Weekly Updates from Mrs. K
April 8, 2022
From the Principal's Office
Hooray for Spring Break!
Whether your family is headed to the beach, camping, amusement parks or even staying put in Gridley, it’s a great time to practice using those developing reading skills with real-life opportunities. Environmental print (print that appears in signs, labels, and logos) provides familiar, high interest text for children to help to build independence and encourage practice. Trips in the car can be full of print/text related opportunities. Can you spell your name with the letters you see out the window? Find the entire alphabet on license plates? Search for sight words (take the lists with you!)?
Take advantage of Spring break! Many of our struggling or emergent readers do not yet take the initiative to read. By asking your child to engage in authentic real-life reading they will learn the power of connecting to the world that exists outside the classroom.
These toys are NOT allowed at school.
It has come to my attention that several students are bringing these plush toys to school in their backpacks. These toys are causing behavior issues and teaching children to use agressive and threatening language towards each other. Please DO NOT allow your child to bring these toys to school. If they are seen on campus they will be delivered to the office and must then be collected by an adult guardian.
Happening Around School - Egg Hunts!
- Here’s a scenario: Your friend June told you that your friend Rachel has been talking about you behind your back. When you ask Rachel if that’s true, she said no, that she didn’t say anything. What do you do?
- Sometimes, people cheat or do no not play by the rules when they are playing a game. How do you think they feel if they win the game by cheating? Do you think it is better to cheat and win or be honest and lose?
- Share a time when someone was dishonest with you. What happened? How did that impact your relationship with the other person?