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     Tools of the Mind TOOLS OF THE MIND
     
     
     
     Dear Parents,
    I am very excited to implement a new curriculum called Tools of the Mind for the upcoming school year.  Tools of the Mind is a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on the development of both cognitive and social-emotional self regulation at the same time that academic skills are taught.  Self regulation include the following abilities:
    *Pay attention and stay on task
    *Remember on purpose
    *Ignore distractions
    *Hold two strategies in mind at the same time
    *The development of self-discipline
    My goal is to offer specific instructional activities that will teach self-regulation and reflective thinking.  I will incorporate strategies to help children enhance their make-believe play which will support their self-regulation development.  Please check the following website on various Tools of the Mind Pre-K activities that will be introduced in the classroom:  
    I look forward to a wonderful school year with you and your child.