I have made a few of these with students, and now all the kids at Westgate want one! These "glitter bottles" are easy to make and great for promoting relaxation and meditation. In addition, these can be used for "time outs." Your child can sit and watch the glitter float to the bottom (amount of time it takes depends on how much glue you use - most of mine are 3-5 minute bottles). I even made one for myself! All you need is a water bottle, water, some glitter glue, some clear glue, and some fine glitter. It's a fun craft to do with your child - kinda messy though! Enjoy!
If you missed the parent group presentation on Social Emotional Curriculum and Technology, you're in luck! The Keynote presentation is included below in a video format. Each slide lasts 5 seconds, and you can rewind or fast-forward. It details materials we use to teach social/emotional skills here at Westgate and how we integrate technology into those lessons. Enjoy!
Due to cold days, we had to cancel our first parent group. We have rescheduled it for Friday, 2/14/14 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. in the Westgate Conference Room, 104. The topic will still be Social Emotional Curriculum and Technology. We hope to see you there! Please contact Jeff Pawelski or Annie MacDowell with any questions.
Annie MacDowell and Jeff Pawelski are the Social Workers at Westgate Elementary. Miss Mac is the School Social Worker and Mr. Pawelski is the Integrated Services Social Worker.