Parent's Corner

WELCOME TO THE PARENT'S CORNER...                                          

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NEW! Coming Soon New Parent Handbook

Effect Letters Alphabet Silver B.png Introducing the FOUR B'S of the EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM! Help us reinforce our four basic rules of conduct:
1) Be Kind
2) Be Safe
3) Be Neat
4) Be Your Best

WHY TEACH DIVERGENT THINKING/CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING 
It’s Truer to Life

As an adult, it can be frustrating and rare to have to come up with a single correct answer to a given question. In school, we are taught to find one and only one; but in real life, there are many possible answers to every question.

A divergent thinking approach often encourages people to work together as teams, which is also more common in adult life. Rarely are we asked to work entirely alone. I’ll also add that, as adults, we almost never get stickers on our work anymore.
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MAKING FRIENDS IS AN ART  - 
Wisdom shared by author Julia Cook...
It's not always easy for children to make friends. The below story by Julia Cook explores friendships through the eyes of crayons...



SUPPORTING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH QUALITY AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM
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According to the American Institutes for Research "During the past 20 years, the afterschool field has been held accountable in varying ways—first, on the ability to provide safe places for young people to spend time while their parents work; then, on success in helping to improve participants’ academic achievement as a supplement to the school day. Today, measuring success in afterschool programs is more nuanced and has been influenced by an increased recognition that the social and emotional competencies youth develop while in afterschool programs are also critical to their success in school and life" (Moroney, 2015).
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https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/