CK Elementary Tutoring Fall 2010 Newsletter


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CK Elementary Tutoring Fall 2010 Newsletter

  1. 1. F A L L 2 0 1 0 CK Elementary Tutoring Every child deserves the best educational experience available! Back to School Blues Recognizing your child’s anxiety. Tips on how to help them deal with the back to school blues. Top Picks for Kids A few choices approved by kids for picture books, novels and movies! Active Kids Welcome to the Setting a good example for your kids is important. Here are some ideas on how CK Elementary Tutoring to get the whole family involved. Newsletter Community Events Events that you can be involved with in Welcome to CK Elementary Tutoring! I look forward to working the Chatham-Kent neighbourhood. with you and your child to make the 2010-2011 school year the best yet! With innovative ways to help your child learn and study successfully the school year will fly by with many successes outside of Recipes for kids and class work as well. This newsletter is to help you understand how to study tips! help your student and make each day a fun learning experience! Martina Dagg-Norman B.A., B.Ed., OCT Important Dates to Remember! 1st Day of Thanksgiving Professional Classes Holiday Development Days Tues. Sept. 7, 2010 Mon. Oct. 11, 2010 Fri. Oct. 22, 2010 Fri. Nov. 26, 2010 * Lambton Kent District * Lambton Kent District * Lambton Kent District School Board. School Board. School Board.
  2. 2. CK ELEMENTARY TUTORING FALL 2010 Back to School Blues Martina Dagg-Norman Every child who struggles in school either academically or socially discovers that the summer is just not long enough. If your child struggles with going back to school, I have some tips to make the transition a little easier. It is important to recognize the signs to know your child is dealing with the back to school blues. Some of these include headaches, stomachaches, more crying than normal, and new problems at bedtime. The best way to help any child is routine, routine, routine. Try to keep wake up and bed times consistent all week long. Have your children pack everything in their bags except their lunches the night before. Tips for younger children – read stories about school; send them with a family photo that they can look at while they are at school. Tips for older children – vocalize your expectations; place notes in their lunch bag to let them know how important they are. Remember that all children look forward to scheduled family time. Have one night a week that is set aside for a family night when you play a board game, watch a movie, and/or have something special for dinner. On the weekend, find something fun to do as a family. Never forget to tell your children, regardless of age, that you love them. Quick and Easy Nachos Nachos Shredded cheese Optional: Tomatoes 1. Arrange nacho chips on a Green onion microwaveable plate. Peppers 2. Add diced tomatoes, green onion, peppers and chicken or beef. Chicken/beef 3. Top with shredded cheese Sour cream/Ranch 4. Microwave for 1 min or until cheese is melted. dressing 5. Serve with sour cream or ranch dressing. 2
  3. 3. CK ELEMENTARY TUTORING FALL 2010 Active Kids Tim Norman Everyone knows that kids should be physically active and need to exercise regularly to be physically fit. Whether they are overweight or at a healthy weight, regular physical activity is considered by most experts to be an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Set a good example If you want active kids, be active yourself. If Park: Try strolling through a local park. Feel they don't see their parents making fitness a free to stop in the park to throw around a frisbee priority, they can quickly turn into couch or a football. potatoes. So parents need to be good role Bubbles: One person blows the bubbles so models. Kids are paying attention, so be sure everyone else can chase them. they see parents who exercise, and enjoy it. Marching: Have a parade around the house (inside or out). You can give everyone a toy Some easy suggestions to get you and your musical instruments, or pots, pans, plastic kids to move containers, and wooden spoons. You can take Walking: Walk whenever possible instead of turns taking the lead and setting the pace. Try driving short distances. As long as you’re only making up silly marching steps and cheers. getting a few items and it is not too far, walk to Dancing: Put on your favorite songs and dance the grocery store with your kids. away. Fruit Kabobs A fun and easy snack for the kids after school! Fruit Suggestions! You will need: Banana Skewers Strawberries Your favorite fruits Apples Melon Yogurt Oranges Kiwi Simply wash and cut up fruit. Grapes Have your children arrange their Cherries favorite fruits on skewers. Serve Pineapple Blueberries with yogurt in a bowl. 3
