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    November 2019

    Hello from EBH!

     It’s all about the goals!  Do you have personal goals in your home?  Does your family have goals? These can be about the amount of time on social media, exercise, having dinner together, weight planning, reading minutes, etc.  Everyone seems to have a goal whether they are written down or just in our heads.

    Students at EBH also have goals.  We check in on our Wildly Important Goals (WIGs) each week.  This year we have begun celebrating WIG Wednesdays! Each classroom takes about 10 minutes first thing in the morning to track their data and see how they are progressing. Students have accountability partners to help with filling in data and cheering each other on.  Most goals are academic related such as iReady minutes, scores on quizzes, reading minutes, learning math facts. However, some are more about learner behaviors. These include coming to school with all materials, getting to school on time, coming to school, transitioning between lessons quickly and efficiently, raising a hand rather than shouting out,  etc. Looking at our Leadership Binders is pretty impressive since many of our students took the job of figuring out a goal very seriously! We talked about what our goals are and how we can get there. We talked about Lead Measures - the actions that will get us to our goals. Sometimes we just set goals and don’t think about how to get there so our students are learning this early in life!

    As you talk with your students, be sure to ask them about their WIGs and how they are doing.  I’d also challenge you to consider setting your own WIG and identifying 2 lead measures that can get you to reach your goal.  An accountability partner will keep you on track!

    Upcoming events include Parent Teacher Conferences on November 25 and 26.  Thanksgiving Recess will be November 27 - 29. Holiday Recess in December will be December 23 - January 3.  Our Holiday Concert for grade 5 & 6 Band and Chorus is December 5 at 7:00. Caroling at Winter in the Village is December 7.  A busy time of year for sure!

    As we enter the Holiday season - our entire EBH family would like to wish you the best.  We are thankful for our supportive families and the great students we get to be with each day. 

    As always - please contact our office if you have any questions.  We are ready for a great school year and I look forward to seeing you all at Open House!

     Lisa (Johnson) Allen  

    allenl@dansvillecsd.org

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