A message from Tracey McGee
Here at Hampden Meadows we are working on some everyday social skills in all aspects of the school day. Social skills are important for children to develop. Solid social skills can help with personal relationships and eventually a professional career. There are many ways we can help kids improve their social skills. Good manners and kindness are starting points for the children here. Many of you may have noticed the directed efforts all the teachers have put in to using please, thank you, excuse me and making eye contact with people who speak together. We are modeling and expecting these behaviors from each other and our students. We have worked on these and will continue to integrate other high level skills that require emotional intelligence throughout the year.
DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY!
RI Festival of Children’s Books and Authors—October 19
The RI Festival of Children's Books and Authors will be taking place on Saturday, October 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Lincoln School, 301 Butler Ave., Providence, RI. The amazing line up of authors includes:
James Dean (Pete the Cat); Angela DiTerlizzi (Sone Bug); Tony DiTerlizzi (Spiderwick chronicles); Lynda Mullaly Hunt (Fish in Tree); Torrey Maldonado (Tight); Megan McDonald (Judy Moody); Oge Mora (Thank you, Omu); Vanessa Brantley Newton (The Youngest Marcher), John Rocco (Blizzard); Dan Santat (Before the Fall); Matt Tavares (Dasher); and Chris Van Allsburg (Polar Express, Jumanji)
The Gamm Theater is a partner again this year to bring Megan McDonald's book "Judy Moody and Stink and the Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt" to life for the Friday night kick off.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 18th