Please be sure to find some time this weekend to complete the office papers and papers for the classroom. I'd like to start posting photos as soon as possible. But I want to be sure I have everyone's ok from the blue communication note. So check back on Monday to see some great pictures of these amazing children!
This week we spent time going over rules and starting our Daily 5 routine. We started with Read to Self and Work on Writing. It will take at least a week to build stamina to stay focussed for several minutes. They need to be reading or writing the entire time. Today, we had several bathroom needs, washing hands, visiting with a neighbor. The goal is 20 minutes to stay on task. They celebrated five minutes of reading AND five minutes of writing! Give them a hug for building stamina! Some are ready to stay on task for the twenty minutes, but we are learning to work together so everyone can be learning with success. This is part of what "Being Kind" looks like.
It was wonderful to see so many families join us last night at the Curriculum Night. If you missed it, watch for some notes in your child's folder today. If you wanted notes, please see below...I've attached them.
Have a wonderful weekend!
PS: Please drop me a quick email sometime soon, letting me know you visited our class website. In the subject line, please name your child. And as an added bonus, your child will get $5 in Excellence Dollars to start their way to another Treasure Box pick!