Thursday, February 15, 2018

Greetings, Beacon Families!

This month we are focusing on the LIFESKILL of Problem SolvingProblem Solving means “to create solutions for difficult situations and everyday problems.”

Problem Solving doesn’t always involve the most complexed issues of life. Problem Solving might simply involve picking out clothes each day or deciding what to grab for breakfast. Students use Problem Solving when they resolve differences with siblings and friends and brainstorm ways to share and care for family belongings. Adults use Problem Solving when we call a plumber for leaky pipes or organize a car pool to get our children to and from school and sporting events.

We are a school of readers, so here are some books with great examples of Problem Solving. 
Happy reading!

Jumanji (Chris Van Allsburg)
Just Juice (Rosa Guy)
Dragonwings (Lawrence Yep)
Math Curse (Jon Scieszka)

 Dr. Kendra Hill, Principal

Our Kindness wall is full of random acts of kindness! 

     Stop by D Hall to see these smiling faces on display.       

Dominic Morrison and Aiden Davis

Ms. Kuhn and Mrs. Crosby's
 Kindergarten Class

You may have heard that we have 17 Lucky Ducks in our Kindergarten classroom…but it really is Mrs. Crosby and I who are the Lucky Ducks. Our students are a curious group of hands-on learners who LOVE to do science experiments, play math games with partners, write and illustrate stories in our publishing center, learn and use robust vocabulary words like alliteration and onomatopoeia, and read, read, read. In our room we also love to create immersion areas which show what we have learned. Our most recent immersion area included 50 penguins in the Antarctic. We had so much fun playing in this immersion area as we learned about the many different types of penguins, their habitat, and how they take care of their young. Our room is a happy place where learning magically happens.


Nicholas Ball
Joey Horning
Julia White
Charis Bigwarfe
Taua Iaulualo
Christian Tran
Nina Chan
Jakavia Mickel
Cailyn Webb
Cris De La Cruz
Kyler Miller
Laura Weber
Mason Droze
Jordan Torres
Amelia Frith
Gus Hermanson
Bryson Heyward


Click the image above to get information about our Boosterthon Fun Run! 

Click the image to read the book

This educational storybook was developed to introduce MyPlate to young children. Parents please read the book to your children and encourage them to try foods from each food group by eating just two bites, just like the characters in the story. The back of the book contains a MyPlate coloring page, a blank certificate for the Two Bite Club, fun activity pages for kids, and Tips for Growing Healthy Eaters. If your child completes the certificate, please return it to Mr. Schirmer by Friday, February 23rd. All students on complete and return the certificate will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE BIKE. The student that wins the bike will be notified on February 28th. Thanks!!

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