Parent’s Newsletter – November 2017

November is a symbolic month for giving thanks, exploring family traditions, and learning about the lives of the Native Americans and Early Colonists who lived before us. We plan to explore the lives of the people who inhabited this land in our past. We will also share our own family traditions and just how much we have to be thankful for.

We would like to welcome Cassie our new teacher in our Little Rascal classroom. Mellissa Fernandes will be moving into the Little Tyke room to take over for Amy. Natalie will be in the Small Fry classroom with Nicki. We are positive this will be a smooth transition.

The entire school will be creating and celebrating with a Thanksgiving feast of their own, on Wednesday, November 22nd.  We will prepare a menu, cook our meal, and dine with our friends and teachers at TLC.

It will be quite interesting to see what kind of menu they come up with. This is a wonderful conclusion to our November curriculum. The children enjoy dressing as Native Americans, Pilgrims, and turkeys as they participate in this fun event. Goody donation sign-up sheets will be located on our daily sign-in sheets. As always, we appreciate all donations. Without your help, our events would not be as successful.

Our Little Learner’s lunches have been a great success. Please check out the lunch menu calendar if you would like to order lunches for your child. Please have your orders in by Thursday for the following week or feel free to sign up for the whole month.

From our family to yours have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Dates to remember:

Nov. 3rd              Early Release, Elementary, Parent conference

Nov. 10th            No public school, Veteran’s Day observed (TLC open)

Nov. 17th            Early release, Elementary, Parent conference

Nov. 22nd           Early dismissal, all schools

Nov. 22nd           TLC Thanksgiving feast

Nov.  23rd & 24th Public school and TLC closed for Thanksgiving

Small Fries

As we say goodbye to October, we welcome November with tons of fun things in store!

Small Fries sure had a busy month, from learning about Fire Safety and when to use 911, to marching like Dinosaurs and exploring our dinosaur fossils. We enjoyed reading all about Eric Carle and creating his most famous art pieces. We end the month with our Halloween Party and Small Fries is sad to announce that Miss Mellissa will be leaving toddler to be the new teacher in the Baby room. We would like to welcome Miss Natalie who will be Mrs. Nicki’s new co-teacher.

Our November themes are:

  • Fiver Super Senses
  • Time for Thanks
  • Native Americans
  • Community Helpers

Attention Parents: Please make sure to check your daily sheets for important messages by teachers. Also please make sure to send your child in with the appropriate attire every day because we do go outside for 15-20 minutes every day to allow our children to let out their energy as long as there is no rain.

Miss Mellissa and Mrs. Nicki

Krusaders

October was a heap of fun, learning about dinosaurs and celebrating Halloween. Our party was a blast! Hope you all had fun trick or treating!

November is here and this month we will learn about

  • Five super senses
  • Time for Thanks & Native Americans
  • Community Helpers
  • Letters G, H& I
  • Numbers 7 &8
  • Shape = rectangle
  • Color Brown

Keep a lookout for our Thanksgiving Feast sign up. Wed Nov. 22

We are closed that Thurs and Fri for Thanksgiving

We have had crazy Fall weather so please be sure to check the weather and send appropriate clothing for outside play. We try to get out every day.

Tiny Tots

Hope everyone had a fun and spooky Halloween!

In the month of October, we have learned so much. We started with celebrating Eric Carl by reading his books and recreating some of his art. The class had a lot of fun with fire safety and our fire truck popup tent. Who doesn’t love a bunch of tiny tots making fire truck noises as loud as they can!!!  Darling dinos was a favorite in our class. The kids loved watching clips on different dinosaurs and searching for the dino of the day somewhere in the class. We then moved on to our more spooky themes for Halloween.

There was a ghost and a bunch of little monsters in our class for the last two weeks. The class continued working on our letters DEF by singing songs and numbers 456. We incorporated a triangle shape into many of our projects and during circle time.

For the month of November, this is what themes we have,

  • Five super senses
  • One for thanks and native Americans
  • Community helpers

We will continue our alphabet with the letters GHI and numbers 7 &8  the color for this month will be brown along with a rectangle shape throughout the class. We will be celebrating Nathanael’s 2nd birthday beginning of November so please with him a great Happy Birthday.

As the weather continues to fluctuate please send your child in appropriate clothing. Also please always check your child’s daily sheet for any important news about their day or items we may need for them. We look forward to continuing this fun school year with our class.

Kayla and Jillian

Little Rascals

The Little Rascals enjoyed all of our October activities, especially our Halloween celebration.  Thank you to all of our parents that donated goodies to make it such a huge success.

During November we will be learning all about our 5 senses and community helpers.
Thanksgiving is a huge celebration here at TLC.   We will celebrate our school family with a huge feast.  The classes will dress up as Native Americans, Pilgrims, and turkeys and all sit down together to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner preschool style.   Please keep your eyes open for a list of goodies you can sign up to bring in.

As the weather continues to grow colder please be sure that your child has weather appropriate and labeled extra clothing as well as outerwear every day.  We also ask that the children have water bottles daily. They can either be brought in every day or left all week and brought home on Fridays.

Many of our friends do not have a bag to hold their sleeping bags. If you have not already please send in a reusable store bag to store them in. Keeping them separated ups to cut down on germs passing from one to the other.

As always if you have any questions or concerns please come see us.

Thank you,

Christine, Michelle, and Cassie

Busy Bees

The Busy Bees can hardly believe it is November already! October was full of spooky fun, fire safety, Dino adventures and learning all about one of our favorite authors Eric Carle. We are sad to say goodbye to summer but have been enjoying the cooler weather. Please remember to send weather appropriate clothing and outerwear as we go outside every day and it gets chilly on the playground.

Coming up this month:

  • Five Super Senses
  • Time for Thanks & Native Americans
  • Community Helpers
  • Letters G, H & I
  • Numbers 7 & 8
  • Shape rectangle & color brown

Our annual Kidsgiving Feast will be Wednesday, November 22. A donation sign up will be posted in the front hall, thank you in advance for all your help the kids love enjoying a feast of all their favorite foods with friends each year.

We hope you all have a wonderful November and a safe a Happy Thanksgiving

Miss Stefanie & Miss Debbie

Little Tykes

Hello family and friends!

We hope you had a safe and sweet Halloween. We are pleased to welcome our new friend Krita to our classroom. We wish Walter the best of luck as he moves to the Small Fry class. With the cool crisp weather approaching please make sure you children have appropriate clothing as we plan to get out as much as possible. We wish a warm and Happy Thanksgiving.

Clubhouse

Welcome to November! Looking forward to another great month. Last month we learned about Eric Carle books, fire safety, darling Dinos, Halloween, and night creatures/ creepy crawlies.

I also wanted to mention how great everyone did with our spooky trail. I am so proud of everyone’s hard work, they all had a blast.

