5th Graders Mentor Kindergartners
Last week, Margaret Watson’s fifth grade class had their first meeting with D'anne McNeil's kindergarten class. The students from the two classes will meet every two weeks and perform activities that will benefit both age groups. This week, the older kids walked to the Lower Elementary school, met their new friends and completed a venn diagram focusing on the similarities and differences of the two classrooms.
3rd Graders Build Tool to Better Explain their Emotions
Students at Ferndale Upper Elementary School have been learning how to better identify their emotions. This week, Mrs. Prince’s 3rd grade class used the MOOD METER. The Mood Meter is a great visual tool to support learning and will help our students better identify, explain, and channel their emotions.
Ferndale Lower Elementary receives two great donations!
Hodges Subaru Donates School Supplies & Filmer Memorial Trust Donates $6,000 for Seats & Supplies
This week Ferndale Lower Elementary School received two fantastic donations. Hodges Subaru donated five huge boxes of school supplies to our students. The boxes were filled with Crayons, Colored pencils, Markers, Child scissors, Pencils, Construction paper, Composition notebooks, Pencils erasers, Big erasers and Glue sticks. The supplies were donated as part of the “Subaru Loves Learning initiative”.
The Lower Elementary School also received a $6,000 grant from the Phillip and Elizabeth Filmer Memorial Charitable Trust for “maker space” materials and flexible seating.
This grant will truly help to transform learning at the Lower Elementary School.
Second Grade Teacher Receives Meemic Grant
Mrs. Krencicki honored with a $100 grant from Meemic & Quill.com
Ferndale Lower Elementary School 2nd grade teacher Cynthia Krencicki had a special guest visit her classroom this week. Rick Pinkos from Meemic Insurance stopped by to award Mrs. Krencicki with the Meemic Foundation Back-to-School Grant. This $100 dollar grant is used to fund additional school supplies from Quill.com for her classroom. Thank you to Meemic and Quill.com for this awesome gift!
Ferndale’s First 4 Days Set the Tone for a Great Year
To begin the year, Ferndale Schools used its First 4 Days Framework to begin to develop a strong, focused culture of achievement. Within each building, different activities took place to promote students learning routines & rituals, taking ownership of their success, and creating a positive school culture. All schools had grade level and/or whole school assemblies, team building activities, learned about SOAR expectations.
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