Thursday, January 11, 2018

Habit 3 Put First Things First

This month we are focusing on putting first things first at Sunnyland, Students have already learned about and practiced being proactive and beginning with the end in mind. They are now ready to ad habit 3 to becoming their best self at school and home. Ask your child about this habit and other habits that they have learned. Put the habits into practice at home also along with your child, it's a great way to learn along side them. We want to try and stay in quadrant 2 as much as possible, see below.

Here are some picture charts to use as you talk with your student:

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thank you to all who came to our Coffee and Conversation in the cafeteria this morning. Amy and I hope you went away with helpful tools to help you Be Proactive with your families. We hope to see you next month as we share about Begin with the End in Mind. If you would like to read more about the 7 Habits you can pick up a copy of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. You can find the power point that we used to share our information today under the "Coffee and Conversation" tab. Have a great day!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hello Sunnyland,

It's starting to feel a lot like the seasons are changing. The wind is blowing, the leaves are falling and the rain has come. Remember to dress your kiddos in layers and label all of their clothing so that you will be able to find it at our lost and found if needed.

Amy Berreth and I are starting monthly "Coffee and Conversation" breakfast meeting for parents to give information about and training in the 7 Habits of Healthy People that Sunnyland has adopted. We are becoming a Leader in Me school and use these 7 Habits to build character education in our students. We would like to invite you to our first meeting on Thursday, October 26th at 8:15 in the cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hello Sunnyland Families,

Teachers have invited me into their classrooms to teach about the Kelo's Choices and the Zones of Regulation. I have a tab for each of these curriculum topics on the top of the page. Please feel free to click on those tabs to learn about what these are all about, then you can talk to your children about them at home. I love going into classrooms and teach your kids about how to solve problems and regulate their feelings so that each and every student here at Sunnyland can have a great day, every day!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Welcome Back!

It is so great to see all the smiling faces, giggling sounds, and learning going on here at Sunnyland. I am excited about the new year ahead with our new Principal, Lynn Heimsoth.

I have embarked upon a new adventure creating a web page for the Sunnyland community that will focus on social/emotional strategies and tips for parents. I will often share the same information on the Sunnyland Elementary Facebook page.

I can be reached at or 360-676-6470 ext. 5616, if you have any questions, concerns or feedback. Please don't hesitate to contact me.