Edgewood's Tiger Talk
January 5, 2017
In education, we hear a lot about brain research. Two of the findings that stick out the most to me are:
1) IQ is not fixed; learning and practice can grow brain connections, and you can get smarter.
2) Attitude impacts learning and ability.
So, thinking of math as a fun puzzle to be solved can make us better at it. Changing our words is tough, though. I often say that I stink at baseball and basketball...and football, for that matter. But what if, instead of saying, "I'm not good at it", I said, "I never had enough practice with throwing and hand/eye coordination. I bet if I worked on that I'd could be a decent player." The message we'd send our kids would be completely different.
Our kids learn by watching us; before saying, "I'm not good at ____," think, "What would I have to do better to be better at it?"
Pawsitively Edgewood--Character Education
Engineering in Gym
Students blended exercise, engineering, and teamwork as they built and protected structures in a team-building game.
K4 students play Candyland
Board games teach social skills, counting skills, and are fun!
K Readers Get Organized
They use mats to organize the books they need to read and those they've already read.
Engineering in Gym
Art Update from Mrs. Nolan
K5- Artists will fly to great heights completing their pattern designs on Hot Air balloons.
1st- WHOO WHOO! Artists will complete their realist drawings of Great Horned owls by embelishing them with feathers made from tissue paper.
2nd- To complete Complementary Color Fancy Hands, artists will add designs to enhance the abstract art.
3rd- Artists get a first hands-on experience with the art of Printmaking. After detailed drawings of Owls, students applied glue line over the lines. These made raised lines which printing ink is rolled over and then a paper laid over. As they peeled off the paper, a print of the Great Horned Owl appeared.
4th- Our city architects are applying marker to their designed city scenes. To complete them, yarn stitched around the edges of buildings will be added.
5th- Students will pick up on their weaving projects started prior to the holiday projects.
Morning Arrival Reminders
- Please wait with your child until 8:30, when the doors are opened. There is not supervision prior to that.
- We make the most of each moment we have; your child will have more time to get settled if they arrive as close to 8:30 as possible.
- If you're pulling into the driveway to drop off, please pull down as far as you can; this reduces the backup on Layton.
- If someone different is dropping of, please remind them that we do not pull around cars in the driveway for safety reasons.
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1/6--Coffee with the Principal--Topic: Math Online Resources, 8:00-8:30am
1/10--January EHSA Meeting, 6:30-7:00pm
1/16--No School--Martin Luther King Holiday
1/26--Family Night--"Around the World" is our theme! 5-7pm
2/3--Coffee with the Principal, 8-8:30 am