Mrs. Landry's Little Leaders

Learning & Growing Together

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Organizational Skills by Dr. Covey

Imagine a school morning where everyone knows what to do and is ready on time. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s possible! Organization is a skill learned over time. By teaching organization at home, your child will learn this very important skill. Use the first three habits as a learning tool for you and your child:

Habit 1: Be Proactive Habit 1 is about initiative and responsibility. Help your child determine what he or she will need for the next day. To start, writing a list may be helpful. Next, have your child gather the non-perishable items and put them in his or her school bag.

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind Habit 2 is about visualizing how you would like something to turn out before it happens. If a smooth morning is the goal, brainstorm with your child how that will look and feel like. Your child may actually have time to do something extra in the morning if he or she is organized and you will all have a happy start to the day.

Habit 3: Put First Things Habit 3 means focusing on the task when there's something else you would rather be doing — the hardest part of all! Help your child learn how to avoid distractions by reminding him or her that, if they stick to it, all the fun things can come right after—with no guilt or nagging! Once children know these habits, and how to apply them, they can start tackling more difficult tasks independently. They will begin to feel self confident and proud when they're able to complete homework, chores, and other tasks by themselves. They're also sure to be pleased when they find they have some extra free time to do what they'd like to do. Remember, it may take time to teach your child these skills. Sometimes, it will seem simpler just to do it for them. But remember, your child won't learn how to be independent and successful if you always do it for them. Using Habits 1-3 is a life skill that will benefit them their entire lives.

Cafeteria

Click here schoolcafe to set up your child's cafeteria account. You can view what they have purchased, set up automatic payments and low balance alerts. For Kinder - Fifth Grade you can set up restrictions for snacks and a la carte items. If you need to block certain foods you must send in a Dr.'s note.

October Happenings

October 3 - Dine out to Donate

October 4 - Picture Day

October 5 Popsicles on the playground

October 10 - Book Orders Due

October 13 - Sock-hop - 6-8PM

October 14- Early Dismissal

October 15- Imagination Celebration

October 17 - Library

October 19 Unity Day - Wear Orange

October 21- Report Cards

October 24 - Red Ribbon Week

October 28 - Spirit Day

October 31- Fall Celebration 10:00-11:00 & 2:00 - 3:00

Thematic Units

  • Community Helpers
  • Transportation
  • Fire Safety
  • My Body
  • Fall & Pumpkins

Books We Are Reading

  • Jobs
  • We Help Out At School
  • Late For School
  • My Day From A-Z
  • A Good Nigth Walk
  • Fire Fighter A-z
  • Spot The Fire Dog
  • My Five Senses
  • The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything
  • The Apple Pie Tree
If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Language


  • We are learning that words have meaning. We are using labels to show how words and objects relate.
  • Building Vocabulary through songs, books and activities so children can demonstrate understanding of concepts - Transportation, car, bus, van, truck, plain, helicopter, balloon, boat, ship, bicycle, motorcycle,..straight, zigzag, round, fast, slow,
  • Letter Knowledge - a, c, i, l, o,t
  • Rhyming
  • Shared and independent reading
  • For Songs visit https://clearcreek.itslearning.com/lprice/songs/

Practice naming letters at home using the link below.

Writing

  • Matt Man - Helps us draw a person with several parts
  • Our names with only the first letter capitalized
  • Independent writing about what we want to be when we grow up, labeling vehicles
  • Handwriting - magic c turns into a


If you have an iPad you can practice at home - ABC Buddy (iPad APP)

Mathematics

Social Skills

Habit - Be Proactive Core Value - Responsibility

Understanding that others have different perspectives & feelings from our own.


Resolving Conflicts

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Pre-K 4 Team