It's Hudson Night at Culvers on Hershey Drive in Bloomington!
(We get a perentage of the proceeds tonight)
Each school year, a survey of parents is given for each Unit Five elementary school. We need at least 20% of our families represented in that survey for the results to count and be included in our school report card sent to the state. If you have not done so, please take a few minutes to take the survey with your opinions of Hudson Elementary School. The survey will be open until January 30th. Thanks! The survey may be found at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/
As a staff, we have chosen a focus on manners and respect as part of our school improvement plan for this school year. Mr. Myers will be using lessons from Manners of the Heart curriculum each week during morning assemblies. Manners of the Heart was founded to help students become respectful children who grow up to become respectful adults. We will post our themes on this school website with some suggestions on how you can reinforce those themes at home.
This Week's Theme: Respecting the Team (Mr. Carden and Mrs. Braman, who coach Junior High basketball and High School swimming teams, discussed what they look for in respectful team members) Our students learned that when we learn to cooperate instead of compete, we open a world of possibilities. We open ourselves up to learning from others and teaching others what we know. Students are learning how to be good teammates by playing by the rules and playing fairly.
You can help your child develop good sportsmanship and cooperation in direct ways. Here are some activities to reinforce what your child is learning at school.....
* Play board games with family members to practice following rules, playing fairly and showing good sportsmanship.
* If your child participates in sports, encourage him or her to play fairly. Remember to give specific examples of things your child does or says. For example, "When Derek missed the ball, I heard you say, 'That's okay. You'll catch it next time.' I bet he appreciated your kind words."
* Help your child indentify his or her strengths. Ask your child to think about who they might be able to help with these talents. For example: If your child is good at football, he may offer to help a younger child learn the game. Help your child recognize what his or her weaknesses might be and help them think of people who might be able to help them improve on that skill.
By teaching others what we know, we are practicing and sharpening our skills that we already posses. By allowing others to teach us, we are expanding our horizons and cooperating by accepting help. Thank you for your partnership in achieving our common goal of developing good manners in your child.
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