JK Newsletter

February 14, 2016

A blog post to share

I first read this piece on a blog I follow, but it came to the attention of the NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children), and they shared it on their parent blog. I think you might enjoy it, too...



Throughout this year, we have incorporated mindfulness practices in our classroom. The inspiration for our practice comes from Dr. Kristen Race. Here is her first TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awd0kgxcZws

It resonated with me. I hope you'll plan to join us at Grymes on March 23, at 8:30 am, to hear her speak about how we can include mindfulness in our lives.

Celebrating the 100th Day of School

Why do we celebrate the 100th Day of School?

In JK, we introduce the skill of counting to 100. We do this in preparation for elementary mathematics.

To celebrate, we’ll assemble our snack with 10 different ingredients. Each child will have the opportunity to count our 10 of each ingredient to make 100 pieces of snack. (Mrs. Gay and I will provide the ingredients).

We’ll see what we can build with 100 cups, 100 unifix cubes,

We will consider what it might be like when we’re 100 years old.

100 days smarter, indeed!!!

(As of right now, it looks like the 100th Day of School will be 2/17 - if we miss school days for the forecasted weather, we will let you know when we'll be celebrating.)