It was another week of learning and engagement at Bacon. This year, our staff has focused on incorporating aspects of Growth Mindset into their instruction and interactions with the students. Growth Mindset isn't anything new to education, and it isn't a magical solution that will "fix" all the things that could be going better. It is, however, a valuable approach to help students face challenges and overcome obstacles. When correctly and thoughtfully applied, great things can happen within our learners.
Images taken from https://www.tes.com/lessons/T0pETDb57d_LfA/intro-to-growth-mindset-6th-grade-2-lessons and https://www.mindsetworks.com/science/
And speaking of Growth Mindset, this week, some of our staff members designed activities and projects that incorporated problem solving and team work around a Growth Mindset framework. The students enjoyed the challenges, and the teachers involved noted the sense of accomplishment and excitement the students had as they tried to solve the problems. Check out the pictures below.
Our PBIS Tier 2 committee met last week, and they discussed specific ways in which we can help some of our learners stay on task and be successful in their academics and in their decision making. Great job to the committee, and thanks for your hard work.
Our Kindergarten classes continued their swim program. Over the weekend, one of our staff members ran into a few of the Holly City Family Center instructors, and they couldn't say enough good things about how well behaved our Bacon Bears were during the lessons. Awesome job to those Bears and Kindergarten teachers and aides who work with them everyday, and a big thanks to the HCFC instructors who passed along those kind words. We appreciate it.
See below for the weekly overview, but we also want to draw your attention to a few upcoming events.
The HSA Family Pizza Bingo Night will be held on 2/22 from 6-8 pm in the Bacon gym. See the flyer below for more information. This is always a great night, and we look forward to seeing you.
Also on 2/22, the Parents as Leaders Cooperative will be hosting the Traveling Science Show at Lakeside Middle School from 7-9 pm. The fine folks from the Franklin Institute always do a great job, and this event is open to all Bacon families and students (students must be accompanied by an adult). See the flyer below for more details. If you wanted to have a full night out, there is time to do both the pizza bingo AND the science show.
Finally, Read Across America week is coming up. Beginning on 2/27, Bacon school will be doing a number of fun activities to promote reading. Also, parents and students are welcome to join us on Wednesday, March 1st, for our Family Night. See the flyer below. We have a lot planned for that night, and we'd love for you to join us.
That's it for now . Everyone have an amazing week of teaching, learning, growing, engaging with students, and being the best Bacon Bears you can possible be. Remember - Together, we can. Together, we will.
Pictures from around the School
|Cooking with Candy goes mobile. Here we see Mrs. Pedrick's students enjoying some creative and healthy treats.|
|Mrs. Rohaly's class having a great time.|
|Cooking with Candy - behind the scenes|
|Students tackling a Growth Mindset project|
|Students enjoying a challenge|
|Thinking deep thoughts...|
|Mrs. Rohaly being honored as Bacon's Teacher of the Year|
|Mrs. Gandy receiving her Educational Support Person of the Year award|
|A Bacon tradition|
|Our new foyer decor. Thanks to Mrs. Gandy, Mrs. Lore, Mr. Lokey, and everyone else who helped. Keep growing, everyone!|
Monday (2/13): E day - Lesson plans due, dental assembly (9:30 am in the gym), 4th grade PLC (10:44 - 11:24)
Tuesday (2/14): A day - Wear pink or red for Valentine's Day, Sunshine Club meeting, floor hockey (8 am in the gym, team 2 vs team 4), 1st grade PLC (12:08 - 12:48), 3rd grade PLC (2:14 - 2:54)
Wednesday (2/15): B day - Dare to be Fit (8 am in the gym), Workout Wednesday
Thursday (2/16): C day - Staff meeting (8 am in the library), floor hockey (8 am in the gym), Kindergarten Swim, I&RS meeting (9:30 am), Jump Rope for Heart (10 am in the gym)
Friday (2/17): No school for students - teacher in-service day
2/20 - NO SCHOOL - PRESIDENT'S DAY
2/22 - Pizza Bingo (6 pm in the Bacon gym)
2/22 - Traveling Science Show (7 pm at Lakeside Middle School)
2/27 - Read Across America Week begins