West Noble Primary Photo Album
Nearly the entire student body traveled to Fort Wayne Wednesday, May 15, to watch a TinCaps game for meeting a reading challenge! The TinCaps welcomed us and the usher assigned to our area was very impressed with our student's behavior as well as how they cleaned up their sections before leaving! It was a very exciting day!
First Graders from the blue team held their music/art program April 25th. The blue team includes these classrooms: Miss Golden, Mrs. Griffith, Mrs. Pruitt, and Mrs. Wert. Great job to all our students and thank you to the parents and family members that came out to show their support!
First Graders from the red team held their music/art program April 23rd. The red team includes these classrooms: Mrs. Byers, Mrs. Hicks, Mr. Risser, Mr. Rojas and Mrs. Tower. It was a great performance!
WNP kindergarten and first grade teachers are hard at work with Curriculum Director, Candice Holbrook, and Teacher Mentor, Ann VanDuyne. They spent the day planning their PARCC Modules and brainstorming new ideas. Mike Burke and Lorri Garner also observed and offered assistance to the group.
These are some of our 100 Mile Club Members. Students can walk during recess and for every mile they walk - they receive a stick to turn into their teacher. Each week the teachers turn in the tally for the students to Mrs. Rohrer. Mrs. Rohrer keeps tabs on each student's progress. After a student walks 50 miles they receive a t-shirt from Mr. Shepherd. When they reach 100 miles they receive a sweatshirt and after walking a total of 150 miles they will receive a brand new pair of tennis shoes donated by Fred Toenge Shoes out of Fort Wayne.
Ronald McDonald recently stopped in for a visit. Ronald spoke to the students about not being a bully and being a good friend. Miss Smoker, a student teacher in Mrs. Griffith's classroom, had fun assisting Ronald.
WNP celebrated Dr. Seuss Week in a variety of ways this week in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America. Our students had the opportunity to enjoy:
- "Fox in Socks" for Crazy Socks Day!
- "Cat in the Hat" for Hat Day!
- "Wacky Wednesday" for Dress Wacky!
- "Oh the Places You Will Go" for What do you want to be when you grow up?
- "Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss" for Dress as a WHO!
Students enjoyed a variety of guest readers throughout the week including Dr. VanDuyne and Mr. Shepherd!
It was a fun way to encourage our love of reading!
The Office Phil Safety Program teaches children about stranger danger, internet safety and respect for authority figures. They also encourage positive behavior like honesty, friendship, being a buddy not a bully and knowing what to do in an emergency just to name a few.
Children learn these valuable lessons in a fun, entertaining and informative 30 miinute live assembly.
WNPs bus drivers were treated to a pancake and sausage breakfast this morning to recognize their efforts! Head custodian, Tim Emely, manned the grill for the morning sit-down.
Thank you to all of our bus drivers for everything you do!
This particular Tier Session was teaching nouns; common, proper, and possessive. First grade students were ranked by their results from their previous posttest on all three sections of the nouns being covered. A composite score was then used and students were divided into groups by their rankings. Support Staff were then assigned to groups of students and activities were used to reinforce these skills. There were 26 seperate lessons being taught during this time to reinforce nouns! Students break into these types of groups daily for two weeks; then they are tested again to monitor growth.
WNP had 9 teachers/staff travel to Rome City Elementary to observe a first grade classroom in action. The students were using ipods as part of their writing exercise. Each child used their ipod to take a photo of the front cover of the book they were reading, then they opened an app on the ipod that allowed them to write a brief description of the story. Finally, they imported the photo they had taken and then published their work to the teacher's blog for editing. Once the publications were edited, the teacher then released the blog for parent viewing. It was an enlightening observation!
Kindergarten students enjoying their Thanksgiving Meal.
Today WNP staff and students gathered to honor and remember our veterans. Guest speaker was Sergeant Mike Minnick, uncle of staff member Emily Worrell. After the presentation many of the veterans, along with their family members, joined in the lounge for refreshments and a time to visit.
"To all our men and women in uniform; past and present - Thank you for your service and Happy Veterans Day!"
What is a LifeSkill Leader?
- Life skills are the skills necessary for successful living. The things we need to do and the attitudes we need to have in order to live a healthy happy life.
Examples of positive life skills are:
- Courage (Doing the right thing even when your friends do the wrong thing.)
- Effort (Mental or physical energy we use to push ourselves in order to achieve our goal.)
- Organization (Keeping your desk nice or homework together.)
- Curiosity (A desire to understand our world an how things work.)
- Responsibility (Being accountable for our actions - not blaming others.)
- Integrity (Doing the right thing even when no one is watching.)
- Friendship/Caring (Trust, support, and understanding and showing compassion and concern for others.)
- Patience (The ability to be responsible and show respect while waiting.)
- Sense of Humor (Seeing the fun in life!)
- Pride (To have the desire to achieve something special that other people admire.)
Miss Golden's students decorated a pumpkin to look like a character from a book they selected. The students could use a real pumpkin, a gord, foam pumpkin or a paper pumpkin. Specific directions were to: "Be creative and have fun as a family creating your pumpkin book character!"
Believe it or not - Yesterday was National Cupcake Day! For a fun assembly - Mr. Shepherd and several staff members brought in over 500 cupcakes to be decorated and devoured by our students and staff! We assembled in the cafeteria around 2:00 pm and students iced and decorated their own cupcake and then took the first big bite together. It was SWEET fun!
Mrs. Cripe demonstrates to NewDAWN students how to make pumpkin drawings.
After our beginning of the year mClass Benchmarking - students are divided into groups according to their levels. The groups are assigned a support staff member to work with them during Tier Time. One of the rotations during this block is using technology and the computer lab to work on the specific skill that we are tiering and reinforcing.