Wednesday, April 12, 2017

There is a best selling book by Robert Fulghum 

titled All I Really Need to Know I Learned in 

Kindergarten.    Here are some of his ideas:

1. Share everything.

2. Play fair.

3. Don't hit people.

4. Put things back where you found them.


You can see how those things can really apply to us no matter how old we are!

Think about your own early years in school, what did 
you learn that you think can still apply to your life? 
Is there a teacher who really taught you some 
wonderful lesson? Is there a particular incident you 
felt you really learned from? Is there a book your 
teacher shared that you really connected with?

Monday, December 12, 2016


HELP!! She expects me to do what? He said the due date was when? But I have basketball practice! piano practice! my friend's birthday party! I haven't been feeling great!

What do you do when life gets crazy and teacher's pile on the work? What are your strategies for coping with the stress?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tool boxes are full of tools that help you do lots of different things. Hammers, measuring tapes, nails, etc. All of these have specific and important uses.

Suppose you had a "Life Toolbox"?! 

What "tools" would you think would be useful to have in your toolbox? Explain what those "tools" are and why you think they are  necessary and important for your toolbox? {For example, would you want to have "apologies" in your toolbox for when you accidentally hurt someone's feelings?}

Use your creativity and imagination as you fill this imaginary "Life Toolbox" with "tools." (Use your BEST writing skills.)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sports The 2016 Summer Paralympics are held in Rio a few weeks after the regular Summer Olympics. 

The dictionary defines the Paralympics as: "The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia), ..."

What are some character traits you think these Paralympians need to have in order to participate in these games? How is it different than characteristics for the regular Olympic games? How are they the same? What events would you want to watch? see events here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Kid President wants you to finish this statement!

We study people in school who have tried to make the world a better place: Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham name a few. They "had a dream" to quote MLK, but what about you...what do you think would make the word more AWESOME? Use your best writing skills to respond to this blog post.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

What can I do?

The holiday season is often a time when people think about what they can do for other people. We get excited about the gifts we might receive but what about others who are not as fortunate as we are? Our school core virtue is Generosity this month. Have you given this topic some thought?

But we often think..."I'm just a kid, what can I do?" or "I'm just one person, how can I make a difference?"

Do you think kids can show generosity? Do you think one person can make a difference? Have you done something that helps others?
What would you do to help others if you could? Have you seen examples of people your age being generous?
(leave out others names, please.)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What's In the Bag?

There's a game called "What's in the Bag?" where you try to guess who the person is by pulling out the items or artifacts in the paper bag one at a time. The items are random things that are important to the person. For example, if we played the game and pulled out a (1) football, (2) Bronco Jersey (3) Super Bowl ring, (4) map of Indianapolis, Indiana...who do you think would be "in the Bag? Peyton Manning, of course.

Now, imagine you are putting items or artifacts in the bag for people to try to guess that you are "in the bag." What items or artifacts would you put in your bag? Tell why that item is important to you? Be specific, give details, try to imagine us pulling that item out of the bag as you describe it.