Beginning of the Year Discovery for 3's




Dear Parents,                                                                                       January 2017


Welcome!  Thank you for sharing your children with us.  It is going to be a wonderful class in Room 3, at Jackson Early Childhood Center, where we have fun while learning through play.  We are excited to be here and are looking forward to getting to know your child and helping them get comfortable with the routines of the classroom.   


Each month I will be posting a newsletter and calendar in the hall and on my school website.  Go to and look under the teacher website link.  This will help keep you informed about activities in the classroom and let you know about upcoming events.


Our daily schedule is flexible but usually contains the following:


Arrival 9:15 am / Table Top Activities – activities are available for the children as they enter

                        the classroom before group time begins (about 5-10 minutes)


Group Time – good morning song, attendance, calendar, weather, introduce theme /center                        choices


Self-directed / Teacher-directed Activities – children choose activities from centers around

                        the room, including the teacher-directed activity of the day


Special Activities – we will have the opportunity each week to go to the gym or gross                               motor room, or outside (weather permitting)


Closing Group Time – books, stories, songs, finger plays, prepare for home, goodbye song


5 Minute Talk 11:10 am (the last 5 minutes of the day) - parents are invited into the room              to listen as we share what we did during the day (dismissal at 11:15 am)


I am available everyday before and after class to answer any questions or concerns you may have concerning our class.  I would also be happy to call you at home after school if needed.  You can also email me at or call the office at 734-744-2813 to leave a message for me on my voicemail (box 73230).


It’s going to be a great Discovery for 3’s class and we look forward to meeting you and your child!


Patty Curmi  & Pam Chlebek