Saturday, June 27, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Reading aloud with your child opens the doors of true friendship. This gentle routine will soon become a pleasure for you both. Your small efforts of twenty minutes every day for a few early years will bear fruit for a lifetime.
As they got older, I read two books every night because one loved dinosaurs and the other was into "girly" things. That precious time was well spent because today they are both wonderful readers and enjoy books.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Summer at R. L. Young can be quite lonely since our students are busy having fun and resting their minds. But it is definitely the time to get some things done on campus. Although Mr. Jemison is mighty handy and works extremely hard in the summertime heat, everyone deserves a hand. Well, what about 44 extra hands?
St. James Methodist Church from Montgomery participated in the Student Life Camp at Shocco Springs. When most folks think of camp, they probably don't envision paint brushes, lugging junk to the dumpster, scraping tape off of boards, cleaning an attic, etc. These 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders came ready, willing, and able to make a huge difference at R. L. Young. Along with them, were 4 adult supervisors who worked as hard, or even harder than the students.
I was most impressed with their cheerful can-do attitudes and their willingness to complete difficult tasks. Of course, they walked away with a BOB Award (Bend Over Backwards), a CD of our Birthday Celebration, and big thanks from the principal.
Thank you St. James! You were wonderful..
The role of father or a father figure is so important as a child grows and develops. Raymond L. Young students are blessed to have such wonderful fathers. Thanks for all that you do to support our school and students. Here are a few dad pics...
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Mr. Jemison found three kittens in the basement. They were so cute. One was black, two were orange. Their momma was lost. Mr. Jemison put them in the office. Mrs. Thomas put them in a box with a blanket. They were playing with each other. They were little bitty. Their blanket was yellow.
Good job, Mr. Jemison!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
8 KINDS OF SMART:
1. Linguistic…Word Smart
2. Logical…Mathematical Smart
3. Spatial….Picture Smart
4. Bodily Kinesthetic…Body Smart
5. Musical…Music Smart
6. Interpersonal…People Smart
7. Intrapersonal…Self Smart
8. Naturalist… Nature Smart.
Howard Gardner first identified and introduced to us seven different kinds of intelligence in Frames of Mind.
· Linguistic intelligence: a sensitivity to the meaning and order of words.
· Logical-mathematical intelligence: ability in mathematics and other complex logical systems.
· Musical intelligence: the ability to understand and create music. Musicians, composers and dancers show a heightened musical intelligence.
·Spatial intelligence: the ability to "think in pictures," to perceive the visual world accurately, and recreate (or alter) it in the mind or on paper. Spatial intelligence is highly developed in artists, architects, designers and sculptors.
·Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence: the ability to use one's body in a skilled way, for self-expression or toward a goal. Mimes, dancers, basketball players, and actors are among those who display bodily-kinesthetic intelligence.
·Interpersonal intelligence: an ability to perceive and understand other individuals -- their moods, desires, and motivations. Political and religious leaders, skilled parents and teachers, and therapists use this intelligence.
·Intrapersonal intelligence: an understanding of one's own emotions. Some novelists and or counselors use their own experience to guide others.
Then, Gardner identified an eighth intelligence, the naturalist intelligence.
What a great message to kids that may not feel smart when they compare themselves to others. This explains how some children are athletic, some play musical instruments effortlessly, some are natural mathematicians, etc. Isn’t it wonderful that we can all be smart in some way?
More information can be found by researching Multiple Intelligences, Howard Gardner, 1993.
Friday, June 12, 2009
When Tigers get together and red is all we see,
We’re on our way to reaching an awesome victory.
The path is laid before us,
Each step is carefully made,
Our friends are forever,
R. L. Young hurray, hurray!
The first time I heard the "Fight Song" I didn’t understand. I’m in 6th grade and I know now what it means. It means our friendships are forever through the years as we go to junior high, on to high school and finish school. Some might forget, some might remember that our friendships at R. L. Young are forever.
I will always want to come back and just walk the halls with my friends and think about the memories we had. I’ll never get tired of seeing the school, my friends, and my teachers I’ve had. I will carry my memories with me forever and my friendships will be forever.
R. L. Young welcomes all graduates to visit anytime!
106 Students at Raymond L. Young completed six hours of reading to earn a Six Flags Over Georgia Amusement Park ticket. The yearly program called Six Flags Six Hour Reading Club is a great way to motivate students and provide some FREE FUN.
R. L. Young is proud to offer this opportunity and applauds Reading Coach Rhonda Nunn for spearheading the project and classroom teachers for encouraging their students.
Since most of the reading and logging of books was done at home, parents deserve a pat on the back, too!
Parents, please note that tickets are valid from June 15 to August 9!
HAVE FUN AT SIX FLAGS!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
My teacher is a superhero
She jumps up out of her chair
She finds a way to help him
She picks you up
Who knew-my teacher is a