THE POWER OF PLAY
Superintendent Wayne Weber
“It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.” -Leo F. Buscaglia
On Monday, March 18, the School Board, Administrative Team, and those attending the board meeting partook in a presentation by Rosendale Primary teacher Amanda Kinyon and some of her 4K friends. The presentation focused on the power of play. As part of the presentation, Mrs. Kinyon briefly presented some resources supporting the importance of play. After that, we were able to participate with the 4K students in a variety of modes of play. To be honest, it was one of my favorite board meetings. Not that all board meetings aren’t fun, but it is hard to beat the enthusiasm and energy of kindergarten students!
Raising Caring Kids: Respecting Differences Makes Us Stronger
The ability to respect others is a skill that will help your child forever. It is important to teach children to respect and stand up for people who may seem different from themselves. Children can learn that people are more alike than different, and that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and kindness. They learn from the words they hear and what they see. You can help them learn by the way you talk about or react to what you see in the world.