Congratulations to the 2017 Battle of Books team at Parkwood for advancing to the finals this Friday!
2nd grade students had a lesson about sharing in March! Froggy and Friends helped us learn that there are different ways of sharing and that different situations might require us to share differently!
Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade classes had a lesson on Bullying in February. Some lessons are carrying over into March as well. Each class began by taking a bullying survey, to share their own thoughts about bullying here at PES. The lesson focused on the kids page of www.stopbullying.gov This website is where I always base my bullying lessons off of. This year students got a chance to explore the website themselves. Students broke into groups and made a poster to 'teach' their classmates about one of three topics on this website: bully definition/types, the facts about bullying, and what you can do. Below are some examples of posters that have been made so far!
Froggy and Friends learned about bullying and how to stop it in our story this month! Students made 'bully bugs' to take home with strategies on how to handle teasing/bullying.
Students read the book 'The Way I feel' then played a feeling game and practices our feeling faces. Below is our visual representation for our our feeling faces practice!
First grade classes went 'fishing for feelings' this month. This is a fun fishing game that allows us to talk about our feelings and what feelings mean.
I hope everyone had a nice break off from school and was able to spend time with their family and friends! As 2017 starts I look forward to lots of new and exciting things taking place at PES and in my classroom! I also hope we will continue to embrace the Habits of Mind and Rachel's Challenge in our school. I love these displays I found around the school today!
December has some of my favorite activities to do with classes! Kindergarten reads a book about manners and then we make our own 'good manners wands' to help quiz us on how well we know our manners. We specifically talked about 'please, thank you, and I'm sorry'. Mrs. Musgrove's class turned their good manner wands into ornaments to decorate their classroom tree! Isn't it cute?!?
Fourth grade lesson this month is all about teamwork! Did you know that Geese are an excellent example of teamwork? Get your 4th grader to explain to you why! After learning about the Geese, each classroom will complete 3 challenges that will help us see exactly why teamwork is important!
I am the school counselor at Parkwood Elementary School. I am excited to share updates on this blog about guidance activities!