Oct 1, 2012
It’s October, and our first tour stop of the month today was at Columbia Elementary in Madison, Alabama--home of the Astros! We were excited to visit with the students and see all of them at the kick-off with the Liberty crowns and American flags!
The Columbia 5th graders were up and ready to go early on this Monday morning!
All of us at Liberty Learning as well as the students and faculty at Columbia are very grateful to Northrup Gruman for sponsoring the kick-off event today. We had a great time and know that these students are well on their way to becoming Super Citizens!
Gotta rest up because tomorrow we have TWO kick-offs at Westbrook Christian and Attala Elementary!
We stopped off at Caughman Road Elementary in Columbia, South Carolina today. Home of the Caughman Comets!
We set up our show in Caughman’s huge gymnasium, and Principal Jane Wyatt got everything started!
Ms. Wyatt told us a little about Caughman Road Elementary after the show. One interesting thing that they do at this school is a program called Positive Behavioral Intervention Support aka PBIS. PBIS is a systemic approach to discipline that consists of school-wide expectations, consistency, consequences, and reward. Expectations are posted throughout the school and taught to students regularly. The behavioral expectations are being Safe, On-task, Accountable, and Respectful (S.O.A.R.). They even have currency that the students can earn and spend depending on their behavior!
Ms. Wyatt is a former history major and Social Studies teacher. She says that she feels it is very important that the students feel a connection with their heritage, and that history is taught in a way that makes it “come alive!” This is one of the main things that interested her in the Super Citizen Program.
Thank you to Ms. Wyatt for bringing the Next Great Americans Tour to Caughman Road Elementary!
Our last stop of the week will be tomorrow at Lester Elementary in Florence, South Carolina!