Saturday, May 12, 2012
In elementary our students focus on:
1. Having a binder that contains all of their classwork and homework divided by the different subjects
2. An assignment notebook that stays in the binder and this is where they write down classwork, homework, and extracurricular activities daily. Parents are expected to sign and be involved in the monitoring of their student's daily activities.
3. They learn how to take 2 and 3-column notes and eventually Cornell notes.
4. They focus on the writing and reading processes and strategies for success
Our students have been working extremely hard in mastering all of these skills and we recently rewarded them!
4th-6th grade is where AVID is implemented at this time and each 4th-6th grade teacher chose 10 students out of their class that showed the AVID skills and shined. These were placed in a grade level box. 4th and 5th drew for a gift card from Target while 6th grade drew for a Kindle! There was also a $500 scholarship awarded from our local university and more! There were guests speakers and 4th and 5th watched a movie and munched on popcorn to celebrate their hard work this year. There are a lot generous people out there and I would love to thank AVID and the private individuals in our community who donated amazing items to reward our kiddos!
Here are some of kiddos having an AVID-ly awesome time learning this year!