Some of your children may have had me as a teacher before and some of you will be brand new. Welcome!
We will do a few things differently and a few things will stay the same as our regular school programming. We will keep our day filled with a buffet of engaging activities for children. We allow for a more flexible schedule during summer that will ebb and flow based on interests.
I don’t have to tell you how hot Texas summers are. Please put sunscreen on before your child comes to school. If your child is on the fair side you may want them to wear a hat.
We are still working on the schedule but I am hopeful that we will continue to do drop off on the playground in the morning and pickup is still TBD.
- Bring a full-size backpack that can contain the following
- Labeled water bottle
- Labeled lunch
- Labeled towel
- Change of clothes in a Ziploc that is labeled
- Water shoes (if they are the kind that dries completely then they can wear them all day, otherwise bring another pair to change into)
- nap mat
Your child may choose to wear their bathing suit under their clothes or they can change into it when they are ready to do water play.
A note on changing clothes: children will be offered a choice to change in the classroom in different parts of the room, in the hallway, or possibly in the restroom if they are more comfortable. Please let me know if your child has a preference in this area. We will then place our wet clothes into the Ziploc bag and you may reuse it daily.
Our schedule will include:
- Daily water play -sprinklers and water tables
- Weekly capitol grounds play
- Weekly Wesley Hall -for run around time and group games
- Daily read alouds
- Audiobooks during rest time
- Centers that include: construction, sensory, art, dramatic play, writing, and pre-reading skills, and educational games
Please also let me know what your child is really “into” at the moment and/or if they are struggling with any particular area. I am here to help
A note on toys from home: Your child may bring in ANY books that they want.
They may bring in any toys as long as they are willing to share them and willing to risk having them get lost or damaged during play. I will not manage their toys so they will have to keep up with them. Toys will be available at different parts of the day and may need to take a break if students are not completing teacher-requested tasks.
Communication: I will send out all communication from our new Brightwheel app and that will be how you can communicate with me during the day if you need to get ahold of me.
I will also send home info in your child’s folder (I will provide this for new students). It will help make sure their work does not get wet in their backpacks.
Please feel free to tell me anything else you think I might need to know. I love info about your children and receive it best in written form.
Thanks for being a part of our FUMP program. You are a part of what makes FUMP great.
Cheers to summer!