on the wall.  We will have the children bring them home after awhile after they enjoy them in class.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks,

Miss Gina

Daily Schedule

8:45 – 9:00 Arrival Time
9:00 – 9:25 Outdoor Play and Activity Time
9:25 – 9:45 Circle Time
9:45 – 10:35 Activity Time
10:35 – 10:50 Clean-up and Snack Time
10:50 – 11:20 Bike Time
11:20 – 11:45 Directed Activity Time
11:45 – 12:00 Departure Time

Themes:   In August, we have explored Getting to Know You, Apples and more.  Please refer to School Calendar for monthly themes. 

Communication
Please feel free to contact Teacher Gina with any questions or concerns you might have.  You may also contact Miss Shahnaz or the Director, Erin.  You may reach your teachers via e-mail at mwfamrainbowroom@montecitoschool.com or ginamsouza@aol.com.

Sharing
Our sharing day is usually on Fridays.  Your child may bring anything for sharing that would be interesting for their classmates, unless notified otherwise, but please no weapons.  You do not need to put the sharing in a bag with clues, nor does it need to start with the letter of the week.  Occasionally, I will make a special request for sharing, but you will be notified well in advance if that is the case. The purpose of sharing in my class is to help children improve their verbal communication skills and self-confidence.  No student will be required to share if they are uncomfortable doing so.

Classroom Snacks
For birthdays, please use your best judgment for a special treat.  Most parents prefer something small and something containing very little to no sugar.  The children do prefer to put their own snacks together.  For example, "ants on a log" (celery, peanut butter or other butter & raisins), bagels and cream cheese, and/or making their own ginger bread cookies, decorated with a little frosting.  This process usually lasts longer than the children's interest in eating the final product.  If you have a special cultural food you wish to share with the class, please feel free to do so -- just let us know.  Please remember that any food brought to the classroom must be approved by Teacher Gina or Miss Shahnaz at least one week ahead of time. In keeping with Montecito’s snack policy, water is served for the children to drink, rather than juice.  In addition to crackers, we will also offer fruit, vegetables or protein at every snack to the children. 


 

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