October's Focus at MPES:
Compassion/Listening with Empathy and Understanding
October 10, 2018
Did you know that each playground at MPES has a buddy bench? A buddy bench is a place to sit if you are looking for someone to talk or to play with. If you notice that someone is on the buddy bench, go sit with them. It's a perfect opportunity to show compassion and empathy and it will fill both your buckets.
September's Focus at MPES: Citizenship/Working Interdependently
SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
By 4th Grader Emily Wellington
This is why I think it is important to be a good citizen within our school community. A way that we can be good citizens within our school is we can be respectful to our surroundings. For example, if children are working in a class we can be a good citizen by being quiet in the hallways. Another way that we can be a good citizen within our school is that we can help others if they need our help. For example, if someone is stuck on a math problem, you can try to help them figure it out. My last way that you can be a good citizen is you can respect the teacher. For example, if the teacher is busy, you can ask the person sitting next to you if you have a question. That is why I think it is important to be a good citizen within our school community.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
By 4th Grader, Jaiden McNally Occhino
We have been talking about citizenship this month in my classroom and here are some of my own thoughts I would like to share:
I think it is important to be a good citizen in our school community because we need good citizens to make our school better for everyone. One way students can be good citizens is to be kind to others. Another way students can be good citizens is to listen to other students and teachers. One more way students can be good citizens is by respecting all students and teachers in our school. These are some ways you can be a good citizen in our school community!
September 27, 2018
By 4th Grader, Breyana Simmons
It is very important to use citizenship throughout the school. There are lots of ways that you can show that you're a good citizen too! If you don't know how to be a good citizen, it's actually really easy. You can show citizenship by not just taking care of your community, but by being kind to the people in the community. You can show that you are a citizen by picking up any trash that you see in your community. The only thing is, if everyone doesn't participate in being a citizen in taking care of their surroundings, your community won't be the best it can possibly be. That is why it is very important to show citizenship around your community.
September 28, 2018
By 4th Grader Alyssa Marino
I can display citizenship by walking quietly and having self control in the halls. Another way I can display citizenship is by eating your lunch quietly in the lunch room and raising my hand to ask a question. Also you can show citizenship in a special class by listening to the teacher and following directions. The last way I can show citizenship is by working as a team in class and working nicely together. These are 4 ways everyone can display citizenship for each other in our school community.
By 4th Grader Kaelyn Motta
Citizenship is one of Carmel's 6 Cs. One way I can be a good citizen is being quiet at the appropriate time. For example, I can be quiet when someone is speaking and give him or her the attention they deserve. Another way I can be a good citizen is being kind. For example, I can ask somebody to play with me at recess even though I don't usually play with them. One more way I can be a good citizen is following the directions I was given. For example, if the teacher asks you to take out your Social Studies folder, you do it the first time he or she says it. These are just three ways that I, well everyone, can be a good citizen.
By 4th Grader Jesus Meza
I showed citizenship when I saved Fred ( a class gummy worm used for science experiments,) because we let everyone have a turn. I can show citizenship when I'm in a group by sharing and taking turns. It looks like everyone is discussing and no one is all by them selves. It sounds like a level two (indoor voice,) and everyone is taking turns and not yelling and not all talking at the same time.
By 4th Grader Alexandra Elliot
I can show citizenship by helping others like helping someone if they get hurt. I can be a good citizen in our class and school by being quiet in the halls and in our class I show respect for my teacher. When you are in a group of people you should work with each other and share each other's ideas. When I am in a group with my friends, we share our ideas and do not fight over ideas. Citizenship is really important in the Carmel 6 Cs.