Sunday, June 4, 2017

St. Jude's Trike-A-Thon

Dear Families,
In the busyness of last week, I forgot to let you all know that we raised $750 for St. Jude's! Thank you to everyone who played a part in this fund raiser.
Way to Go!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Correct Pencil Grip

If you notice your child holding his/her pencil (or crayon, marker, etc.) awkwardly, check out this article. The photos help you understand what the correct grip should be.

http://www.playdoughtoplato.com/pencil-grasp-development-in-preschoolers/

Ms. Barb

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Is It Behavior or Sensory Issues?

A great article for parents and teachers regarding children's behaviors, possible learning issues, and easily understandable explanations about how sensory processing can impact your children.
The main thing is this is not a big deal in a negative way. This is good information to help YOU understand your child.

http://www.growinghandsonkids.com/behavior-or-sensory-integration-issues.html

Monday, September 19, 2016

At Home Fine Motor Kit

I saw this idea on Pinterest. The kit was made by a teacher but I think gathering these supplies for your child would be great for a # of reasons: (1) fine motor practice, (2) a quiet independent activity for your child (while you prepare dinner!), or (3) a special one-on-one activity with your munchkin:-)
P.S. You can put objects other than the ones included here.

http://differentiatedkindergarten.com/fine-motor-home-kits/

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Chores....Let's Do Them!

Hi!
I saw this idea for pre-schoolers. I loved the "pre-reader" chore cards! Start teaching them now to be responsible. Below this picture is a link to an idea for our children who so readily say "I'm bored!" It might work for children who are a bit older but... :-)





Link: http://hiphomeschoolingblog.com/im-bored/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=email_this&utm_source=email

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Helping Children Cope with Emotions

I found this poster regarding helping children handle emotions. It is printable. Looks like it would be a nice visual as you help your child learn to cope ...today, tomorrow and always!


Poster for helping children cope with emotions

75 Books that Help Build Character

Books that build character...click "character books" below

Character Books