Here we are at the last week of school. It seems like only yesterday when the school year began. Each of your children has brought such joy and happiness to our classrooms. We feel fortunate to have had such a wonderful group of children. They have touched our lives and hearts. Thank you for giving us the wonderful opportunity of being part of your child’s life. It has been our pleasure getting to know not only your child, but your family as well. Thank you for all you have done to make our school year fulfilling and memorable. For those of you who will be moving on, know that our doors are always open. We will miss you, but trust that your child will do well. For those of you who will come back to school next school year, we are very excited to see how your child will grow over the summer. Please keep in touch with us over the summer and remember that we offer drop in summer camp for those days that you just need some extra help.
Have a great summer,
THINGS TO DO OVER THE SUMMER
Over the summer vacation, we strongly encourage you to keep a simple daily routine. We also recommend you to read to your child everyday. We know that it is not easy to do it at home, but it is essential to have a routine especially for toddlers.
Click here for information about the CTMS summer program.
And check out the CTMS pinterest page for plenty of activities and ideas on what to do with your child over the summer.
The Maple room has been using the sensorial table as a water table. toddlers enjoyed pouring water into a funnel into a cup, paint water on the sidewalk, and play splash and splash.
Activity idea: Tissue paper painting with spray bottles. (Our maple friends love spray bottles.)
Home lesson idea series #8:
What to do with your child at home
Start with small things first.
- Work at a table. (Reading, drawing, painting, scooping, pouring, etc.)
- Open a book and turn the pages of a book.
- Open bottles or a container.
- Help setting the table and prepare a snack.
- Wash a window.
- Sweeping and mopping.
- Cooking or baking. Children like to measure, pour, and mix. When it gets messy, you can invite them to clean. They like to help and they like being a part of it. If they don’t want to do it, it is also okay. They will eventually grow to do it
- Demonstrate and present how to greet a person, and how to say thank you, sorry, and excuse me. When you meet your friends or family, you can demonstrate with them to show your child your grace and courtesy attitude. You are the first teacher of your child.
DATES TO REMEMBER
6/8 Last day of school, Graduation Picnic at 4pm, no aftercare
6/20 Summer Camp starts