Room 5 Families-
It's time for us to plan our December first grade social studies unit on Holidays Around the World! Please go to the following link to sign up to bring in food (by 9:30AM the day of the food/craft activity, please!) or teach us about your traditions for a specific holiday!
Please let me know if you have any questions! I am so excited for this important and fun learning to take place!
Dear Room 5 Families,In the hopes of helping your child continue to grow their learning and cognitive development at school and at home, I wanted to share some quotes from an interesting article I just came across related to screen time and children’s cognitive development entitled “MRIs show screen time linked to lower brain development in preschoolers.”“[A] new study scanned the brains of children 3 to 5 years old and found those who used screens more than the recommended one hour a day without parental involvement had lower levels of development in the brain's white matter -- an area key to the development of language, literacy and cognitive skills…”“Studies have shown excessive TV viewing is linked to the inability of children to pay attention and think clearly, while increasing poor eating habits and behavioral problems.”“In addition to the MRI results, excessive screen time was significantly associated with poorer emerging literacy skills and ability to use expressive language.” (Sandee LaMotte)Last week during conferences, I had several parents ask me what more they could do to help their child with their reading growth, performance, or behavior at school. Limiting your child’s screen time and being consistent with enforcing expectations with them at home could be a great place to start!In partnership,Elizabeth ChamberlainSandee LaMotte, CNN. "Mris Show Screen Time Linked To Lower Brain Development In Preschoolers". CNN, 2019, https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/04/health/screen-time-lower-brain-development-preschoolers-wellness/index.html.