We started this year off with a challenge for our students to go out of their way to make others feel welcomed by practicing kind phrases. Students were challenged to fill a bingo card up after using these phrases with other students, which resulted in them having their name placed on the “hello tree.” Students also had the option to participate in a coloring contest on how to make a new friend. Our first “Hello Week” at East Pike was a huge success!
Our classroom lessons for the fall will be focusing on academics and developing a growth mindset through social/emotional learning. Kindergarten will be learning academic rules from ICare Cat, first grade will learn appropriate classroom behaviors from our friend PAL, second grade will learn the magic of mistakes from Mojo, and third graders will learn the power of planning for their academic future.