Wednesday, August 8, 2012

How do social and behavioral skills such as listening and paying attention affect childrens' success?

Medical News Today released an article on how the ability to listen, pay attention, and complete important tasks is crucial for success later in life.  Click on the link below to read the entire article.

Medical News Today

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Time to Turn the Calendar

It's August 1st and I cannot believe the summer is coming to an end.  Just four short weeks and the kiddos will be back in school.  What's on my mind?  Organizing my room, scheduling my caseload, screening the kindergartners, and gathering baseline data.  The first week of school will consist of professional development activities for staff on Monday August 27th and Tuesday August 28th.  Kindergarten screening will take place during Phase In on August 29th-August 30th.  I will be at Highland Drive again this year on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays.  Ms. Vacel will be at Highland Drive on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  We will be collaborating with eachother as well as with the classroom teachers to come up with the best schedule possible for all our students.  I am looking forward to another successful school year!!

Mrs. Hodgson