The Critter Guy was here!!

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Mr. Paul, aka The Critter Guy came to Cotter on Wednesday and boy, did the students get a kick out of the animals he brought! Many children wanted to touch, pet, and hold the animals! Others, not so much… and that was just fine too! Everyone got to see some really cool critters that we don’t normally get to see.

Mr. Paul brought a chinchilla, a frog, 2 birds, a snake, a star fish, and a mouse! Here are some pictures! Enjoy!


A peek at this upcoming week…

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Please remember that there is no school on Tuesday November 7th for all Dearborn Public Schools because of Election Day… Teachers will be attending professional development all day.

Thursday November 9th is the first day for parent teacher conferences — the conference sign up sheets are posted in the classroom by the parent board. We will send home reminders on Monday, as well. Be sure to check your child’s folder!

Monday is our book check out day — please be sure your children return last week’s book if they haven’t already!

Hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend!

Hammering Golf Tees into Pumpkins!

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Students were very interested and engaged in this new activity during work time! This is a great way for students to practice hand-eye coordination, dominate hand and helper hand, as well as just building overall fine motor strength! We used real  hammers that are child sized and a lot of children were very proud that they were using something that “Baba” or “Dad” uses! Of course our goggles are important to protect our eyes! Always safety first!

Importance of Routines – Parent Meeting

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Thank you to the parents who attended our Parent Meeting on Thursday! Your involvement is greatly appreciated! Children really benefit when home and school are supportive of each other!  We hope that getting ready for bed will run more smoothly at home after you and your child created a personalized night time routine!

Hopefully the students loved the books we passed out – maybe it will be their bedtime book for awhile!

Also, I wanted to add the count to 100 song that we like to do…

count to 100

The first few weeks…

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Hello Families!

Welcome to the classroom blog! This will be a great way to share information and happenings in our room and school with all of you.

The first few weeks have been great! Students have already grown so much and it hasn’t even been a month! We have been working hard on following rules and routines, self help skills, sharing and taking turns, and most importantly getting to know and trust each other! Coming to school for the first time is a big step for these children, and Mrs. Dara and I are so proud of how independent and confident children are becoming.

We are also very proud of our families!  Your commitment to getting your children to and from school on time everyday is very much appreciated! We know the parking lot is a challenge and we truly appreciate your patience and understanding!

Please be sure to check our blog often as we will be posting pictures, sharing information and sending out reminders!