Indiana winters can cause you to feel down and sleep more than usual. Don’t be too quick to accept this as a normal part of like. You may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder. At school, we also see this in some of our students.
Not everyone is suffering from SAD, some are suffering from a less-severe form of mood changes called the “winter blues” If you think you (or your child) may be experiencing SAD or winter blues, you may try the following things:
*Expose yourself to sunlight whenever possible.
*Incorporate more physical activity each day.
*Socialize with friends, family and colleagues often.
As we are now into the “snow season,” it sometimes becomes necessary to close or delay school. You can check the following stations for closings or delays: WMPI 105.3 FM, WJAA 96.3 FM, WHAS – TV Channel 11, WLKY – TV Channel 32.
The Crothersville Community School Corporation School Board is comprised of five members. The school board meets in the Central Office at 201 South Preston St. on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. unless otherwise advertised. We hope to see you there!
The weather is getting colder. Crothersville holds recess as long as the temperature is above freezing. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately and has a coat so they can go out to recess on colder days. If your child is unable to zip their own coat or put on their hat, gloves and boots on their own, please have them practice with you at home. Thank you so much.
The Crothersville FFA hosted its annual Toy & Food drive. Each classroom collected non-perishable food items. The class with the most cans won an ice cream party. This year’s drive was a huge success. It is always a great feeling to know that students are helping others in need. Thank you so all who were involved.
Crothersville Schools ensures that each student is given the time to read each day. This is essential in order to learn and grow as a reader. Reading is all around us and it is our job, both as teachers and as parents, to get our students/children involved. Since reading is important at every level, what better time than now?
We have many ways that we get students involved in the classroom, but reading at home is equally as important. Here are some creative ways to get your children excited about reading at home.
Take family trips to the library. Where else can you choose from millions of free books? You can even check out books for your e-reader. After your trip, try to set aside time each day where everyone in your family sits down to read. 15-20 minutes is all you need.
Find websites that interest your child. Reading on the computer is a great way to get reluctant readers to read. They just don’t realize that they are reading, they just think they are having fun on the computer.
Remember, reading is everywhere. Whether it is a menu at a restaurant, or the cereal box at the breakfast table, reading is a must. Make sure your child is given the time to do it every day!
In the event of a closing or delay, Crothersville will communicate all delays, cancellations, early dismissals on the website, Facebook, automated calls as well as local news outlets.
The holidays are a great time to teach children compassion and empathy for others. It is easy for children to be excited to receive gifts, but how do we develop the same enthusiasm for giving? Here are some examples of how you can involve your child in the joy of giving.
- Let your child shop for a few gifts for others using their own money
- Do a holiday craft or bake cookies to give to neighbors or friends
- Let your child wrap a few gifts themselves
- Have your child make cards for others
- Give your child the opportunity to present a gift to someone so they can see the joy it brings
- Volunteer in a local soup kitchen or participate in Toys for Tots
*Read bedtime stories.
*Have your child read the grocery list as you shop.
*Write down a recipe for your child’s favorite food.
*Get excited to visit the library.
*Play a board game and have your child read the cards.
*Don’t leave home without it! Always have reading materials available to read in the car or at appointments.
*Once is not enough. Re-read favorite stories to help build fluency, speed and accuracy.
*Dig Deeper! Ask your child questions about what they just read.
*Be patient, correct gently and praise with enthusiasm
http://pbskids.org/ –This is a great site for kids of all ages featuring all of your kids favorite characters from PBS!
http://www.rhcbooks.com/ -Featuring Books, Activities, Games and more all surrounding your favorite Characters from Random House Books! This is a great way to make books come alive for little ones!
www.starfall.com -This is a great website for learning to read. Starfall takes your kids all the way from ABC’s to Learning to Read! There are some fun games and more that surround Phonics, Sounds and putting sounds together in words! This is great for preschoolers learning to read!
www.scholastic.com/kids/books/the-magic-school-bus/ -There are tons of Great Videos and Games about the Environment & Science. This is a great website for older children who want to learn about weather, geography and more.
www.highlightskids.com -This site has games, books, crafts and of course Hidden Pictures.
http://www.abcya.com/ -This is another great learning site for kids. There is everything from Counting Games, to Graphing, Patterns and more. Great for learning early math skills.
www.Kids.nationalgeographic.com This is a great site for exploring our world and learning all you can about the Ocean, Animals, Geography and more! There is a TON of information on this site and also some great videos, Puzzles and quizzes!