3AY: 3-year-olds MWF mornings
Dear Meadow/Yellow Room Families,
We want to welcome you to Montecito Preschool! Miss Paula, Mrs. Q, Miss Louise and Miss Sarah are the teachers in this classroom this year. Over the course of the year, we will build on sharing skills, develop your child’s social skills, support their desire to try new things and give them opportunities to enhance their manners in a caring environment, as well as develop their autonomy.
All our themes are listed on the "School Calendar" on the website. We have our themes listed for about 1 month at a time.
There is no curriculum for week of November 24th -- HAPPY THANKSGIVING! (Thanksgiving assemblies on Monday during class)
Our goal is to help facilitate a transition into the classroom and allow your child to separate from his/her parents into a safe, loving environment. To assist in this process, here are some things you can do to help:
8:30- 8:45 Arrival Time
8:45- 9:00 Outdoor Play Time
9:00- 9:30 Bike Time
9:30- 9:45 Welcome / Circle Time
9:45-10:30 Activity Time
10:30- 10:35 Clean Up
10:35- 10:50 Snack Time
10:50- 11:05 Small Groups
11:05- 11:30 Outdoor Play / Clean Up
11:30- 11:45 Closing Circle / Departure
Buddy Bear Program
Buddy Bear will go home on Friday and come back to school on Monday. The child will choose a few weekend clothes for the bear (& maybe even give them a temporary name). They will get a special journal to write about (dictated by your child to you, to write on their behalf) and/or draw about (by your child) the bear’s weekend adventures! The following Monday, your child will then share during Circle Time about Buddy Bears’ weekend. We will start this program in September.
Our class will start small group in September. Children will be separated into 4 groups of about 6 children each; this will be their small group for the year. The small group students will stay the same, but the teachers will rotate groups once a month for each teacher & student to get to know each other better. Sharing Day will be every Friday starting in September, during the small group time. Children can share whatever they want, except for anything fragile. Please put it in sharing yellow bag.
Please bring in an extra set of clothes for your child to keep at school for the year, in the plastic bags we have provided and label the pieces with their name and room code (3AY). Also, please label their jackets they bring daily, so we know who they belong to.
Please limit special treats to birthdays and remember that all snacks must be previewed by a teacher before you bring them to school. This way we can ensure that all children (including those with food allergies) can have the special snack you’re providing.
Parent/Guardian Visiting Days
Our Parent Visiting Day will be scheduled sometime in the early spring (in March or April) On this day, at least 1 parent/guardian must stay the entire session with their child, as we will have special activities that day.
Contacting Your Teachers
Call & leave a message for us at: Miss Paula 650-968-5957 ext. 317 and Mrs. Q ext. 324. If time sensitive you can call the office and they will give us the message.
OR E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for allowing us the privilege of caring for your child. We look forward to a wonderful, fun-filled year of loving, learning & exploration!