Monday, November 28, 2011

JYJ Snowman Tree is Up

The holidays are just around the corner and in true JYJ fashion we are always willing to help others. The JYJ Snowman Tree is up and located in the front office. Very similar to an angel tree that other places use, "snowmen" are located on the tree with info on needed items for children. Please be sure to wrap your gift items and place the number (snowman card off the tree) when you return the gifts back to school. Gifts can be returned to Mr. Knott's office. Please have all gifts wrapped and returned by Monday, Dec 12th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Pin It

Friday, November 18, 2011

Congrats to JYJ Spotlight on Student-Samuel Danquah!

Congratulations to Samuel Danquah a 5th grade student in Mrs. Nathlie Smith's class on being selected as JYJ's Spotlight on Students.  Each year students from each school are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in and outside of the classroom during a WCPSS school board meeting.  Superintendent Tata presented Samuel with a plaque for his hard work and determination.  Congrats Samuel!  See pictures below of the recognition ceremony.

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

JYJ Character Ed shown

Once again, our JYJ students are showing off their knowledge of exhibiting character education traits.  See Spot Read, is a program which allows students to practice their reading skills while reading to everyone's favorite friend....a dog!  I saw our students reading and showing outstanding character education traits such as: being respectful and showing kindness to the dogs and their owners, showing responsibility by coming on time to the library, displaying courage by reading aloud to the dog and showing self-discipline by focusing on reading and not playing with the dog and ignoring distractions.  Way to go JYJ, continue to show your character ed both inside and outside of school.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Courage Reading List

November's Character Education Trait is: COURAGE and I'd like to recommend a few books that focus on that trait.  Most of these books can be checked out from the JYJ and Wake County Public Libraries.  Happy reading!

For (younger) K-2 Readers:
-Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber
-The Band Aid Chicken by Becky Rangel Henton
-The child's World of Courage by Jane Belk Moncure
-The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
-Courage by Bernard Wabe
-Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully

For (older) 3-5 Readers:
-Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry
-Wringer by Jerry Spinelli Pin It

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

JYJ Shows Courage!

Each month at JYJ we focus on a character trait of the month.  November's spotlight trait is COURAGE which is attempting difficult things that are worthwhile.  Watch the video and see how JYJ shows courage! Pin It