"Bee" in the Know
Martha B. Day Weekly Update 2/13/2021
CHROMEBOOKS ARE IN ! ! !
Tues., Feb. 16 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed., Feb. 17 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thurs, Feb. 18 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri., Feb. 19 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Parents you MUST acknowledge the Student Handbook and the Acceptable Use Form in Realtime on the Parent Portal before a device can be distributed to your child. If you have a district device that MUST also be returned when you pick up your Chromebook. Please see the information below or the email with the clickable links.
100th Day of School is Approaching - February 18th
We will be collecting 100 items to donate to the Bloomingdale Animal Shelter. Please see the flyer below with all items that can be donated. Your child may bring them to school or you can drop off the items in the Animal Shelter collection box outside the front door.
Check out our MBD "Buzz"y Bees
PreK during morning meeting where students practice eye contact, conversational dialogue and waiting turns.
Kindergartners are taking a movement break with GoNoodle.
First graders are discussing a math problem by acting it out.
PreK and Kindergarten:
Monday: ART - live
Tuesday: PE - live
Wednesday: Computers - pre-recorded
Thursday: Spanish K ONLY - pre-recorded
Friday: Music - live
Monday: PE - live
Tuesday: Computers - pre-recorded
Wednesday: Spanish - pre-recorded
Thursday: Music - live
Friday: Art - live
Parking Lot Safety !
-Only cross the road at the Crosswalk
-Do not let your child walk in the parking lot without holding an adult's hand. The snow piles are higher than some of the students and we want to be sure they are seen.
"Bee" Mindful in Remote Learning with Ms. Faliveno
For the month of February MBD wanted to let staff know what we love about them. Each staff member had to write about how a colleague is loved at MBD.
When you have 54 Valentine's Days under your belt, you become a little less interested in the chocolates, roses, and cards. The romance begins to erode as busy schedules and freeway back ups take their toll. I am convinced that a powerful antidote for the "been there, done that" flu is young children. Here are three ways to let your little ones spark your love on Valentine's Day.
Inspired Ways to Celebrate
The Valentine's Day cards and little candy hearts are a staple of Valentine's Day. But....even children get bored with the same old patterns. Parents can spice up Valentine's Day with a simple solution: Creativity. In our house, we make our own Valentine's Day cards with glitter pens, stickers, and construction paper. But, painting the windows is much more fun! Our children decorated an entire room of windows with Crayola Window Mega Markers. Our house became a giant Valentine's Day box. Every parent can fall into the yearly rut of any holiday, but it's more fun to live in a Valentine's Day box.
Looking through Kids' Eyes
To keep a fresh perspective on Valentine's Day, try seeing things through your children's eyes. While we celebrate the same holidays, year after year, a five year old sees things much differently. In their mind, Valentine's Day is a wonderful and fresh experience. Children find candy hearts and foil-wrapped boxes curious and new. To rejoin the celebration of Valentine's Day, consider how revolutionary ideas are, like heart-shaped candy, to young ones.
Valentine's Day Dinner
Parents usually find childcare and go out for Valentine's Day. We need those times, to keep the batteries charged. But we sometimes forget; our young children have two Valentines to celebrate with: mom and dad. We can find the joy of Valentine's Day anew if we treat our little Valentines to a special dinner too. The food will be different, like heart-shaped pancakes or pink cupcakes. The idea is to ask your Valentines what they want for dinner, and don't roll your eyes. Go with it, and have fun.
A Final Word from an Older Dad
Older parents can forget the newness of each holiday when experienced by a child. We can keep ourselves rejuvenated when we are infected by a child's spirit. When we catch the "bug" of a child's Valentine's Day excitement, we recover from the hum-drum, "been there, done that" flu. It might just re-spark romance with your spouse, too.
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