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ELP Gems
THIS MONTH’S GEMS
 
 
FROM THE DIRECTOR
 
    Your children are precious to us and we thank you for allowing us into your lives and families each and every day.  It is an honor that we get to serve your family by caring for and teaching your child.  There is nothing more important than you entrusting us to care for and love your child in your absence.
    This past week at our morning devotion, I asked the teachers to speak from their hearts and name what they were most grateful for at ELP.  It was neat to hear how, even on separate days, all of the teachers’ answers were all very similar and very personal.  Every single response ultimately centered on the value we have on positive and strong relationships, and the way we feel that we are family.
     We love your children and we wish your family a very merry and very peace and Christ filled Christmas this year
                                                                           Cindy
 
4 DISCIPLINE MISTAKES PUSHOVER PARENTS MAKE
By Jacqueline Burt Cote from Parents Magazine

“Some parents believe there shouldn’t ever be conflicts with their children,” says Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., author of the 1-2-3 Magic series of discipline books. However, the reality is that kids need the structure that setting limits provides—and some, like mine, aren’t getting it at home. Discipline helps them learn self-control and appropriate behavior. In fact, researchers have shown that children of lenient parents are more likely to act aggressively at school and are at greater risk for underage drinking.

Mistake 1 – You don’t follow through on consequences

Mistake 2 – You ask for cooperation rather than insist on it

Mistake 3 – You let your child bend the rules

Mistake 4 – You try to keep your child happy at all costs

 
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DECEMBER 2016
 
Dec 6=> Night Tree – 6pm
 
Dec 7=> Fire Drill
 
Dec 12 – 14=> NATIVITY
                      ANIMALS
 
Dec 21 – 22=> Christmas
                      Vacation begins
 
Jan 9=> SCHOOL BEGINS
 
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QUOTEWORTHY
 
 

Why do families work? Because God Himself designed them! Thriving families will lead to thriving communities, and thriving communities will transform the world. People will find purpose, joy and redemption; and generation after generation will create a positive legacy.

From The Family Project

 

TODAY!
I WILL HELP A CHILD REACH A GOAL
 
SEASONAL INFORMATION
 
ELP
 
WINTER
 
WINTER ACTIVITIES
 

==>  Melting Ice Experiment

Fill 6 small dixie cups with water. Freeze overnight. Cut the frozen water out of the cups (adult help may be required for this step). Place one in each of the compartments in the muffin tin. Pour hot water on one, cold water on another, steam on another, salt on another, and sugar on another. Leave one alone so that it can act as the control. Adult supervision is important, particularly with the steam and hot water.

 
==>  Snow Dough
 
1.  Combine: 1 cup Baking Soda; 1/2 cup Corn Starch; 1T vegetable oil; 1/2 cup + 1 T water. At first it will seem like you don’t have enough liquid in your mixture, but keep stirring. Eventually you will end up with a very soupy liquid.

2. Place the pan over medium heat. Stir continuously. The mixture will remain soupy for about 5 minutes, and then all of a sudden begin to thicken.

3. Continue stirring until your mixture is quite thick.

4. Dump the mixture out onto a sheet of wax paper or other surface to cool. Be careful! The mixture will be 
really hot – even hotter than regular homemade playdough right out of the pan.
 
==>  Online Crafts
 
Nurture your little one’s creativity with creative art projects. For free inspiration and detailed how-to instructions, check out the internet search engines for kids crafts and kid-oriented activities: You’ll find classroom activities, seasonal crafts and a mix of art, baking, and science fun for kids.
 
TIMELESS INSPIRATION
 
ELP Timeless
 
Start with a Prayer
 
One of our goals at ELP is to nurture the Christian growth of our young children.  We will be saying prayers throughout the day in our classroom. Before your bring your child to ELP, take a few moments to say a few words of encouragement.  Let your child know that your feel good about his coming day and that you will be there when he is finished with school. Start his day with a simple prayer.  Your child will leave with a sense of love, safety and contentment.  Make memories and raise a child with a heart. Here’s a prayer to get you started:
Be with me at school today.
Watch me as I work and play.
Keep me safe in all I do.
Thank you Jesus, I love you.
 
Early Years are Priceless
 

We all have a small window of time where we can build good education at home.  It begins in infancy.  Brain studies show that children’s ability to learn depends largely on their experiences in the first years of life.  In short, the more you talk and read to your children, the better they can learn.

     Read to your children every day. . .
     Talk with your children. . .
     Respond to your children. . .
     Give encouragement. . .
     Demand proper behavior. . .
 
Remember, think long term.
 
How To Be An Effective Father
 
A key difference that separates effective fathers from all other fathers is that they really know their children.
 
 
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