Lincoln Lion's Local Buzz
October 5, 2018
The Emotional Intelligence
Attached is an article from this month's ASCD Educational Leadership about the importance of teaching students about emotional intelligence. This is in alignment with our work with Zones.
Odds and Ends for Behavior Celebrations
Grades K&1 will start at 10:00 and return at 11:40
Grades 2 & 3 will start at 12:30 and return at 2:10
Grades 4 & 5 will start at 1:20 and return at 3:00
An email was sent out today from Leigh Anne proposing a suggestion for what do do with kids who you might be on the fringe about attending. This is a grade level decision regarding that idea and administration is supportive of what the grade level decides.
If a grade level has students staying back, depending on the number of students either a teacher or IA from that grade will need to be designated to stay behind with those students. If both grades for that trip have students that will be joining the party in progress, the grades may combine their kids for those who are not going at all with one adult and the other will take the kids who earned part of the party to the park when the time is appropriate.
An alternative activity that is connected to behavior should be planned during the time of the party for those who are not attending. Circling about behavior, setting goals for the next 9 weeks party, watching a video about better behavior (talk to grade 2 teachers they have some suggestions for videos), or reading a book about behavior (please see Krystal) would be appropriate activities for students who are not going. These activities should be engaging but not a celebration. They will be sad they are not on the trip, so making this a restorative and learning experience would be best.
If you have questions please ask.
Don't bring a lunch on Wednesday
Another Reminder That Your Work Matters
I just wanted to write you and tell you how impressed I was with the student of the month ceremony today. What a wonderful way to honor students and encourage other students. I know that you absolutely made our son's day, and as a parent, we were thrilled to be there. I loved hearing each paragraph written so personally by the teacher for each student, that was so special. The best part was seeing their little faces when their name was called and they got to stand so proudly on the stage.
Thank you for all you do in teaching and caring for our children. I am so grateful.