Friday, February 5, 2016

Developing Good Habits

Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! At Rosedale, we spend a lot of time working with students about developing good habits. Specifically, we talk about Stephen Covey's 7 Habits. Each month we focus on a new habit and have a celebration at the end of the month with a poster winner and also our Students of the Month. It's a great way to reinforce positive behaviors of our students. The nice thing about developing positive habits is that they are not just something we do at school, but become something that we do all the time. They become a lifestyle. We hope that is the case with our students and the 7 Habits. Congratulations to our newest award winners and to ALL students who are living the habits!
Students of the Month for Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
Dominic and his winning poster! 


Monday, February 15: No School
Tuesday, February 16: No School for Students / Teacher Professional Development Day
Wednesday, February 17: Pizza Kit Order forms go home

Monday, February 29: Start of March is Reading Month with Kick Off Assembly
Thursday, March 3: PTA Meeting 6:30 pm in Library

Debbie Bartnick - 3rd Grade Teacher 
My name is Debbie Bartnick and I have spent my entire teaching career at Rosedale/Johnson Elementary.  I have taught third grade for all but one year.  I love teaching third grade because it is a year when students learn more independence and responsibility.  They are eager, collaborative learners, which ties right in to our academic programs. I am married and have two grown children.  Away from school we enjoying walking and riding our bikes in Kensington Park, golfing, traveling, taking our grand puppy, Echo, for walks, and relaxing and reading on our deck. 

I am piloting the new Everyday Math Program this year.  I am enjoying teaching it because there are plenty of opportunities to use our white boards and it promotes deeper thinking and reasoning from the students.   Using more technology is something that I am trying to do more of in the classroom this year.

The five words I chose to describe my classroom were:  Welcoming.  Safe.  Energizing.  Comfortable.  Collaborative

  • Any student who is interested in making a Youth Making a Difference project or doing a board may begin working on this.
    The celebration will take place at Churchill High School on April 26th.

    More details to follow as we get closer.

  • Thank you to all our volunteers who helped with our 4th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance!

Did you know that we have a minimum of three adults at all times that provide supervision for our Rosedale students during recess and lunch times? The afternoon is covered by teachers and the lunch hour is covered by parents and PESG workers. If you are interested in joining our lunch supervisor crew, please contact the main office and we will provide you with more information. Great things are happening at Rosedale!