‘Try your best … and don’t cry’

School is off to a great start! Students are following teachers’ lead to become great leaders in our community.

School is off to a great start! Students are following teachers’ lead to become great leaders in our community. As teachers we agree that leadership is unlocking students’ potential to become better than you are at present.

Kindergartners followed Pete the cat as he danced his way into a new school year. Kindergarten students have had so much fun this past week. They have been meeting all their new Letterland friends. They also met Pete the Cat, who told them — “Do not worry! Keep rocking in your school shoes.”

Students loved this book and enjoyed Pete’s philosophy of: “Try your best — don’t cry and know it is all good.”

Grade 5 students in Mrs. Fox’s class celebrated their own uniqueness this past week in art class. They started work on their self-portraits. Students learned about facial proportions and used mirrors to draw their own unique features. They will be up at Open House and we’ll see if parents can find their children.

Grade 5 classes also have chosen milk monitors for the year. A new leadership position for grade 5 students is stocking paper in the teacher work rooms.

Students have been chosen from each classroom to help with this job. This week grade fives from Mrs. Anderson’s class made a list of classroom expectations, which we will use to create our classroom mission statement. They also started practicing some Word Work routines and started work on their first Smart Learning story of the year. We have selected leaders for various jobs in our classroom and in our school.

Several Grade 5 students volunteered to help pour little kindergarten buddies during recess. It is great to see what wonderful leaders the older students are as they assist the little ones.

Some four students of Mrs. Chapman and Bruketa are using their leadership skills to water and care for the trees in the new playground area. The cross-country club is enjoying their practices.

They are excited for their meet next week. Our students are sure off to a great start of the year and in the words of Dr. Seuss we head into a great year.

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So … get on your way!”

— Elementary School Report

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