PreK II News

Week of January 5th

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What's SPECIAL this week?

*Welcome back to school! We're so happy to have you back; we've missed you!
*Today starts our unit on WINTER. Be looking for snow, ice, and winter animal themed projects to be sent home. Ask you child what they've learned about winter!
*Chapel is on Friday!

Remember!

*Please remember to dress your children for the weather outside! We go outside if it's above 32 degrees! Hats, gloves, scarves, and boots (if there's snow) are super helpful!
*There is NO school next Friday and the following Monday (the 16th & 19th).

Family Partnerships

*Help make your child's transition back to school an easy one by reminding them of our classroom rules often these first few weeks back. Things that we know are difficult for them are: no running, no screaming, always raise your quiet hand to speak, waiting your turn, sharing toys, etc.
*Make a fort inside and talk about how some animals hibernate over the winter season!

Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

Kindness isn’t taught, it’s learned. In order to be kind, you have to experience it at home, and most of that experience is learning it by example.

Here are four ways to bridge the kindness gap:
1. Walk the walk. Children understand kindness through everyday interactions with their parents.
2. Talk the talk — give them kind language. Kindness is the ability to take another person’s perspective and then tailor your words and actions accordingly.
3. Reward big acts of kindness, but don't go overboard. Reward “uncommon acts of kindness”
4. Force them out of their comfort zone to teach empathy. Kids should interact with people from different backgrounds, to learn how to place themselves in someone else’s shoes