Today we had a special assembly first thing in the morning provided by the Bell Mill PTA. We had the author Jackie Urbanovic visit and talk about her books and how she gets her ideas. Ms. Urbanovic has written books such as Duck Soup, Duck and Cover, Sitting Duck, as well as illustrated many other books. A huge thank-you to the PTA for bringing this experience to us!
When we got back from our assembly, we had a very important lesson with Mrs. Kanter. Please look for two papers about the lesson we had today. There is a letter from Mrs. Kanter about the lesson. Today, Mrs. Kanter talked with the children about a very serious topic. She talked with them about safe touches and unsafe or unwanted touches. The children shared what safe touches were, and then Mrs. Kanter talked about unsafe or unwanted touches. Ask me to tell you what some safe touches are. Unsafe or unwanted touches are when someone touches you inappropriately or it is unwanted. The children learned to tell someone in a loud voice, "Stop, I don't like that" when someone touches them in a way that is unsafe or unwanted. It's a difficult topic to discuss, but Mrs. Kanter shared enough information with the children to begin this conversation if it has not already happened at home. Please read the letter from Mrs. Kanter and follow-up with your child about this very important topic.
Now on to a lighter, fun topic. Today we began talking about producers and consumers. We began to talk about what a producer and consumer is, although we were quite rushed so we will continue talking about this throughout the week. I shared with the children that after Spring Break, we will be having a class bake sale for those who wish to participate to benefit Share Our Strength. You will be receiving more information about this soon, but it's really easy and a lot of fun. Families can participate by baking for the sale, selling at the sale, and/or helping to get donations for raffle prizes from our community.
I hope you have a nice evening and get outside to enjoy the warm weather!