This month clubhouse will be learning about our five super senses, time for thanks and Native Americans, and community helpers.

Just a few friendly reminders…

As the weather begins to cool down it is very important to bring sweatshirts and jackets. If your child is not dressed appropriately they may not come outside with us. Also please remember to send water bottles!

Thanks so much!

TLC-hopkinton-thanksgiving-fun-facts

Advertisements

Parent’s Newsletter – October 2017

Newsletter

TLC October Newsletter

We have successfully made it through the first month of our school year. It is a wonderful sight to see all of the children settling into their routines, meeting new friends, and enjoying their activity centers. We welcome Jillian as our new teacher in the Tiny Tots classroom.

Our curriculum themes for this month are Eric Carle books, Fire safety, Darling Dinos, Night creatures, and Haunted Halloween. Each classroom will also touch upon Halloween safety. Our Clubhouse will be diligently working on their Halloween haunted trail, which will take place October 20th.  Our Halloween celebration will take place October 31st. Please do not have your child wear their costumes to TLC, so they do not get ruined before the big night.

Don’t forget our Little Learners Lunches. Orders are put in every Thursday for the following week. Please feel free to order up to a month in advance. New menus will be posted on our parent bulletin board.

We would like to remind parents to take extra precaution while crossing through the parking lot. Children should be with an adult at all times. Please do not allow them to leave the building and cross the parking lot on their own. We need to stress the importance of protecting our children’s safety. Please remember to take care not to let your children stand in front of the front door as people are exiting. Families exiting please be cautious and open the door slowly.

Please take a few moments to read our bulletin boards located in the front entrance. We often have sign-up sheets for upcoming events such as karate(starts next month, sign up soon), parties, fundraisers etc.

Dates to remember:

October

  • Closed – Columbus Day Monday, October 9th
  • Early release all schools Friday, October 20th
  • Spooky Trail  Friday, October 20th
  • Halloween party – Tuesday, October 31st

—–

Tiny Tots

Hello Everyone,

I would like to start off by welcoming Austin into Tiny Tots!!! We all look forward to making a new friend.

In the month of September, we have done so much. It is the start of a new school year so we have taken the time to learn about our friends and teachers. We have learned about all our family members and pets. Please feel free to check out our family board in the class and bring in any photos. We also welcomed fall with some art projects filled with color and a great pastime of apples and apple picking! Tiny tots has worked a lot with the letters ABC and numbers 123. Our artwork can be soon on the bulletin boards in the class.

Some fun themes you have to look forward to for the month of October are as follows,

  • Eric Carl Books
  • Fire safety
  • Darlin Dunks
  • Halloween
  • Night creatures/ creepy crawlers

We will continue our alphabet with the letter DEF  and numbers 456. Our colors for the month are of course orange and black to go with our spooky themes. Tiny tots will be focusing on the triangle shapes throughout the classroom.

As a reminder Fall is here! Please make sure to pack appropriate clothing for the weather change. Such as sweaters, long pants, jackets and hats. We also ask to just double check your child’s bag or lunchbox for any important notices from the teachers. Many times we are asking for extra clothing or diapers.

We look forward to a great new school year.

Kayla, Jillian, and Sam

—-

Small Fries

Small Fries is welcoming in the fall. We are so excited for the nice cool weather and all of the fun things we have planned. We are excited to welcome our new friend Zoey and Matthew.

This month our themes are:

  • Eric Carle books
  • Fire safety
  • Darling Dino
  • Halloween
  • Night creatures/creepy crawlies

Parents: As the weather starts to get cooler, please dress your children in appropriate weather attire as well as changes of clothing that we can store in your child’s cubby. Please check out our curriculum board where have a calendar of our activities planned for each week. We will have a small Halloween party Oct.31. We will post a sign up on out sign in and out sheets. We are also closed Oct.9th for Columbus day.

—–

Little Tykes

Happy Fall the Little Tykes are looking forward to pumpkins, ghost, and goblins. Our friend Austin has moved into the Tiny Tots classroom for new adventures and friendships. It’s time to welcome the newest and cutest baby. Hello to Elodie. We are very excited to have her in our classroom and watch her grow.

Amy~Lisa

—–

Krusaders

The Krusaders have had a great start to the new school year. We have been very busy all month getting to know our classroom and teachers.

The month of September we learned the letter A,B & C.and The numbers 1,2&3. We also talked all about ourselves. We talked about our families, how we look, how we are different, and what makes us all the same. We learned about the farm, Fall and also Apples.  We had a lot of fun this week on our apple picking field trip and got to make and eat some yummy applesauce!

October will bring lots of fun. We have a very busy month. Our topics for the month will be

  • Eric Carle
  • Fire Safety
  • Darling Dinos
  • Halloween
  • Night creatures/creepy crawlers

Our letters of the month are D, E & F

And numbers are 4,5&6

Our shape of the month is triangle and our colors are orange and black

Keep a lookout for Halloween party sign up. Our Halloween party will be Friday, Oct. 27th.

*Reminders

Please make sure to send weather appropriate clothing, and jackets as the weather gets cooler. We do go outside every day.

Thanks

Miss Lauren and Miss Raychyl

—–

Little Rascals

  • The Little Rascals had a great start to the new school year.  Our children have all adjusted well to their new routine.
  • This month we be exploring the beautiful, colorful world of Eric Carle.
  • The firefighters will be visiting as we learn all about fire safety.
  • The classroom will be overtaken by big, scary creatures as we travel back in time during out lesson is dinosaurs.
  • We will wrap up October surrounded by creepy crawlies and things that go bump in the night.  Our Halloween party will be on the 30th.  Please see the sign up sheet for goodies in the entry way.
  • Little Learner Lunches are in full swing and the children are truly enjoying them.  Please remember to sign up by the Thursday before if interested.
  • The weather is constantly changing so please be sure to have appropriate labeled outerwear everyday.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to come to us.

Thank You,

Christine, Michelle and Natalie

—–

Busy Bees

Happy Fall!  We had a great time last month getting to know all our new kids and we are quickly settling into our routines.  This month is sure to be just as fun and creative. We will focus on the following:

  • Eric Carle Books
  • Fire Safety
  • Dinosaurs
  • Halloween
  • Night creatures
  • Letters d,e,f
  • Numbers 4,5,6
  • Colors orange and black
  • Shape triangle
  • Wednesday’s there is Amazing Athletes ( a fun sports class)
  • Friday’s there is Tumblebus (a fun gymnastics class)
  • To sign up for the classes see the office.
  • Friday is pizza for lunch.  Includes veg, fruit, and desert just $4
  • To get pizza just pay on Fridays

If you have questions or concerns feel free to speak to Stef or Debbie

 

—–

Clubhouse

Happy fall y’all, looking forward to a great October. Last month we did back to school/Me and my family and friends, On the farm,
Falling into fall, and Apples to apple.

