It's a Bird.. It's a Plane.....
No, It's the Kindergarten Teachers!
Why are the kindergarten teachers at Mount dressed up as Super Heroes? Of course, it is to kick off their new Teacher's College Reading Unit, "Readers Use Super Powers to Read Everything in the Classroom and Beyond." These super teachers dressed up to motivate their students to become active learners in the process of learning to read. Kindergarten students became super heroes as well and demonstrated their super powers as they walked around the building reading print and words around the school. The excitement from the students as they began this year's reading journey was inspiring!
Learning and Growing at Mount
"If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone." - John Maxwell.
What is unique about the above picture? Right in the middle of Ms. Pushee's second graders is one of Mount's sixth grade teachers, Mr. Lingner. Mr. Linger stresses to his own class of sixth graders how it is important to always do your best and try new things that are going to challenge and inspire you. Mr. Linger became a role model to his students when he picked up the book, "School's First Day of School ", by Adam Rex and read to a group of second graders. Mr. Lingner has been a sixth grade teacher his entire career, so reading a picture book to seven year olds was something he wanted to do to grow personally and professionally.
Mr. Lingner's relationship with Ms. Pushee's class will continue throughout the 2016 - 2017 school since his students will be buddies to the students in Ms. Pushee's class. Children in each of the classes are paired up and become "buddies." The first activity the buddies did together was create a Venn Diagram of similarities and differences. As the year progresses, the buddies will meet to engage in activities that enhance the curriculum.
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