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News and Information:
Parent Conferences- Our next parent conferences will take place each Friday afternoon on January 25, February 1, 8, and 15. Please use the link to sign-up for a time that works for your schedule. Mahi February Conference Sign-Up If there is not a time that works with your schedule, please email me and we can find a better time to meet.
Help Needed for Volunteer Hours – I have created 2 other sign-ups for classroom jobs: laundry, washing dishes in the dishwasher, and shampooing the carpets.
Laundry or Dishes– This includes 3 jobs: washing Montessori rugs, towels, and washing dishes. You will sign-up for a month. Laundry needs to be washed each Friday and the dishes one week.
Shampoo Carpets– It would be wonderful if this could become a monthly job. Our children spend most of their day sitting on the rugs and they get filthy. We own all the materials needed to complete this task. You can pick the weekend in the month that suits your schedule.
Progress Reports– On Friday, Jan. 18, Progress Reports will go home. We will use the white Parent Communication folder for this distribution. Please be sure to check the folder and sign that you received the progress report.
Handy Parent Links:
Caring for Olive Sign-Up Many families have had the opportunity to sign up and there are openings beginning in December. It is very helpful for families to care for her over the weekends and counts towards service hours.
Mahi Room Office Hours- Have you ever been curious about what your child is going all day? Thursday afternoon from 3:30- 4:00 is going to be a time you can visit the classroom with your child. (Please be sure to park and walk up rather than stay in the car line.)
Service Hours– Do you have a plan for your service hours this year? Be sure to log your completed hours with Ms. Tonia in the notebook in the office.
Headphones– Students may choose to bring their own headphones to use when using the computer. They will be labeled and kept in a safe place. These should be a pair that can stay at school. From experience, I have learned little ones do best with real headphones and not earbuds.
Wish List Items- I am often asked about items to help the classroom. Here are a few ideas if your family is interested.
Items from our class Amazon wish list: Mahi Wish List
Gift certificates to TeachersPayTeachers website: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Gift-Card
Gift certificates to Home Depot
Remind App- This is a very helpful communication tool. It is very helpful to relay last minute information and reminders through this app and website. I started a fresh class list, so everyone will need to sign up again for the Mahi class. Directions: Text @mahimahi to the number 81010
Scholastic Book Orders- Class Code – PLHMX Book Clubs orders are due on the last Friday of each month. You can place your orders online at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs using my class activation code: PLHMX Happy Reading!
The Leader in Me: The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
The Leader in Me is a classroom transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. Content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a key component of the overall The Leader in Me process.The 7 Habits is a synthesis of universal, timeless principles of personal and interpersonal effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration and renewal, which are common to all people and cultures.
Instead of seeing children through the lens of a normal distribution curve, some kids are naturally smart and others are not, The Leader in Me paradigm sees that every child is capable, every child is a leader. This paradigm changes everything.
The Mahi class will be focusing on one habit each month by discussing its meaning and completing activities to gain understanding of how to apply these principles to school and every aspect of our lives. Each habit has a parent letter to accompany the classroom lessons for parents to extend the learning and practice at home. I will add the parent letter each month as we go.
September- Be Proactive Parent’s Letter
October- Begin with the End in Mind Parent’s Letter
November/December- Put First Things First
January- Think Win-Win
February- Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
April- Sharpen the Saw