100 DAYS OF SCHOOL CELEBRATION
Friday, February 26th is the 100th day of school and it is an exciting time in the elementary classroom! Quite literally, this day signifies the 100th day of class in the school year. The symbolic representation, however, is much greater than that. The 100th day marks a special opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate major milestones in your students’ academic achievement.

It is a great way for elementary school teachers to celebrate the various mathematical concepts that can be taught using the number 100. With that in mind, it’s easy to see how the 100th day of class is a great opportunity to test those skills in fun and exciting ways.

To celebrate and have some fun, the kids can dress up as their favorite 100 year old person. Get creative with glasses, hair, makeup and outfits. We will also be doing some fun activities through the day related to the number 100. We may even have an important visitor - Zero the Hero!!!

*Please note: we ask that you do not send any mobility aids such as canes, walkers or wheelchairs as part of their costume.
BLACK HISTORY ELEMENTARY BULLETIN BOARDS
Black "Herstory" bulletin board by: Ms. Nikki Meisse, ASTEC Elementary Art Teacher
MLK bulletin board by: Ms. Stacia Worley, ASTEC Elementary First Grade Teacher
BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN THE CLASSROOM
Ms. Samantha Neu’s 2nd Grade Social Studies class kicked off Black History Month by learning about Frederick Douglass! Pictured is Itssel Morales holding her drawing of Frederick Douglass and the 5 facts she learned about him.
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La clase de estudios sociales de segundo grado de la Sra. Samantha Neu dio inicio al Mes de la Historia Afroamericana al conocer a Frederick Douglass. En la foto aparece Itssel Morales sosteniendo su dibujo de Frederick Douglass y los 5 hechos que ella aprendió sobre él.
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SCHOLARS OF THE MONTH
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CELEBRATING MS. MARTINEZ
ASTEC elementary students celebrated Ms. Odalys Martinez for National School Counseling Week. They wrote notes and drew pictures explaining what made her special and such a wonderful counselor! #asteccharterschools #elementary #schoolcounselor #nationalschoolcounselingweek
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Los estudiantes de primaria de ASTEC celebraron a la Sra. Odalys Martinez la semana pasada por la Semana Nacional de Consejería Escolar. ¡Escribieron notas y dibujaron dibujos explicando lo que la hacía especial y una consejera tan maravillosa!
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NUTRITION PHRASES THAT HELP AND HINDER
As a caregiver, you play the biggest role in your child’s eating behavior. What you say has an impact on developing healthy eating habits. 

Negative phrases can easily be changed into positive, helpful ones!

Phrases that HINDER

INSTEAD OF ...

  • Eat that for me.
  • If you do not eat one more bite, I will be mad.

Phrases like these teach your child to eat for your approval and love. This can lead your child to have unhealthy behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs about food and about themselves.

  • You’re such a big girl; you finished all your peas
  • Jenny, look at your sister. She ate all of her bananas.
  • You have to take one more bite before you leave the table.

Phrases like these teach your child to ignore fullness. It is better for kids to stop eating when full or satisfied than when all of the food has been eaten.

  • See, that didn’t taste so bad, did it?

This implies to your child that he or she was wrong to refuse the food. This can lead to unhealthy attitudes about food or self.

  • No dessert until you eat your vegetables. Stop crying and I will give you a cookie.

Offering some foods, like dessert, in reward for finishing others, like vegetables, makes some foods seem better than others. Getting a food treat when upset teaches your child to eat to feel better. This can lead to overeating.

Phrases that HELP

TRY ...

  • This is kiwi fruit; it’s sweet like a strawberry.
  • These radishes are very crunchy!

Phrases like these help to point out the sensory qualities of food. They encourage your child to try new foods.

  • Is your stomach telling you that you’re full?
  • Is your stomach still making its hungry growling noise?Has your tummy had enough?

Phrases like these help your child to recognize when he or she is full. This can prevent overeating.

  • Do you like that?
  • Which one is your favorite?
  • Everybody likes different foods, don’t they?

Phrases like these make your child feel like he or she is making the choices. It also shifts the focus toward the taste of food rather than who was right.

  • We can try these vegetables again another time. Next time would you like to try them raw instead of cooked?
  • I am sorry you are sad. Come here and let me give you a big hug.

Reward your child with attention and kind words. Comfort him or her with hugs and talks. Show love by spending time and having fun together.

Adapted from “What You Say Really Matters?” in Feeding Young Children in Group Settings, Dr. Janice Fletcher and Dr. Laurel Branen, University of Idaho."
GET OUT AND ABOUT IN OKC!
Oklahoma City has so much to offer! Check out these and other events happening around the city over the next few weeks.
OKC THUNDER 2021 SCHEDULE

Friday, February 26th - OKC Thunder vs. Atlanta Hawks, 7PM
Saturday, February 27th - OKC Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets, 7PM
Wednesday, March 3rd - OKC Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks, 7:30PM
Thursday, March 4th - OKC Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs, 8PM
 
For the full 2020-2021 schedule click here.

Excerpts taken from: downtownokc.com newsletter and metrofamilymagazine.com
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IMPORTANT DATES

Black History Month
February
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100 Days of School Celebration
February 26
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Spring Break
March 15-19
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Easter Break
April 2

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¿Sabía que puede obtener actualizaciones diarias sobre nuestros programas y nuestros académicos en nuestra página de Facebook? ¡Simplemente haga clic aquí para encontrar nuestra página oficial y presione el botón "Me gusta"!

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NEED HELP?
Families facing a difficult financial time may contact their school headmaster for a waiver for activity fees or or school supplies.
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Las familias que enfrentan un momento financiero difícil pueden comunicarse con el director de la escuela para obtener una exención de las tarifas de las actividades o los útiles escolares.
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