LISTENING TOOL AWARD
An important part of listening in school is learning to be still and quiet while a speaker is talking to the whole class. Wiggling can make noises and can be distracting visually. Talking or touching a neighbor makes it very hard for other students to focus on what is being said. Raegan knows how to be still and be quiet while listening during group instruction. So do many other students. But the March award went to Raegan.
Yesterday we had Tribes. Each Tribe was asked to illustrate one of the Toolbox Project Tools. Today Mr. Hanson stopped me in the halls to show me one of the illustrations made for his tribe whose task it was to illustrate the Courage Tool. He told his tribe members to think of a time when they had the Courage to speak up for what was right. "MacKenzie's illustration was particularly striking," Mr. Hanson told me. I would agree.
THANK YOU, ROOM PARENTS & CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS!
Thanks to all who contributed to our Egg Hunt and Spring Party. It went off splendidly.
We went over the ground rules for the egg hunt before sending them off looking for plastic eggs hidden in the turf.
Off they ran in search of four bright plastic eggs.
They soon came running back so we could enjoy a party at the tables.
FOUR DAY WEEKEND
As you know, there is no school tomorrow, Friday. The teachers will be given a follow-up training in the Toolbox Project among other things.
There is also no school Monday. When we return on Tuesday the photographer will be here first thing (Don't be tardy on Tuesday!!!) to snap a whole-class group photo.
Please dress accordingly, and if fancy shoes are part of your plans, please remember to send along those sturdy and stable playground shoes for the PE lesson that will come later Tuesday morning.
Again, thank you to all who helped make that fun for all of us here.
Happy Trails to you,