Heath Extended 4-7 Newsletter
During the month of February...
During the month of February, the 4-7 students will continue taking part in personal yearly goals and wish days. Cooking goals include, “learn how to make crepes” and “learn how to make cookie pie.” During a spa wish day, we will also incorporate a student’s goal of “learn how to french braid.” As a part of another student’s goal we will be spending time learning how to paper mache’.
Wish days continue to be a popular part of the 4-7 curriculum. Wish days give each student the opportunity to pick a special activity of their choice designed specifically for them. Students are guaranteed to have their wish day scheduled on a day they attend HEDP. Students picked ideas from a list, while others wrote in their own idea. Ideas that students had and we will be fulfilling this month include, a double fudge brownie day, glow in the dark party, and “beauty” day. For our “beauty” day we will be painting nails and styling hair. We will need a parent’s signature in order for your child to participate in getting his/her nails painted. For hair styling, we will be using gel and hairspray and your child will receive his/her own comb. Please look for this permission sheet at the sign out station. Other wish days we will fulfill this month will be Electronic’s Day- Tuesday, February 10th, and Movie Day- Friday, February 7th. For electronic’s day, please note that no cell phones will be allowed to be used as an electronic. In addition, texting, emailing, and picture taking is also not allowed. This special day is for gaming and listening to music, and gives students the opportunity to bring in an electronic from home with your permission.
Sportsmanship and Team Building
We have noticed great sportsmanship and team building happening in 4-7 during outdoor and gym time. The students have shown a huge interest in the basketball game, Knock Out. Whether in the gym or outside bundled in winter clothes, many students have been taking part in this fun and exciting game. We have noticed more and more students joining in on this game, and often times we find that while it is always a choice to play, the majority of the group is taking part or cheering others on. We have noticed good sportsmanship by students giving each other compliments on a doing a good job, encouraging others to play, being content when “getting out”, and helping each other during the game. Students taking part in this student led game, is another way 4-7 is working on team building. In addition to 4-7 students doing a great job working with each other, they also did a great job taking part in a game of basketball with the 1st grade students. The 4-7 students helped the 1st grade students learn the game of basketball. Again, they encouraged them for a job well done, passed the ball to them, and scored a few points for their team. We have been invited to join the 1st grade group in an organized game of baseball this month.
News, Notes, Reminders
We understand that the weather has caused many challenges and delays. Your child's safety is our biggest concern. Please be aware of the conditions and send your child with the appropriate clothing as we go outdoors as much as possible. Boots, gloves, a hat and jacket is essential. We tend to spend 20-45 minutes outdoors on any given day. Your understanding and coooperation is appreciated! In addition, HEDP is aware of all the inturruptions in your child's schedule. Please contact Noelle should you have questions or concerns regarding attendance. Keep warm and be safe!
Upcoming Skating Dates:
Friday, February 13th
Friday, February 27th
Friday, March 6th
Monday, February 16th- Friday, February 20th
Electric Pencil Sharpener
3-M removable hooks
White laundry bins
Thank you for all of your support! Enjoy the winter break!
Malaina, Kevin, Jared and Emily