Hastings February Newsletter

Hastings February Newsletter

Teaching Children to Respect Personal Boundaries by Asserting Our Own by Janet Lansbury The short month of February flew by with a slew of activity in the classroom. We’ve been talking about feelings, emotions and parts of the bodies. We’ve surrounded ourselves with hearts of different colors,

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Feus February Newsletter

Feus February Newsletter

We’ve shown a lot of creativity and kindness during the month of February.  In recognition of Valentine’s Day, the children worked hard at creating unique valentines to pass out to fellow classmates during our valentine celebration.  We discussed how Valentine’s Day is a day when we recognize

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Feus January Newsletter

Feus January Newsletter

Thanks to your generous contributions ot the SMS Annual Fund, the staff at SMS is able to engage in meaningful staff development opportunities throughout the year and during our monthly staff meetings.  In January’s staff meeting we were joined by former SMS parent, Dr. Lucretia Berry.  Dr.

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Greene/Kurosawa January Newsletter

Greene/Kurosawa January Newsletter

We welcomed two new students to the classroom this month and it was heartwarming to watch the returning students offer comfort to our new friends as they adjusted to a new school.  One student brought tissues to the crying boys and another gently touched one of the

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Hastings January Newsletter

Hastings January Newsletter

Welcome back, and Happy New Year! For this newsletter, I asked what you wanted me to touch on and you overwhelmingly said “whining“. Children using whining as a way to communicate when they are tired, frustrated, or overwhelmed, and they continue to use it when it works

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Wickramasuriya November Newsletter

Wickramasuriya November Newsletter

I hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holidays and had a great time being together with your families. The month of November has been very fun but also very busy! Before the break, most of you all had the wonderful opportunity of observing and working with your children

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Hastings November Newsletter

Hastings November Newsletter

Click here for Christmas gift ideas that encourage child-directed play! 5 Tips for Drop off & Pick up Drop off: 1. Walk with your child to their hook to hang up their items. 2. As you have time, let your child take off their shoes, offering help

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Feus November Newsletter

Feus November Newsletter

The month of November has been full of fall-inspired activities.  In our practical life area, we had a very large pumpkin used for pumpkin hammering.  With a wooden hammer and golf tees, the children hammered tees into the pumpkin and then used pliers to remove the tees

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