It was a slick and slushy start to our Tuesday morning, but smiles prevailed! During walkabout, a first grade class started their day with R Time by pairing up to work and talk together using counters as part of their task. It was reported to me how much they appreciated the opportunity to “help a friend get smarter.” 🙂
A Kinder class was using the weather to create their Morning Message. The teacher asked, “I have forgotten how to spell the word. Where would I find it in our room to help me?” A young learner leaned over to me, “She’s ALWAYS forgetting how to spell things and we ALWAYS have to tell her!” 🙂
Another Kinder class was using play dough to form numbers and ten frames (the physical part of manipulating stiff play dough is always a challenge for our young learners anyway) when a little one burst heartily into song, “Come on everybody, let’s get this done; numbers in the teens, they start with 1!” 🙂
Finally, a fifth grade class held a discussion about the turn of events during the Civil War. A learner reminded everyone, “In the middle of a mess you can always find an opportunity, kinda like the weather this morning, huh?!” 🙂
What a blessing to see firsthand the frosty start to our day didn’t melt the warm hearts within our walls. Here’s hoping you find something to warm your heart today; stay safe out there! 🙂
Health Note: In light of record flu numbers, Nurse Sullivan wants us all to please remember these important first steps you can take with your family:
- Teach and enforce frequent hand washing with soap and water.
- Teach and enforce not to share personal items like food or drinks.
- Cover those coughs and sneezes using the elbow, arm, or sleeve (NOT hands).
- Know the signs and symptoms of the flu: fever greater than 100.5, cough, sore throat, body aches, runny/stuffy nose, headache.
- Finally, please keep your child home if they are sick. Students should return school once they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.