We also read a poem about courage and perseverance from the "Children's Book of Virtues" during class. For your own enjoyment and perseverance we printed a copy below. Our words for the week are acronym, brainstorm, cause and antagonist. We repeated those words several times and used them on our YWAP Vision Board.
After School programs sometimes present unique challenges. The Boy's and Girl's Basketball teams have begun their season and use the gym during our first period. That causes a few problems that become opportunities. Several students miss their Academic classes during first period. There are 2 young ladies that we are very proud of. They were scheduled to be in our 2nd period YWAP program and asked if they could go to Academics instead. They explained that they missed Academics because of basketball and wanted to make up their class. Can you believe that? How many kids do you know that would ask to go to an academic class instead of gym? Something very special is happening in this school!
Pizza party is one of the answers on the YWAP Life Ticket. Each week the students are given vocabulary words to use in a sentence for YWAP Assignment. Each Life Ticket that is turned in will be placed in the YWAP Award Box for a prize drawing at the end of the semester. Maybe you would like to help us with some of the prizes, We asked the students to give us a list of the prizes that they would like. Here are some of their answers; pizza party, winter coat, guitar, (2)candy, baseball, (2)basketball, 3 bags of Cheetos, an ice cream treat, (2)Play Station 4. There will be more answers coming soon as the students are beginning to understand our expectations.
So far this week we have played basketball, football and soccer. We know the students are getting good exercise because of the amount of water they are drinking. Exercise, hydration, academics and character are a few of our favorite YWAP things!
TRY, TRY AGAIN
Try, try again;
If at first you don't succeed,
Try, try again;
Then your courage should appear,
For, if you will persevere,
You will conquer, never fear;
Try, try again
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