We have also been enjoying watching the caterpillar we found and made a home for, start to make a cocoon!

Clubhouse is in for a fantastic fall and we are ready to jump right in. This month we will explore the themes of…Eric Carle, Fire safety, Dinos, Halloween & Night creatures/creepy crawlies. We will be working very hard on our Spooky Trail, we will keep you posted on all the fun! The spooky trail will be taking place October 20th and our Halloween party will be October 27th. Keep a lookout for food donation sign-ups.

—–

House Keeping

  • Please remember to always send weather appropriate clothing for outside play as weather starts to cool down
  • Send a water bottle every day to cut down on plastic cup use

Also very important, please be sure to bring home everything from your child’s cubby by each Friday so we can start the new week fresh, we have lots of fun projects waiting to come home:)

Thank you so much and if you have any questions or concerns please come and talk to me!

tlchopkinton_fall2017

Parents Newsletter – September 2017

September 2017 Newsletter

TLC is going back to school!!

As we move on to our 18th year we would like to take time to welcome new families who have recently joined us, along with those returning from summer vacation. Our staff is very excited to get our 2017/18 school year started. We have a great curriculum planned for this year with new and exciting themes.

We appreciate your patience while we transition children into their classrooms. While we are confident your child’s experience will be a positive one and have discussed any changes with them, please do not hesitate to address any questions or concerns you have regarding your child or our curriculum.

Thank you to our wonderful college students that come back to work in the summer and allow our teachers to take much-deserved vacations. Erika, Olivia, Ashley, Erin, Claire. Mickey we will miss you all as you head back to college. We have a few leaving for their 1st year of college: Ava and Julia – Congrats!

We have made a few staff changes, please see our list of classrooms and their teachers below.

  • Little Tykes: Amy Clemons & Lisa Bartlett
  • Tiny Tots: Kayla Vorce & Jillian Daluise
  • Small Fries: Nicki Metcalf & Mellissa Fernandes
  • Busy Bees: Deb Kogut & Stefanie White
  • Little Rascals: Christine Pagliocca & Michelle Roshier
  • Krusaders: Lauren MacIntosh & Raychyl Goldman
  • Clubhouse: Natalie Duchemin (PM)
  • Floaters: Samantha Stanley, Alexandra Dominguez, Brooke Cassidy & Natalie Duchemin
  • Assistants:  Amanda, Abby, Caitlin, Maddie, Madison, Grayson. Kayla, McKay, Caroline

Dates to Remember

  • 1st day of school Wednesday, August 30st
  • 1st day of Kindergarten Thursday, August 31st
  • Public school is closed September 1st for the Holiday Weekend
  • TLC is closed for Labor Day – Monday, September 5th

Dates to Remember cont.

  • Early release all schools. September 15th
  • Public school closed September 21st
  • Preschool Apple picking trip – September 28th
  • Don’t forget Fridays are Pizza day! $4.00 includes veggie, drink and dessert.
  • Tumble Bus will post their official start date. Don’t forget to sign up.
  • Amazing Athletes will continue through for anyone wanting to start-up in the fall.
  • As always Music with Gerry is every Monday

—-

Little Tykes

Fall is slowly approaching us. We have had a great summer in the Little Tykes classroom. So many exciting things have been happening. We are very excited to welcome our new friends Jack and Carly to our classroom. We are looking forward to watching them grow with us. We would also like to wish our friends Walter and Ronan a happy first birthday, my how time flies. All of our friends have been growing so fast. They have started to crawl, and rollover and also began to pull themselves up and started taking steps. We were able to spend quality time outside playing in the kiddy pools and enjoying the beautiful weather. We thank Olivia and Ashley for spending the summer with us.

Amy ~Lisa

—-

Little Rascals

We are so excited to be starting the new school year.  Welcome you all of the children that are new to our classroom.

There is a white board on the column as you enter the room.  Please check it for updates about the class.  We will also have our weekly curriculum calendar hanging below it.

September will be the perfect time to learn about our new friends.  We will also be exploring farm animals, apples and celebrating the beginning of fall.

Please make sure that your children have labeled extra clothes and well as weather appropriate outerwear for those chilly fall days.  A reusable water bottle is also needed daily.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to speak to us about them.

Thank you,

Christine, Michelle and Natalie

 —-

Krusaders

It’s that time of the year again! Time to say goodbye to summer, and begin another school year! We hope that everyone enjoyed their summer, we certainly had tons of fun here at TLC and on our field trips.

We are looking forward to a fantastic year in the Krusaders classroom. Raychyl Goldman will be joining our classroom this year as my new co-teacher.  She has over 15 years’ experience working in child care and we are very excited to welcome her to our TLC family.

This month we will start by getting to know each other, learning our classroom rules, and getting used to the classroom routine. Other themes we will focus on include:

  • Back to school/ All about me, My friends and My Family
  • On the Farm
  • Falling into Fall
  • Apples to apples (with a field trip to the apple farm!)
  • We will start with the letters A, B, and C
  • Keep a look out for our first letter bag to be sent home with instructions for you and your child.
  • Numbers 1,2, and 3
  • The color of the month: red
  • Shape of the month: circle

Some important things to keep in mind:

  • Karate: will take place on Tuesdays in the afternoon. If you would like to sign your child up please ask for registration information
  • Amazing Athletes: Will take place on Wednesday afternoons.  If you would like to sign your child up please ask for registration information
  • Toy day: If your child chooses to bring a toy to school, they can do so on Fridays ONLY. Please keep it to one small toy.
  • Tumblebus: Will take place on Friday mornings.
  • Pizza Day: Friday

The white board at the bottom of our stairs is our parent information board.  Please remember to check it out and see what your child is experiencing each day in our classroom.

*Our apple picking field trip to Tougas Farm will be on Thursday, September 28th.

Please keep in mind that the weather will begin to cool off, so please send appropriate outdoor clothing and change out your child’s extra clothes from summer outfits.  Please label all of your child’s belongings and continue to send a daily water bottle. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Miss Lauren and Miss Raychyl

—-

Busy Bees

Back to School!  It’s that time of year again.  New cubbies, lunch boxes and backpacks and it’s time for the exploring and discovering to begin.  We are looking forward to a fun-filled year of learning and growing in the Busy Bee classroom.

Although we are sad to see some of our friends leaving for new classrooms we are eager to get to know new friends joining us.  It’s time for Miss Erika to head back to college.  We will miss her and her creativity but wish her well as she finishes up her final year at college. However, it is with great excitement to announce that Stef will be joining our classroom to begin teaching!

