Willow Parent Bulletin # 12
November 20, 2020
One of those things is the "woosh" on FaceTime or the "ding dong" on Zoom. It doesn't always mean another meeting... now it means seeing family far away and endearing grins. It means visual connection in a time when we physically can't. And sometimes it means tears in our eyes because everything else is just hard. A walk without a mask has become a treat for me as much as my dogs and counting to 100 does help because 10 is never enough.
I hope that when you get the chance to "celebrate" next week that you have time to pause and think of those old and new positives in our lives... the tech skills you never knew you wanted or needed, the friends and family that lend support, or that the NFL figured out football. For those of you facing Thanksgiving after loss this year, I wish you strength and peace in your memories and extend the Willow family should you need our help.
District 153 Parent Survey
Ethan Westerhoff's winning mask design
Announcements with Mr. Coronado
Social Emotional Learning- Understanding that people can change
In contrast, people with an “incremental theory” view personal characteristics as changeable through growth, effort, or learning. They believe that people are influenced by situational or psychological factors and tend to perceive more variability across members of a group than do entity thinkers. Thus, fostering incremental thinking in students can help them develop a more flexible and less rigid social view and be open to the possibility of change in themselves and others.
In addition, when these two types of thinking guide beliefs about ability, it can affect school achievement. For example, those who have an incremental view of intelligence and ability believe that these can change with effort and are more likely to see value in working toward improvement or trying other strategies. On the other hand, those with an entity theory tend to have diminished motivation in the face of challenge (because they believe there is nothing they can do to alter the outcome) and are at risk for helplessness and under-achievement.
This week students worked with "fixed" statements and turned them into "change" thinking. At Willow, we know all students have gifts, but that they don't always open them at the same time.
Book Blurb of the Week- "Same, Same but Different"
- November 20: end of trimester (54 days)
- November 25: early release at 11:30 AM -Report cards mailed home
- November 26-27: No School-Thanksgiving Break
- November 30: 2nd grade materials pick up 2:30-3:30
- December 1: 1st grade materials pick up 3:30-4:30
- December 3: PreK snack pick up
- December 3-4: No School-Parent-Teacher conferences
- December 4: last day for Parent Survey
- December 19-January 3: winter break