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Information for IST EC parents Sept 2012

Information for IST EC parents Sept 2012

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  • 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. 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. 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”.