Good Luck to Quantum Sheep and TeknIQ as they compete in the World Robotic's competition this weekend.
Early Release Days
Wondering what we do during early release days each month? We use that time to do work that directly relates to the yellow pillar which is adult learning through job-embedded professional development. During the early release professional development on Thursday, teachers from across the district met in grade level teams to learn about the new science curriculum. Teachers that were early adopters, or piloted, the curriculum this year facilitated the learning for their colleagues. Many Hill teachers were early adopters and partnered with other early adopters from other buildings to create a meaningful learning experience for their colleagues.
Simple Strategies Can Help You Encourage Respectful Behavior
There are days that parents and teachers feel like Aretha Franklin. All they’re asking for is a little R.E.S.P.E.C.T. But in today’s society, where disrespect is common, it can be even more of a challenge to raise respectful children. Fortunately, there are still some things that work. To encourage respect:
- Be a good role model. Respect, like most values, is caught, not taught. When your child sees you treating everyone with respect—from his teacher at school to the homeless person on the street—he’ll learn that it’s the proper way to behave.
- Name it when you see it. When you see other people behaving in respectful ways, make a positive comment. “Did you see how that man gave up his seat so that elderly woman could sit down? What a respectful thing to do.” No lecture is necessary. Your child will get the message.
- Praise it when he demonstrates it. “Cole, I felt very proud of your respectful behavior when you held the door for Mrs. Jones. I know she appreciated that gesture.”
- Correct it. If your child slips up, help him make a course correction. In private, say something like, “Remember when we talked about how to greet guests?”
- Report what you hear. If a teacher or neighbor tells you that your child greeted her politely, let your child know how proud you are of his respectful behavior.
Reprinted with permission from the April 2019 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2019 The Parent Institute®, a division of PaperClip Media, Inc.
MRM: March Madness Celebration
Classes that read the most during March is Reading Month (MRM) participated in a March Madness themed party in the LGI.