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: Is That a Good Choice?
Will children always make the choice we want them to make? No; and that’s okay! At times, we may be upset with decisions children make. As children grow older and become more independent, they will make more decisions on their own. It is natural to want to help children make good decisions. It can be hard to let them face a bad outcome and learn how their choices impact themselves and other people. Read more about how parents and caregivers help children to think through and make responsible choices.