The Bledsoe Beat
Growing students socially, emotionally, and academically.
3GStrong - Classroom Meeting Update
In our efforts to create 3GStrong students at Bledsoe, this week’s class meetings focused on GROWTH MINDSET, GRIT and GRACE in the area of organization. Organization is associated with the executive function of the brain. Organization, either mentally or physically can help students be more productive, more efficient, less stressed and overall more successful. Students practiced what they learned and had the opportunity to get organized in the classroom!
Organization vs. Clutter
Students learned why it is important to be organized. Organization calms our brain, saves time and energy, and helps you find what you need. On the other hand, clutter decreases productivity, increases stress, distracts us, eats our time and puts our amygdala on high alert.
This week we discussed specific habits that will help students be more organized. For example, students discussed the habit of returning items to its home after they are used. This will save time because students will know where the item is when they need it next time. Another habit students discussed is the habit of planning and preparation. Students thought of ways to plan prepare for class as well as preparing for the school week. Some examples that students discussed were to clean out their backpack on Sunday to prepare for the week. They can help their parents to pick out their outfit and shoes for each day of the week. This habit saves time and energy.
We hope students learned a few habits they can use in the classroom or at home to be organized. We appreciate your partnership to grow our kids to be 3GSTRONG!
No GMB on Friday, February 16th! Birthdays for the next 2 weeks will be celebrated at GMB on February 23rd.
On February 16th students will participate in Diverse Abilities Day. This event is designed to raise awareness and empathy for friends and classmates with special abilities such as having a Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia, Anxiety or a Hearing Impairment.
For this event to be successful we will need many parent volunteers. Students will be visiting 4 (FOUR) stations in a 60 minute period. . Please consider volunteering for more than one shift.
All materials are included in each station and a quick training will be provided. Please try to be 10-15 minutes before your shift starts.
We will provide a small lunch for volunteers that can stay 3 or more shifts or all day!!
Thank you for your help!
Below is the Sign Up Genius Link.
Valentine's Day Party
Each year our school is involved with a service project during our Valentine's Day party to teach our children the importance to give to others. This year we are excited that their Valentine's Day Party will be held during their specials time where they will participate in Jump Rope for Heart. Your child will receive more information about Jump Rope for Heart after our school kick off on January 25th. PTA has purchased jump ropes and yoga mats to help with both the party as well as future physical education classes. We are asking for parents to not attend the Valentine's Day Service Project/Party.
Students will have a special time in their class to socialize with their classmates and exchange Valentine's Day cards with one another. This is such a great time for students to grow socially and create special memories within their classroom.
We will have a larger End of Year party as well as Field day later this year that we would love for you to attend. Thank you for your continued partnership.
Lost and Found
February 14th - Valentine Service Party Jump Rope for Heart (Only for students)
February 16th - Diverse-Ability Day (No GMB)
February 19th - No School President's Day
February 22nd PTA Student Program - Sky Dome
February 23rd PTA Student Program - Sky Dome
February 23rd Bledsoe Choir Performs at the Legends Game
March 6th - PTA meeting and 3rd grade performance
March 8th - Open House 5:30pm-7:30pm
March 9th - No GMB - Author and counselor Bryan Smith here!
March 12th-16th - Spring Break