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.
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.
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!
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/
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.