Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer vacation! I know I am...I was packing tonight for a short trip to Chicago for some family fun this weekend. This made me think about what you could do in the car if you are traveling to help reinforce some skills. I have some great memories growing up being in the car traveling. Every year we would go on vacation and would travel for sometime in our van. It was fun, tiring, and at times stressful with my brother and sisters. This time in the car gives you a prime opportunity to talk with your children about various topics and to play some great games. One of my siblings favorite games is the "Alphabet Game," as you drive look for a word that begins with A and then B and go through the alphabet (X is hard and when I got to Q I always hoped for a Dairy Queen would be close by). This game I still play on long trips with my wife, Shannon (yes...I am a dork like that). The Alphabet Game turned into a competition between everyone in the car...I will say I was a champion, but if you ask my siblings they may say they were. You can play this game with using sounds or letter identification. You could also change this to numbers and search for numbers on various signs. Another game is "I spy" and you can encourage your children to use various geometry terms to help reinforce math skills. We would also do a lot of word searches. I loved working on these in the car and my sister, Susan, and I would work together to finish the search. If you have any great games, let me know...I would love to learn some new ones!
If you are traveling...travel safe!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Miss Todd was hired to replace Mrs. Brown. Miss Todd will be at W-T only in the mornings and will travel to Merwin Elementary to teach in the afternoon. This is due to enrollment numbers at both W-T and Merwin. I am excited about working with Miss Todd next year. I think you will be just as excited to have her part of the W-T family! She is very excited about teaching kindergarten and working with the wonderful W-T staff and families!