My husband, Scotty, sent me this photo of Easton today. He knew I would probably be wondering about him. Was he fed, did he nap, is he happy? It reminded me that you all are most likely thinking about your babies all day too. Are they making good choices, did they have fun at recess, what are they learning? I want you to know that I consider these kiddos my own. And like my own, I will love them, encourage them, and challenge them. Your babies are in good hands, but if you ever need anything please let me know.
We started our VIP table. Students can earn a character card for every 5 points they get on class DOJO. They will drop it in the bucket and every morning I will draw two cards. The more cards they have the better chance they have. If you have any extra coloring books, notepads, or special writing tools at home that you don’t need anymore we would take them.
We learned from Respectful Rachel today. She taught us some ways to be respectful at school and then we came up with our own. The students then wrote 4 ways they were going to be respectful. We also talked about the safe seat. This is a place to take a break and think about what they need to do to be successful. We talked about how it is not a place where they are in trouble. I might have them move there, but they can also move themselves. I told them that adults even sometimes need to put themselves in a safe seat when they need a break. If you hear your child say that they went to the safe seat don’t get mad at them. Use it as a time to discuss why they needed to go there and what they can do better next time.
Yesterday we read the story Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal. Today kids wrote down things they needed to report that wouldn’t be considered tattling. We will make these into a class book for our library.
Students learned about what a solar eclipse is and how to be safe while viewing it. Mrs. Roberts sent out some information regarding Monday’s viewing. Please read this and ask any questions before Monday.
We read the story, No David, which is about a little boy who doesn’t follow the rules at school. We then talked about things that would be good choices and bad choices. To finish, they created their own David and wrote three of the school rules they have learned this week.
We read the book, The Name Jar, which is about a little girl who moves from Korea to the United States. She gets made fun of because her name is different. She finds out that her name has a beautiful meaning and she learns to be proud of it. We didn’t have time today, but we will be doing an art project with our names tomorrow. I told the kids to go home and ask you to help them find the meaning of their name.