School News 1/2-4/19

Dear Families,

Happy New Year!

This week was a short but busy week! Here is what happened in the classrooms!

The Toddler classroom wishes everyone a Happy New Year! The children are adjusting well in class after the holiday break. Ms Evelyn presented to the class, self care-hand washing, nose blowing, etc. We will get back to our normal routine next week.

Happy New Year from the Pine Room! We hope everyone had a nice holiday. The children are adjusting well after the break. We would like welcome new students Daphne and Shivika to our classroom. This week we revisited the classroom ground rules. The older children were introduced to punctuation for sentence writing and we began to explore how a volcano works with baking soda and vinegar.

Happy New Year from the Cedar Room, we hope you had a nice holiday. We introduced Africa and talked about the seasons. We also revisited classroom ground rules and discussed parts of the snowman. Please remember to bring your child’s snow pants, boots and gloves.

Happy New Year to all of our dear families from the Maple Room! This week we reinforced the ground rules. Individual presentations were given in Ten board (math). In language we introduced sentence construction (by using punctuation). In science we talked about the seasons. We also read the book, ” What makes weather?” For a presentation we used nomenclature cards for the seasons. We also talked about snow and read the books, “Frosty’s New Friends” and “The Smallest Snowman”.

A new Parenting Group is forming.  Amanda Pullukat is leading the group on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 beginning 1/16/19.  This group will focus on parent strategies at home and we’ll start with discipline.  Here’s what you’ll be learning!

  • Controlling Negative Behavior: Learn an amazingly simple technique to get the kids to STOP doing what you don’t want them to do (whining, arguing, tantrums, etc.).
  • Encouraging Good Behavior: Learn several effective methods to get your kids to START doing what you want them to do (picking up, eating, going to bed−and staying there, etc.)
  • Strengthening Your Relationships: Learn powerful techniques that reinforce the bond between you and your children. 

The method you’ll learn is simple and gentle-but-firm approach to managing the behavior of 2 to 12-year-olds.  It is free and is separate from school so you are welcome to invite your friends to join.  Join at: Parenting Registration Form