The Stars At Night, Are Big and Bright
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Deep in the Heart of Texas.
Hello Rabbit Run Parents,
I wanted to continue with last month's discussion of the Cosmic Child. In the classroom, we have been learning about Constellations, the Planets, which by the way, keep me on my toes these days, and with the question that is continually posed to your children: "How does this affect me?" The children are really loving to learn about the Greek Myths of the Gods and Goddesses that were inspired by the stars. I, of course, relay the stories to them in a very generic view and leave the heavy questions to you all. You're welcome.
We are making the way to the end of the school year and the children are noticing. All around there are signs of Spring, beautiful sunny weather and birds chirping that just beg the children to play outside. I get it. I feel their pain. So, you can understand that this is also the time that the kiddos will be testing us. All of us. Testing us to see if we are still all on the same page. "Is it still not okay to wear my BatMan jacket?" "Is it still against the rules to bring a toy for Show and Tell?" I applaud them for their efforts, but I am also there to let them know that it is still a HARD NO, on the breaking of the rules. I say it with a sweet smile and a rub on the back, but Batman jackets stay home, and toys stay in the car. Let's help each other out with this.
Recently, we have had a small increase in illness in our classroom. This is unavoidable, and we have actually done very well with keeping the yucky noses to a minimum this year. I would like to remind you all of the policy at Cedars in regards to sending a child to school that has been ill, or may be ill. Keep in mind, that these guidelines are in place to not only protect the children, but also the staff, the families of the children and staff, especially families that may have low immune systems for reasons beyond their control.
If your child is running a fever of 100.1 or higher, has been vomitting or had diahrea, they may not return to school until they have been fever free and/or symptom free for 24 hrs, without fever reducing medication.
For example, If Emma has a fever at 9 pm, and I give her ibuprofen and it goes away by morning, I am not able to bring her to school. If her fever stays away until the next day, then she may return.
If Nolan throws up in the middle of the night, wakes up and seems fine, I am not able to bring him to school. If he does not throw up again, I can bring him the next day.
We would really appreciate your help with this. Illness spreads like wild fire with small children and it is not fun.
Thank you for all of your time and support!
Jessica and Kelly