McKinley Minutes

Weekly Updates from Mrs. K

December 11th, 2020

Upcoming Events

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Teacher Feature - Mrs. Busch

My love for children and my own personal love of learning is what makes me passionate about being a teacher. Teaching is all about the human relationships that are made. The camaraderie at McKInley School is amazing and I am so blessed to be a part of this incredible team!

Outside of work I can often be found at the baseball field watching my son play or running my daughter to dance classes. Our family loves the outdoors, hiking, fishing and horseback riding!

Holiday Spirit Days Next Week!

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Let's Keep Everyone Healthy and Our School Open

We are so happy to be able to give parents the choice for in person instruction for their children. Working together we can ensure that schools stay open. We are asking every family to please do the following:

1. Screen your child for symptoms each morning before sending them to school.

2. Keep your child home for at least 3 days if they are not feeling well - sick children should not be at school regardless of the cause of the illness.

3. Keep the lines of communication with the school open - we all want what is best for your child and working together we can accomplish that!

Because of the nature of our current reality, it is critical that our nurse’s office knows of any pre-existing medical conditions of your child, particularly if the symptoms might mirror those of COVID19. For example, if your child has asthma or seasonal allergies, he or she might frequently sneeze, have a runny nose or a cough. We can better support your child if we are already aware of a pre-existing condition. Please call us if this applies to you.

Reading Activities at Home

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When my children were growing up, one of our family’s favorite holiday traditions was to read a different Christmas book each night at bedtime during the month of December. Each of the Christmas books was wrapped like a gift and displayed in a basket. All three of my kiddos took turns selecting and unwrapping a book for the night. As they grew older, they could recognize their favorite books just by shape and size and, through an unspoken agreement, always saved "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" to read on Christmas Eve.

CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE MONTH

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Conversation Starters

  • Sometimes you just feel like doing things all by yourself. What is something that someone can do to help you to get into the spirit of Cooperation?
  • When we are working with others, it can be tough when a teammate is not cooperating. How do you deal with that frustration? What can you say to the teammate to tell them how you feel?
  • Talk about a time when you worked on a really effective team. What were the ingredients? What did you contribute? How did they help you?

Questions You Could Ask

  • What are some activities where it’s easy for you to practice Cooperation? Which activities make it difficult? Why do you think that is?
  • Do you like working together with other people? Can you name some things you do at home that require Cooperation or teamwork?
  • Who is someone you love to work with? What makes it easy to Cooperate with them?

Our Staff

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