MVES in the Spotlight
Ms. Bodwell's Spotlight
In kindergarten, we are working on counting by ones to 100. Each student had their own individual counting goal that they were working towards. Shown below is a picture of our hallway bulletin board. Each chart paper represents a counting goal with the names of the students working toward that goal. As they reached that particular counting goal, they were provided a sticker to put next to their name!
We had four counting goals as a class; "I can count to 10", "I can count to 20", "I can count to 100 with help", and "I can count past 100". The picture below shows the goals that each specific student was working towards. Whey they reached their first counting goal, they received a sticker and moved onto the next counting goal. This chart allowed students to partner with others who were working on the same goal, as well as ask for help from those students who already reached that particular goal.
After reading books, watching videos, and playing games to learn more about managing impulsivity, Mrs. Thomas' class designed posters that can be used to teach others about how to manage impulsivity!
This is what our class wanted to share:
The Power of Yet!!!!
In our classroom we are all learning
about the power of yet! We remind each
other to say things like: I can’t do this
yet. This doesn’t work yet. I don’t know
the answer yet. It doesn’t make sense to
me yet. We might also say things like I’m
not good at this yet. We are learning that
with hard work and practice we can ALL
accomplish great things!!!
Hoots & Hollers from our First and Second Grade
O.W.L.S (Outstanding Wonderful Learners)
A- action steps
R- relevant and realistic
We first practiced setting SMART goals and tracking our progress in a non-academic area for fun: hopping on one foot.
Then we set SMART goals to improve our MCAP scores by January.
Now learners have set SMART goals to improve their opinion writing essays.
It is so exciting to see the progress and celebrate our successes!
Working Towards A Team Goal: Together is Better!
The Third Graders at Mount View Elementary School have been busy this winter and spring planning and making a StoryWalk in the ThorNox Woods located next to their school.
After much planning, problem solving, power voting, decision making, painting, measuring and marking the trails, and putting up posts the MVES StoryWalk is complete. Third graders began to give tours of the MVES StoryWalk on Wednesday June 1.
K-2 classes enjoyed "The Salamander Room".
Grades 4-5 will take tours next week and read "And To Think We Thought We'd Never Be Friends".
A StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (literally a book taken apart) along a popular walking route in your community. You may have seen one placed on posts around the Library, on windows of businesses down Main Street, tied onto the trees and other fixed features in a park, or on the walls down a hallway in a building. Conceived as a way to inspire parents, teachers, and caregivers to take young children out of doors for physical activity and to learn, StoryWalk® helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for both adults and children.
A special thanks to
*Audrey O'Clair for helping and providing laminated books & pages.
*Mrs.McGovern for her support and funding for the wood & posts.
*Shirley Bessey and ThorNox Committee for allowing us to use the woods and garden.
*Rich Benedict for cutting and sanding the boards.
*Dan Bourgeois for providing hardware and installing the storyboards.
*All families that donated money for paints and paint brushes.
You are welcome to check out the StoryWalk this summer with your family.
We Hope You Enjoy it!
Mrs. Bourgeois and Ms. Cianchette