Unit of Inquiry      Me and My Classroom             Classrooms are organized to help us learn and work together.         ...
Unit of Inquiry Me and YouFriendships enrich our lives  and require nurturing in      order to develop         This unit e...
A Few Other RemindersHelp Your Child Be SUCCESSFUL at Snack/Lunch Time-Pack the food in containers that your child can ope...
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Ec blog sep 14

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Information for IST EC parents Sept 2012

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Ec blog sep 14

  1. 1. Unit of Inquiry Me and My Classroom Classrooms are organized to help us learn and work together. This unit explores­­ *Who is in our classroom?   *Routines and systems that help us learn and work together *Our responsibilities *Classroom areas *How can we stay safe, healthy and happy within our classroom environment? ion--Help your child be a risk-taker! Ask this quest play inWhat “area” did you play in today and why? Then encourage him/her to friends.new areas--try new things and play with new
  2. 2. Unit of Inquiry Me and YouFriendships enrich our lives  and require nurturing in  order to develop This unit explores­­ *How friends are made and kept *Why friends are needed *Characteristics that help develop  healthy friendships How to extend this at home-- w Discuss with your child what it means to be caring. Talk with your child about ho portant to you. you choo se your friends and why those friends are im
  3. 3. A Few Other RemindersHelp Your Child Be SUCCESSFUL at Snack/Lunch Time-Pack the food in containers that your child can open and close independently.-Send yogurt in a container that can close. This allows your child to eat some of the yogurt atsnack and possibly finish it at lunch. It also prevents a big mess in the lunch box.-Please send water in water bottles.Help Your Child start their day SUCCESSFULLY-Please arrive before 7:30. Your child needs time to unpack his/her backpack,choose a book and write in their journal.-Circle Time starts at 7:30. We ask that parents please depart the classroom before this time. Ifyour child is having a difficult transition (crying and sad) we suggest leaving by 7:20 so that yourchild’s teacher/assistant can help settle him/her before circle time starts.Help Your Child Be Successful on Swimming Days-Please send your child with shoes that are easy to put on and take off.Also, most importantly--no socks please! :-)Help Your Child Keep Others Healthy-We are teaching the EC kids to cover their mouth this waywhen they cough or sneeze. We call this “Do the Elephant”.

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