Parent Tips

Friday, September 23, 2016

Health Heroes

A team provided through the Health Hero program came to Big Spring Lake today to offer flu vaccinations to our students. These are provided at no cost and is a great way to get our students ready for flu season. We had 53 children to receive the flu vaccine through this clinic.

Mrs. Baugh's Speech Class

Mrs. Baugh's students have been enjoying some fun new activities for speech practice. The students love the Articulation Cans with their speech sounds. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Mrs. Barclift's Class: Peacemakers/Peacebreakers

At Big Spring Lake Kindergarten, Mrs. Barclift's Class has been learning peaceful conflict resolution strategies created by Naomi Drew, author of The Peaceful Classroom.  To go along with their peacemaking theme,  Mrs. Barclift read a series of David Shannon's books about David, a little boy whose behavior resembled a peacebreaker more than a peacemaker!  The students discussed and shared choices David could make that would better fit the characteristics of a peacemaker.  The students still love to read David books everyday.  To culminate the theme, each child created his/her own David (see pictures)!  Each friend signed a Peace Contract after learning that a pledge is a promise. They are still learning the Peace Pledge, which is recited daily during morning announcements.  The children posed as peacemakers and peacebreakers (see pictures)!  Mrs. Barclift's students are well on their way to a year full of peaceful choices and fun!   

Friday, September 2, 2016

Mrs. Armstrong's Class

We recently started number talks in our classroom.  Number talks teach students a different way of thinking about the number.  We also have a special "Tool Time" which my students love!  Each child has a different "tool" which consists of either counters, animals, ten frames, legos, white boards and markers...basically anything that we can count.  These tools teach students that we can use many fun things to count with!  When asked what he thought about number talks, kindergartner Alex Gielle replied, "I like building the number with the tool.  Blocks are my favorite counting tool!"