Friday, November 20, 2015

3rd & 4th Grade Feedback Needed

The Old Bonhomme staff wants to get the third and fourth graders feedback on how we are doing when you report bullying behavior to us.  Please click on this link to take a quick survey.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Veterans Day!

Old Bonhomme appreciates everything our Veterans have done to protect our country and our freedom.  Please take a moment to watch the slide show our Old Bonhomme family put together to honor our Veterans.  Ms. Ladue and the OB Show Choir made it extra special by recording a song to put with the slides.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Where is Hayley Arnold?

Representing Missouri and networking with people across the country at the Third White House Convening for College and Career Readiness  to learn how to help prepare our students for postsecondary success. 

Learning how to use metrics to make an impact on student outcomes. 

This was very cool! Our PLC-RtI databases are a step in the right direction. A school district in California has 3000 metrics they use to help make student driven data informed decisions. Counselors have 14 metrics to look at and impact. Check out their free online book on the process. 
Participating in a focus group for the American Counseling Association. Which I received a free membership to for participating.  Yes! 

Sharing the resources, I have worked on the last decade with the state of Missouri by leading a discussion about College & Career Readiness (CCR) at the Elementary Level.

During this session, I learned about Working Wednesdays.  This is when parents and community members create a minute video about their career and submit it to the school to show students. I also learned about Counselor Summits.  This is when district counselors plan and present their own professional development during release days.
The connections I have made and materials I have been exposed to will help us plan College and Career Readiness activities at Old Bonhomme and throughout the Ladue School District. As we were winding up our work today our keynote asked Are You Willing to Be Part of the Movement?

I Am! If you are.....
Stephanie Towe and I have started meeting to make an impact at Old Bonhomme.  Let one of us know if you would like to join us to continue to build upon the work we are doing at OB. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

OB Eagles Make Strong Choice

October 26-30

Monday, October 26

OB Eagles Choose to Care

Everyone is encouraged to wear red to kick off Red Ribbon Week. 

Character Council members will be passing out stickers for everyone to wear.
Tuesday, October 27
*Staff Choice
OB Eagles Choose to be College & Career Ready

Everyone is encouraged to wear a college T-shirt.

Classes will have a chance to guess how many items are in the estimation jar. The winning class gets the contents.
Wednesday, October 28
*Students Choice
OB Eagle Know Their Choices Are Key to Their Dreams

Everyone is encouraged to wear their pjs. 
Thursday, October 29

OB Eagles Make Strong Choices
 Everyone is encouraged to wear OB spirit wear or blue and white.

Obi will greet students in the hallway.
Friday, October 30

OB Eagles Choose to Read

Everyone is encouraged to dress up like their favorite book character.

Special Red Ribbon Week reading after lunch.

QR Code Scavenger Hunt: Throughout the week classes will have the opportunity to participate in a Red Ribbon Week QR Code Scavenger Hunt.
OB Eagles Choose to CARE
Students are encouraged to participate in an act of service.  Turn in your act of service for a chance to be read on the morning announcements. See the back for service ideas.

Name: __________                                                  Class:___________

Describe service provide: ________________________________

Turn into Mrs. Arnolds mailbox by Friday, October 30.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Students Cast Your Vote

We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 26-30.  This year students get to vote on one of our Red Ribbon Week dress up days. Students click here to cast your vote.  Dress up days will be announced next week.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

My Child Needs to Work On

Kindergarten and first grade parents click on the image below to have access to free animate books, songs, lessons and posters from Howard Wigglebottom. This is a great way to teach and reteach your children skills.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Character Council Application

It's time for Old Bonhomme's Character Council 2015-2016 to get underway. Third and fourth grade students click on the link: Character Council Application to go directly to the online application.  Interested students should fill out the application and submit it by Wednesday, October 7.  

Friday, September 25, 2015

LEF Unsorted Presentation

Elena did a great job representing Old Bonhomme at the LEF Breakfast this morning.  Mrs. Roth thank you for introducing the play to us.  Mrs. Humphrey thank you for making it happen at OB.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Be Proactive

This past week during CARE (Communicating About Real Experiences) Time K-4 students systematically and developmentally learned about Habit 1: Be Proactive.

