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Free Swimming Lessons and other Spring Break Adventures

FREE Swim Lessons @ East Portland & Mt. Scott Community Centers!  Audubon Society The Audubon Society is offering a wide variety of day camps. Activities range from hiking, basket making, a day trip to the coast, learning about wildlife veterinarians and how to use maps &compasses. Visit their site to learn more. The…

Kids Reading Chart

Kids & Family Reading Report

Scholastic just released the 5th Kids & Family Reading Report. Some highlights Kids like to read books that make them laugh Kids like being read to/with, even after they’re old enough to read independently on their own Kids see reading with their parents as “special time” together Kids are reading more ebooks than in years past,…

Sleeping Lion http://www.kidsdiscover.com/spotlight/african-safari-for-kids/

SLEEP!

Sleep makes the world go ’round, my friends.  Without it, we have trouble focusing, are cranky, irritable and more likely to get sick.  Lack of sleep makes it hard for brains and bodies to grow. Children need 10-11 hours of sleep every night.  If you wake up at 7:30, the wind-down should start around…

Rock, Paper, Scissors!

This week’s Conflict Resolution Strategy is Rock, Paper, Scissors (roshambo). http://youtu.be/YJPr757dYqo This strategy works best to solve a conflict when two people want the same thing, like a spot in line, the “good eraser” or to pick a game. When using Rock, Paper, Scissors to resolve a conflict, problem-solvers chant “Rock, Paper,…

9/11/14 – cooperation!

Cooperation is the name of the game this month!   As I pass through the halls, I see many examples of cooperation, of students, teachers and families helping eachother.  We have lots of new students and new teachers – everyone has been working together to make them feel welcome and ready for adventure!…