Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Routines at school and routines at home

Daily Routines

As you know, routines are very important for children in the SRC. At school, we have a very structured day, and have many functional routines in place to help our students be as independent as possible. Part of our daily arrival routine includes unpacking his/her own backpack. Every morning, students will place their notebooks in a basket, their folders in a basket, and their journals in their desks. It will help their morning routine run smoothly if you can help them make sure that these items travel to and from school every day. However, these are great resources for you as well! The notebook is for communication between you and I, to fill in some of those missing pieces our students may need help communicating. The folder is for us to send home important information, and some great school work! The journal is where your child will tell you about his day! A great idea for families is to make reviewing these 3 items part of their evening routine--especially the journal! This is a great way to engage your child in conversation about his day!

This is your child's fall journal on his/her desk with a sample schedule. He/she will write in this journal every afternoon. Please return it to school each day. At winter break, you can keep this journal at home, we will have a new one in January.

This is where your child will place his/her notebook and folder. Please make sure to return these items to school each day.


Lost and Found

Are you missing something? We have a few sweatshirts and a water bottle here and we don't know who they belong to. We try our best to remember who was wearing which coat on each day, but since many of our kids are the same size and aren't always able to tell us which one is theirs, we sometimes loose track of which is which. If you recognize one of these items let me know so I can get it home to it's owner. This is a also a good time to remind everyone that writing a name or initials on the tag of a coat is a huge help! Especially on days when we have chilly mornings and warm afternoons--we want to make sure sweatshirts get packed in the right backpacks!