It looks like we will continue to have creativity in our classroom with her many resourceful talents.  This month we will focus on the letters a, b, c and themes relating to back to school, family, and Fall.  We have a bulletin board with details about all the things we will be learning this month.

Our goal is to make learning fun and for children to be excited to encounter new things.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to speak to us.

Miss Debbie

—-

Tiny Tots

The Tiny Tots class had an exciting summer. We enjoyed much so water play, with the sprinklers, pools, and water tables. We were lucky to have such nice weather and we were able to be outside for most of our day. We created many projects outside and had picnics for snack. We took some walks to Janie’s place and got to see the fish in the pond!

This month we will be welcoming Jillian into our classroom as Kayla’s co-teacher. Sam will be heading back to college and will be with us on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. We are sad to say that Heather will not be returning, she will be spending more time with baby Carly and her family.

We are sad to be saying goodbye to Ellie, Lianna, and Bridget as they are transitioning into preschool. However, we are excited to be welcoming our new friend Bennett and Isaac into our class.

Now that summer is winding down please be sure to bring in weather appropriate clothing as fall is coming. Please take home all summer clothing along with bathing suits and towels.

September’s themes:

  • Back to school/about me and my family and friends
  • On the farm
  • Apples
  • Falling into fall
  • Letters A, B, and C
  • Numbers 1, 2, and 3
  • The color is red
  • The shape is a circle

We are sad to see summer ending, but we are looking forward to an exciting school year!

Kayla and Sam

Small Fries

Wow did this summer fly by! Small Fries was super busy this summer from water tables, playing in the swimming pools, digging in the sand to doing fun art projects and dance parties! This Fall we will be getting back to our circle time. We will be learning our ABC’s and 123’s. Singing songs and working on our gross and fine motor skills!

This month our themes are:

  • Back to School/All About Me, My Friends and Family
  • On A Farm
  • Falling into Fall
  • Apples

Parents just a reminder: As the weather starts to get cooler, please dress your children in appropriate weather attire. Also, please bring in a water bottle with your child and please bring home any summer clothing and bathing suits that are still at school!

Thank you,
Miss Mellissa and Miss Nicki

Welcome back Clubhouse and to all of our new kindergarteners. My name is Natalie and I will be the new school-age group leader. I hope you’re all looking forward to the school year as much as I am. We will be focusing on getting back into our school year routine. We will discuss and set up our Clubhouse rules. We will go over bus safety and being a good friend and helper to everyone.

* Parents, please remember to sign and return the homework contract, and go over it with your child. We will work out a good schedule for everyone to get their homework done. We will have fun activities based on our theme of the week. Let us not forget the all-important outdoor time to get that energy out. Please remember electronics are only allowed on ½ days and non-school days. Please remember to take your towels home we have a ton left. We will be donating them to the pet shelter if they are not claimed. Below is our bus schedule for the 2017-18 school year. If you have any questions please feel free to see me.

Center and Elmwood Bus schedule

AM BUS #24 – 8:33am

PM BUS #24 – 3:40pm

Hopkins

AM BUS #23 – 7:46am

PM BUS #23 – 3:00pm

Thank you and have a super September

Love, Natalie, Dana, Grayson, and Amanda!

 

welcomeBackToSchool_TLC2017

Parent’s Newsletter – June 2017

June 2017 Newsletter

June is a big month for us! It marks the end of another school year at The Learning Center of Hopkinton. Please join us for our annual Preschool graduation and Awards ceremony on Thursday, June 15th promptly at 5:30.

We will be having a Pirate theme this year. Kids can dress in any Pirate type clothing. Children in the Little Tykes room are asked to be picked up at 5:15 and are welcome to stay, so their teachers may participate in the ceremony.

The toddler classrooms will be walking in procession right before the preschoolers as we begin the ceremony. Toddler parents are asked to be available to collect their child before the ceremony begins.  Families can bring in their chairs and set them up any time after 5:00 pm. We look forward to seeing all of our families at this wonderful event. Parking for the event will only be available across the street. If you are unable to attend the event please make sure you pick up before 5:15. All teachers participate with the children and will be unavailable in the classrooms after 5:30.

Classroom Teachers Update

Starting this month a few of our teachers will be switching classrooms. This gives them an opportunity to experience other age groups and help with children that stay back from field trips and children transitioning into new classrooms. Heather will be leaving for maternity leave and Sarah will be moving. We are so happy for Heather. Sarah will be missed as she was a valuable part of our TLC family.

  • Little Tykes – Amy, Olivia & Ashley
  • Tiny Tots – Kayla, Sam & Liz
  • Small Fries – Nicki and Mellissa
  • Little Rascals – Christine, Michelle & Stefanie
  • Busy Bees – Deb & Erika
  • Krusaders – Lauren, Alex & Natalie
  • Clubhouse – Erin, Claire & Cat
  • Floating assistants – Dana, Helen, Julia, Abby, Caitlin, Tanya, Ava, Maddie, Kayla & Amanda

Team Zack

We would like to sincerely like to thank everyone who generously donated to team Zack attack. We received over $2,800. A special thanks to the O’Callaghan’s and her company that matched their $400.00 donation. Zack was truly thrilled to see all of your donations to help find a cure. The children had a great sense of pride and accomplishment participating in this event.

Congratulations High School Graduates

We are so proud of Natalie Duchemin, Cat Clayton and Julia Alberto graduating high school this year!! Congratulations!

Water Bottles

Help us protect the environment! Send in a reusable water bottle for our child to use daily in the playground or classroom.

Upcoming Events

  • June 2nd High School graduation
  • June 9th Early release, Elementary
  • June 15th TLC Graduation, 5:30 sharp, Family BBQ follows
  • June 16th Last day of Kindergarten
  • June 21st Last day of Public school: Early dismissal all schools
  • June 26th: Summer program begins
  • July 4th: Closed for Independence Day

—–

Little Tykes

The warm weather has arrived. All of our Little Tykes are excited to explore the outdoors. Please make sure your children proper attire for the season. We would like to welcome Emma and Ronan to our classroom. A great big shout out to Paige Marsh who is turning one this month. While graduation is fast approaching, all families are invited to our ceremony and family cookout immediately after. June 15th is the big day. Please remember to pick up your child by 5:15 so we can participate in the grand march. Thank you and have a sunny and fun summer.

Amy~Lisa

—–

Clubhouse

Hi everyone,

May has been a busy month in the Clubhouse. The themes this month were Transportation, Mother’s Day, Farm and Zoo, and Art Appreciation. During the week of Transportation the children surprised their bus drivers with cards and cookies made by the Clubhouse. The children also worked hard on their Mother’s Day gifts for mom, we hope you enjoyed them! The time has come to start preparing for graduation, please let us know if your child will be unable to attend. We are impressed with children’s enthusiasm to practice so far! We look forward to a great Graduation celebration this year. Our theme is Pirate. Kids can dress as a pirate or if they prefer they can wear a black shirt. It is on June 15th promptly at 5:30. Kids must be supervised by a parent.

