Happy October! Last week marked our first full month school.
Our assembly last Thursday focused on honoring our very own Fire Hero Raelynn and our students who had been showing the 3 R’s, of being respectful, responsible, and ready, throughout the month of September.
We have been teaching and helping students practice these rules throughout the building and will continue to do so all year. Teachers are talking with children about what these rules should look like and sound like at arrival time, in the hallways, at lunch and recess, and during all school gatherings like assemblies. Teachers have been giving tickets for students who are displaying these behaviors to reinforce positive behaviors.
At the assembly we recognized two students from each first grade class to be part of the First Grade Leadership Team and two students from each class to be part of the Second Grade Leadership team for the month of October. These students will be meeting with me on Fridays during lunch time to learn about leadership and also to help solve a problem in their school, community, or world.
Congratulations to the students who were chose for the Month of September! We will be posting a picture of our leadership teams on our Winans Elementary Facebook page on Friday.
Our hope is by the end of the year that all students will be recognized for showing the 3 R’s and have the opportunity to be part of a student leadership team here at Winans. Research tells us that when students are empowered in school, instead of school just done to them, they find greater success! It is going to be exciting to see what ideas and great change they can make to better their world now at such a young age.
As parents, you can help your child understand and follow the schoolwide rules by talking about them often. Some questions to ask your child are:
*How did you do with following the 3 R’s at recess (or lunch, classroom, etc.) today?
*Which of the 3 R’s is hardest for you to follow? Why?
*How do you feel when you are ready, respectful, and responsible?
Thank you for all you do for your kids! These conversations are crucial for success and help reinforce these important lifelong skills they are learning at school.