From the Desk of Mr. Horky
Happy Holidays! On behalf of our entire staff, please allow me to extend our wishes for a wonderful and enjoyable holiday season. We, at Bacon Elementary, continue to be thankful for the many parents and community members who make time in their busy schedules to support our school. We recognize and appreciate that you have made school a priority. I am also thankful for our Bacon staff who are exceptionally talented and dedicated to “Making it count for ALL learners!” I’m equally as thankful and proud of our students for their grit and determination to always do their best.
Winter break means a well-deserved reprieve from homework and daily obligations for our student and before you know it, the holidays will be over, and it will be back to school. It’s important that over the break we not let school skills like reading, writing, and math slide. Below are a few family friendly activities you can try that will help your child maintain their learning momentum into the new year.
Primary News - First Grade
These are truly exciting times in 1st grade! We witness greatness each and every day with our students and are extremely proud of their growth and successes. One difficult aspect of our job is transforming ALL of our students from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. As teachers we hold the mindset that all of our students can learn the content. Getting students to adopt the belief that they can do it is a focus going forward. Teaching students that mistakes are valuable and can be learned from is an important concept. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation, productivity in the classroom, and enhances your student’s perception of school.
Intermediate News – Fourth Grade
4th grade has been busy working hard on the new math curriculum. Currently we are practicing multi-digit multiplication and mastering multiplication facts. Please continue to practice with your child at home. Students are learning many ways to solve multi-digit multiplication problems. We’re sure that you’ve seen the many different types and have also learned new ways to multiply.
In writing we finished our realistic fiction stories and are moving into opinion writing.....
Specials News — The Music Note
Highlights from the Bacon Music Room......
DECEMBER NEWSLETTER 2016
Greetings Bacon families!
With help from the characters from the Inside Out movie, all students were introduced to Zones of Regulation. The zones are divided into 4 colors
Blue- sad, tired, sick, bored and low energy
Green – happy, calm, focused and ready to learn
Yellow- silly, excited, frustrated, worried and starting to lose control
Red- angry, elated, terrified and no control
You may be wondering why this is important. The zones were designed to help students with self-awareness so they can manage their behaviors; what we call self-regulation. Understanding the Zones also helps teachers figure out if a student is ready to learn. To find out more about Zones of Regulation click on the link http://www.zonesofregulation.com/index.html
Here is a short video clip on how the zones of regulation is working for one school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J8sRkQV9ac
What zone are you in?
Mark your calendar…
Cell phones and Social media presentation
January 9, 2017
given by School Resource officer Keith Maynard.
Child supervision will be provided by Fossil Ridge High School Ambassadors. Look for more information before the winter break!
The Great Kindness Challenge
Bacon will be participating again in the Great Kindness Challenge January 23 - 27.
Please contact me if your family needs support this holiday season. I can help with referrals to agencies, food resources and even winter coats.
Let me know how I can help!
Reminders and upcoming events:
Winter Break Dec. 24 - Jan. 8