Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Nurturing a Growth Mindset at FES!

Every so often a truly groundbreaking idea comes along. This is one. This summer the staff at FES all read Mindset by Carol Dweck.  We have taken the time to make meaning for ourselves as learners and over the last few weeks we have been engaging our students in how to nurture a growth mindset where resiliency and perseverance is a celebrated part of learning!

If you are interested in learning more, check out these two great TED Talks:
(Click on the links below.)
  1. The Power of belief -- mindset and success | Eduardo Briceno | TEDxManhattanBeach
  2. The Key to Success? Grit - Angela Duckworth

Sunday, September 20, 2015

New Embankment Slides at Fayston School!

Thanks to the generous support of the Fayston Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) we have been able to install 2 embankment slides on our playground.  Enjoy the brief video below and hope to see many of you at our first PTO meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:00 at the Mad River Barn!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Dot Day! Celebrating Creativity, Courage, & Collaboration! September 15th

According to Peter Reynold's website, International Dot Day is scheduled for tomorrow September 15th. This week in Library, Mrs. Schlageter will be reading the book called, The Dot and leading book-related discussions and activities. Mrs. Morse has planned some dot-related artwork creation as well.

As you may know, the book The Dot celebrates student risk-taking, bravery, and willingness to make a mark. Readers see how a small dot becomes a breakthrough in courage and confidence for the main character.

Students may choose to wear dots to school in celebration of "making your mark" on the world tomorrow (September 15th).

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

First Whole School Meeting at Fayston!

This morning we met together for our first All School Meeting! Mrs. Boyden, Liam Laidlaw, and Rubi Murphy joined me in planning and facilitating a successful meeting. A special thanks goes out to them!

The focus of our meeting today was to discuss our school and bus expectations.  
How do we follow our school rules of “Be safe” and “Be respectful”? What does it look like on the school bus? ...on the playground? ...in the hallway?

Here is a quick video and sound bite of our discussion with each other:

Here is an energizer, Liam and Rubi lead us in!  Check it out below:

Please join us for our next Whole School Meeting on September 23 from 7:40-8:00.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fayston's 1st Whole School Meeting- Wednesday, September 9th

Whole School as a Community

Just like Morning Meeting, which happens in every classroom at Fayston School every day, these all-school meetings allow students and teachers to build a positive sense of community. Kids get to see and connect with other kids, teachers, staff, and families.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 9th from 7:40-8:00 in our gym/multi-purpose room we will meet for our first whole school meeting. Parents are welcome to attend with the expectation that they join in!

The focus of our whole school meeting tomorrow is to discuss our school's expectations which are:

  • Be respectful, and respect everyone and and everything
  • Be safe
  • Be ready to learn and support each other