4's Class Miss Deana 

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September 14, 2018

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September 7, 2018 

Wow what a great week we have had! We started the week off with cupcakes for my birthday.  Thank you all for the birthday wishes, and a big thank you to miss Rosie for setting it all up.  I brought out some beads and pipe cleaners. The children had a great time making bracelets, and it was a great way for me to observe some fine motor skills.  Body tracing has begun! I have to say this happens to be one of my favorite projects. We will be tracing everyone and hanging them around the classroom, so stay tuned.


We started learning all about Rosh Hashanah.  During our Judaic circle time , Morah Raizel taught the kids the song “Dip the apple in the honey”, and explained what is on the table, and why it’s there.  For art this week, we marble painted an apple, put stickers on our honey plate, and apple painted using real apples.


Since we have only been in school just a few short weeks, with days off in between, we are REALLY working on repetition.  From play time, to the end of the day time we are sticking to the schedule (as best we can). Sticking to the schedule will allow the children to  know what is going to happen next, and help build trust with their teachers. If you would like to to check out our schedule, it is hanging on the parent information board. Along with repetition, we are working on independence.  What that means is, when your child arrives at school, we encourage them to put their own lunch and backpack away and wash their hands. We are also encouraging the children to pull up or down their underwear and pants/skirts, as well as changing their own clothes when needed, and put on or off their socks and shoes. Please, please, please understand that I am aware that their shoes maybe on the wrong feet, socks or clothes may be inside out or backwards.  Taking care of their own needs is a HUGE accomplishment, and celebrate these little triumphs. I do advise them it might feel better if you change it, but if they choose to leave it as is, we still praise them for their hard effort. I understand that it’s much faster for you as parents to do things for them, but please keep in mind your child CAN do these small tasks. Like Ann Landers said: “It’s not what you do for your children, but what you have taught your them to do for themselves that will make successful human beings”


Important Reminders:

  • Please sign in/out daily

  • Please make sure your child has a COMPLETE  change of clothes (underwear, socks, tzitzit)

  • Please take a second and write a mitzvah note.

Until Next Week,

Miss Deana

ddillon@hacps.org