11/9/15 - 11/15/15
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Tips on teaching Responsibility (Asset #30)
- Start Young
You can't suddenly spring responsibility on a teenager and expect he will know how to follow through. Let them do things for themselves early. Think: toddler.
Let Them Help You
Don't grumble and mope when it's time to do housework. Smile and invite your son to help (even if he makes the job take longer). It's team work and precious time with your child. "When your child is invited to participate, he feels valued," says Dr. Ruskin. "He will take these good feelings and learn to take ownership of his home and feel pride in maintaining it."
Show Kids the Way
First, you can demonstrate how to complete small tasks.
Make responsibilities age-appropriate and even use the word "responsibility," says Dr. Barzvi. To them it sounds grown-up and important!
And talk about it. Banish a tableful of dirty breakfast dishes with the line: "Now we put our plate in the sink," as the meal ends. Use the same inclusive "we" phrases over and over to show how you can easily solve problems.
Kids love to help. They want to help. To them, chores don't feel like work. Keep up positive vibes by offering specific praises for actions. "You hung your coat on the hook and I'm proud of you!" Or, "Thank you for emptying the garbage in your room!"
Children will develop a sense of ownership for any repeated action.
Manage Your Expectations
When you ask a five-year-old to make her bed, it may still be lopsided. Don't criticize. Recognize a job well done. The next time you make your own bed, show her how you do it.
Provide Structure and Routine
Kids thrive on order. Set up a morning routine with a positive end result. Your son must brush his teeth, eat breakfast and get dressed before watching TV. (Notice TV is not being offered as a reward -- it's just the result of finishing the routine.)
To get your son to clean up after an art project, inform him that he won't be able to play with his crayons and scissors until the next day if he leaves a messy table. Then you need to follow though and take away his supplies if he shirks his responsibility.
For more information visit: www.care.com
Frank Nicholas Annual Canned Food Drive
It's Time for Hoops!
4th and 5th grade intramural basketball
It's time for another exciting season of elementary basketball. The permission slips for intramural basketball have been distributed at each of the elementary buildings with the details of the basketball program. The focus of the program will continue to be to help students build necessary assets to promote life-long learning and healthy life styles,
to provide students with an opportunity to compete in an environment where sportsmanship is paramount, and to teach basic basketball fundamentals. All students who wish to play must have their permission slips in by November 20th. Students will not be permitted to play if their permission slip is not received by November 20th. Each elementary will set their practice schedules and times based on the availability of their gymnasium.
Any questions or concerns please contact
Dorian L. Glover (937) 859-5121 ext 2200 or Christopher Mobley at (937) 681-6068
AHOY, MATEYS! HERE ARRRGH OUR ASSET BUILDERS OF THE WEEK. ASSET #30 - Responsibility
Corbeil - Maxwell Breehne
Gordon - Patience Oliver
Druffel - Nevaeh Weddle
Siler - Shelby Guntle
Reumann/Vikan - Mason Bayer
Cripps - Brighton Cornette
Whitaker - Rian Roberts
Teemer - Ellie Baker
Fiorentini - Brian Sinks
Shockey - Shawn KingFeola - Shyla Fowler
Our Nicholas American Flag
Mrs. Ramirez, our creative art teacher, had the students work together and create our own Nicholas flag, which is displayed proudly in our gym.
Q & A
Our guest speakers were probably overwhelmed by all the questions that were asked in the assembly. We loved the excitement and curiosity from the students.
Folding the Flag
Our 5th grade students did a great job teaching us what each fold of the flag represents.
Our Nicholas American Flag
Q & A
Here's what's going on in our classrooms!
Elijah using the iPad to practice his weekly vocabulary words.
Trevier, Cherish and Karla doing a See, Think, Wonder activity before reading their book.
Rian is using Hot Dots to expand his knowledge on context clues during center time.
Taylor and Matt researching information on Chromebooks for their opinion paper. Let's see who'll be more persuasive.
5th graders play Mayan Ball for Fun Friday. What a great way to incorporate fun and what they learned in Social Studies.
1st graders had to make a 'lunch bag' to insulate a piece of ice so it wouldn't change from a solid into a liquid.