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Healthy Habits Activity- Picture of the week!

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JK Listening Lessons!

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For many JK students, it is their very first school experience! JK is full of so much excitement and joy. Sometimes it can be SO exciting that we forget to listen. Attentive listening is a lifelong skill that we can begin fostering at an early age.

Attentive listening can help people:

Understand what is happening around them Recognize important details Stay safe Prepare for what can happen next Connect with others Develop empathy Utilize critical thinking skills and more!



With our JK friends, we started with a story about a funny bunny who has trouble listening. In the story, Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen, Howard has trouble listening to his friends, teachers, and more! When Howard's ears are down, he is not listening; when his ears are up and his eyes are looking, he is ready to listen! Our JK students loved seeing the silly antics Howard finds himself in! Afterwards, we made our very own 'Listening Ears'!



Grade 1 Adventure Day! 2017

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Wow! What a wonderful day it has been in grade 1! Today, we got to go to Oedolgae Rock with our first graders and we had so much fun! Check out the pictures below!

Also, a BIG thank you to all of our teacher chaperones and parent volunteers! You ROCK!















More Photos from Healthy Habits activity! Fun with Food!

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Clark the Shark helps us learn the School Rules!

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In Kindergarten Guidance Class, we have been learning about following the rules at school with Clark the Shark!  Who is Clark the Shark? Clark is a shark who starts a new school and has a hard time learning the rules. In the story, Clark is so excited about school that sometimes he makes unsafe choices. Clark's teacher helps him learn the school rules and Clark soon realizes that it is COOL to follow the RULES. Check out the video below to see the story of Clark the Shark that we read in class. 

After the story, the students identified two rules they have at school- one for the classroom and one for recess. The students came up with some interesting and important rules that we have here at KISJ. 
'Raise your hand if you want to say something on the rug' 'Keep your hands to yourself'  'Don't climb on the roof' (this one was my favorite-hahah)  'We don't throw rocks on the playground' 
After we went through the rules, it was time for our Kind…

Let's get GRADE 2 up and moving!

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During Guidance class this month, we have been learning all about Kelso's Choices! In grade 2, we have really tried to focus on the difference between BIG problems and small problems. Sometimes it is hard to know if the problem is really a big problem or not!


A BIG problem is a problem that you need an adult's help with. You can know if it is a big problem if someone is hurt, sick, in danger, or making an unsafe choice. A small problem is a problem that you can solve on your own. You can use Kelso's Choices to solve small problems! 
In class, we used a review game called 'SCOOT' to help us see if we know the difference! Before class, I printed out 15 different problems and laminated them. Some of the problems were big problems, while others were small problems. The classes were split up into partners and were given a number to start with! Then each time the 'gong' sounded, the students were to move to the next number.

Check out some of the pictures of the ac…