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    January 9, 2019

    Logo for Habit 3 "Put First Things First". Dear Parents,

    Happy New Year! I hope that all of you enjoyed the holidays with family and friends.

    During the month of January, we are working on Habit #3, Put First Things First.  “Work First, Then Play” is the catch phrase that helps students remember the purpose of this habit.

     At school, we will be reminding students that this habit means:

    • Spend time on things that are most important; focus on the highest priorities.
    • Say “No” to things you know you should not do and eliminate the unimportant.
    • Set priorities, make a schedule, and follow your plan. Be disciplined and organized.
    • Stay true in the moment of choice.

    As students go through their week, ask them how they are “putting first things first” to enhance their academic goals. If your child asks if they may watch TV, go to the store, play video games, play with friends, etc. simply ask them if they’ve put first things first and done what they are supposed to do first. Teaching children to set priorities and do what’s most important is a life skill that all people need to be successful.

    One way to practice this habit is to have a regular time and place to do homework and study for assessments. It is equally important for students to put assignments neatly in their folders and away in their backpacks for the next morning.

    Another example of putting first things first is to ask your children at the beginning of each week; what they need to be successful, such as any upcoming projects that may need extra materials. This will save you a last minute trip to a store at 8:30 pm the night before a project is due.

    Put First Things First Activities:

    Story Time - Read “The Little Red Hen” or another book and talk about how the book’s character put first things first.

    _____We did it!

    Talk Time - Talk with your child about how it feels when they finish their work first so they can enjoy their time to play.

    _____We did it!

    Family Time - During your weekly family time discuss ways your family can “put first things first” with chores or activities.

    _____We did it!

    Work Time - Work together and help each other get chores done.

    _____We did it!

    Play Time - Enjoy playing a game together after doing the chores.

    _____We did it!

    Sincerely,

    Jerry Jones, Principal

    jjones@sbsd.net


    P.S.  Be sure to scroll down for our newsletter (Hawk Highlights) to see more information each week about all the exciting things that are happening at Solana Ranch.


       Begin With the End in Mind Quote of the Week:

    “People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.”

    ~Earl Nightingale


    Habit Logo "Put First Things First".

    尊敬的家长们,

    新年快乐!我希望大家在过去的两周都与家人和朋友们欢度了一个难忘的假期。

    一月份我们将继续帮助学生们去学习、培养和建立第三个良好习惯:把首要的事情放在第一位。常常把“先工作后娱乐”这句话放在嘴边上,可以提醒学生们工作第一,游戏第二的重要性。

                      在学校,我们会不断地提醒学生们这个良好习惯的意义:

    • 多花时间处理最重要的事情; 专注于最重要的优先事项。
    • 对你不应该和不想做的事情说“不”,并减少参与或剔除不重要的事情。
    • 对各项事物的处理设置优先次序和时间表,并遵循您的计划,有原则性和条理性地执行处理。
    • 在选择的那一刻保持真实,做出明智果断地选择。

    随着学生这个星期的各项学习任务在不断地进行当中,您可以问问孩子们对于他们的课业,他们应该如何做到“把首要事情放在第一位”来帮助提高他们学业进步的目标。如果您的孩子跑来问您他是否可以看电视、去逛商场买东西、上网玩电子游戏、和朋友一起玩耍等等,您可以简单地问他是否做到了“把首要事情放在第一位”,是否已经把该做完的事情做完了。教导孩子们确立优先首要事项次序,并完成最重要的事物是人生中重要的学习课程,是所有人迈向成功人生的重要课题和生活技能。

    实践和操练这种良好习惯的其中一项行为就是建立固定的时间和地点来完成家庭作业和学习评估。另外,对学生而言同样重要的事情还包括,把完成了的作业整齐地放入他们的文件夹中,然后再放入书包里,整理好书包准备第二天上学。  

    另一个有关“把首要事情放在第一位”的例子就是在每周开始时,问问您的孩子该周他们希望成就什么事情,比如说目前正在进行的项目,他们是否还需要额外的材料去完成。这么做起码会让您不至于在项目限期到来的前一天晚上八点半,还要匆匆跑到商店去帮孩子们补充材料。

    “把首要事情放在第一位”良好习惯的相关练习活动:

    故事时间 阅读“The Little Red Hen 小红鸡” 或其他任何读物,探讨读物中的角色是如何

               做到“把首要事情放在第一位”。

    ______我们做到了!

    交流时间 与孩子们交流时,问问孩子们先把该完成的工作做好,然后再去尽情玩耍时的感受

               是怎样的,是否特别爽。

    ______我们做到了!

    家庭时间 在每周的家庭聚会时,和家人一同讨论如何在家务活和其他活动中做到“把首要事

               情放在第一位”。

    ______我们做到了!

    工作时间 同心协力把家务活做好。

    ______我们做到了!

    娱乐时间 完成该做的事情后,一同尽情地享受玩耍时的乐趣。

    ______我们做到了!

     

    索兰纳牧场小学校长

    钟杰礼

    2019 年 1月 9日

    “把首要事情放在第一位”本周格言:“最重要的事情绝不能受到最不重要的事情的摆布。”

                                                                                 ~ Johann Goethe



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    Save the Date!

    Friday Assembly and Career Day

     

     Three children dressed as office worker, construction worker and chef amidst the word Career Day.

     

    January 11th

    8:45 AM

     

    Five children dressed as scientists with microscope, telescope, and beaker with green liquid.

     

    Come dressed in the outfit or uniform of your dream job!


    The PTO will be selling spirit wear on Friday, January 11th, at the assembly.

     

    With the colder weather, now is a great time to get a sweatshirt!

     

    Solana Ranch red sweatshirt.


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    PTO Meeting
    January 17th - 8:45 AM

    Reminder!

    No School

     

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    Monday,  January 21, 2019


     
    The Solana Beach Child Development Center
    Solana Ranch
    After-School Enrichment - Winter 2019
     
    Classes Start January 14th
     
    Online Registration begins December 1st
     
    **Registration deadline is January 10th**
     

     
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    Don’t forget to buy your Spirit Wear & Yearbook online today!
     
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    We have officially hit 74% of our goal!  Thanks to all who have donated and submitted for Corporate Matching! 

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    Please continue to show your support for our students by making your donation or monthly installment pledge. Any donations between now and Dec. 31st will be a 2018 tax deduction!

    It is easy to donate online at solanabeachkids.org or you are welcome to leave your pledge envelope in the front office.


    Remember all donations stay here at Solana Ranch!

     

     To make your donation, go to:http://www.solanabeachkids.org

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