Dec. 11, 2016
Dec. 11, 2016
Greetings Seaside Community!
Please join me in welcoming Tiffany Alberts as our new computer lab teacher. Ms. Alberts is a newer teacher who earned her credential from Cal State Northridge in 2015 and her B.S. from the University of North Texas. She has been subbing in our District and others for the past few months and occupied a math/science teacher position at the sixth grade level prior to that. Tiffany’s classroom philosophy is to bring out the best in every student and help them reach their fullest potential. She is committed to helping every student excel academically and guiding them to grow as a student and an individual. Thank you, PTA for funding this very valuable position for our students and teachers!
Character Counts! What a joy and privilege it is to be able to contribute to the growth and development of your children with you. For the next few weeks, we will focus on the character trait of RESPONSIBILITY.
“Ingraining responsibility in children is not a trick,” according to Karen Ruskin, Psy.D., author of The 9 Key Techniques for Raising Respectful Children Who Make Responsible Choices. “It is simply teaching them life skills. Kids who do not have responsibilities feel entitled and think the world will always do for them.” People who are trustworthy and reliable are responsible. Some things you can do to teach responsibility at home include the following:
1. Invite your child to help complete a chore (wash the car, cook, do the dishes, take out the garbage, etc. …) 2. Model Responsibility for them explaining why you are doing whatever it is that makes you a responsible adult. 3. Avoid rewards and provide praise when your child completes a task that builds responsible behavior. This will help develop internal pride. 4. Provide structure and order that ends with a positive result. For example, children should put their lunchbox away, do homework and straighten up their room and then be rewarded with television/screen time.
Gift Giving Season: Below is a link to a video on the subject of gratitude. I have shared it with the teachers and now all of you so we can grow great kids together.
Have a safe and relaxing vacation. I look forward to seeing all in the New Year! School resumes on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.