Tuesday, August 20, 2013

We're Ready

How the room looks at the end of the day

Mrs. Zell and I have the classroom ready to the first day of school tomorrow.

Mrs. Zell

Mrs. Zell is kindergarten's instructional assistant. Her son, William, starts first grade tomorrow. Mrs. Zell volunteered a lot in last year's kindergarten. She brings a great deal of enthusiasm to the job. She knows what it is like to be new to Dunham. I am delighted to have her on the kindergarten team.


Getting Ready for Tomorrow

At the ice cream social this afternoon several of you asked if there was anything you need to do to help your child be ready for tomorrow.

Let me suggest 4 ideas to help make the first day go well:

1. Bedtime. Help your child get to bed on time. Sleep is important. You'll hear more from me about the importance of good sleep. Five year olds need 11 or 12 hours of sleep at night.

2. Breakfast. Send your child to school with a good breakfast inside. (We'll provide snacks for all the first 3 days of school.)

3. Be on time. School starts at 8:00 and kindergarten dismissal is at 11:45. Bring your child inside the kindergarten room, and come inside the room to pick up your child at 11:45.

4. Rehearse your ideal drop off scenario. Actually act it out as if you were in a play. Include the words, the smiles, & your assurance that you'll be back to pick your child up at the end of the day.

See you tomorrow!
Be well.

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