Growth Mindset and Earth Day Haiku


Both Spanish classes performed at All School Meeting. Here’s Second Grade singing about El Jardin.

Growth Mindset

We have talked about learning from our mistakes and taking accountability. We’ve talked about why we continue to enjoy playing games even when we don’t win. A growth mindset can help kids be willing to try new things, stick with tasks that are difficult, push themselves to do their best work and believe in themselves and their ability to learn. We will continue to incorporate a growth mindset into our daily curriculum.

Poetry Month

We continued to write poetry, focusing on hailku last week, which also gave us some good practice in counting syllables. The kids wrote several haiku and then chose one which typed up and distributed with the El Tioga cookies. Some read their haiku at All School Meeting.


Keep reading at home with your children. End of Year literacy assessments will start next week. Shelle will sending an email this week regarding setting up an appointment time on May 4.

A huge thank you to the volunteers who made El Tioga happen on Friday. It’s an enormous feat setting up, serving and then cleaning up after 100 plus kids. You all made it look easy.

Upcoming dates:

  • 4/27 – 5/11 – Dibels Window Opens (we will begin the End of the Year reading assessments this week. Please read as much as possible at home!)
  • 5/4 K-4 Assessment Day (We will be finishing reading assessments on this day. We will contact you about an time for your child’s assessment.)
  • 5/11 – We host El Tioga
  • 5/16 – 5/18 Outdoor Ed Trip (First Grade will spend one night. Second Grade will spend both nights.
  • 5/28 – Memorial Day, no school
  • 6/6 – Triathlon in afternoon
  • 6/6 – 8th grade graduation
  • 6/7 – Noon release – move up and good by circle and field day
  • 6/8 and 6/11 – EOY Conferences
  • 6/12 – Teacher Work Day