Building Community



Friday was a full day of building classroom community and learning new procedures. Students participated in an activity where they were asked to build castles, using nonverbal communication. They were also given limitations in materials used, and how they could be manipulated. It was wonderful to see their minds at work, determination, and creativity. We ended the day with a game on Kahoot to review classroom rules and procedures. We will continue learning and reviewing these into next week, to ensure a firm understanding of expectations for a successful year of learning.

Hopefully your child came home and talked a little about what happens to our brains when we struggle. Growth mindset is a topic we will discuss and practice throughout the year. Students took notes and wrote a reflection about what they learned. This paper got sent home in a blue pocket folder labeled Home. I would like students to bring this folder back and forth from school to home. I will send home any daily papers in this folder.

Business items:

If you haven’t sent in your child’s library card yet, please do so this coming week. If your student has their P.E. uniform, they may come to school dressed out on Tuesday. We have enrichment directly after chapel on this day. If your P.E. uniform has not come in yet, Coach Green said students can bring in appropriate length workout clothes until they arrive.

Lastly, I would like to thank each of you for such a warm welcome to St. Michael’s!