Friday, June 8, 2018

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Miss Hadley's Class is one of four second grade classrooms at Archway Lincoln. We are 2B
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Love and Logic Tip - Arguing and One-liners

How sad it is that so many young people in our world have come to believe that constant manipulation is the best way to get what you want!

Love and Logic offers a very powerful way of breaking kids of this damaging habit. The first step involves reminding ourselves that it’s ok if our kids get upset about a limit we have set. Sometimes we have to allow our kids to be upset in the short term so that they can become responsible and happy in the long term.

The second step requires going “brain dead.” The less we think about what an arguing child is saying, the more energy we’ll have at the end of the day.

The third step involves calmly repeating the very same “one-liner,” regardless of what the child says. Examples include:

•    What did I say?
•    I love you too much to argue.
•    That’s a good argument, but your last one was better.
•    I argue at 6 a.m. on Saturdays.
•    I know.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Love and Logic Tip - Perseverance

Audio of this tip!

Do you want your children to be the ones who easily give up when assignments get difficult… or do you hope they’ll have the confidence and grit required to keep going when the going gets tough?

What’s going to best prepare them for tomorrow’s extremely competitive workforce? Will it be high grades because they only took the easier classes… or will it be somewhat lower grades earned by finishing a more challenging course of study?

What’s most important: stellar grades or solid perseverance and skills?

As this school year begins, let’s give our kids the gift of seeing that satisfaction and growth come from facing challenges.

•    Focus on the strain rather than the brains.
Instead of praising, "You are so bright," notice their successes and ask, "How did you do that?"

•    Help them blame their success on effort and perseverance.
Most kids will respond to "How did you do that?" with "I don't know." When this happens, ask a question: "Did you work hard or did you keep trying?"

Both options embedded in this question point directly to strains not brains.

•    Avoid placing them on a pedestal.
Capable kids often get so much positive feedback about their successes they begin to fear taking risks. It's as if they think, "If I try something challenging, I might not live up to what everybody thinks about me. I'd better take the easier route."
•    Show them that failure is not's informative.
Many children develop a perfectionistic orientation by watching their rather perfectionistic parents. I've been guilty of this. Sadly, doing so leaves many kids fearful of taking healthy academic risks.

Give your kids...and yourself...a gift. Do your best to laugh about your blunders, while allowing your children to hear you say, "I sure learned a lot from that!"

•    Love them unconditionally.
When our kids know that we love them...not what they do...they feel safe to make the mistakes required to become truly exceptional people.
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Dr. Charles Fay

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Our 9 Pillars of Virtue

 We regard others and ourselves as deserving of kind and just treatment. Our conduct is considerate and polite. We look for the good in others and demonstrate compassion. Our attitudes toward others and their property reflect the way we wish to be treated.

We do not brag or compare ourselves to others. We always strive to dour best whether we are recognized or not.

 We spurn despair and strive to complete tasks to the best of our abilities, regardless of the difficulty. We respond creatively to overcome obstacles and ask for help when necessary.

 We learn from our mistakes and think before we act. We look to the great thinkers of the past for guidance on making good choices.


We are individuals of strong ethical values, who make consistently good choices in keeping with our knowledge of right and wrong. We seek the wisdom of others in cases of moral uncertainty.

We accept obligations related to our own good and the good of others, and we act on those obligations in a manner suitable to their timely and satisfactory fulfillment. We are willingly accountable for what we do and say, and we seek to learn from our mistakes.

We always do what we know to be right despite fear, hardship, and opposition. We resist negative peer pressure, defend our rights and the rights of others, and encourage others to do the same.

We honor rules and laws and respond to authority in obedience. We give of our time and abilities to serve others. We uphold liberty and social equality through respect for individual differences and knowledge of our democratic system.

We never knowingly induce another to believe what is false. We are always truthful in what we say and do, regardless of the circumstances or consequences.

All 9 virtues will be introduced to your scholar. We say a pledge to one of the nine virtues every morning for one week each after our the Pledge of Allegiance.
The virtues are  woven into our decorum and expectations everyday. Students regularly highlight virtue (or lack of virtue) in characters from our literature. Students are presented with the opportunity to highlight and nominate peers when virtuous behavior is demonstrated. When students are recognized and acknowledged we place a brass Abraham Lincoln book end on their desk, as an acknowledgement for their virtuous conduct. These "acknowledgements" move about regularly. Students are excited to look for the good in their classmates and learn that they should strive to do their best whether they are recognized or not.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Great App for your phone! Spalding Phonogram Sounds!

 ^Check out this App for your Phone!

Great tool to change up nightly practice of the 70 phonograms! 

Please practice the phonograms your child struggles with (about 20-30) each night from your phonogram cards. Check out the Spalding website for more resources! I have the link in the left side bar column of the blog.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

What your child should be bringing home everday!

Here is a list of what you should find in your child's backpack nightly:

-Their agenda you sign that they read for 20+ minutes and write any urgent messages to me in their agenda (These are checked each morning)

-The Orange Folder  Homework will be found inside their red folder each night. Any papers from the office or school reminders will also be sent home in their Orange Folder

-Spalding Words 

(Monday-10 words will be entered, 
Tuesday-10 new words will be entered, 
Wednesday-the final 10 new words for the week. 
(30 spelling words a week) 
Thursday students will take a pretest, Friday is their test.)


We also are currently using the Black Folder for their "Friday take-home-weekly work Folder". Please empty the work and return these to school.