NOVEMBER’S HOT TOPIC: Routines
It is important to have routines for different parts of your
day. With repetition, children are able to learn the
routine, what to expect and what is expected of them.
Having routines for repetitive parts of the day provides
structure and comfort for your child.
Morning routines and bedtime routines are 2 important
times of the day. Having a routine for those times of the
day will help it go more smoothly.
Things teachers do that you can do at home:
● Maintain the same routines each day, as best as
possible. This way children know what to expect
and what is expected of them.
● When something does come up, we call it a
“zig-zag.” That way the children know there is
going to be a change to the regular schedule.
● Provide a visual with pictures of the steps of the
● Example of Bedtime Routine:
○ Take a bath, put on pajamas, brush teeth,
bathroom turn, read a story, go to sleep.
Storytime Book Recommendations:
Llama Llama Nighty-Night by Anna Dewdney
Things to Remember:
We go outside every day!
Please send your child with a
warm coat, snow pants, boots,
gloves/mittens and a hat! Label
all items with your child’s name.
The Nurse Says: Flu Season is Here!
❖ Children and parents should get
the flu shot. If parents get sick,
you are more likely to pass the
germs to your children.
❖ People who have the flu will
usually cough, sneeze, and have
a runny nose and fever.
❖ To help stop the spread of germs, teach your child
to cover their mouth and nose when they cough or
sneeze. Teach them to cough into a tissue, into
their elbow or shirt.
❖ Always wash hands! Children should wash their
hands with soap and warm water for about 20
seconds. You could sing a short song to show them
how long 20 seconds is or count slowly to 20.
❖ If your child has a fever, they should stay home
until they are fever free for 24 hours with no fever.
❖ If your child is vomiting, they need to stay home
for 24 hours after they last vomited.
❖ We are trying to track flu like symptoms in our
school, so that we can notify parents if we are
seeing an increase in illnesses. Please call the
school if your child is out and let us know their
symptoms as this will help us keep our school
Cold & Cough:
❖ Children on average will get 7-10 “colds” a year.
Unfortunately there is no cure for the common cold.
Treatment is not always necessary. If your child’s
symptoms are not interfering with play or sleep you
can help them by making sure they get extra fluids
(water) and extra rest.
❖ If your child has any of these symptoms: fever,
prolonged or worsening cough, wheezing, or the
cold symptoms last longer than 2 weeks, call the
Please call our school nurse Carol Neary at 864-8463
ext. 71422 with any questions or concerns.
Upcoming School Events
● November 25 – No School
● November 26 – No School (Parent Conferences)
● November 27-29 – No School (Thanksgiving Break)