The Paw Print

Calendar, News, and Thoughts ++ Friday, September 25, 2015

SAID NO TEACHER EVER

Said No Teacher Ever

Calendar of Events

October 1-31 Third Grade-Library Display

October 1-Wear your faculty shirt!

Counselor's Corner

Dear Mom and Dad,

Please help me to learn and grow. Here are some ways you can do that……..

  • DON’T SPOIL ME. I know that I should not have all that I ask for; I’m only testing you

  • DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE FIRM WITH ME. I prefer it. It makes me feel more secure.

  • DON’T LET ME FORM BAD HABITS. I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages

  • DON’T CORRECT ME IN FRONT OF PEOPLE IF YOU CAN HELP IT. I’ll be much more receptive if you talk quietly with me in private.

  • DON’T ALWAYS PROTECT ME FROM CONSEQUENCES. Sometimes I need to learn the hard way.

  • DON’T’ NAG. If you do, I will protect myself by ignoring you.

  • DON’T MAKE QUICK PROMISES. Remember that I feel let down when promises are broken.

  • DON’T FORGET THAT I CANNOT ALWAYS EXPLAIN MYSELF AS WELL AS I WOULD LIKE. My answers may not always satisfy you.

  • DON’T BE INCONSISTENT. That completely confuses me, and makes me lose faith in you.

  • DON’T PUT ME OFF WHEN I ASK QUESTIONS. If you do, you will find that I stop asking, and seek information elsewhere.

  • DON’T TELL ME MY FEARS ARE SILLY. They are terribly real to me, and you can reassure me if you try to understand.

  • DON’T SUGGEST THAT YOU ARE PERFECT OR INFALLIBLE. It’s too great a shock when I discover that you are neither.

  • DON’T FORGET HOW QUICKLY I AM GROWING UP. It must be difficult for you to remember that, but please try.

  • DON’T FORGET THAT I CAN’T THRIVE WITHOUT LOS OF UNDERSTANDING AND LOVE. I need that from you. I always will, especially when I forget to be understanding or loving.

Love,

Your Child

Dyslexia Lessons for next week...

Year 1 Take Flight

Monday – f & v, doubling rule for f, reading with short i,

Tuesday – short a, concept of closed syllable, instant words columns

Wednesday – m & n, 2 adjacent double consonants make 1 sound, reading phrases with vcv words, spelling with a and i

Thursday – Concept of accent and syllable, w & h, coding and reading sentences with vcv words, spelling with short I or a

Friday – Review, catch up, extension

Year 2 Take Flight

Monday – reading and spelling with combination er, VCCV syllable division

Tuesday – Reading and spelling words with combinations ir & ur

Wednesday – alphabetizing by 2nd letter, reading and spelling with digraphs ai and ay

Thursday – reading and spelling with suffix er

Friday – Review, catch up extension