This is it! Valentine’s Day is this month! With the help of our fabulous room parent,
Mrs. Flinn, and the efforts of many, we will celebrate with a special snack on
Thursday, February 14th (it’s going to be a big day)! We will have “mail pouches” in which to catch
greetings from our classmates. Your
child may bring in their cards, if they wish, for “mailing” on Monday the 11th. It goes without saying, but I will say it
anyway: if your child wishes to share
Valentine’s greetings, they must share with each child in the class. Little hearts are easily broken if forgotten
by a classmate.
Our class conversations about being a
responsible first grader are on- going.
We review the things a first grader does to be responsible: i.e. hats
and mittens in coat sleeve or backpack, coats and snow pants on hooks, lunch boxes
in hand at lunch time, crayons and pencils in containers, learning materials
replaced to their storage spaces, assignments completed neatly and carefully,
following the Golden Rule and making good choices throughout the day. You may wish to reinforce this concept by engaging in discussions about responsible behavior at home. Catch your child being responsible and make a
hearty mention of it! Perhaps a sticker
on their calendar or some such visual recognition will keep this important
concept in their minds. Life-long habits
are begun with tiny, consistent steps.