If you have not returned the field trip payments and/or sunscreen and bug spray permission slips, please remember to do so as soon as possible. We will also be handing out permission slips for Canobie Lake Park on June 22nd. T

hank you everyone – Let’s hope June brings out the sun! The busy bee classroom had a great month of May.  We had a fun field trip to the zoo, learned about different styles of art, celebrated our mother’s and played outside whenever it wasn’t raining.

—–

Busy Bees

We are excited to have Erica join us for the summer!  Graduation is June 15 and it is a great time for all. Here are the themes we will cover….

  • Graduation practice
  • Father’s day
  • Summertime fun
  • Farm animals

We will be starting our field trips so please remember to pack bag lunches….juice or small water….no thermoses or lunch boxes or heat up lunches.  Have your child bring a water bottle every day.  Please apply sunscreen and bug spray or send some in for daily use.  You can also purchase school products.

We wear tie-dye t-shirts on field trips. They will be available purchase if you need one or two. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to speak to us anytime.

Miss Debbie and Miss Erica

—–

Krusaders

May was a very exciting month for us! We had so much fun visiting the zoo and learning all about zoo animals.  They also enjoyed exploring our transportation, jungle/ rainforest and art appreciation themes!

As we jump into June and our class gets ready to graduate we will be practicing our songs every day. Get your eye patches and pirate hats ready for our Pirate themed graduation on June 15th.  This month’s themes include: Father’s Day, Graduation prep, summertime and farm life. Our first field trip to Davis Farm Land is June 27th and we will be going to Hopkinton State on the 29th. Make sure you have your summer guides so you are aware of what the need for each trip.

This month we will sadly be saying goodbye to Miss Sarah. She will be greatly missed and wish her all the best!

Please remember to send a water bottle with your child each day as it gets hotter and we spend more time outside.  We also ask for you to send in a bathing suit, towel and water appropriate shoes for water play.

If you have any questions, as always please feel free to ask!

Miss Lauren

—–

Small Fries

Now that we zoomed past May and right into June, let’s take a look back and see what kept Small Fries so busy! Small Fries enjoyed becoming an artist each day of the week and learning how to appreciate art in different ways! We also enjoyed learning about Zoo Animals and enjoyed making gifts for our mommy’s! We hope all the Mother’s enjoyed their gifts and had a wonderful Mother’s Day! We continue to learn our colors and shapes and sing our ABC’s and 123’s. Small Fries love going on bear hunts during circle and finishing it off with some dance moves!

Our themes for next month are:

  • Father’s Day
  • Graduation
  • Desert
  • Summertime

Graduation ceremony will be June 15th. Toddlers will walk out with their classrooms. We please ask that a parent be available to scoop them up as they enter so the teachers can help with the preschool procession.
Just a reminder to all parents, please remember to send your child in with the appropriate weather attire and please make sure your child’s cubby’s have updated clothing for proper weather conditions! Happy Memorial Day!

-Miss Mellissa

—–

Little Rascals

What a wonderful May we had. Although the weather has been a bit rainy we are happy that we have had some warmers days to enjoy outdoors and use up some of our energy. We had a great month talking about transportation, celebrating our amazing mothers, going on a fun field trip to the zoo, exploring all different kinds of art and finally discovering and learning about animals from the jungle and rainforest.
Graduation practice has begun and the children are doing a great job learning our songs for the special event on Thursday June 15 at 5:30. Bring a chair and be ready for a swashbuckling good time with songs, food, family and friends.

Our themes for June are:

Father’s Day and pirate graduation preparations

  • Summertime
  • On the farm
  • Alphabet, shapes and color reviews

Please remember to send a water bottle each day or have one your child can leave here to use throughout the day.

If you have any questions or concerns please let us know. Thank you and have a fabulous month of June!

Miss Stefanie & Miss Christine

—–

Tiny Tots

Happy June! We would like to welcome to Noah and Thomas into our Tiny Tot room! Happy birthday to Ella on the 30th!

We have a lot to look forward to this month. Summer is finally here and we can’t wait to start water play outside. Please send in a bathing suit, towel, and water shoes/crocs/sandals. Please label all belongings and feel free to leave them here for the summer as we will wash them once a week.

The month we will focus on graduation, the desert, Father’s Day, and summertime. Please look for more updates about graduation! Graduation will take place June 15th promptly at 5:30. We please ask that a parent is available to scoop up your child as they enter the yard form their march in.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask!

Heather & Kayla

Happy-Fathers-Day-Greetings-TheLearningCenter_HopkintonMA

 

 

Parents Newsletter – May 2017

May Newsletter 2017

Summer & Field Trips

Our summer plans have been finalized and our summer booklets have been sent out. Always keep them handy so your child can be prepared for each trip.

Please note that TLC chooses to show a sign of unity on our field trips. We request all children wear tie dyes on our trips. We will be making batches coming up soon. If you are interested, please let us know.

Payments for the trips are due now. Please also make sure you send back sun and bug spray permission slips. If you choose to send in in your own, please do so with your permission slip. Please also label them with their name.

Preschool Zoo trip May 17th  – Please sign and return your permission slips. Please arrive by 9:00am.

TLCPiratesGraduation: Save the date * June 15th* is Graduation day to be held from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. All toddlers, preschoolers, and Clubhouse participate. Our theme will be a Pirates. This is a festive occasion for TLC please do not be afraid to dress for the occasion. Please keep an eye out for further instructions.

Vacations: Calendars will be available on the parent board to sign your family up on our vacation schedule. This helps a great deal so we can properly prepare for summer transportation and staffing.

Zach Attack: Zack Attack Annual Cystic Fibrosis walk will take place this month. It will begin May 8th and end on the 12th. The children get very involved in this fundraiser and we appreciate your support. Every year our families have been very generous and we thank you very much. Please see the flyer sent out for more information.

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Tiny Tots

Happy May! We are a month closer to summer and the toddlers are enjoying more and more time outside on the playground. We had a great month of April celebrating our children, teachers, and parents during The Week of the Young Child.

We would like to welcome Noah and Thomas to the Tiny Tot classroom! We can’t wait to laugh, play, and grow with you.

During the month of May, we will learn about transportation, the jungle, and farm and zoo animals. The shape of the month is a square and the color is purple. Don’t forget to check out the whiteboard outside our door to see what we are learning each week and any reminders we may have.

As always please make sure your child has plenty of extra clothes as we will go outside daily and it can be wet or accidents happen!

