Happy New Year! We hope everyone has had a restful break. We are looking forward to the start of 2017 and everything a new year brings.
Reminders and Updates:
New Social Skills Classes
Next Sunday, January 8th we officially begin our new six-week sessions for our Mindful Thinking for Social Expectations classes. The “Play” class has one opening left for the 3rd-5th graders and a couple of open spots for the K-2nd grade group. If you’re interested in registering, please click here for details Registration Is Now Open. Registration will be open until Saturday, Jan. 7th.
Middle School OTB Club
We would love to have your middle schooler join our OTB Club! Our middle school group begins on Friday, January 13th. For details, please click here Middle Schoolers OTB (Outside The Box) Club
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us (thank you http://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/ for the definition). This parent and child class, will be taught once a month by Maria Haretmann. We will be hosting the class on Sunday January 22nd from 12:20-1:00 and again on Sunday February 19th from 12:20-1:00. Each class costs $20.00 which includes a parent and child. Additional children are $7.00. If you would like to sign up, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you’re coming! We will send you a PayPal link to reserve your spot.
Free Parent/Guardian Class on Understanding the Components of an IEP
Our next free class on understanding the components of an IEP will be held on Wednesday, January 18th from 10:00-11:00 and 12:00-1:00. If there is a specific part of an IEP that you would like to hear more about, please send us your thoughts to email@example.com.
If you have any questions regarding any of the upcoming classes or sessions, please send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to receive our newest posts, you can “follow” our blog by entering your e-mail address on the home screen. You will receive e-mails sent directly to your inbox. We are hoping to add child yoga classes soon. We also have an IEP organizer in the “works.” You won’t want to miss it!
With Much Appreciation,
Christina and Wendy
Please click here for the registration form registration-for-winter-sessions-2017
Registration for our next sessions of Mindful Thinking for Social Expectations classes is now open. To register, please fill out the registration form above and e-mail it to us at email@example.com. We are offering three different sessions, each with a specific focus. We believe that empowering the parent/guardian is equally important in teaching social skills to a child. Please plan on staying for the parent session of your child’s class to learn what your child is learning and how to help your child at home. Teacher letters will be handed out during each parent class for you to share with your child’s teacher. The letters help connect what your child is learning to his/her school environment. All classes are held at 9700 Research Drive, Suite 132, Charlotte, NC 28262 and the total cost for a six-week session is $200.00. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail us! You may be interested in reading about who could benefit from a social skills class here Who Benefits From Social Skills Classes?
The three different sessions we will be offering are detailed below:
1. Perspective-This six week group of classes will focus on your child learning how to gauge their responses to peers, understanding that people have a perspective that is different from their own and how to navigate conversations and social interactions using this knowledge. It is important that your child has self-awareness of their current social interactions and has a desire to learn new skills. This class will meet every Sunday beginning January 8th-February 12th. K-2 group meets 1:00-2:00 and 3rd-5th graders meet 2:00-3:00.
2. Play-This six week group of classes will focus on how to be a part of a group. Your child will learn how to let peers know they are actively listening, how to observe other children to understand”hidden rules”, and how play unfolds. This class will meet every Sunday beginning January 8th-February 12th. K-2 group meets 3:30-4:30 and 3rd-5th graders meet 4:30-5:30.
3. Self-Awareness, Self-Monitoring, and Self-Control-This six week group of classes focuses on children and parents gaining knowledge and practical skills on how to recognize which stage they are currently in to make a shift in a behavior. They will learn how to set a personal goal and and will gain useful tools to help them achieve that goal. This six week class will meet every Tuesday beginning January 10th-Feburary 14th. This elementary aged group is designed for students 1st-5th and will meet 4:15-5:15.
Christina and Wendy