Homecoming…

 

Homecoming is next week!

October 2-6, 2017

 

Monday:

Dress Up: BACK to the Future (past, decades, childhood)

Snack: Animal Crackers

Tuesday:

Dress Up: Back to the FUTURE (future occupation, old age, etc)

Snack: Ice Cream Truck

Wednesday:

Dress Up: Circus Day (animal prints, bright colors, clowns (NO face paint)

Snack: Popcorn

Thursday:

Dress Up: Squad Day (Kindergarten will wear white shirts and ball caps.)

Snack: Kona Ice

Friday:

Dress Up: Spirit Day

Snack: Spirit Cupcakes

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See you tomorrow!

Good afternoon!

I hope you are all doing well! As of 3:30 today, we will have school tomorrow. Please return the Grandparents’ Day form TOMORROW. This form was sent home last Friday and was copied on bright paper. We are looking forward to seeing the kids!

If you would like to receive text updates from The Kindergarten Team, text the message @3kinders to 81010 .

Please email your child’s teacher with any questions.

Thank you!

Encouraging independence…

Do we really want our children to have a positive self-concept?

Jim Fay, founder of Love and Logic says, “Many ideas, offered with the best of intentions, center around making sure that kids are comfortable and feeling good about themselves in order to have a good self- concept. However, we have discovered that self-confidence is achieved through struggle and achievement, not through someone telling you that you are number one. Self-confidence is not developed when kids are robbed of the opportunity to discover that they can indeed solve their own problems with caring adult guidance.”

Anyone raising or teaching a child will find that when a child can do something for themselves the child’s self-concept benefits.   Of course, in the beginning, parents and teachers are often leading and training children to learn or see how to do things.  Before we know it, the child wants to do things on their own.  Whenever possible, we need to let them try.  Even if we know they may fail, we need to encourage their independence.  If ever life or limb is in danger we should always step in and protect, but when possible, children need to practice independence.  The goal of parenting and teaching should be to model and promote positive life skills and watch the children practice these skills so that when the day comes that a child is ready to leave home, they are fully capable and ready.

One example of allowing children to become independent is to let them walk to class without a parent.  By this time of the year, most children have been trained and are ready to do this task independently.  There’s a strange thing that happens when children are not allowed to do what most of the other children are doing independently.  When a child sees that he or she is the only one or almost the only one who still has a parent walking them to class, the internal feeling is that something must be wrong with me or different about me that I still require someone to walk me to class.  The child looks around and sees that most of their peers are walking in alone and doing just fine, but they must not be capable.  This internal dialog will unfortunately harm the child’s self-concept.

It is fun to walk your child to class and see them get settled in the mornings; however, ask yourself, is this practice in the best interest of your child

Chapel for September

Theme: Gadgets & Gizmos Uniquely Wired, Wonderfully Made.

Uniqueness: Discovering who God made you to be so you can make a difference.

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Key Verse:  “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 ESV

Gadgets and Gizmos isn’t just a cool sounding name for a weekly chapel theme. Gadgets and gizmos are things, inventions, trinkets that are uniquely created. And you know what else, or rather who else, is uniquely created? YOU!  You are a one-of-a-kind creation, created by the most creative Creator in the universe: GOD! (Which means you are one unique gizmo!)

 

It is essential that children understand, from an early age, that God has a plan for them.  Therefore, we are spending the month of September helping children see that they are created by God for a reason!

 

September 5

One of my favorite Bible stories is about Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch. Students will hear how God had Philip at the “right place at the right time!”  And by doing so, Philip was able to help lead someone to the Lord.  (Acts 8:26-40)

Bottom Line: God made you to follow Jesus.

September 12
After Lydia became a Christian, she immediately began serving others. Students need to learn that showing God’s love by serving others helps them come to know Christ as their Savior. (Acts 16:11-15)

Bottom Line: God made you to love others.

September 26

In I Corinthians 12, Paul explains that all Christians have a responsibility to use their gifts and talents to help spread God’s Word. God has equipped everyone with an ability to do something in His Kingdom.  (1 Corinthians 12)

Bottom Line: God made you to do good.

Taken from Orange 252 Basics