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Monthly Archives: June 2012

All too often educators have focused their attention on what parents should be doing to support their child’s educational experience as school.  The most effective school environment is based on a team approach – a team which includes teachers, students and their parents and that there be open, honest   and clear 3-way communication for greatest success.  It is often forgotten that one of the roles of a parent is as an advocate for their child, and that parents need to be listened to and their concerns ...

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The Junior and Senior Kindergarten programmes at Glenburnie School are carefully aligned to encourage progression of growth across all curriculum areas.  With regards to literacy skills specifically, both grades follow the developmentally-based Handwriting Without Tears program.  This curriculum promotes the development of strong writing habits from an early age through the use of specific manipulatives and related hands-on activities, which strengthen fine motor skills.  As students work through this program, we ...

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The New Year is well underway!  Many of us made resolutions with all good intentions, but have already given up on some of them.  This year, why not try something new?  Consider preparing a gratitude list for the many gifts you already have.  We should all be grateful and appreciate the good things in our lives, and remember that we are enough, and that we were born with enough of everything we need to succeed in life.  Realistic intentions to enhance the best of who we are can be as simple as deciding to make ...

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