Celebrations of Teaching and Learning:
During our recent Feinstein Food Drive to support the production of Thanksgiving Baskets by TAP IN (Touch Another Person in Need), the second and third grade used their math skills to count and organize the food items.
Ms. Muccino, the Enrichment Specialist, had the enrichment students organize themselves into teams and to determine a strategy to best organize and count the cans. The students were excited and enthusiastic about their task. They used a variety of efficient and effective math strategies. They worked only with clipboards, paper, and pencils. It took them about forty minutes to organize and count, 1,086 food itmes.
We cannot thank the community enough for their tremendous support of this effort to support TAP IN, our local food bank based out of the Barrington Public Library. Mr. Feinstein will donate $1.00 for each food item developed up to $1,000.00.
Nayatt School Art Alive begins this week. Watch for emails and updates from Arts Alive. This activity is held at Nayatt School, but not run by the staff at Nayatt. Communication about rehearsals will come from the Nayatt PTO and Arts Alive. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday this week. Those who are to attend will be contacted. Students should have a snack. They will be picked up and brought to the Multi-Purpose Room by the Nayatt PTO Arts Alive liasons.
This past Thursday, the students participated in our November Town Meeting hosted by Ms. Muccino and Mrs. Sargeant. The students in Grade 3 lead the meeting. There was a patriotic sing along of It's a Grand Old Flag in honor of Veteran's Day and other sing alongs with Mrs. DeFanti's Kindergarten students and the students who work with Mrs. Sargeant leading other songs. Agustine Velasco welcomed the Kindergarten through third grade students to the meeting by playing the piano. Jaime Bromberg and Maggie Ornstedt were the clap masters, Zoe Hatjapolous, Tripp Spencer, Michael Leveque, Daniel Monsour and other third grade leaders kept the activities and learning moving, including Mrs. Milman's Kindergarteners who made a video about how to be "safe" in the cafeteria. Earlier in the day, the students worked with Ms. Muccino to organize the food items for TAP IN into groups of ten. We collected 837 so far and hope to get up to 1,000 by Monday morning before PTO Volunteers deliver them to TAP IN. We appreciate all of the help and support from the Nayatt families in providing food baskets for families in need this Thanksgiving.
Celebrations of Teaching and Learning:
In response to Nayatt School’s Social Emotional Goal for 2017-2018, Mrs. Heidi Brousseau, a special educator and social/emotional specialist at Nayatt School has begun lessons in each classroom at Nayatt around the 5 Point Scale and Mind Up Curriculum from the Goldie Hawn Foundation. Students are learning how to assess their emotional state and a self-regulation strategy to use in response to a heightened emotional state. Mrs. Brousseau will be at the November PTO Meeting to share the 5 Point Scale with families and other strategies for managing student anxiety and worries.
The Nayatt School Social/Emotional Goal is based on the RI Social/Emotional Competencies. Several parents are on the Nayatt School Improvement Team and will be assisting us with progress monitoring our goal. They are Celeste Bremer, Sarah Andrus, and Melissa Coen.
Nayatt SEL Goal: By June 2018, 100% of the students will be able to identify their emotional state on the 5 Point Scale and 90% will be able to identify a conventional self-regulation strategy in response to their emotional state, and 50% will be able to implement a strategy as measured by a survey given at the beginning, middle, and end of the year.
RI Social Emotional Learning Standards: Competencies for School and Life Success
Endorsed by the Rhode Island Council for Elementary and Secondary Education October 24, 2017