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As we enter the 2015-16 school year, Mrs. Duerksen and I are using a Minion theme to introduce our Character Education progam this year. Mrs. Duerksen and I put on a short skit dressed as minions. Afterwards we discussed six minion leadership principles that the class saw in the skit: 1) They never turn their back on a team member, 2) They are not afraid to take a chance, 3) They know how to play, 4) They always see the positive side of things, 5) They take responsibility, and 6) They never give up! Mrs. Duerksen also read a story on friendship to them and discussed the minion ways to be a friend to others. Mr. Fast also introduced a giant word to them, Magnanimous and helped them understand that it simply means being kind and generous to others. Students who display strong skills, or improvement in this area receive a MAG award from the Principal. Finally, Mrs, Duerksen hands out a Minion bandaid to each student as a gentle way to remind students to be kind and assist someone who may be hurting.
Members of Goessel Elementary's Green Team. The Goessel Planters work on planting Butterfly seeds in the Butterfly Gardens and OWLS area. The mission of the 4th and 5th graders is to promote environmental awareness and recycling effort in . . . read more