In order to increase moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) outside of the school day, Fall River will be offering our 100 Mile Club again this year. As 100 Mile Club participants, students can track the miles they walk or run during 100 Mile Club designated time at school, during special recess days, and at 100 Mile Club sanctioned community events. This allows ALL students to participate and is a great way to combine all of their activity towards a common goal—walking or running 100 miles during the school year.
It is so wonderful to be back at school again and Mrs. Carlander and Mrs. Buchtel are super excited to get Student Council going for our third year. The following students were chosen last spring to be our newest members. We would like to welcome them all.
We are off to a great start in the library. Students are checking out books and becoming accustomed to our new technology routine. September we begin our center focused activities. All students will work at centers except preschoolers. These centers will focus on coding, applications, design thinking and library skills. Students are using the design thinking process to develop a new name for our library space. Stay tuned for these results.
Each year schools in St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students in grades K-12 who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas and may therefore qualify for Gifted/Talented educational services. These students perform at least two years above grade level in their strength area(s) and require additional academic challenges in order to support their continued educational growth and progress. In addition, they usually demonstrate characteristics of unique creativity and high motivation in their strength areas.
We are off to a great start in Preschool! We have been working hard on routines and expectations and we are enjoying getting to know each other. We have learned lots of new songs and have listened to many stories. We are also working hard on recognizing and writing our names.