As part of our class goal to listen, remember, and follow directions this month, I have been reading up on some interesting articles about a common childhood issue: forgetfulness. From being a forgetful child myself, getting my last spanking in 3rd grade for being warned multiple times and forgetting my spelling book, to being a somewhat type A “to-do list” person, I can understand different points of view. I read several different types of articles, and don’t necessarily agree with all of these points, but this one helped the most. If you get a chance, it may be an interesting read from a parent’s point of view. By the way, I want you to know that you are wonderful parents who care about your children, so please don’t be hard on yourself if you read this! That is not my intention! It seems so hard to parent, and I just wanted to share this as a resource! “It takes a village…” In our classroom, I’ve decided to reward kids for listening, remembering and following directions with kindness critters, highlights, free choice time, etc. https://www.ronitbaras.com/family-matters/parenting-family/how-to-cure-a-forgetful-kid/
I also wanted to do a plug for extra practice. If you’re interested in having your child do extra practice, I’ve used the “Spectrum” curriculum in the past with tutoring. If you’d like your child to get a little bit of extra practice in an area, they are aligned with the standards, but are a more streamlined “old school” way of teaching. I’d be happy to send home a few pages for extra practice, and they can also be found at Books-A-Million. There is a picture of the books below.
Finally, please read below part of a message from our Superintendent, Randy Fuller. I’m thankful for the opportunity to teach your child. Thank you for entrusting them to us here at Forest Oaks!
Also, congratulations to all in our system on being recognized for achieving a grade of “A” in the recent media reports. It has taken the collaborative effort of everyone in our system to reach this level. I am very proud of all of you. We were the only county school system, the largest school system and one of only 16 systems out of 138 statewide who achieved this level.
Thanks for what you do for our children!