Welcome to Lincoln Street!
October 1st-15, 2018
Message From the Principal
Here are the different ways in which we will keep you informed this school year:
- Thursday folders- Green folder that will go home with the students every Thursday with homework and parent information
- Monthly calendar- Calendar of the events happening at our school each month. It will go home the first week of the month in the Thursday folders
- Smore newsletter- News from our classrooms/school will be emailed to all families twice a month
- School Website- Updated weekly- https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/lincolnstreet
We want to thank all the parents who continue to support our school donating supplies, volunteer in the classrooms, and sharing the positive things that are happening at our school!
6th Grade News
In 6th grade we are reading the book Wonder by RJ Palacio. We read this book every year with our students to study the topics of Social and Emotional health. A summary of the book: August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a severe facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past his extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include the perspectives of his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These voices converge to portray a community as it struggles with differences, and challenges readers, both young and old, to wonder about the true nature of empathy, compassion, acceptance, friendship, and—ultimately—kindness. Auggie is a hero for the ages, one who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out
Our Essential Question for this unit is “What can we do to be more accepting of differences?” Our goal for our students in reading this book is that they will choose kind. We talk a lot about treating others how we want to be treated.
Ms. Barcenas 3rd grade class
Super heroes in action
Mr. Martin 2nd grade
Wear your clothes backwards
Mrs. Schmidt 3rd grade
Super heroes wearing the masks they made on their own
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Message from our Counselor Mrs. Szukalla!
You may hear your student talk about a ‘Growth Mindset’ (vs. a fixed mindset). In my guidance lessons this year, I will be discussing some of the common ‘mantras’ of a growth mindset. Teachers at Lincoln Street approach teaching with this approach as well -- a belief that with practice, perseverance, and effort, people have limitless potential to learn and grow. With this positive mindset mistakes are opportunities for learning and not a reason for concern. Other common beliefs of a Growth Mindset are: your brain is like a muscle that grows, everyone can learn, and there is a difference between not knowing and not knowing YET! Welcome back to a new year of learning and growing!