“The 4-7 team would like to thank you all for the generous holiday gifts, treats, and warm wishes. We greatly appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness!”
Project Bread Holiday Spoon’s Project
We are excited to announce that the 4-7 students raised $103.00 in the Project Bread Holiday Spoon’s Project. We are so proud of their hard work and creativity in creating each spoon. In addition to creating the spoons, the students were in charge of all sales and working at the “spoon store.” Students were given 20 minute work times intervals where they had to be on time for their shift, document all sales and donations, keep track of all the money received, and cover work shifts for one another on an as needed basis
In September, students made personal goals for themselves to work towards accomplishing in the 2014-2015 school year. Some goals such as “win 30 daily challenges,””read more books,””learn new science experiments,””get to know others better,” and more! The children are well on their way accomplishing their goals! For example, a student’s goal of winning 30 challenges, if that student wins a daily challenge it will be documented on a chart daily. Due to the great amount of reading time provided daily a student with a goal of reading more books is closer to accomplishing this goal everyday! A student with a goal of getting to know others better is being accomplished daily through socialization, game playing, and very specifically during Friday group challenges.
During the month of January and continuing for the next couple of months, much of our curriculum will be based on very specific student goals. We will be cooking various desserts to help accomplish cooking goals, have spelling bees to help accomplish academic goals, incorporate different sporting events to help reach sporting goals, and doing art projects to help achieve art goals and more!
4-7 students helping out in younger classrooms
We would love to share the positive feedback we have received from teachers on our older students helping out in their classrooms. They help lead (and come up with their own) activities, read stories, and act as caregivers and role models when in the younger classrooms. Students request to help out in the other classrooms on a consistent basis and most often their request can be fulfilled. Often, two to three students will help out in a classroom at a time and often they request to go together. We find that the role they are creating for themselves is proving to be a life-long learning opportunity. We find that the students are learning skills of responsibility, companionship, patience, creativity, role modeling, care-giving and compassion through this role of helping out. As they explore their own growth and independence, we truly believe that this role is allowing them to strengthen these skills.
News, notes, reminders
Monday, January 19th: No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day