Acceptance

“Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits,
but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” ~ Albert Ellis

  • Acceptance is the willingness to embrace feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own.
  • Acceptance is the ability to experience or survive something unpleasant.
  • Acceptance is the willingness to tolerate a difficult or unpleasant situation.
  • We all have the human need and right to be accepted.

Book of the Month:
The Day You Begin By: Jacqueline Woodson

What is one way you can show acceptance to someone who may have differences to you?

Please Sign Up for Our Class List

Dear Families,

I have been asked to forward this information from the PTA about class lists.

Class Lists

If you are interested in being included in the class list (which is distributed to all families in our class). Please fill out the form at the link below. This information is typically used for birthday invitations, contacting friends in the class, etc. The list is created by the PTA and maintained by the Class Ambassadors throughout the school year.

Class List FORM: https://forms.gle/MCsp7ePvWzcCVkMY7

Thank you!

Start With Hello Week!

This week we will celebrate “Start with Hello” week, which is a week to remind us how important and powerful it is to get to know one another, make new friends, say hi to new people, and make people feel good if they are feeling sad or alone. Every day you can do a special activity to remember to try and include others. Whether on the school bus, in the playground or in class, it is important to make sure others feel included and welcome.

Sometimes to do this, you need courage. Courage can mean a lot of things and people can act courageously in a lot of different situations. Listen to Bernard Waber’s book, Courage. Think about what courage means to you and how you too can act courageously in every day kind of ways.

Courage is also staring with Hello! Let’s try to be courageous by getting to know new people and by helping others who might need a friend.

Our Class Whiteboard!

We love our Classroom Whiteboard! It’s a great way to interact with each other every day!

Rules of the Whiteboard
1.) Answer the Question Before Lunch
2.) Write your Class # Next to your Response
3.) No More than 3 People at the Whiteboard at a Time
4.) Be HONEST
5.) Be RESPECTFUL
6.) Write in Full Sentences

What are some questions you would like to see posted on our whiteboard?

Growth Mindset

“I have a growth mindset. I am in charge of how smart I am because I can grow my brain like a muscle by learning hard things. I can achieve anything with effort and right strategies. And even if I fail or make a mistake, it is a great thing, because I can learn from them and I get better” ~ Big Life Journal

Patriotism ~ Gold Star Families

What a day! CLE’s Patriotism assembly was amazing. We had the privilege to listen to Gold Star family members speak about their children who sacrificed their lives serving our country.Their words were both touching and inspiring. After the assembly, we had the honor to host our own Gold Star family, Mr. and Mrs. Vahaviolos, in our classroom. The children presented them with a homemade quilt, book and gift bag that displayed all of the qualities and interests that Steve, their son, possessed. Steve’s parents shared stories and answered questions about his life. It was a truly remarkable experience. Thank you to all of our parents that sent in food, drinks, decorations, and balloons!

Patriotism

Patriotism is the word of the month for our Character Education program. On May 17th we will come together as a school community and wear red, white and blue.

Patriotism is the quality of being supportive for one’s country. One way to show devotion to our country is to honor and respect the American flag. Pam Ryan’s The Flag We Love reminds us of our country’s ideals.

Ronald Reagan said, “If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.” Another way to show your patriotism is to honor our service men and women. Vetiquette is a character education program that teaches children the importance of showing gratitude for our veterans and particularly for gold star families (families that have lost an immediate family member in service to our country). Here are additional biographies of some true American Heroes – Vetiquette 2019.

A Blue Star Family Member is someone who has an immediate family member serving now. (Immediate family member means a parent, child or sibling)

A Gold Star Family member is someone who had an immediate family member die while serving our country.

 

Celebrating holidays like Labor Day, Patriot Day, Independence Day and Flag Day are ways to show Patriotism. Memorial Day is this month and is an important holiday to show patriotism. Here’s more.

April is Respect

pinduli02April is blue for respect.Respect is to show polite regard and consideration. Respect is a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, and important and should be treated a certain way. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

Cottage Lane’s book of the month, Pinduli, is a surprising story about self-image, self-acceptance, and treating others with respect. After reading, sharing and discussing this special book you will realize how a few tiny words – bad or good – can create something enormous!

Do you think that by hurting someone else’s feelings it made the animals who made Pinduli feel bad, feel better about themselves?

Additional Resources:

This month please practice respect toward others, adults and the Earth!