If you are a parent or caregiver of young children, you might find yourself feeling a bit overwhelmed and stir crazy during Governor J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order. Being confined to our homes with young children means being an entertainer. Today, we are juggling the kids, the dog, working from home, text messages, and trying to find cleaning supplies and toilet paper at the closest store without touching anything. And don't forget, washing your hands.
Step back, disconnect and unwind. We do not have to do it all.
This week we are celebrating the Week of the Young Child (WOYC) which is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the WOYC is to recognize early childhood programs and services that support the needs of young children and families. This year, let's make our celebrations focus on families and parents or guardians as a child's first and most important teacher.
Today, I encourage you to dance for Music Monday. Get up and move. You can turn on a radio, choose a song or video on your phone, or even search for one of my family's favorite videos, Pop See Ko, and move. Want to do more? Make your own music. Fill an empty water bottle with rice, beans, beads, or anything that can make noise and shake the sillies out. Have fun and laugh with your children. You might be surprised at how well they can follow your lead.
This blog post is part of a series celebrating the Week of the Young Child. The WOYC is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to focus public attention on early learning, young children, their teachers, families and communities.
It's been a month since we reopened our schools and began this unprecedented year.
We are experiencing issues with ClassLink again this morning, so staff and remote students are unable to log in and access their classes.
Access to ClassLink for all remote students has been restored.
Staff can now use text messages to notify families about events at school, like fire alarms, deadline reminders and lockdowns.
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