  4. 4. CK ELEMENTARY TUTORING FALL 2010 Community Events Mother-Daughter Book Clubs Chatham Library – call 519-354-2940 ext. 247 for further information. Age 10+ meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. September 23rd Climbing the stairs – Padma Venkatraman Hot Lead Chatham Library – call 519-354-2940 ext. 247 for further information. Saturday September 18th and Saturday October 16th during regular hours. Games before electronics. Gaming guest Keith Burnett. Games are suitable for both children and adults. Looking for More Events? Please visit the CK Elementary Tutoring Facebook page under discussions for more events happening in and around Chatham-Kent. If you know or hear of something please add it to our list  Haley's Sausage Squares 2 cans of crescent rolls 1 package of breakfast sausage 1 package of cream cheese Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Open one can of crescent rolls and spread out on a greased baking pan. Then spread out the whole package of cream cheese on top of the rolls. Next crumble all of the breakfast sausage on top of the rolls. Finally, open the second can of crescent rolls and place on top. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. * This recipe was created by Haley, age 12, of the United States. 4
  5. 5. CK ELEMENTARY TUTORING FALL 2010 Good study habits to start the year off right Martina Dagg-Norman Busy schedules keep most children from making studying a priority. It is important to ensure that the time they spend studying is quality time. Here are some tips to help your child get the most out of their study time. 1. Find a place in the house that is free from distractions (television, music, other family members, etc.) and make it their spot to do homework and study. 2. Encourage your child to do homework/study at the same time every day 3. Make yourself available to them if they need some assistance 4. Keep their study/homework area clean and stocked with things they may need (pencil, eraser, extra paper, ruler, calculator, etc.). 5. Help them stick with their routine by offering rewards at the end of the week. When your child does not have homework, encourage them to go and read for a while. If you are unsure how much time they are expected to study at home feel free to ask their teacher. The rule I use is multiply their grade by ten and that is roughly how many minutes a night. It is important that they stick to the routine so that they can establish good study habits. Above all encourage your student and praise them for what they do.♦ Top Picks For Kids! Picture Books Mouse Paint, Ellen Stoll Walsh (Ages 0-4) The Family Book, Todd Parr (Ages 4-8) The Bad Case of the Stripes, David Shannon (Ages 8-11) Imagine a Night, Rob Gonsalves (Ages 12+) Novels Adventure: The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo Mystery: Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliet Animal: The Underneath, Kathi Appelt Sports: Free Baseball, Sue Corbett Realistic Fiction: When You Reach Me, Movies Diary of a Wimpy Kid Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief The Princess and the Frog A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 5
  6. 6. CK ELEMENTARY TUTORING FALL 2010 We want your feedback! Please send us a note letting us know how useful you found this newsletter. Remember the CK Elementary Tutoring Newsletter belongs to the community. Help us make it yours! If you have something you want to contribute for the next newsletter please let me know. If you want to see an article on something specific or have a question you want answered send me an email and I will consider it for an upcoming issuse. I want this to be a resource for parents and teachings in the community. All entries will be reviewed and credit will be given to the submitter. I look forward to your input. Thank you! CK Elementary Tutoring OUR MISSION Every child has the right to the best education available. Through CK Elementary Tutoring, your child will get the additional help they need with an individual learning plan. As the parent, you will be an active participant in your child’s successes through progress reports. OUR VALUES The early years in education are a crucial time because that is when children develop their language skills, social skills, and study habits for the remainder of their education and professional life. There is a need for every child to build a strong foundation in these skills in order to successfully complete higher education with outstanding results. Contact Martina today! (519) 332-8965 (519) 330-1619 There is a cost to print this newsletter. I will be accepting donations to continue this service. Please e-mail me if you can contribute in anyway. Thank you! * All images/pictures were obtained through Google Images and were unlocked for public use or taken by my own camera that I have the rights to reproduce.