Mandy's School News

Community: Town Hall Focus on Joy







At The Co-op School’s Brevoort campus, we have been discussing our core Co-op Values. As a school, we have come up with 5 core values that encompass the way we teach, learn, grown and treat each other. For March, we will be concentrating on our final core value – JOY.
Joy: We value and nurture the simple joy of playing, learning, and friendship making.
This week during Town Hall, we all discussed what joy means and how we can recognize it on others and ourselves.
We opened with an amazing song about what makes us happy, written by our music teacher, Dan, and sung by the pre-k Dragonflies. It was amazing!!
Then, Emily (first grade Centipedes teacher) and Ryan (second grade Shark teacher) reviewed our core values will a fun game of Simon Says. We went over all of the value hand symbols and what they meant – the kids were on it!
Afterwards, each class shared what gives us JOY at school…
It was so wonderful to hear all the ways in which we show our JOYFUL spirits everyday!
We will keep the conversation going, throughout the month, and we’d love to invite the parents to join in!
We have set up another beautiful bulletin board (right by the main entrance) that you can share moments of  JOY that you and your family have felt/seen. There are pre-cut  talk bubbles and a pen that you can jot your joyful notes on and paste up to the board.
We can’t wait to learn the many ways in which we can show our JOY!
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