A Little About Our Ivy Room...
News from our Ivy Room...
I forgot to mention is last weeks newsletter that we were going to celebrate not one, but two of our Ivy student’s birthdays this week! We would like to thank both student's parents for being able to join us to celebrate their special days!
Reminder- We know that drop-off can be hard at times, but we want to remind you all that all of the children are extremely resilient! Although it might seem that they will calm down at the time, it is extremely important to make drop-offs short and have your “Good-bye’s” done before coming to the classroom door. The longer a parent stays, the harder it becomes not only for you, but also for your child.
We are continuing to add more exciting and challenging work! This week we have added painting as well as cutting work! Both of these works really help build fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The children have been loving the challenge!
Our Spring Fundraiser is in full swing! To place an order online, go to: www.fundraising.gertrudehawkchocolates.com and create an account. Once your account is created you will follow the prompts to register your child. Our Organization ID is 113745.
Book of the Week - “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site – Dump Truck’s Colors” by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Ethan Long
Song of the Week - “If You’re Wearing Red” by the Learning Station
Food Tasting- Since we were so busy celebrating birthdays this week, unfortunately we were not able to do food tasting.
- Tuesday - Music with Ms. Kathy
- Wednesday - The Dentist will be visiting to teach us about dental hygiene!
Krissy Levigion - Lead Directress
Krissy joined Magnolia in 2017. She started in the Willow Room and then transitioned into the Early Childhood Room in 2018. This year she will be the Lead Directress in the Ivy Room. Krissy believes that her past experiences will greatly benefit her as she has learned that children truly are capable of so much and are eager to work towards their goals. Krissy has been working in the preschool setting for five years with ages ranging from infants to six years of age. She is currently working on receiving her CDA (Child Development Associate) and RBT (Registered Behavioral Technician) certifications. Krissy will soon begin working towards her Montessori certification as well.
Krissy has a special place in her heart for children with special needs. She worked privately for a family whose children had special needs. In doing so, she has learned more about patience, understanding acceptance, love, and happiness. One of her favorite facts is that, "children smile on average around 400 times a day, whereas adults only smile between 20- 50 times a day." Something to think about...
Throughout life, we are taught to see things in black and white. Children are able to see the rainbow in everything. I love teaching children what I know, but it is being able to learn from them that really gives me joy.
I chose the name “Ivy” for our room as it has a symbolic meaning behind it. That being, “Ivy” will never stop growing no matter what obstacles are in its way, just like children. Our goal is to promote a happy and safe learning environment for all children, no matter what challenges they are faced with.
In the Ivy Room, we focus on encouraging independence, positive communication, and respect for oneself and others. To reach these goals, we take a step back and observe what each child is capable of and create an individualized learning strategy for each child.
We encourage the children to explore and discover the environment freely. As adults, we have learned to see the world in black and white. At this point in a child’s life, they see the world in so many different colors. They are at their purest form and we do all we can to preserve it.
Maria Montessori once said, “The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.” Our goal is not only to prepare children to success in their academic careers but in life far beyond school.
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