3/2 "Read Across America Day"
3/3 Dr. Stanley reads to children
3/5 Conscious Discipline Seminar
3/6 Scholastic book orders due
3/10 Parent organization Meeting
3/17-3/21 UNF Spring Break (CDRC open)
3/2 Ms. Judy
3/3 Nora M.
3/8 Mikiah R
3/9 Audrey S
3/12 Yavuz B
3/9 Audrey S.
3/16 Kyle A.
3/17 Ms. Patty
3/23 Ms. Anjum
3/30 Carson L.
3/31 Amy H.
Celebrating "Read Across America Day"
You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."
What better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday than reading to a child? Better known to most readers as Dr Seuss, Dr. Theodore Geisel was born over 100 years ago. We mark his birthday with NEA's "Read Across America", the largest reading event in the United States to motivate children to read and generate new enthusiasm for reading. Dr. Seuss epitomizes a love of children and learning. Fifty years after the publication of the Cat in the Hat, numerous strides have been made in support of literacy initiatives nationwide. Also, his use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills they need to be successful. At CDRC, we celebrate "Read Across America" by having Dr. Nile Stanley, dressed up as The Cat in the Hat, read to the children.
Our annual trike-a-thon will be held Thursday March 6th from 9:00-12:00. This year the fundraiser benefits CDRC. During the week of March 3rd, the children will be talking about bike safety. The children will get pedges, bring their bikes and helmets to school and ride laps around the parking circle. Please make sure bikes are in good repair. Permission slips are due by February 25th for your child to participate. We need many volunteers to make this a successful event. This is an exciting event for the children, staff, and parents, so please try to join us.
The only person you can make change is yourself. Power comes from choice, not force. We have been operating under the illusion that we can make children mind us. No matter how much pressure we put on them to behave, it is their choice to submit their wills to us. If we try to make children do things, we are relying on force. Through force, we attempt to remove children's choices. By removing their choices we remove their self esteem and their willpower. If we believe we can make others change and we fail to perform our duty, another belief takes over our thoughts. We believe we are inadequate. One key to giving choices is that the child must be able to recognize he has a choice. For children to begin making choices and own choice they are making, the fear of punishment must be minimal. The focus must be on solutions and problem solving. In order to deliver two positive choices to children we must give true choices. Offer either two positive options or two options that are acceptable to you. Think in positive terms about what you want children to do. Making choices builds willpower and self-esteem.
Director Pam Bell
Assistant Director Sharon Miller
Office Manager Judy Vaesa
Bear's Teacher Jayne De La Rosa
Cardinal's Teacher Mahreen Mian
Manatee's Teacher Nancy Winckler-Zuniga
Dolphin's Teacher Denise Hyatt
Floating Lead Teacher Anjum Naeem
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