Teacher Kim

Teacher Kim’s monthly reports for the newsletter

A Word From Teacher Kim

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”  – A.A. Milne  The hardest part of a school year for me is the very end.  Saying goodbye to many families who are graduating and moving on is so bittersweet.  It is everything that we are working toward – helping our children grow and prepare for what comes next, and supporting

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A Word From Teacher Kim

Spring Break Already? It is hard to believe that we have just weeks left in our school year.  For many of our families it is a time of preparation to move on to kindergarten, which can bring on both excitement and concerns.  I will be putting up a schedule for conferences, so be sure to watch for it and let me know if there

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A Word From Teacher Kim

Things We Love We are exploring art, music and the five senses this month. The biggest focus is our Valentine’s celebration, and we will be tying it to our theme with opportunities to be creative with art materials, along with books about artists and inspirational paintings and sculptures. Music is also a big part of our class environment with a variety of styles being

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A word from Teacher Kim

The Holiday Season One week until the true holiday countdown begins – the start of our Christmas break!  This season brings all kinds of special events and traditions.  It also brings busy family time, overtired children, and often too much to do and not enough time to get it done.  My wish for each family is that all of you truly get to enjoy

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A word from Teacher Kim

What to Do When Children Don’t Comply We all have those days when it seems nothing we do seems to work. It often seems as if our children refuse to follow our instructions, act out and frustrate us in many ways, and no matter what techniques we use to motivate them, nothing seems to work. We should begin by examining the various and most

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Back to Basics

Your role as a working parent: Be actively engaged ·         Be on time and ready. ·         Listen, communicate and connect with the children. ·         Help smooth disruptions at group times. ·         Model interactions with children so they learn how to use their words with each other and how to work through conflicts or negotiations with another peer. ·         Enjoy your time. ·         Set your

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