This last week we had a focus on students showing excellent line-up behavior. “Shoulder-up, voices off” is a familiar direction the students know. When students are doing exactly this, adults give them a CLASSY ACT slip. Students collect them and the top 2 earners in each class attended a 15 min reward recess on Thursday afternoon. The weather cooperated and a good time was had by all of the Classy Act winners.
Students in Mr. Wiseman’s 5th grade class work on their rubber band powered car during their science lesson. The students have to design, test, and modify their car in order to have it travel as far a possible. They keep track of data and look to see if their is a cause – effect relationship in the car’s performance with varying tension on the band. Best of all the kids LOVE to do it and learn science at the same time.
Healthy Moves is underway at Clear Lake.
The program, in conjunction with Oregon Research Institute, brings in fitness professionals to lead PE classes.
Clear Lake drew the lucky ticket as the only school in Bethel to host the Healthy Moves program.
Among the pros teaching our kids is former Kansas University gymnast Ron Faunce. He already has students tumbling and doing headstands.
We are still recruiting parent helpers for each classroom to come in and gather the needed equipment for their class session. If you’re interested in helping, call the school at 541 689-0511.
Clear Lake has been awarded more than $2,000 in grants from the Bethel Education Foundation.
Mary Beth Lennox was granted funds to purchase CD players for a reading fluency program. Jennifer Reiss will share an educational program that supports students with Autism and Communication challenges. And Clear Lake received money to create a native plant garden in the school courtyard.
30 Bethel educators were surprised with grants from the BEF, which has handed out more than $60,000 in grant for worthy Bethel programs in the last three years.
If you can’t find the time to become a member of the all-volunteer BEF, you can get involved by donating here to further enhance and broaden our students’ educational experience.
Twenty Green Team members from grades 4 & 5 attended the “Hope in Action” conference recently. With about 300 students from the Eugene-Springfield were in attendance, the goal to show students how they migh begin to bring about the changes in the world that they want to see. There were a dozen workshops that students went to in the morning and afternoon session. The conference was put on by Partners for Sustainable Schools- the organization that certified Clear Lake an an Oregon Green School. Stay tuned as Green Team members are looking to create useful items from recycled materials found here at the school.