Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Lovin' Fall

What a great foliage season we have had this year! The warm weather has been unusual-- and the lack of rain-- even more unusual. Unfortunately, the latter has not been good for our rivers, lakes and wells. :/

But it's been exciting to see that the kids are enjoying extra recess. We use points earned during the week as their recess incentive. Our school has been working hard with PBIS, going on 3 years now, focusing on positive behaviors and recognizing student models without emphasizing tangible rewards. Data shows this has made a huge difference in our school climate. Mindfulness activities have also helped our students -- and of course, our staff, as well! 

Looking forward to a bright year -- to be surpassed only by the beautiful foliage here in Vermont! Here's hoping you have a bright year teaching!