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Sarnia-Lambton Elementary Tutoring Fall 2010 Newsletter

  1. 1. F A L L 2 0 1 0 Sarnia-Lambton Elementary Tutoring Every child deserves the best educational experience available! Contents: Active Families P.3 Back to School Blues P.5 Welcome to the Sarnia-Lambton Elementary Top Picks for Kids! P.4 Tutoring Newsletter! Welcome to Sarnia-Lambton Elementary Tutoring! I look forward to What’s Happening! working with you and your child to make the 2010-2011 school year P. 2 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 class work as well. This newsletter is to help you understand how Recipes for kids and to help your student and make each day a fun learning experience! study tips! 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. SARNIA-LAMBTON ELEMENTARY TUTORING FALL 2010 What’s Happening! Events in and around the Sarnia-Lambton area for families and kids. Lambton Libraries Preschool Programming – 6 week program Tales for Tots and Tales for Twos – 6 week program of 30 minutes for ages 1 and 2 includes nursery rhymes, songs, and books. Story Hour and Pre-School Storytime – 6 week program of 45-60 minutes for ages 3 -5 includes stories, songs, fingerplays, games, activities, and crafts. Storytime Magic, Kid’s Club etc. – 6 week program of 45-60 min for ages 6-9 include stories, poems, games, activities, and crafts. *Contact your local library for more information. Korny Corner’s Pumpkinfest Pick your own pumpkin September 25 till October 31. Admission is $9 per person and kids under 3 are free. Admission includes pumpkin, hayrides, mini-putt, mazes, and the petting zoo. Korny Corners is located at 6193 Blackwell Road. Free Parenting Workshops Disciplining your preschooler Helping Infants and Children Sleep Picky Eater – Feeding Kids Right Sibling Rivalry Understanding Preschooler Behaviour Helping Preschoolers Develop Coping Skills for Life *Call 519-383-8331 for more information 2
  3. 3. SARNIA-LAMBTON ELEMENTARY TUTORING FALL 2010 Active Families Tim Norman Some easy suggestions to get you and your Everyone knows that kids should be physically kids to move active and need to exercise regularly to be Walking: Walk whenever possible instead of physically fit. It is suggested that kids exercise at driving short distances. As long as you’re only least 30 minutes every day. Whether kids are getting a few items and it is not too far, walk to overweight or at a healthy weight, regular the grocery store with your kids. physical activity is considered by most experts Park: Try strolling through a local park. Feel to be an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. free to stop in the park to throw around a frisbee or a football. Set a good example Bubbles: One person blows the bubbles so If you want active kids, be active yourself. If everyone else can chase them. they don't see their parents making fitness a Marching: Have a parade around the house priority, they can quickly turn into couch (inside or out). You can give everyone toy potatoes. Parents need to be good role models musical instruments, or pots, pans, plastic and encourage their children to get outside to containers, and wooden spoons. You can take play. Kids are always watching their parents, so turns taking the lead and setting the pace. Try be sure they see parents who exercise, and enjoy making up silly marching steps and cheers. it. Dancing: Put on your favorite songs and dance 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 Yogurt Melon Oranges Simply wash and cut up fruit. Have Kiwi your children arrange their favorite Grapes fruits on skewers. Serve with yogurt in Cherries a bowl. Pineapple 3
  4. 4. SARNIA-LAMBTON 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 to 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 4
  5. 5. SARNIA-LAMBTON 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. Tips for younger children – read stories about The best way to help any child is routine, school; send them with a family photo that they routine, routine. Try to keep wake up and bed can look at while they are at school. times consistent all week long. Have your children pack everything in their bags except Tips for older children – vocalize your their lunches the night before. 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: 1. Arrange nacho chips on a Tomatoes microwaveable plate. Green onion 2. Add diced tomatoes, green onion, peppers and chicken or beef. Peppers 3. Top with shredded cheese Chicken/beef 4. Microwave for 1 min or until cheese is melted. Sour cream/Ranch 5. Serve with sour cream or ranch dressing. dressing 5
  6. 6. SARNIA-LAMBTON ELEMENTARY TUTORING FALL 2010 We want your feedback! Please send us a note letting us know how useful you found this newsletter. Remember the Sarnia-Lambton 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 e-mail and I will consider it for an upcoming issue. I want this to be a resource for parents and teachers in the community. All entries will be reviewed and credit will be given to the submitter. I look forward to your input. Thank you! Sarnia-Lambton Elementary Tutoring OUR MISSION Every child has the right to the best education available. Through Sarnia-Lambton 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 or Tim today! martinadaggnorman@yahoo.com (519) 332-8965 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarnia-ON/Sarnia-Lambton-Elementary-Tutoring/109137112476855 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.

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