Sunday, February 22, 2015

Career Day

Career Day is when our student leaders get to learn about other people’s jobs and how leadership plays into their jobs. It was on January 30th this year.

Our 6th grade students took a survey with Mrs. Bowling and our 5th grade students took a survey with Mrs.Garbutt to decide on their 3 favorite jobs. Then all the students were assigned three jobs to attend on Career Day. Everyone got at least one of the jobs they requested.

Some of the jobs that came included: a dance instructor, hotel manager, veterinarian technician, and so much more. During Career Day we had singers singing, a team of students talking about leadership, and cheerleaders doing leadership cheers.
Each student saw 3 different presentations. The three jobs that I got to see were
a human resources manager, the Director of Media -WXYZ-, and the U.S. mechanical engineer.

They all did such a great job!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Fifth Grade Trip to Ford Field

Recently four 5th grade classes went to Ford Field. Students learned how you should be a team player and especially how to work as a team. Being on a sports team or being a sports player is not just about winning the game. It's about working as a team. Each team player has a certain thing they are best at. They all have a certain job to make a good team. You have to learn to take all these great abilities and teach them to work together as a team. Even though the two teams are technically “against” each other because of being on different teams, it does not mean that the players cannot be friends or even best friends! Both teams have leaders!

OK 2 Say (Online Safety)

Recently, a spokesperson from the attorney general's office came to our school to talk to us about Internet safety and cyberbullying, all part of the Ok 2 Say program. Here are some tips, pointers and guidelines they told us. First things first, you can reach your friends and/or family in many ways, which include Facetime, Skype, Snapchat, and many other popular social networks. That's why it is also important to ask a parent or guardian before getting online. Second thing, Cyberbullying is on the Internet and it can be very hurtful to a person, especially if its consistently (all the time). This could happen daily and can cause a lot of stress to somebody. You have the choice to ignore it or you can do many things to stop this from getting out of hand. You can block, report or even tell an adult. But to prevent any of this from happening you can be sure to only accept family and close friends on any social media accounts and be sure to make your account private. That will definitely help protect you, your friends, and your family. This is a very serious matter and you're putting yourself and others at risk if you're being cyberbullying you need to speak up and tell someone. These could be you’re friends, family, or even your teacher.