Volume 29,| March 22, 2020
Lower School News
Hello Lower School Parents
Week 2 of remote learning is over, and we are going into Spring Break. I am constantly impressed by what our teachers have been sending you for the children to do. I know that they have also sent you resources that you can do over break if you want. I too will be giving you ideas to help keep the children engaged and busy while we are gone, some of them may be repeated., I will start with what I sent last week, but please scroll down as there are many more ideas.

Here are some reading sites besides the ones the teachers have sent you.

Here are some simple things to do around the house.
  • Clean your sock drawer. Find a sock (socks) that you are getting rid of. Make a puppet(s).
  • Create a puppet show. Imagine a crazy place, create a couple of characters and give the puppet characters a problem to solve.
  • Write a simple story and illustrate it.
  • Finger Knit
  • Put on Go Noodle, https://family.gonoodle.com/. Your children are familiar with this website as we use it in the classrooms.

  • I know many of you are using Zoom to meet up. A good idea I heard today is to have a virtual playdate with one other child, and have them play the same board game if you both own it. Uno works really well for this, as does Guess Who.

I am a big fan of having children participate in community service in which they partake of it and not their parents. One of the Upper School teachers at Roycemore, Ms.Negronida, asked for help to see if any kids would be interested in sending cards to the Three Crowns Retirement Home in Evanston. There have been people living there, who have tested positive, so the people there aren’t leaving their rooms to be safe, so a card would really help cheer them up!
If you’d like to make a card, please create a nice hand-drawn picture on the front, and then short, sweet message on the inside. You can either mail the cards to Ms.Negronida, or drop them off at her house. She will then deliver them to Three Crowns. 
Her email is bnegronida@roycemoreschool.org 
Her address is…..
Beth Negronida 
7402 Tripp Ave 
Skokie, IL 60076
Thank you in advance for having your children participate.

Our  Remote Learning Website  is frequently updated throughout the week. One recent and important addition includes a  Coping  page. Here you can find advice about talking to your kids about the coronavirus pandemic and some helpful links for the social emotional aspects of remote learning, created by our school social worker  Dr. Gretchen Glader . The  I’m Bored, Extra Activities  page, where you can find links to many educational resources, activities, and ideas, also has resources added daily. 

Website for Remote Learning:
Coronavirus Response Page:
Are you curious what remote learning with Roycemore has looked like so far?
What's Happening Around Lower School
Our magical Griffin is taking care of Roycemore. He loves Pinkalicious!

The Pre-Kindergarten children had a Zoom meeting to see each other

This week, second graders learned about the months of the year and the four seasons and then were asked to draw or paint scenes inspired by these French words. Integrating art is a way to showcase what the child has learned and actually helps with memory retention. Weaving art and foreign language together is a beautiful way to learn a new language. 

.He nailed the art challenge this week with his cuteness!!

  Please remember that Roycemore Lower School is a nut/peanut-free environment.  Please remember this when you send in birthday treats and snacks for your children.  There are many other allergies, specific to individual children, so please check with your classroom teacher before sending in treats.   Thank you in advance for caring about all of our children.

Please remember when you need more information, such as lunch menus, the weekly bulletin, and reminders of upcoming special events, go to the Parents' Page on our web site at  http://www.roycemoreschool.org/parents

As usual, if you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to call or e-mail me.