The Leader in Me
PD Graham is proud to be a Leader in Me school, but what does that mean? Have you ever heard of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey? The Leader in Me is the process of taking those habits and integrating them into the school culture to support the students in becoming confident, responsible, self-disciplined people. We invite families to learn about and incorporate the Habits at home as well, so we can all speak the same language and successfully incorporate these great concepts!
Our hope is by creating a common language and expectation both at school and home, each child will have greater understanding of what these habits are and how they apply to their lives. Additionally, we hope families will enjoy utilizing this powerful tool. These timeless concepts are proven and successful for adults throughout the world and we want to support your family in finding the value in the Habits as well.
A great place for resources that parents and families can utilize is the Leader in Me website.
Math Resource for Parents
Bedtime Math - making math a fun part of kids' everyday lives. This website provides three levels of a daily math problem for parents to share with their children along with answers.
Site for teachers, parents, and kids featuring free educational games, coloring pages, interactive e-books, holiday activities, musical postcards, crafts, and more!
Child Internet Safety Information
A brief collection of web links on the district site that are designed to provide parents, students, and educators with a place to start learning more about protecting yourself, your privacy, your computer, and your family.
Parents can trust Funbrain to deliver a fun and safe experience for even the youngest children. The Playground helps parents introduce their preschoolers to the Internet and teaches them how to manipulate the mouse and keyboard. Selected by FamilyFun magazine in its September 2010 issue as one of the top ten websites for kids, Funbrain is committed to providing a safe gaming environment that bridges learning and entertainment.
Free Text Messaging for Literacy
A new public library service for families, called “TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten,” will help build early literacy skills for young children, the Library of Michigan announced today. TALK sends two text messages each week suggesting early literacy activities that parents and caregivers can easily incorporate into daily routines with their children. See link above for al the details.
Help.org is a group of medical professionals who have created a guide that provides comprehensive information for people who need treatment for substance abuse disorders. Their guide covers topics like available care options, financial support, and free resources that are available in Michigan.
A resource site for parents, kids, teens and educators about children's health and well being with lots of great tips.
Nourish Interactive is your free one stop resource for fun nutrition games for kids, interactive nutrition tools and tips for parents and health educators to use to promote healthy living for the whole family. Created by nutrition and health care professionals, Nourish Interactive's nutrition education website gives children and families the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices.