It’s hard to believe that we’ve been back in school for over a week now! Here is a recap of a little of Pathway’s happenings on September 5, 2012:
We are celebrating Pathway’s 10th year anniversary this year. Susie Wenger, the founder of Pathway, walked us through the past 10 years. The kids loved to see pictures of past campuses and students!
Mrs. Green’s students created time capsules to keep hidden away all year long until the last week, when they open them up to discover what their likes/dislikes were, what they looked like, and how tall they were at the start of the year! Of course, Mrs. Green had to join the fun!
In technology class, 4th through 9th graders brainstormed the things they are good at, as well as what things they think they are “experts” on. Next, the students listed the people in their lives they they look up to. It is extremely important for our faculty to get to know the students deeply so we can help them achieve their goals.
Learning your multiplication facts can be a daunting, boring task for children. Our goal is to make these obstacles fun by creating new ways to learn that engage multiple learning styles. The first weeks of school are full of assessments to ensure that we are meeting each child where they are. Testing does not always have to entail a pencil and piece of paper either!
All students were challenged to come up with goals or dreams for the year, in honor of Pathway’s 10th anniversary. We wrote them down on paper balloons and placed them all together as we left the building after our first day! If you’d like to see what students came up with, they are on a bulletin board in the hallway on the right side of hall when you come upstairs.
So much more is happening! I know that God is going to work mightily this year. Be on the lookout for next week’s post about our key verse, Psalm 36:5.