Class Supplies Please bring the following items to school on your child’s first full morning:
Two complete sets of extra clothes, including socks. If potty training, bring an extra pair of shoes as well. Remember: ALL CLOTHING MUST BE LABELED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME!!
A plastic container for storing clothes – The clear plastic boxes with latching lids are preferred and readily available at Wal-Mart and Target. Feel free to stop by our bathroom and take a peek at the size or check our website under ‘toddler lists’
A family picture (4X6) we can place in our room for the children to look and talk about.
Please bring a pair of “inside” slippers or shoes that will stay at school (something soft and easy to get on and off, a great example are the slippers sold by montessorimovers.com – one of our toddlers wore them last year and we can testify they are very easy to put on). The children will change into these when they come into the building. Please choose plain washable shoes that are comfortable and most important, very easy to put on. During our morning, we will change into these shoes for our work and then change again before we visit the garden each day. Our “outside” shoes will be the ones your child wears to school in the morning. This pair needs to be the athletic type that has a sole that grips so we can run outside and not slip on the stone walkway.
One regular size (not jumbo) package of the type of diapers your child needs – this helps us preserve storage space. If they are beginning or have mastered the toileting process, please include several pairs of underwear or cloth training pants.
Four containers of baby wipes or refills. (Will be shared among the children to expedite the changing process, so no need to label these).
Three containers of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes – if you see these in the store, they will be highly appreciated (to be shared).
Three boxes of tissues (to be shared).
Three pump bottles of hand soap (to be shared).
Clothes should be comfortable and allow for freedom of movement and independence in dressing. Please do not send in clothing with characters from TV shows or movies as these can be quite distracting. Clothes that can be easily laundered are highly recommended, since we never know when there may be a leftover puddle at the bottom of the slide or when your budding Picasso gets paint somewhere other than the paper! For shoes, see the description above in our class supplies list.
In conclusion, please do not send your child to school in anything that will not survive mud, paint, tomato sauce, or yogurt. Making messes is a constant part of toddler life – of course, you already knew that! Also, please label every item of clothing, down to mittens and socks, with your child’s name! We simply can not keep track of everyone’s clothes, and young children just don’t know the difference between what is theirs and what they wish was theirs! Labeling clothes helps us get them back to the right child.
Snack will be provided for Phase-In Week only (the week of August 17). Until such time as we can safely go back to doing snack as a part of our classroom activity, we ask that your child bring their own snack to school daily. A pack of crackers, some cut up fruit, etc. would be appropriate. Make sure that snack is packed in a disposable container or bag. If your child stays for lunch, please make sure that their snack is labeled as ‘Snack.’
Lunch – All lunches must be packed in FULLY DISPOSABLE containers. For example, lunches are to be brought to school in either paper or plastic bags. Pack food items in small Ziploc bags. You may bring a labeled ice pack if your child’s lunch needs to be kept cold. NO HEAT UPS until further notice! Unfortunately, all uneaten food will have to be thrown out, so please make sure your portion sizes are appropriate. Water will be provided in disposable cups.