Coming up in September
- Moon Festival Holiday, September 15-16, NO SCHOOL
- Meet the Teacher, September 20 (Grades 5 & 6) and 21 (AK-Grade 4), last 30 min. of class
Mr. Brunken’s Book of the Month
- Ms. Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard
Ms. Nelson is Missing is an all-time favorite of young readers. While this book isn’t the hardest read in the library, it is funny and can be enjoyed by all students. It’s also a great back-to-school read. The story is about a sweet teacher named Ms. Nelson with some very naughty students. They won’t listen to her, so she decides to play a little trick on them. One day she doesn’t show up and instead, they have a substitute teacher who is awful and mean. Needless to say, once Ms. Nelson comes back, the kids finally appreciate what they have and are great students for the rest of the year.
- Get back into a healthy sleep routine
Few things can have a greater impact on your child’s health and performance in school than her sleep habits. Getting enough sleep each night has been shown to improve memory, increase physical energy levels, boost the immune system, improve the ability to stay focused in the classroom, and maintain a more positive mood. Now that school has started, kids need to wake up early to get to class on time. It’s time to make that change to an earlier bedtime so he can get plenty of rest for school. Follow some of these tips below. Check out this article goo.gl/Q5CbdS at for more.
- Keep bedtimes consistent. Even on the weekends.
- Avoid spending non-sleep activities in bed. Let your brain know bed=sleepy time.
- Avoid exciting activities right before bed. This includes TV and computer.
- Go to bed early. Kids aged 5-12 need 10-11 hours of sleep a night.
Online Resource of the Month
- ASLA Reading Lists - goo.gl/CDpjqV
In case you missed them this summer, Happy Kids has posted reading lists for each grade on our school website. If you are looking for high-qulaity, interesting books for your child, find the list for her grade and head to the library to pick up some of these great titles. They are meant to be guides for what your child should be reading. Use them often this year as you search for reading material for your child.