Coming This Week: May 11th, 2015

Coming This Week: May 11th, 2015

123-free-dolphin-vector-art-l S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #3

I will be prepared and in class on time.

Leader In Me Focus of the Week:  

Habit 2- Begin with the End In Mind… Have a Plan!  Habit 3- Put First Things First– Work First Then Play

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Monday, May 11th:29d1fe21-9651-40dd-9fdd-4ff0f32fbce4

Tuesday, May 12th 

  • Championship Softball game against Cook-Wis @ Hillside
  • Baseball Playoff Game against AMY @ Hillside

Wednesday, May 13th 

  • Reading Olympics
  • Benchmark Testing Begins
  • Home and School Meeting @ 6:30pm in room 202 **HUGE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE AT THIS MEETING**

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  • May 19th- Staff Only Professional Development
  • May 20th- 8th Grade NYC Trip & State Tech Fair Competition
  • May 22nd- Philly Ad Club Trip
  • May 22nd- Fun Friday
  • May 25th- Closed for Memorial Day
  • May 26th- Student of the Month Trip
  • June 4th- Olympics
  • June 10th- Leadership Day (Morning)
  • June 10th- Dobson Day (Afternoon)
  • June 15th- Kindergarten Move-Up Day & Student of the Year Assembly
  • June 16th- 8th Grade Graduation
  • June 18th- Last Day for Students

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-The Leader In Me Parent Corner-

fore-peopleAs we continue through our Leader In Me Journey, The Lighthouse Team will be using this section to provide some information specifically for parents about The Leader In me. Student work, book recommendations to read with your children that focus on habits, classroom displays, videos and much more will be used to help showcase the fabulous progress that our students (as well as faculty and staff) have made since our kick off in January!

Habit 6: Synergize

Screen Shot 2015-04-05 at 7.56.14 PM“Synergize”… Together Is Better!  Hopefully we have all had an experience working with others, either at work, home or in school, where as a result of everyones individual talents, you’ve come up with a product better than any individual in the group could have created independently.  This is synergy!!  The idea where 1+1 does NOT equal 2, but 1+1=3.  The idea that my ideas + your ideas = something better than anything we could have ever come up with alone.

“Synergize is when two or more people work together to create a better solution that either would have thought of alone.  It’s not your way or may way, but a better way. Synergy is taking good ideas and making them better by working together.  Discussions can focus on other examples of synergy in nature, history, literature, and personal experiences.  For example, synergy happens in nature when a flock of geese heads south for the winter.  They fly in a V formation because due to the updraft, the entire flock can fly farther than if each bird flew alone.”  Courtesy of the Leader In Me Parent Guide

Book Recommendations:

  • Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
  • Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  • A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
  • Clifford’s Spring Clean-Up by Norman Bridwell
  • How the Second Grade Got $8205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty by Nathan Zimelman
  • The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madaline L’Engle
  • Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
  • The Chalk Box Kid by Clyde Robert Bulla
  • Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco