A representative from Franklin Covey Education – Leader In Me – visited Tucson Country Day School last week.
One of the stops that was made was in Ms. Adrienne’s second grade classroom. Mrs. Kappler, the school’s Chief Operations Officer, visited the classroom with the representative.
They explored the classroom – searching for Leader In Me language and initiatives.
Ms. Adrienne says that Mrs. Kappler and the representative were very impressed when they discovered Habit Jars, WIGs (Wildly Important Goals), a Dr. Stephen Covey poster, TCDS mission statement, list of Leader Jobs, Synergy Board, Class Commitment and more in the classroom.
The pair reported back to our school’s Lighthouse Team that the 7 Habits is very visible in the classroom and, after interviewing students, that it is obvious the principles of the doctrine have been internalized by these students.
After the visit, a suggestion came for the class to create a class mission statement. The Coyotes ran with the idea and created a list of the 7 Habits, a class mission, and even wrote down examples of how they follow the 7 Habits!
Mrs. Kappler was so impressed! She came to the classroom to congratulate Ms. Adrienne and her students – and she awarded the class with their very own “7 Habits Dress Down Day”!
Way to go, Ms. Adrienne and the Coyotes!
Ms. Sarah’s kindergarten class had an Easter party – and worked on counting with tens and ones while having a lot of fun!
The students rotated centers involving tens and ones math while using chocolate eggs, painting Easter eggs, and creating some great Spring animal crafts!
Ms. Sarah printed out “10 frames”, and each student received two. With a pile of ten numbers, the kids got to draw a card and make the number with chocolate eggs in their ten frames, and this went along with EngageNY lessons the class was learning.
Ms. Sarah says her students like to learn and explore through activities that keep them engaged.
Bringing Historic Lessons to Life
Dictionaries and Peer Editing
Making Change with Money
Word Work Wednesday
Ms. Sarah’s kindergarten students teamed up with their middle school house to plant seeds to kick off the younger students’ plant unit.
The group had a fun time learning about what plants start off as – seeds – as they worked together to plant grass seeds.
Ms. Sarah says, “We love the first Tuesday of every month where our middle school house joins us for a learning adventure”.
In addition to plants, Ms. Sarah’s class is also focusing on where food comes from. Ms. Sarah says many kids think food comes from a grocery store like Albertsons. So, they are learning about where food really starts off at, as well as which foods are from animals and which are from plants.
Wow! Sounds like great learning is going on in kindergarten!
An independent animal research project for kindergarteners culminated in an educational and exciting field trip to the zoo where the kids got to check out the animals they researched!
Students worked on their research by sorting animals based on their habitats.
Then they researched specific animals and created amazing poster boards and projects on them.
The students presented their projects to fellow kindergarteners. Based on these projects, we can tell how much the students learned! Way to go, kindergarten kids!
On to the Reid Park Zoo – the students checked out the animals they researched.
Ms. Sarah’s kindergarten class had fun rolling down a hill at Reid Park.
Time to head back to school. This little cutie is tuckered out from all the animal excitement!
Incredible work, kindergarten students!