Happy Friday! We had a busy week here! On Monday, the children practiced their personal information. They wrote their phone numbers and addresses. I was surprised at how many children did not know their important information. We will continue practicing, but please make sure you practice at home. The first step in the Circles program is to make sure you keep yourself safe, which includes knowing your personal info!
On Tuesday, we addressed envelopes to ourselves (expect some mail). We also began talking about our Circles program--a curriculum that address personal relationships and safe boundaries. We will spend a lot of time on this because it is so important for our kids to know to keep themselves safe as they age and form new relationships. On Thursday, we addressed even more envelopes. We began coloring the circles that we are eventually turning into a flip book. The picture at the top of this blog shows an example.
I also wanted to remind you that next week is a strange week for upper el. There is no school on Tuesday due to the election. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, there will be a guest teacher for me as I will be with the fifth graders at Camp Ohiyesah. (Homework folders are due in TWO weeks).
The week after next, we will be creating a Circles book with photos of our family and friends. This visual really helps kids understand that different relationships and boundaries. Please send in some photos that you don't need back (copies are fine) of family, extended family and close friends (both adults and kids) that we can use for this book. These photos need to be in by MONDAY, MAY 11. Thanks!
Joke of the week: "Knock, knock.
Interrupting pirate who?