Students are well into learning after their first full week of instruction at South Side Elementary School. From Kindergarten through Sixth grade, students are building their reading stamina and learning about the Six Traits of Writing. Many grade levels have begun their reading logs and started taking books home. Our preschoolers are immersed in a literacy-rich environment, working on social and academic skills through organized play; and our related arts classes are well-underway as students begin this year’s arts and media education. Students have their devices in hand and tech-integration is already a major part of how students learn reading, writing, and mathematics each day. This week was our first “No Excuses Time”—a part of our No Excuses University plan where all students can earn activity time at the end of the week by making good learning choices all week long.
Did you know that South Side offers over a dozen extra-curricular opportunities for elementary students? Your child can participate in everything from service and academic clubs to sports teams right here at school. In the coming weeks, those sponsors will be having call-outs to build their clubs for 2015-16. Keep an eye out!