Heather, Kayla & Liz

—-

Busy Bees

We had a wonderful month in April learning about the many different bugs, decorating and playing with eggs, discovering what happens in a garden, and loads of fun during the week of the young child.  This month we will be learning about:

  • Transportation
  • Mother’s Day
  • Zoo animals
  • Art appreciation
  • Jungle/ rain forest

It’s hard to believe we are on the letters y and z. The children are doing great practicing their letters and especially writing their names.  Graduation practice begins soon as well. This is a very fun gathering that we hope you and your family plan to attend.  To see what activities we will be doing each day take a look at the monthly themes bulletin board.  Also a more detailed newsletter will appear in your child’s cubby.  Please remember to send in a water bottle that can stay at school.  We have extra bottles in case needed.

If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to us anytime.

Miss Debbie and Michelle

—-

Krusaders

The Krusaders had a wonderful April! We enjoyed exploring all sorts of insects and bugs, celebrating Easter, learning about the garden and keeping our Earth clean and healthy.  The Week of the Young Child was a huge success! We would like to thank all of the families for the book donations and dramatic play bucket donations! Many of us also enjoyed having breakfast with our parents.

The month of May themes include:

  • Transportation and all things that go!
  • Mother’s Day
  • Zoo animals and our annual Zoo trip on Wednesday May 17th
  • Art appreciation and History
  • Jungle and Rainforest

Our letters of the month are: Y and Z! The kids are super excited we have made it through the whole alphabet! Our numbers of the month are 19 and 20. The shape and color of the month are square and purple!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful moms! Hopefully we will see lots of warm weather this month! Please remember to return your sunscreen and bug spray permission slips as well as supply your children with weather appropriate clothing and extra clothes.

As always if you have any questions please feel free to ask!

Miss Lauren, Miss Sarah and Miss Alexandra

—-

Small Fries

Small Fries has had a fun filled April and we really enjoyed the sunny days we experienced this month, but just a reminder that the weather is still changing and the children will need weather appropriate clothing.

We are excited to be entering May with some awesome themes which are Farm and Zoo animals, Jungle/Rain forest, Mother’s Day, Transportation and Art Appreciation. Our shape of the month is a square and our color of the month is purple. Your children continue to do so well with their ABCs, shapes, colors, counting​ and singing at circle time.

Let’s hope May brings less rain and more sunshine!

—-

Clubhouse

Hi everyone!

The Clubhouse children are finishing up an amazing April! We did arts and crafts, projects and activities that supported our themes this month, which were Insects/Bugs, Easter/Bunnies, Earth Week, and Week of the Young Child. During vacation week, the children enjoyed having some extra time to take a stroll to Elmwood and play some group games like nukem, dodgeball and basketball, while also discussing different ways they can help the earth, stop pollution, and start recycling. We hope everyone enjoys the parent breakfast on Friday, and let’s hope these April showers bring May flowers!

Sarah, Cat, Dana, and Kenzie

—-

Little Tykes

YAY!!! Spring has arrived. It’s very exciting to see the Little Tykes starting to progress by crawling, reaching, and rolling over. We are very excited to welcome Lisa’s grandson Austin to our Little Tykes classroom. Just a reminder to all of our families if you have not turned in your permission slips for sunscreen and bug spray please do so. It is an adventurous time for Erin and Noah as they move up into their new toddler room. We want to wish all of our mothers a happy Mother’s Day!

We look forward to spending more time outside as the weather gets better. All of this May rain should make the flowers bloom.

Lisa~Amy

—-

Little Rascals

The Little Rascals had a wonderful time in April.  We learned all about bugs and gardening.  We celebrated Easter with a fun filled Easter egg hunt.  April was wrapped up celebrating the children during week of the young child.    We had a book swap that the children really really enjoyed.  The month ended with our parent breakfast.  Thank you to all of you that stayed and made it special for the children.

May will be wonderful as we show our mommies just how much the mean to us.  We have special surprises we will be working on.  Shhhh…we won’t tell.  We will also be learning about transportation as well as art appreciation.  We will be surrounded by animals as we explore those from the zoo and the jungle.  Look out, you never know what you will find in here.

As the weather gets nicer ok ease make sure your child has labeled  weather appropriate outerwear and water bottles daily.  Please turn in you sunscreen forms if you haven’t done so already.

As always if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to talk to Christine or Stefanie

Thank you,
Christine and Stefanie

HappyMomsDay_TLC_Hopkinton.png

May 2017 Parents Newsletter

TLC of Hopkinton 

Our summer plans have been finalized and our summer booklets have been sent out. Always keep them handy so your child can be prepared for each trip.

Please note that TLC chooses to show a sign of unity on our field trips. We request all children wear tie dyes on our trips. We will be making batches coming up soon. If you are interested please let us know. Payments for the trips are now due.

Please make sure you send in sun and bug spray permission slips. If you choose to send in in your own please do so with your permission slip. Please also label them with their name.

Preschool Zoo Trip: May 12th: Please sign and return your permission slips. Please arrive by 9:00am.

Graduation: Save the date: * June 16th* is Graduation day to be held from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

All toddlers, preschoolers, and Clubhouse participate. Our theme will be a Luau. This is a festive occasion for TLC please do not be afraid to dress for the occasion. Please keep an eye out for further instructions.

Calendars will be available on the parent board to sign your family up on our vacation schedule. This helps a great deal so we can properly prepare for summer transportation and staffing.

Zach Attack Annual Cystic Fibrosis Walk will take place this month. It will begin May 16th and end on the 20th. The children get very involved in this fundraiser and we appreciate your support. Every year our families have been very generous and we thank you very much. Please see the flyer sent out for more information.

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

—–

Little Tykes

Dear Parents,

As new flowers are blooming this spring so is our Little Tykes classroom. It’s time to welcome the latest additions Thomas, Noah, Erin, Lucas, and Riley. Our classroom will certainly be busy and complete. It is important for parents to provide proper Spring/Summer attire for your children. Sun hats and Sunscreen are a must. Please make sure to sign and return your Bug and Sun permission slip.

Happy Mother’s day to all our wonderful Moms!

Lisa~Amy

—–

Busy Bees

The Busy Bee Classroom had a wonderful time last month learning about weather, gardening and reptiles!  The week of the young child was a great success ending with the parent breakfast. We have really been enjoying getting to know all of our new students.  Penelope, Rikit and Thomas are doing great transitioning and it has been awesome having Reese, Dean and Thaman recently join us.  This month we are hoping for sunny warm days to get outside to observe nature and run and play.  We will be talking about the following:

  • Mother’s Day!
  • Jungle and Rainforest (Animals and climate)
  • Farm and Zoo Animals (Field trip)
  • Transportation
  • Letters (Y Z)
  • Numbers (19 20)
  • Color (purple)
  • Shape (square)

As always feel free to speak to Deb or Christine with any of your questions or concerns. We love what we do and we love your kids!

