January 2010 Archives

Setting Goals for the New Year

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Dear Friends,

     In this New Year season it seems appropriate to set goals for ourselves and our families. I would encourage you to share this process with your children: even at age three there are challenges to overcome and new skills to acquire.

      Some thoughts on this process:

  • consider both short term and long term goals;
  • consider at least one goal you know will be successful - the momentum from each success can fuel much harder efforts;
  • consider family-wide goals (eat dinner as a family three times a week, have a monthly family game night, read a chapter book aloud as a family, take walks as a family once per week, etc.);
  • let your children choose their own goals once you have discussed the idea with them;
  • check in with each other on a regular basis to see how each person is doing;
  • celebrate small victories and learn from each setback - this is a process not a result, a journey and not a race;
  • have fun with this!

    It remains my privilege to work with you and your children. 


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In peace,

Teacher John Scardina

www.ThinkLaughLearn.com

The P.T.A. is proud to sponsor parent presentations by certified school psychologist, parent educator and City Island Resident John Scardina:

 

How to Make Your Home into a Learning Laboratory: Executive Functioning Skills for Home, School and Life

Where: P.S. 175- The City Island School

When:  Thursday, January 21st -

             geared for parents of K-5th graders

            Thursday, January 28th -

            geared for parents of 6th -8th graders

Time:   7Pm -8Pm plus additional time for Q & A


Suggested donation of $5 to PTA of P.S. 175

Light refreshments will be served

No child supervision will be provided

For more information or questions contact:

P.S. 175 PTA at 718.8851097 or

 johnscardina@thinklaughlearn.com

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