TODDLER NEWSLETTER

JANUARY, 2017

 

Dear Parents,

 

Happy New Year and welcome back to school! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season full of fun and family!

 

December is always such a special month in our classroom. Our holiday decorations and works always get us all in the spirit of the season! One of the children’s favorite December activities was decorating our little tree. They hung plastic candy canes and wrap garland on the tree then, when finished, offer a turn to a friend. Watching the care and time they put into placing the decorations the way they want to see them is so fascinating!

 

The children also enjoyed working with the other seasonal works like dressing in Santa hats and apron, ringing bells, crafts, and reading holiday books!

 

Returning to school after break may be difficult for your child, this is very normal and almost always short lived. We will continue to follow your child as they navigate the feelings and emotions they go through when their parents leave. Some children are fine with a work distraction, others need held, and others left to work through their emotions in a space to themselves. Building confidence you will always come back is important in their development.

 

The theme for January in the Toddler room is Snowmen. The classroom will be filled with different snowmen activities for the children to explore. We have stuffed snowmen, snowmen finger puppets, penguin pouring and a variety of winter related works. Perhaps it will snow and we can even build a snowman!

 

Thank you so much for your generosity throughout the holiday season. The Toddler staff is looking forward to enjoying your children in 2017. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of their learning experience!

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Becca Smith

Tina Sucre

Marianne Brown

Julie Shlater

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

January 1:Tuition Due

January 2: Teacher In-Service Day, No School

January 3: School Resumes

January 13: Silent Journey, 6:30pm, Please RSVP

January 13: Toddler Program Closed

January 16: MLK Jr. Day, No School

January 27: Toddler Program Closed

 

 

The Silent Journey is slated for January 13, starting at 6:30 PM. This is a parent-only event, and it is one of the best ways that parents can be presented the benefits of the curriculum and philosophy of a Montessori environment. Although most of you have proven your commitments to Montessori, there is still much to take away from coming to the Silent Journey. Not only is there a chance to see the sequence and cyclical nature of child development, there is plenty of time to chat and have a fun time away from the children.   RSVP as soon as you can to montessoriwestfield@gmail.com or 317-867-0158.