Deb and Christine

—–

Little Rascals

Hooray for May! Last month we had so much fun learning about reptiles, gardening, different types of weather and the importance of looking after the Earth.

This month we will keeping your Little Rascals busy exploring the following topics:

  • Farm & Zoo Animals
  • Mother’s Day
  • Transportation
  • Jungles & Rainforests
  • The Letters Y & Z
  • The Numbers 19 & 20
  • The Color Purple
  • Our Shape of The Month, Diamond

Also we would like to thank all of you parents for your generosity and help with TLCs prop boxes, we truly appreciate all of your donations. Charity is such an important life lesson for our students.

Mellissa and Sophia

—–

Small Fries

Happy May from the Small Fries! We are so happy the spring weather finally seems to be staying and we are seeing signs of spring all around us! The peas we planted are starting to sprout and we will be planting more vegetables and flowers throughout May.

  • This month we will also be learning about some zoo animals as well as the jungle and rainforest.
  • The Small Fries will be busy making something special for our moms and taking about how and why we love our mommies so much!
  • Transportation week will have us exploring all different ways we can get around.

The last week of May is all about Art Appreciation where the children will use different techniques and media to create beautiful art we will display in our room.

We hope you all are enjoying the warm weather as much as we are, please remember to send appropriate outdoor clothing as it can still be chilly in the early mornings and afternoon on the playground. Have a great month and Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful ladies!

—–

Krusaders

The Krusaders had a wonderful April! We enjoyed exploring all sorts of reptiles and amphibians as well as the Earth and different types of weather.  The Week of the Young Child was a huge success! We would like to thank all of the families for the book donations and dramatic play bucket donations! Many of us also enjoyed having breakfast with our parents.

This month we will celebrate our amazing Mommies, going to the zoo and exploring farm and zoo animals. We will then drive right into our transportation theme and we will end the month by exploring all sorts of different kinds of art!

Our letters of the month are: Y and Z! The kids are super excited we have made it through the whole alphabet! Our numbers of the month are 19 and 20. The shape and color of the month are square and purple!

Ashley from the toddler room has joined us for a short time while Melody is out on leave. She has not been feeling well and we hope she has a quick recovery. We miss you and hope you come back soon.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful moms! Hopefully we will see lots of warm weather this month! Please remember to return your sunscreen and bug spray permission slips as well as supply your children with weather appropriate clothing and extra clothes.

As always if you have any questions please feel free to ask!

Lauren, Melody and Ashley

—–

Clubhouse

As April leaves us with some showers, May is sure to bring us some flowers. But before we go and say our goodbyes, let’s reminisce on some things Clubhouse kids did. Clubhouse kids learned about gardening and the essentials and necessities you need to plant flowers and what they need to grow and survive. The kids also learned about the weather and reptiles. We celebrated The Week of the Young child and ended the week with a Parent Breakfast. We thank all of those who came and joined us for the breakfast. Clubhouse kids are also anxiously awaiting the arrival of our baby chickens.

Our themes for next month are:

  • Mother’s Day
  • Farm/Zoo Animals
  • Jungle/Rainforest
  • Transportation

Please remember, the weather is still cool outs did and children still need a light jacket and the proper clothing attire for outside. Please also provide your child with a water bottle. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mother’s and Happy Spring!

Mellissa, Jeff and Erin

—–

Tiny Tots

Happy May! We are a month closer to summer and the toddlers are enjoying more and more time outside on the playground. We had a great month of April celebrating our children, teachers, and parents during The Week of the Young Child.

We would like to welcome Noah and Thomas to the Tiny Tot classroom! We can’t wait to laugh, play, and grow with you.

During the month of May we will learn about transportation, the jungle, and farm and zoo animals. The shape of the month is a square and the color is purple. Don’t forget to check out the whiteboard outside our door to see what we are learning each week and any reminders we may have.

As always please make sure your child has plenty of extra clothes as we will go outside daily and it can be wet or accidents happen!

Heather, Kayla & Liz

tlc-daycare-hopkinton-ma-happymothersday

April Newsletter 2017

TLC is celebrating the Week of the Young Child April 24-28. The theme is “Celebrating our youngest learners”. This is a time to recommit ourselves to ensure that each child experience the type of early learning environment at home, at child care, at school, and in the community that will promote their early learning. TLC is proud to be part of your family. Two years ago, we were very thankful to our families in helping us build “theme boxes” for the children. It is time to refresh these theme boxes and create some new. We need everyone’s help. This year we plan to celebrate a different event every day to honor Week of the Young Child.

  • Monday 4/24 will be Music Monday, where we will sing dance and learn through music.
  • Tuesday 4/25 – Book Swap: We will have our annual book swap Tuesday, April 25th. Mellissa F. will be taking over this job and putting this event together where children can swap each other for books they have already gently read.
    • Please have your child choose 3 books they wish to give up (close to their age group) and on…
    • Tuesday they will be able to pick out 3 “new” books to take home. If you have any questions please feel free to speak with Mellissa.
    • We would also like to have a book drive at this time. We would love any donations of old gently used books to update our old and tattered ones.
  • Wednesday 4/26 is work together Wednesday. The children will learn team building activities.
  • Thursday 4/27 is Artsy Thursday. The children will make classroom banners and self-portraits.
  • Friday breakfast: We would like to invite you to our parent breakfast on Friday, April 28th from 7:00-8:30.
    • Parents can “Take 5” and have a light breakfast with their child. Please join us for coffee, juice, muffins, & donuts.  Each classroom will be making items for this event.

Teacher Appreciation on Thursday, Apr 27

We would also like to take time to appreciate our Educators. Thursday, April 27th will be teacher appreciation day. We truly value our educators at The Learning Center of Hopkinton. Their dedication shows every day when we see those happy smiling faces in the classroom.

Summer Program

Trish worked very hard finalizing our field trips for the summer. We will be passing out all of the information in our brochure as soon as possible.

Theme Buckets

Two years ago we created our “Theme buckets” and everyone was very generous in helping us fill them. We would like to do some refreshing this year and are asking for your donations. The children thoroughly enjoy using these boxes and use them daily. I am posting our wish list on the parent bulletin board and appreciate any help you can give.  Please if everyone can donate a few items our theme boxes will get the rejuvenation the need.

Re-registration

Thank you to our families who have sent in their paperwork. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office. This registration process is to hold their spots for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. We are a year round program so their current spot continues through the end of August. We cannot hold spots during the summer. Thank you for filling out the yearly required forms for your children. The state needs updated forms every year.

If you are not planning to return in September, please let us know as soon as possible so we can plan to use your deposit appropriately.

