Principal Impressions for the week of December 2-6, 2013
As I review the planning, activities and events of this past week, it feels as if the month of December is almost over but the calendar shows that it is just starting!
Because our focus on a daily basis is the success and growth, I am always delighted to see students actively working with classwork that engages thinking and learning. These pictures capture one such opportunity the Kindergarten and 4K class worked together with this past week. I bet you can guess what book the students read with their teachers, the discussions they engaged with about decorating and the sharing/collaboration skills used working together to accomplish their goal.
Meeting current English Language Arts (ELA) and Math Common Core Standards; our staff works diligently to engage student learning on many levels. These experiences are connected when students are asked to write, speak, and understand concepts related to math and Reading. Recently one of our teachers gave several of the other teachers a presentation about Math Literacy. These teachers were asking questions, making connections and sharing resources. I am sure they were creating new ideas to use in their own curriculum; I could see it in their eyes!
So, while students and teachers are actively engaged in learning as well as growth each day; our community supports us as well. Recently, I was asked whether the Snowflake Store (see the advertisement/request included below) would be available this year. This tradition goes back as far as I can remember; with my own children being excited about this shopping! This year we did not have a group or individual working on this event in advance as usual. I was worried and afraid we would not have what we needed (donations) to have the Store again this year. I asked staff, called a few parents and community members…and guess what? We are planning for the Snowflake Store to be open for students on Dec. 17-19th to shop and purchase gifts!
In the LaFarge School District it is always the season for sharing, giving, learning and caring.