What's the Buzz?

March 5, 2021

Wisdom from the Queen Bee Mrs. Starlin

I am pleased to say that Hose Elementary has completed another busy, productive week.

I wanted to continue some ideas for helping young children learn to read.

11 ways Parents can help Their Children Read by Timothy Shanahan (you can find this article online)

  • Talk to Your kids (a lot)
  • Read to your kids
  • Have them tell you a story
  • Listen to your child read
  • Promote writing
  • Ask questions
  • Make reading a regular activity in your home-set aside a time when everybody turns of the TV and other electronics and reads.

Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Tucker

I don't know about your family, but my family and I are sure enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather, even if it is a bit muddy. We had a great Dr. Seuss week here at Hose and it was fun to see the kids participate each day. Just wanted to give a reminder this week to be careful with what you allow your child to see and play. I've had a few kids this week share some fears stemming from scary movies they have watched or mature rated games they have played. Sometimes in the moment, a child seems ok, but later may have bad dreams or scary thoughts as their young brains struggle to process big ideas. Often children like the idea of being able to watch or do things that older people they love are doing, so they express that they are ok or even say they are enjoying the activity. Thankfully they have you - as parents and guardians - to help them make good decisions and think more long term than just what is fun in the moment. Rating systems are in place to help give guidance, but you know your family and your children better than anyone. If it is a game for ages 7 plus, but you know your 7 year old is sensitive, then it may not be a good choice for them. Help guide them to an alternative that you can all sleep with at night.

Building Resilence with Mrs. Petrie

Hi, I am Emily Petrie. I am one of the Education Specialists for Crawfordsville Schools and a part of the corporation’s resiliency team. I am also a parent to a Crawfordsville student. I would like to share some resources with you each month to help build resilience - the capacity to recover or bounce back in difficult times.

Did you know that mandala coloring can be a strategy for building resiliency and gaining insight into our feelings? You can guide your child through this by asking them to recall an emotional experience. It could be a good experience like a party or trip, or a bad experience such as a disagreement with a friend. Have them close their eyes and think of their feelings during that situation. Then have them color the mandala using the colors and materials they choose to express the experience. Here are some places you can find free printable mandala coloring sheets. https://mondaymandala.com/m


Enjoy! I can be reached at epetrie@cville.k12.in.us.


Second Step Classroom Lessons

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Second Step Lesson

This week we continued working on problem solving. We completed Lesson 21 this week. First grade focused on handling name calling and the kindergarten lesson focused on fair ways to play. There kindergarten home link is attached. Please contact your child's teacher or the counselor Mrs. Tucker if you have any questions.


Virtual Kindergarten Round-up is coming. Fill out one of the forms below if you have a child who will be 5 on or before August 1, 2021.

Calendar & Announcements

Upcoming Events:
  • Monday, March 8 - Snow makeup day - SCHOOL IN SESSION
  • Friday, March 12 - End of 3rd grading period
  • March 29-April 2 - Spring Break - No school
  • UPDATE: Friday, April 16 - no school for kindergarten (staff helping with virtual roundup)
  • Friday, April 23 - Snow makeup day - SCHOOL IN SESSION for ALL
  • Wednesday, May 26 - Last day of school

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