Bruneau Elementary Newsletter
Friday, March 10th Teacher Inservice
Tuesday, March 14th School Board Meeting 1:00 @GVE
Tuesday, March 14th Student Led Conferences 4-7pm
March 20th-24th Spring Break
March 27th School Resumes
Curriculum Committee Meeting - March 28 - Rimrock - 4:45pm
Curriculum Committee Meeting - April 18 - Rimrock - 4:45pm
Curriculum Committee Meeting - May 9 - Rimrock - 4:45pm
A Note from Mr. Meyers
Habit 5—seek First to Understand, then to Be Understood • Listen Before You talk
My wife and I have nicknames for our kids. We named Christopher, age one, “Scream” because that’s what he does. When he doesn’t get her way or feels ignored, he screams. Loud! It is his way of getting attention. As adults, we may not scream, but we act out in other ways when we don’t feel that anyone is listening. For sure, the deepest need of the human heart is to be understood.
In school we’re taught how to read, write, and speak. But we’re not taught how to listen, which is the most important communication skill of all. Listening with our ears isn’t good enough, because less than 10 percent of communication is contained in the words we use. The rest comes from body language and the tone and feeling reflected in our voice. What a great blessing it would be if we could teach our kids how to listen while they’re young! Use this story to point out how Jumper learned to listen, not only with his ears but also with his eyes and his heart—and as a result, everyone was happier.
1. What did Jumper do when Goob told him he was sad and didn’t want to play?
2. How did Allie feel when Jumper couldn’t understand her? How do you feel when
no one understands you?
3. Who helped Allie solve her problem? What did Lily Skunk say to Jumper about
4. Who was happy at the end of the story? Why is listening so important?
K/1 Miss Wampler
2/3 Mrs. Jones
4/5 Mrs. Huling
4th and 5th Grade Happenings
This group of kids are amazing! They have been busy, busy, busy. Fractions and decimals are the main topic during math. They are learning to add, subtract, multiply and divide both fractions and decimals. These great students have been practicing measuring angles by creating a poster with their names on them, and measuring the different angles in their names. They are such a creative bunch of artists and mathematicians.
These authors have been busy writing opinion pieces on a variety of topics. The requirement of school uniforms, the idea to replace textbooks with tablets, and having an exotic animal as a pet are some of the ideas they wrote about. They are also busy researching different states in the United States, and will be presenting their findings to the class.
January Students of The Month
February Students of The Month
January/February Cape Run
Sam Glascock, Madison Glidden, and Remington Deforest.