FEC Hornet Heroes
December 1st, 2015
Happy Holiday Season!!
We are looking forward to the holidays! Make sure you watch your child's folder for an invite to Gingerbread house decorating.
We are continuing to collect change for the wishing well, to wish Anthony well. We will collect change up until Friday, December 11th. Thank you!
Check out our new Conscious Discipline Corner below. We had such an amazing turnout on Family Night, and wanted to continue to give you tips you can use at home with your children. We will start with reviewing things from family night, and then put new tips in for you! If you have a story of how Conscious Discipline has helped you, please email it my way (email address at the bottom of this newsletter). If your story is featured in this newsletter, we will send you one of the same calm down kits that were raffled off on family night.
Have a great week!!
Things to Remember
December 10th: Gingerbread houses (More info coming soon - you are invited!)
December 16th: Candy Cane Trail
December 17th: Holiday assembly and a special visitor!
NO SCHOOL: December 18th (Teacher PD Day)
NO SCHOOL: December 19th - January 3rd (Winter Break)
NO SCHOOL: January 15th (teacher PD)
January 22nd: Movie Night/Book Fair (more info coming soon)
Holiday Spirit Week!!
HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEK
DECEMBER 14-DECEMBER 17, 2015
Monday December 14:
Wear your crazy holiday sweater or outfit
Tuesday December 15:
Family photo day!
Wear your favorite flannel
Wednesday December 16:
Wear your striped socks, pointed ears, and jingle bell shoes!
Thursday December 17:
Just roll out of bed and come in your comfy PJ’s!
NO School December 18th!!
Notes from Parents as Teachers
Children who participate in PAT:
- Are more advanced at age 3 in language, social development, problem solving, and other cognitive abilities;
- Score higher on kindergarten readiness tests;
- Score higher on standardized measures;
- Show better school readiness at the start of kindergarten;
- Achieve higher reading and math readiness at the end of kindergarten;
- Require fewer remedial education placements in first grade.
We now have three parent educators, which means we are able to offer services to more families!!! Please call (573) 590-8050 and ask to speak to a parent educator if you are interested in home visits or a free screening!!
Conscious Discipline Corner
Tip of the Week:
Smile, Take a deep breath And Relax. Encourage belly breathing where the tummy goes out when the air goes in, and in when the air goes out. Also help children learn to exhale slower than they inhale.
One way to teach the S.T.A.R. is to have your child pretend their finger is a flower, then a candle. They smell the flower, then blow out the candle.
"We instinctively hold our breath during acute stress. Ages ago, the survival systems of our brain developed this way so we could hear the tiniest of sounds and avoid being eaten by a tiger. Today, we see it regularly as parents of young children hold their breath to listen more closely whenever they sense something is amiss. Next time you start to feel out of control, notice your breathing. The reaction of holding your breath or breathing shallowly stems from the most primitive portion of your brain. It helps you survive; it does not help you think, reason or problem solve. Deep breathing, on the other hand, helps shut off the fight-or-flight survival response so we can respond consciously and learn new skills."
Conscious Discipline: Building Resilient Classrooms
By Dr. Becky Bailey