Welcome to Yocum's monthly newsletter! We will share good news from the previous month, as well as exciting things coming up. Help us share this newsletter with family and friends so that everyone can stay informed. We will continue to share on our Facebook page weekly, so be sure to follow us there too.
Christmas Parade Float
Yocum was so excited to have a float in the El Dorado Christmas parade. Over the last few weeks, Kindergarten through 4th grade students worked on creating different pieces of the float during art class. The students hand sponged all of the squares, created and painted the flowers, helped paint the Mystery Machine van and glittered the letters. We are so proud of all their hard work.
New Book Vending Machine
Yocum Primary had a ribbon cutting for their new book vending machine! Mrs. Collinsworth, the Primary literacy facilitator, has been working for months to get a customized book vending machine for our Kindergarten and 1st grade students. The goal of the vending machine is to get books in the hands of students to develop and grow their love of reading. Each week every teacher will pick a student to receive a gold coin to use for the vending machine. By the end of the year, 200 books will be given to Yocum students! This is the first book vending machine in Union County and one of three machines in South Arkansas.
Second, third and fourth grade students spent the day at Camp Yocum! This year we have been working on behavior goals schoolwide using "The BEARS Path to Success." Each student was given a trail map for the day and as a class they visited different locations around the school. At each location, students were given the opportunity to practice the behavior expectation for that area. They modeled the wrong way to be in that area and then showed the park rangers the right way to do it! After successfully completing the expectations at each area, they were given a stamp on their trail map. At the end of the day, students who filled up their trail map with stamps were given a prize. We enjoyed a day full of fun while learning and reinforcing our behavior expectations. The cafeteria provided camp food for lunch and the school was decorated in a camping theme. Be sure to ask your student about all they learned during Camp Yocum! You can view a full album of pictures here.