REID ELEMENTARY

"Lead all about it" - October 4, 2019

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READING

Reid Families - Please see the opportunity below for all families to learn more about the reading process. Also, if your child will be involved in Title I this year, it is an opportunity to stay for Part 2 to learn more about that program as well as learn about your child's Individual Reading Improvement Plan (IRIP).
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Reid Spirit Week - 10/7 - 10/11

Homecoming is Friday, October 11.


There will be a chili dinner in the HS cafe from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. The parade will be starting at 5:00 pm, running on Hegel from Clarence street to the High School. The HS game starts at 7:00 pm.


We will have spirit week, 10/7 - 10/11, to get us fired up with school spirit:


Monday: PJ day (matches OT)

Tuesday: Rainbow day (does not match OT)

Wednesday: Dress up day - FANCY CLOTHES, not costumes (does not match OT)

Thursday: Sport team day (matches OT)

Friday: Martian day (matches OT)

School Social Worker, Mrs. Paige Millikin


Hello Reid Families!


ZONES:

This week Kindergartners played a fun game of Minion Bingo to help learn more about each Zone of Regulation. Remember, our feelings can be categorized into 4 zones! Blue, Green, Yellow, and Red. This was a great game to help students recognize what feelings may look like on other faces. This is a great skill for kids to learn because it helps them know when someone is feeling sad, embarrassed, angry, or happy just by looking at them. We encourage you to ask your student “What zone do you think they are?” while you are reading a book together!


MINDFULNESS:

1st Grade: This week in zones/mindfulness we discussed being Mindful vs. Unmindful. The students had a mindful moment where they focused on the sounds they could hear in the room. When this happens, the sound travels to the brain and into the Amygdala. The amygdala then sends the sound to the Prefrontal Cortex, which then sends it to the Hippocampus so the brain can remember it! When these parts of our brain are working together and we are thinking before we react, we are being mindful. The students discussed with each other a time they were unmindful and a time they were mindful. It is okay to be unmindful sometimes, everyone does it! We just need to learn from that and try to use our Prefrontal Cortex to make a more mindful choice next time! Some examples of UNMINDFUL behavior that was discussed was : crossing the street without looking, yelling at our siblings, taking a toy out of someone's hand, and not listening to our moms or dads when they ask us to do something. Some MINDFUL examples that were discussed were: waiting for someone to finish talking before you speak, use your words and ask someone if they can share, waiting your turn, and listening to adults. When your child makes an unmindful choice, I encourage you to ask them if they think their action was mindful or unmindful, and problem solve together a more mindful choice for next time! Typically we are in the Yellow or Red zone when we are being unmindful, and the Green Zone is the place to be!

Kindergarten: This week we learned what deep breaths and shallow breaths are! We discussed that the ocean is deep because it has a lot of water, just like we want to have a lot of air flow into our bodies and into our brain. We had a mindful moment taking deep breaths and noticing what ours breaths felt like as they entered and exited our body. We also paid attention to our heartbeats, and how they are beating slow when we have a calm body. We pretended to be animals that take really shallow breaths (rabbits, cheetahs, kangaroos) and felt how fast our heart was beating and how uncomfortable it was to take those shallow breaths. We also practiced being animals that take deep breaths (bears when they hibernate, sloths, turtles) and noticed how calm and peaceful our bodies were. When our amygdala is in charge of our brain and we are really upset or angry, we often forget to breathe and take shallow breaths. This can get our bodies even more worked up and out of control! Remind your child to take deep breaths, because oxygen is so good for our brain and our heart. It will help calm us down and put our amygdala back to sleep!

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Halloween parties - IChat forms

Please make sure that you have an IChat form on file for the school district. Visit www.goodrichschools.org>Parent>Parent Volunteer/IChat form.

A new one needs to be completed each school year. This includes grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc. Have them fill one out to be on the safe side, even if you think they will not be visiting - its free.

You will not be permitted to enter the building during the school day without one.

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Reid Facebook Page

Did you know Reid Elementary has a Facebook Page? You can find it @ReidElementaryGrowingLeaders. Like the page so you won't miss fun and important posts. Meet Mrs. Millerschin there for "Bedtime Stories" live at 7:00 on Tuesdays. If Tuesday is not available for Mrs. Millerschin, Wednesday at 7:00 is the alternative.
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Student drop-off and pickup

As a reminder, the office should not be used for daily drop-offs or pickups unless you are a local walking student or are dropping off a preschool child.

Parent drop-off and pickup is done through the caravan line at the rear of the school (see Reid web page for video instructions). If you share drop-off and pickup duty between family members, please inform them of this policy. The office is to be used for emergency situations only. Thank you for your cooperation.

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