The LiiNK Team Wishes You a Happy Spring Semester!
Tips From the Top
It’s a new year! Set a goal for you personally; set a goal for your family; set a goal for you professionally. Write them down. Make sure you can measure each one. Make sure it is realistic but challenging. Track your success with each goal. Reward yourself and your family when a goal is reached. Keep your goals manageable. If you strive for too many, none will be accomplished. Good luck with achieving your 2018 goals!
- I wear a Fitbit so I can track how many steps I achieve daily. A healthy goal for all children and adults is to achieve 10,000 steps daily. If you have a step tracker of some kind, commit to tracking your steps and achieving the 10,000 daily. Most smart phones even have built in step counters. It is a new year afterall with new possibilities. I think you will find you feel better if you can move more throughout the day.
- We have become an indoor society over the past 20 years and not even realized it. As a result, we tend to think the outdoors is only enjoyable for certain occasions. Break that mold! You will feel better if you take a break outside every 45 – 60 minutes for at least 10 minutes.
- Children love to be outside – even in the cold! We have a section highlighted on the benefits of the outdoors later in the newsletter. Please take a look.
Bundle Up, Because We're Going to Recess!
Benefits of Being Outdoors - Even When it's Chilly!
LiiNK Feature on WFAA Channel 8 ABC
Week 17) Actions - What you do or cause to happenWeek 18) Feelings - Emotions such as anger, fear, love, and worry
Week 19) Friendship - Caring between people who choose to be together
Week 20) Love - To show unconditional caring
Week 21) Empathy - To think how others feel
Unit 4 Main Learning Targets
Treat others how you want to be treated.
2. Positive ways of dealing with others
These include respect, empathy, friendliness, kindness, cooperation, and positiveness.
All grade levels practice telling themselves the truth, knowing themselves, not blaming others, admitting mistakes, not making excuses, and keeping their word.
Connect With Your Students. Ask These Questions About Their Positive Action Lessons!
First Grade: What was the Spy Glass lesson about? What did you learn? Tell me about your Code of Conduct.
Second Grade: What is your personal code of conduct? What is your favorite fruit from the tree?
Third Grade: What did you learn from having a Secret Pal? How did your Secret Pal make you feel? What is your Code of Conduct?
Students practice cooperation during an indoor recess:
LiiNK Goes to TAHPERD!
LiiNK Leadership Team
Alex Rivchun, MS, MBA (Project Manager)
Laura Clark, MS (Communications Coordinator)
Carol Bollinger, MS (Field Manager)
Candice Williams-Martin, MEd (LiiNK Specialist - EMS-ISD)
Kim Jones, MEd (Lead Trainer/Observer)
Dave Farbo, MS (Research Associate)