“From all of us on the 3-6 teaching team, thank you all so much for the holiday gifts, treats and greetings. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness! Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2013!”
-Malaina, Ellie, Kevin
Since the beginning of the school year, we have been sitting down with each 3-6 student, one-on-one to discuss a goal they want to set for themselves for the year. Answers have ranged from academic goals and athletic goals to social goals and goals of learning how to do something new! The teachers have been busy observing each child as he/she works on his/her goal and have been making notes and taking pictures of them working on their individual goal. Many of the activities and curriculum has been planned to help children achieve their goals. For example, one student has a goal of learning how to make apple pie. During our fall unit, we worked this student’s goal into our fall curriculum by allowing him to lead the students in making apple pie. From start to finish, this student was in charge of reading the recipe and following the instructions to successfully make his first apple pie with assistance from teachers when needed.
The month of January will be dedicated to a curriculum based on student’s individual goals. For example, one student noted her goal to be to learn more about Paris. Therefore, Paris will be part of the 3-6 learning experience for all the students. Some students’ chose goals that cannot be measured so specifically since they are more personal goals such as “make new friends.” For this type of goal, for example, teachers have been and will continue to observe and make note of their interactions with other students and the friendships they have established.
When you receive your yearly observation of your child in March, you will see your child’s goal and any notes regarding how your child worked at accomplishing that goal or how he/she is still working to accomplish it.
Additional News, Notes and Reminders
-Children should come daily with a hat, gloves, scarf, warm jacket, gloves and boots. We will continue to go outside, so please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. We recommend keeping a change of clothes in their backpacks incase they get wet outside. Also, children may bring a pair of slippers to keep at HEDP or in his/her backpack to change into after coming inside.
-Wednesday is skating day! If your child is signed up, please be sure they come each Wednesday with appropriate clothing and boots for walking. Also, they must bring their skates and helmets each week!
Monday, January 14, 2013-- HEDP Annual Meeting. Please look for notices...
Monday, January 21, 2013- No School
Clorox Wipes and Paper towels