Thanks for allowing your child to participate in this program.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
First Grade: Daniel, Scotlynn
Second: Julie Ann, Shayla
Third: KeShawn, Carl, Cohen
The selection for September Good Citizens starts Tuesday!
Bonnie’s 3rd Grade Cabbage Program distributes free cabbage plants to third-grade classrooms whose teachers sign up to participate. Students care for their plants at home and bring in a picture to the teacher to be considered as a winner. The winner from each state receives a $1,000 scholarship.Last spring, one of our 3rd grade participants, Savannah Dunaway, was selected as a school winner. According to Savannah, her cabbage almost died and then grew back with 9 heads.
When Calvin Allen (pictured above) was asked about "Bone of the Week", he shared the weekly procedure. "Coach tells us the bone of the week and he gives us a piece of paper with the name of it. That night we research about it and read it to our class. Coach collects the facts."
This activity includes reading, listening, research, application to real life, and many other skills. What a creative idea!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Alabamians regardless of age are able to benefit from free tutoring services by logging on to http://www.homeworkalabama.org/, Governor Bob Riley announced Monday during a visit to a public library in Montgomery. The tutoring sessions had been available to students in the fourth through 12 grades since the Internet program was launched statewide in 2005.
With more than 200,000 online tutoring sessions since then and an overwhelmingly positive response to the service, it is being expanded so “students from five to 95 can connect to a tutor for free one-to-one help,” said Governor Riley. Expert tutors are available to offer assistance from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday in subjects ranging from English to Math, Science and Social Studies. Alabamians can connect to a tutor for live help through any computer with Internet access, including computers at their local public library or at home.
“With today’s technology, we can literally transcend the walls of the traditional classroom,” said Governor Riley. “But our commitment to providing children with the tools to learn must not stop when the school day ends. Technology offers innovative ways to improve student achievement and give our children the one-on-one help they need after school.”The Governor noted that more children are being introduced to the computer at earlier ages than ever before.
“Parents who bring their young children to these live online tutoring sessions will provide them with a new and safe learning resource. It will also help increase a young child’s ability to work with computers, and in today’s world the value of that experience is extraordinary,” said Governor Riley. “We also have many adults who can benefit from a tutor, whether they’re working toward their GED, taking an adult education class or seeking grammar help with their resume or a work-related project.”
Since homeworkalabama.org began in 2005, students have logged on for free tutoring sessions more than 204,000 times. If parents had paid a tutor for those sessions at the average national rate of $35 per session, the cost would have been more than $7 million. The service uses Tutor.com to select and train the tutors, who are current and retired teachers, graduate students and college professors. Every tutor must pass a security check. In addition, before they are hired, prospective tutors submit resumes and teaching samples that show how they would help a child solve particular problems, complete technology training, participate in mock sample sessions, undergo a 30-day probation period and work with a mentor.
Every tutoring session is recorded and monitored, tutors are trained to prevent such problems and tutors are forbidden from completing homework for students. “Homework Alabama is obviously a great service for students, but it’s great for parents, too. There are many parents out there who can’t always be available to help their children with homework. Sometimes even if they are available, they don’t know enough about the subject,” said Governor Riley. “It’s so easy, even a parent can use it.”
For more information, contact the Governor’s Press Office at 334-242-7150.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Thanks to the PTO for helping sponsor this exciting new reward system at YOUNG!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
P. T. O. officers and members. This tradition of parents and teachers working together helps make Young a good place to learn and grow.
This year students will be taking an active role in making the P.T.O. meetings even better. The schedule below contains dates for the monthly meetings and the grade levels responsible for the programs. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
Many schools across the state choose to wait until school has been in session for a couple of weeks before inviting parents to the school. My teachers and I believe by having a pre-visit, students enter on the first day more relaxed and ready to learn. Everyone wins!
Thanks for coming!