We are so excited to begin what is sure to be our best year ever! We have already been introducing ourselves to students, and helping those that need a little extra support adjusting to being back at school. Within the next few weeks, we will begin guidance lessons with whole classrooms that will focus on topics like respect, listening, and following directions. We will also begin small groups during lunch times that will help students tackle topics like divorce, academic skills, and friendship.
We are always here if you need anything. Ms. Gutierrez rotates her time between 2 schools, but she typically handles 1st and 4th graders. Mrs. Guy is at Rock Spring full time, and handles K, 2, 3, and 5. Either one of us will help you and your student in any way we can.
2016 - 2017We are working hard pursuing our shift toward Personalized Learning. This is an exciting time as we begin to allow our student more voice and choice in their learning. They will be able to have a say in how they are learning because we all know that that not all students learn the exact same way. Students will be able to employ a variety of methods to learn including increased technology, choice boards, and playlists. You may have already heard your student talking about some of these things as we are already using them in a few classrooms.The Counseling Department will be helping in this transition by helping to develop Learner Profiles, helping to develop school-wide procedures, and working with students in changing their way of thinking to a growth mindset. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help develop a Growth Mindset in your child in home, this is an excellent article: http://imaginationsoup.net/2014/09/17/help-child-unmotivated-growth-fixed-mindset/