Good Afternoon, Meadow Brook Partners!
Thanks to all who were able to attend curriculum night last night! On behalf of the Meadow Brook staff, we truly enjoyed the change to spend some time getting to you know a bit better and sharing our enthusiasm for another joyful school year!
Three Things: Literacy Learning, The MBE S.C.O.P.E of Vision, and Communication
I mentioned the book “Rufus Goes To Sea” in one of the whole-group sessions.
Kim Griswell and Valeri Gorbachev do an outstanding job of writing and drawing about this young pig’s love for reading, and how that love translates into a world of possibilities.
Rufus is a great example of what we hope and strive for with regard to a love for literature and a command of literacy for each of our students. Rufus’ ability to fully transport himself through space and time by way of his favorite books is a wonderful example of the power of reading.
The author and illustrator demonstrate the power of creativity, imagination, and dedication to one’s craft.
The combination of access to literacy learning tools like books, journals, paper, pencils, and crayons, and the understanding that we are all readers, writers, and explorers is explosive, life changing, and magical!
Please continue to share joyful reading and writing experiences with your children at home. It should always be joyful, pressure free, and guided by your children’s interests and excitement!
THE MBE S.C.O.P.E. of Vision:
As I mentioned last night, the graphic below represents our Meadow Brook S.C.O.P.E of Vision (Student-Centered, Optimistic, and Partnership-Enhanced).
We are committed to a core that puts students first, with our RCS Respect Code squarely at the foundation. All stakeholders, starting with students must be Safe, Valued, and Respected at all times!
Through every challenge, we remain positive and optimistic, holding firm to the belief that each one is short-term, limited-in-scope, and solvable!
We believe that it’s ok to question one another’s judgement and that it’s healthy to question one another’s ideas, but that questioning one another’s motivation can deteriorate our the positive, productive nature of our partnerships.
Thought every challenge and every triumph, we trust that we are each only motivate to care for and serve our students well!
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Please take the time to read this “Message From The Meadow” when it comes out weekly, or, return to the homepage it during the week to scroll through for information and updates.
ThinkMBE “Message From The Meadow” Blog
Thank you for your partnership…in it together for the kids!
Wishing you a restful, peaceful, and joyful weekend!
Seth E. Berg
Meadow Brook Elementary
Rochester Community Schools
Call: (248) 726 – 4101
My Reflective Journey: Berg’s Eye View