**Several families have not sent in their paperwork. Please make sure to do it this week so we can secure your spot for September. Beginning next week we will be enrolling children from our waiting list who are interested in starting in the fall. We also appreciate you filling out the parent questionnaire. We take every question to heart and are always looking for ways to progress.

Thank you for your help!

Your TLC Family

———-

Upcoming Events

  • 4/14 – Public school closed (Good Friday)
  • 4/17 – TLC closed (Marathon Monday)
  • 4/18-4/21 – April vacation (all schools)
  • 4/24 – Beginning of Week of the Young Child

———-

Small Fries

Now that we welcome April hopefully with some warm weather and lots of rain showers, let’s take a look back and see what kept Small Fries so busy! Small Fries enjoyed making their leprechaun trap and coming in to find that the leprechaun had make their room a little messy. The leprechaun got lucky this time around and escaped! We also enjoyed make yummy paper salad and creating a bunch of weather and rainbow crafts! We continue to learn our colors and shapes and sing our ABC’s and 123’s. Small Fries love going on bear hunts during circle and finishing it off with a freeze dance!

Next month themes are:

  • Bugs and Insects
  • Bunnies and Easter
  • Gardening/Earth Day
  • Week of the Young Child

Parents please remember to label all belongings that you bring in, as we all know many of the children have the same belongings. Also remember to bring your child in with the right weather attire!

Happy Spring!

Miss Mellissa and Miss Sarah

———-

Krusaders

Hello Spring and lots of April showers!

The Krusaders had an action-packed March filled with a visit from the Cat in the Hat and some green eggs and ham, sneaky leprechauns, and learning about Healthy foods.

We welcomed spring and the signs that come with it, and explored all sorts of weather and the science behind it!

Along with all of the April showers, this month we will be learning about the following:

  • April 3rd-7th – Insects and Bugs
  • April 10th-14th – Bunches of bunnies for Easter
  • April 18th-21st – My Garden and Earth day
  • April 24th-28th – We will celebrate Week of the Young Child
  • Letters – V, W and X
  • Numbers – 17 and 18
  • Shape and Color – Oval and yellow

During the Week of the Young Child we have some important dates to keep in mind:

Tuesday, April 25th will be our annual Book swap. Your child can bring in two AGE appropriate books to swap with the rest of the books brought in by the preschool. There will be more details on this as it gets closer.  We will also have a box out in the foyer for book donations!

Friday, April 28th is our Parent Breakfast.  Please come and enjoy having breakfast with your child(ren).

Reminder we are closed Monday, April 17th for Marathon Monday! Good Luck to all the runners!  Please let us know if you have any plans for April Vacation as well.

Also please remember to send weather appropriate clothing…as this is New England and the weather is always changing from one day to the next!

We hope everyone has a wonderful April! If you have any questions of concerns please don’t hesitate to ask.

Happy Spring!

Miss Lauren and Miss Sarah

———-

Clubhouse

Hi everyone,

The Clubhouse has had such a fun winter, but we are so happy that spring in finally here. We are excited to be able to spend more time outside, but please don’t forget that it’s still chilly out there, and that the children need appropriate clothing.

The themes during the month of March were Dr. Seuss, health, St. Patrick’s Day, spring and weather. We made some really fun crafts and projects related to each theme. Last month was a little more special than most because leprechauns came to visit. The Clubhouse worked really hard making some fantastic leprechaun traps, we were really impressed by the children’s dedication to catch a leprechaun! We are looking forward to April, and hoping it brings a little more sunshine. We will be celebrating the week of the young child, searching for bugs and insects, learning about Earth day and looking forward to April vacation.

Happy Spring everyone!

Sarah, Cat, Dana and Kenzie

———-

Little Rascals

It’s finally Spring!!! The little rascals are ready and keeping a close eye out for all the signs of spring we will be seeing, hearing and feeling soon.  Winter is still trying to stick around so please continue to bring appropriate outdoor clothing each day so we can get as much outside time as possible during this seasonal transition.

March was a fun and mischievous month in our classroom with all our little leprechauns full of energy and excitement. The children have really been enjoying learning lots of new songs especially our color songs that are fun to sing as well as help us to recognize and even spell our favorite colors.

We are looking forward to another month full of fun and learning.

Our themes this month:

  • Bugs and Insects
  • Bunnies and Easter
  • Gardening/Earth Day
  • Week of the Young Child
  • Color: yellow
  • Letters: V, W & X
  • Shape: Oval

We now have our monthly curriculum posted on the door if you need a reminder of what is happening each week as well as daily reminders will be posted on our marker board and on daily sheets.

Happy Spring everyone think warm thoughts!!!

Miss Stefanie and Miss Christine

———-

Busy Bees

The month of March was a fun one here in the Busy Bee classroom. The children learned all about Dr. Seuss and created several Seuss projects and read many silly Dr. Seuss stories. We were so lucky to have a visit from The Cat in the Hat himself and enjoyed green eggs and ham after snack. We learned about nutrition and how to keep our bodies healthy and happy. We discovered many things about St. Patrick’s Day and decorated Leprechaun projects. The Leprechauns were here the night before and were full of mischievous leaving a mess behind.

Last month we said a sad goodbye to Aarna and Thaman, we wish them well and will miss them. We welcome are new friend Julia to our classroom and look forward to getting to know her and her family. We are hoping for some sun and warm air in the month of April so we can spend more time outside.

Next month themes are the following:

  • Bugs and Insects
  • Bunnies and Easter
  • Gardening/Earth Day
  • Week of the Young Child

Happy Spring!

Deb and Michelle

———-

Tiny Tots

April is here already?! We would like to wish Logan well as she begins her preschool journey! We would also like to give a warm welcome to Ellie who will be joining out room. Happy birthday to Kinley on April 21!

March was exciting filled with a visit from Dr. Seuss and some leprechauns! We really paid attention to the weather and began to talk about the changing seasons.

This month we will continue to talk about spring, gardening, Earth Day, and celebrate the Week of the Young Child. Please continue to leave your child’s boots here as it can get muddy in the playground. Also, a complete change of clothes is needed in case of some messy play!

Happy Spring!

Heather, Liz & Kayla

———-

Little Tykes

Happy Spring! We are still waiting for the snow to melt and the warm weather to arrive so the Little Tykes can spend some quality time outside. We are so proud of all the mile-stones the children made during the month of March. We look forward to our little circle times to sing and do finger plays as they get older they show more interest. It is great to see them get excited and participate. The end of April we will be celebrating The Week of the Young Child. Each day of the week will bring fun activities.

Music Monday, Tuesday Book swap, Wednesday team building activities, Thursday – art, Friday is our Parent breakfast. We will celebrate along as the babies can.

Lisa and Amy

———-

Activity Resources

Visit the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) activity resources for families: https://www.naeyc.org/woyc/activity-resources

WeekofYoungChild_TLC_Hopkinton