Dear Fireside Families,
It's been a week of inspired literacy, from our guest author on Monday, Gary Hogg, reminding students about "finding their voice as writers" to students exploring their world near and far during writing time. I had a chance to share stories with students about my time in Ugandan schools teaching Fireside Falcons about the cultural differences, and most of all- our commanalities- the "strong desire to learn." Our literacy events culminated with a "Stop, Drop and Swap" on Friday afternoon where teachers swapped classrooms for read aloud, and we ended the day with a drawing and Kindle giveaway. Our literacy week wouldn't have been possible without the support of our community, staff and planning committee. A special thanks to Chrissie Burg and Rachel Setzke our co-chairs! Our goal at Fireside is to inspire a joy for reading and writing- this was seen and felt throughout the week. Let's maintain the momentum- share stories as a family, engage in a family read aloud, or take a moment to pause and write a "Top 10 list" when you're exploring your world!
|International Potluck- a celebration of our diversity!|
Safety continues to be a top priority for us as a school and district. Here is district information regarding steps taken and resources to support safety discussions at home: Be Ready- District Safety Training
Let's all do our part in protecting the safety of our students and volunteer crossing guards by driving slowly, avoiding illegal u-turns, and being attentive at the start and end of the school day. We are working in partnership with the City of Louisville to remind drivers that "We love our town, please slow down."
During our School Accountability Meeting Thursday night, our School Counselor, Mrs. Wiilson, shared important tips and information about how we're teaching self-regulation skills to students at Fireside. For more information view the slides from her presentation: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence
The spirit of community is alive and well here at Fireside! Thanks for your support, partnership, and trusting us with your amazing kids.
Now.....go exploring....onward to next week's Science Fair!