4th Graders will be participating in MindUp!
What is MindUP?
The MindUP curriculum is a universal program that teaches social and emotional learning skills that draw on cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and mindful awareness training. The program consists of lessons in which students are taught to self-regulate behavior and mindfully engage in focused concentration required for academic success.
Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set in both school and life. The lessons fit easily into any schedule and require minimal preparation. Classroom management tips and content-area activities help to extend the benefits of MindUP throughout the day, week, and year.
Beginning in the third lesson, MindUp establishes core practices of deep breathing and attentive listening, which are then practiced several times a day throughout the school year. These practices are designed to enhance student self-awareness, focus attention, promote self-regulation, and reduce stress.
MindUP™ is designed to be delivered in a classroom learning environment. It is intended to provide a range of benefits to teachers as well as students.
Information from: https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/primary/programs/mindup
Are you interested in learning something new?
Here is the information to sign up for a sign language class through the Orchard Park Recreation Department! Click the image below to go directly to the site!
Dear Orchard Park CSD Families,
Our District will begin full remote learning on Monday, November 23rd. The District is able to continue to provide free breakfasts and lunches for all students, ages 18 and under, through the 2020-2021 school year. We are able to do this, even while students are learning remotely, because of the USDA extension. For this school year only, there are no income restrictions on eligibility for a free daily breakfast and lunch. Below the District has outlined its meal distribution plan, which is in effect while our district is fully remote.
All resident children, ages 0 to 18 years old are eligible!!
For the week of Monday November 23rd only: Each family will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for each child for the week. We will be offering families the opportunity to pick up meals at two of our buildings according to the following schedule:
DATES: Monday, November 23rd (OR) Tuesday, November 24th
TIMES: Between 10:30 AM and Noon (OR) 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM
LOCATIONS: High School (Baker Road) Entrance (OR) Windom Elementary Front Loop
Please look for the school bus parked in the lot)
For the week of Monday November 30th (and as long as we are remote): We will be setting up home delivery of meals 2 days per week for families interested in receiving them (as long as the weather allows). The first delivery date will be Tuesday December 1st. A breakfast and lunch will be provided for all 7 days of the week to each child. Home delivery of meals will be scheduled as follows:
DATES: Tuesday’s Delivery: Breakfast for Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri (&) Lunch for Tues, Wed, Thurs
Friday’s Delivery: Breakfast for Sat, Sun, Mon (&) Lunch for Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon
TIMES: Home Delivery Between 9:45 AM and 11:15 AM
THOSE INTERESTED IN HOME DELIVERY - Please complete the following survey by Sunday November 22nd at 6:00 PM so we can get you on the home delivery schedule
Please stay healthy & safe!!!
Please direct Transportation questions to Joe Haier (Director of Transportation): firstname.lastname@example.org
Please direct Food Service questions to Nancy Altman (Food Service Director): email@example.com
Important Math Information:
Remember your daily math homework: practice your math facts (all operations) for 10-15 min. Click on the images below to get going!
Listen to this song by clicking the image below, to help you better understand mutliplication. See MacDonald math for more songs!
Thanks for visiting our fourth grade website! We are so excited to be working with you this year.