It was so great to see all of you for your child’s conference on Monday and share all of their successes so far. The more time I spend with your children, the more they continue to amaze me and to put a smile on my face. There was definitely a pattern in some of the things that came up and so I would like to address the importance of them.
~Bedtime: Children need a good deal of sleep at this age especially because we do not nap at school. So my suggetion would be to put them to bed between 7pm-8pm. They need it so they don’t run out of energy by the end of the day.
~Reading: Please read to your child every night before bed and any other time you have the opportunity. K1 has many opportunities to browse books themselves throughout the day and then listen and participate with shared read-alouds. This will be even more meaningful if they are offered the opportunity at home. If you need some advice on what types of books to read or how to share a story with your child, I would be happy to help. Please let me know.
~Blogs: Children often don’t know how to articulate an answer to the question, “What did you do at school today?” One thing you could try is asking them what was your favorite/best part or what was the worst/or something you didn’t like. It’s important to acknowledge both positive/happy and negative/sad feelings. Both of these will happen with children often throughout the day.
Also, share the Tin Tuc K1C classroom Blog and Seesaw with your child. They can explain the pictures to you in your home language which will give you a better idea of what has happened during the week in K1C.
This week each ECC class put together ideas from the children about how to be kind, safe and responsible on the playground. Ms. Kris then presented it at our ECC assembly this week. This was very timely as we are working on this inside the classroom as well.
Have a lovely October holiday!
Deborah & Thu