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The Lower Elementary Program can use your help:
At school jobs: Help sort and organize leveled books in our shared middle space & set up new Chromebooks in our charging cart.
Collecting Scrapbook Paper: Has your scrap booking hobby fizzled and you have some paper with pretty designs around your home. Our program level is beginning a project where this can be used. Please send any you may be willing to donate.
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.
News and Information:
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 Pet Supermarket
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