Ms. Leslie's Loop
What's Up? Classroom and Communications Skills Program
September 15th-September 25th
Work Hard, Be Safe, and most important, BE KIND.........
In the hustle and bustle of our fast-paced lives...we sometimes forget the very "basics" of what it feels like when someone is KIND to us. When someone gives you the cart at the grocery before you walk in, or someone in line in front of you buys your Starbucks drink, or someone simply tells you, "thanks for being in my life," these statements that are KIND make us smile, and make us feel happy! In our EC program here at HSE and also here at Cumberland Road Elementary, we try to instill these ideas into our students! Our EC and CRE school "mantra" revolves around the ideas of....Be Safe, Work Hard, and Be Kind! We are continually reinforcing our kiddos by saying things like, "I like the good choices you made," or "that was kind to help your friend," even, "thanks for walking so we can keep our bodies safe!" I encourage you to also use these kinds of phrases and verbalizations at home, in the community, all around! Thanks for always connecting home and school! The kinder we are, a better world we will build!
Ms. Leslie :)
Guess What's Coming Up?
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Ms. Tina's Tidbits!
COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY.....
TIDBITS TO TRY:
Looking for toys to play with at home to stimulate language and speech development? Speech Language Pathologists and teachers who work with young children in preschool use a variety of different toys to stimulate language and acquire or increase their vocabulary. Here is the list of "must have" toys that can be used at home to help stimulate language with your child at home!
A farm house with farm animals
Plastic jungle animals
A doll house with little people
A castle set
A Teddy Bear
A doll with variety of clothes
Cars, trucks, boats, and trains
Wooden puzzles such as Melissa and Doug (They offer a great selection of puzzles with animals, transportation, shapes, colors etc.)
Melissa and Doug Pizza Party set
Magnetic Dress up set
Birthday cake set
Tea set for tea party
Plastic food and utensils
Doctor set, dentist set
Cutting fruit set
Post office set
Supermarket set with a cash register
Talking tubes or a microphone
Plastic phone or cell phone
Blocks and stacking cups
A plastic fishing pole with fish
Play-doh and play-doh sets
Stay tuned for more ideas on how to use the above toys in therapy.
Let's Get Messy......Sensory Ideas for Home!
We've Got Skills!
- Sharing materials
- Following our classroom routine, using a picture schedule
- Taking something off of the flannel board, or placing a picture on to a picture or flannel board
- Simple motor imitations (clapping hands, tapping legs, waving, giving high five's)
- Starting to recognize our pictures and pictures of friends
- Rolling a ball back and forth, and trying some throwing and catching!
- Matching picture to picture and picture to object!
- Being able to "give me _______" when an adult or friend is requesting something!
Check out what we are learning!
Field Trip to SMITH FAMILY FARM
Monday, Oct. 20th, 8:15am to Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, 1pm
7055 W 675 S
We take our trips this way so the place we are going can accommodate us with so many students going!
****PLEASE NOTE, if you want to attend/volunteer, you must have a background check on file and you must have watched and signed off in the anti-bullying video! Those links can be found on our HSE schools website..... hse.k12.in.us
It is taking up to 5 business days for those background checks to make it into the system, so I encourage you all to please do this if you haven't already! :)
Also, payment must be made for both you and your child if you are both going!
Everyone gets to take a pumpkin home, pet farm animals, take a tractor/hay ride, and play on their playground! It's a great day! I encourage parents to attend and enjoy the day with your child! Please let me know if you have any questions!
Paperwork needs turned in by Thursday, October 3rd! It is coming home with your child Monday!
Special Notes and Upcoming News/Events
- CRE Road Runner Rally - Thursday, October 3rd (get your donations in!)
- EC Parent Night, Wednesday, October 8th, 6-7 p.m. - more information to come home this week!
- Field trips! Mark your calendars for Monday October 20th (AM CLASS ONLY), and then Wednesday October 22nd (PM CLASS ONLY). We are headed to the farm! It's a fantastic trip! Paperwork due by Thursday October 3rd!
- Parent/Teacher conferences - week of October 20th! Sign-ups for a parent/teacher conference meeting are on their way soon!
- Fall break - Thursday October 23rd - Sunday October 26th, back in school Monday October 27th!
Check This Out.....
2nd Circle typically happens at the end of our day. It involves using some kind of video clip, or iPad app that is motivating and at the same time has TONS of concepts we can work on and learn from! Transitioning to our 2nd Circle is one of our easiest transitions!
Our AM EC friends at 2nd Circle!
While using music, movement, visuals, and video...our 2nd Circle tends to be a "fan favorite" during our classroom routine!
I had mentioned these balls above and that we have been using them during Circle! I just wanted to show you what they were! I have found them at the Dollar General store before! The kiddos love to pull the string and feel them bounce! Great fine motor activity to build hand strength too!
I'm writing my name!
One of our PM students was getting a little frustrated while we were trying to help her hold the Magna Doodle pen! So, I decided to just model her name on my Magna Doodle and what happened next was AWESOME! She followed my model and kept on going! YEAH!