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Friday, December 14th, 2012 - by Kim Watson, Integrated Technology Specialist
On Friday, to reinforce Eaton’s word of the week (W.O.W.), middle school students presented a poster showing different ways to “cooperate” at home and school, Students also had the opportunity to show off their talents for E (excel in your natural talents) in B.E.S.T. Both W.O.W and B.E.S.T. are part of Eaton’s character education program. Student shared drawings, gymnastic moves, and stories depicting their talents. We wrapped up the assembly by recognizing October, November, and December birthdays and eating cupcakes.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 - by Kim Watson, Integrated Technology Specialist
This week’s W.O.W. is kindness. To illustrate the “power of words”, upper and lower elementary students were each given a piece of paper. They had to pretend it was a person and say something kind to it. The paper stayed smooth. Then each of them said something unkind to their paper and crumple it up. They apologized to their paper and tried to smooth it out, but the wrinkles stayed. This demonstrated how the effects of their unkind words or actions didn’t disappear even though they apologized. We also discussed “filters” and how bad things stay in the filter and only the good comes out. A visual, along with a “Before you speak….” poster has been displayed in the room as a reminder to be kind to one another.
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 - by Kim Watson, Integrated Technology Specialist
K-8 students and teachers enjoyed and participated in assembly on Friday in several ways. Ms. Giles’s young elementary group performed a skit to show how, Word of the Week (W.O.W.), thoughtfulness can be practiced in everyday life. The eighth graders attended assembly in the high school. Their visit gave them an opportunity to bond with the older students while they discussed B in B.E.S.T. Both W.O.W. and B.E.S.T. are part of Eaton’s character education program. Students also showed their patriotism by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Finally, we recognized students celebrating birthdays in July, August and September by singing and eating cupcakes. All in all, it was a fun Friday!
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 - by Jennifer Grant
Our words of the week are setting goals. The young elementary class created posters showing goals they were working toward. During this week’s assembly, the school watched a video about James Cameron’s struggle to reach his goal of diving to the deepest part of the ocean.
News report on James Cameron: http://htekidsnews.com/deepest-dive-done/
Friday, February 24th, 2012 - by Jennifer Grant
The 8th grade group gave an insightful presentation on helpfulness, which is the word of the week (W.O.W) this week. They created a banner depicitng different ways of being helpful, and another group read journal entries.
We also had a guest speaker, Haley Burgess, who addressed setting goals (S. in B.E.S.T) and her achievements. She also discussed how she has been able to succeed in school and college with ADD. Eaton students were very intrigued and asked many interesting questions. All this month, and part of March, we will continue to discuss goal setting and its importance.
Friday, January 20th, 2012 - by Jennifer Grant
During our last assembly, we discussed our word of the week “honesty” and the importance of possessing that trait. The Mentor Room created a “truth-o-meter,” and several students were put to the test! In addition we had a pair of special guests , Cisco and Angel, who joined us. These two cute bunnies were enjoyed by all.
Friday, October 21st, 2011 - by Jennifer Grant
Today in assembly students heard an acrostic poem about CITIZENSHIP. An acrostic poem has a “series of lines in which certain letters, usually the first in each line, form a name, motto, or message when read in sequence.” The Mentor Room group discussed the important traits of being a good citizen at school. Using letters in “citizenship”, some of the lines included the following: Insist on honesty at school, Enlist others to make school better, Show up at school ready to learn, and Help others to make good decisions. Students participate in W.O.W (Word of the Week) each week by studying a new word in character education.
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 - by Jennifer Grant
During our last assembly students discussed “self-improvement”, the Word of the Week. Ms. Giles 2/3 grade group listed words related to this topic. The entire group then watched an African folktale about a hummingbird. The message was simple, but powerful. No matter how small and insignificant you think you are, you can always continue do your best. Watch this inspiring video: