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It seems that some parents have forgotten how to play!  Play can be acting silly, risk taking within a game, enjoying another’s company, and simply laughing and enjoying the moment.  Observe young children at play and notice how they can create new worlds with only their imagination.  Play can be spontaneous, or all about exploring something of personal interest, such as playing with a pet, running around the backyard or local park, or simply spending time watching a bug crawl across the ground. Some adults ...

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Most would agree that ‘initiative’ is the core value to be encouraged and rewarded. In today’s busy world, for parents and teachers, compliance is generally more highly valued as  it makes our lives easier, leads to predictable outcomes, and doesn’t interrupt the flow of activity.  It is interesting how adults unconsciously encourage compliance in their day to day interactions.  When a child proposes a new approach or initiative, 95% of the time, the answer will be NO!  A YES answer means that you have to ...

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We have the opportunity every single day to choose to be ‘extraordinary’ rather than ‘ordinary’ when making daily choices and decisions.  What would you choose?  From the moment we wake up each day, we are faced with a myriad of choices.  Each of these choices reflect the type of person we choose to be, how we choose to behave, and the projection of ourselves that we wish to present to our family, colleagues, and to the world. Do we choose to strive for the extraordinary response; for greatness, to reach ...

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The days prior to the beginning of a new school year can be a source of anxiety for many children.  The following are strategies that can help your child feel better prepared, resulting in a successful start: Set up a homework area at home, fully equipped with a fresh supply of markers, pencils, pens, crayons, paper, geometry set, scissors, tape, etc. Ensure that home computer programs are up-to-date and operational. This is also an ideal time to re-establish internet safety rules, texting and email etiquette, as ...

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It is a pleasure to welcome parents, family members, guests, teachers, and graduating students to Glenburnie School's Grade 8 Graduation Ceremonies this afternoon. Congratulations to all of our Graduates on successfully reaching this latest milestone in your lives.  We are all very proud of each and every one of you, and today, we are here to celebrate your many successes.  Our teachers have shared their passion for their subject areas with you.  You have received the very best educational opportunities that can ...

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We have the opportunity every single day to choose to be ‘extraordinary’ rather than ‘ordinary’ when making daily choices and decisions.  What would you choose?  From the moment we wake up each day, we are faced with a myriad of choices.  Each of these choices reflect the type of person we choose to be, how we choose to behave, and the projection of ourselves that we wish to present to our family, colleagues, and to the world. Do we choose to strive for the extraordinary response; for greatness, to reach ...

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Daily reading for young children, either for personal enjoyment or to reinforce developing reading skills, is something that parents should encourage and support.  ‘Reluctant Readers’ are a curious group, as there are several reasons why a child may appear to be unwilling, or hesitant to read. For some children, avoidance is the objective, as reading is a difficult task for them, which provides little enjoyment or sense of satisfaction.  For others who have become so attuned to instant responses from their ...

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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 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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