Parents, Use the tab labeled "Weekly Schedule" to see what we will be doing in the classroom each week. See the Show and Tell Calendar for your child's day. The Classroom calendar has important dates for parties, school functions, and also the weekly schedule. If you click on the +GoogleCalendar icon on the bottom right corner of the calendar you can add all the events to your calendar. See the Photo Gallery tab to see the children playing, for party pictures, and other school events. On the Documents tab, you will find all the important information that Ms. Barb shares throughout the year, such as allergy information, schedules, and donation information. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions! Ms. Barb
From Carol Dweck's Mindset... If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence. – Carol Dweck If you view the document section of the blog you will see a list of thoughts that children can have when confronted with challenges. The left side shows the "fixed" mindset while the right side shows the "growth" mindset.
Letting our light shine... The pre school classes have been collecting gently used children's books for a number of years. We donate the books to Our Daily Bread "soup" kitchen that serves the needy in the Baltimore area. Sad to say, if you were to serve at ODB you would see not only adults coming in to eat but families as well. I've asked for the books for the children who eat there. They can read a book there as well as take a book with them when they leave. All of the above is to set the scene for you and your child to think about as you do fall cleaning at your house. We collect books now AND all year long though so remember the children who will enjoy the books your child has finished reading! Thank you!
from Eliot Wigginton:
We teach, and at the same time allow ourselves to be taught by those we teach. We talk, and at the same time, listen. We experience the world anew through another's eyes. And therein lies the secret of renewal. It comes, in part, from allowing students some of the same positive energy we try to put out into our lives. We refuel each other.