Happy New Year to everyone!!
We hope everyone had a fun and relaxing break. This month will be filled with new resolutions for the classroom and focus on fulfilling our individual goals. Our room will also be turned into a winter wonderland as we learn focus on all the wonders winter can bring. We will end Roll Into Reading and begin a 3 part classroom management system which begins with the whole group bean jar.
As the children work together to follow directions and succeed there will be a bean that is put in the jar. When the jar is filled we will celebrate with a cupcake party!
For our second system we will have table groups, tables will be assigned to the children and each tables job is to keep their tables clean, begin homework and reading in a timely manner and stay quiet while listening to teachers directions.
When the table groups earn 25 stars they get to pick from the prize box.
Lastly, the final system is the individual part, this one is very important for the children that are always doing the right thing and encouraging the others to do the same. There will be a taped 25 spot grid with the childs name on the wall and when they complete their work and stay quiet they earn a star for their individual chart. The children will be told ahead of time that the activity or direction will be worth a star if completed.
Important Dates to Remember.....
Jan. 14th-Annual Meeting 5:30pm in the Cafeteria. Come meet the HEDP and learn more about our program and get your questions answered.
Jan. 21st - no school / Martin Luther King Jr.
Ice skating begins on Wednesdays starting Jan. 9th and will go through Wednesday March 6th for children 7 years and older. The skating group will be leaving HEDP at 2:30pm and returning at 5:00pm. Please note that we will be walking to and from the rink and our return time may be a bit off depending on the weather.
Appropriate Winter Gear Reminder
Please note that we will be heading outdoors on a daily basis. Your child will need to come prepared with appropriate attire for cold, wet, and snowy weather. We recommend that he/she bring a reusable shopping bag with snow pants, gloves/mittens, hat, winter jacket and boots. It is essential that all items are labeled with your family name. Please contact Noelle should your family have challenges finding winter wear. We appreciate your cooperation!
A special note from all the entire HEDP teaching team.
Thank you to all the families who donated to the teacher holiday fund your gift was much appreciated. We are so lucky to be able to be a part of your children's lives each and everyday!