Kindergarten - Water vs Soda Bottle Reactions

First Grade - Change our Clay Problems & cope with our Rock Problems

Second Grade - Pause, Think, Choose before you respond. 

Third Grade - Using the Emotional Triangle to deal with the things that bug us. 

When something is bugging me I can......

Fourth Grade - Learning to spend our time and energy in our Circle of Influence. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Behavior Scientist

During CARE (Communicating About Real Experiences) Time this week, kindergarten and first grade students were behavior scientist. They observed, evaluated, and discussed feelings. Check out these interviews to see what they found out.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Welcome to Old Bonhomme

We are excited about this school year. Check out our New Student Presentation and get familiar with our expectations and staff.  It is going to be a great year!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fourth Grade Is Ready for FGC

Nancy Sokolik, author of Marvelous Marty and the Raging Guitars came and read to the students on Thursday.  The story is about a student choosing to be kind to a new student.  As our students transition to a new building the book reminded them of the importance of simply being nice. 

Several fifth grade students came over and had a panel discussion with the fourth grade students. Fourth graders were able to ask any questions they have about the Fifth Grade Center.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Soar Up!

Today Old Bonhomme students participated in Soar Up!, a transition activity to help the students learn a little bit more about how next year will be.  Although class lists will not be finalized until this summer, students had an opportunity to visit a classroom in the next grade level.  They also got to hear from each one of the teachers in the next grade level.  We encourage you to ask your child about the event.  Here are some lead questions:

What are some things you are going to learn next year?
What special activities do you get to do next year?
What are some of the things the teachers will expect from you next year?

You can visit the Individual Student Planning page to learn about other transition activities to help students.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Former Old Bonhomme Students

Kiara Crawford and Dale Chesson received the Anthony Warren Diversity Cadre Students of the Year award on Wednesday night at the African American Recognition Night at the middle school.  This is awarded to one male and one female student who are selected based on their scholarship, citizenship, and participation.  Way to go Kiara and Dale! 

Friday, May 1, 2015

OB Friendship Bench

Mrs. Roth is continually working with the students to make our bench beautiful.

Check out the Olweus Bully Prevention blog page for more information.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dream Big

We all have a bunch of goals, dreams, and desires floating around in our head. They give us hope for our future. They give us something to look forward to. Hopefully they inspire us. The trick is turning them from dreams into action. To do it, we need to follow the points that President Kennedy taught us:
#1 – Find a dream that inspires you
#2 – Locate the obstacles
#3 – Set a deadline
#4 – Get to work
May you have a wonderful journey on the pathway to SUCCESS​!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Success Week

Be an ALL STAR Everyday
April 20-24
Success Week Information
This is a week for everyone to reflect on their successes and gear up for what they still want to accomplish.
Service Project – Fill the Barrel - April 22-29
This year, Fill the Barrel (formerly Fill the Bus) will kick off during Success Week.  This is a district-wide service project to help our community.  We are working with Operation Food Search to help collect 12,500 pounds of food.  Our building goal is to fill 8 barrels, which is 1,400 pounds of food.
Theme Days – Show Your Spirit – Dress Up
Monday, April 20Take me out to the ballgame!   
Students are encouraged to wear St. Louis Cardinal clothes.
Message: Celebrate success! You work hard -- take time to play.   
Tuesday, April 21Step up to the plate today!
Students are encouraged to wear mismatched shoes.
Message: Successful people step up and make things happen.
Wednesday, April 22Knock it out of the park today! (Walk in the Park)
Students are encouraged to wear exercise clothes.
Message: Making healthy choices is important to your future success.
Thursday, April 23Every strike brings me closer to a home run at OB!  
Students are encouraged to wear Old Bonhomme spirit and/or blue and white clothes.
Message: You have to make some mistakes to be successful.
Friday, April 24 – Pitch in and help your community today.
Students are encouraged to bring a can of food to donate to Operation Food Search and wear a baseball cap.
Message: Successful people give their time, talent, and treasures to others.

Friday, April 3, 2015

April Is Financial Literacy Month

How is your child going to pay for their postsecondary options?  There are different ways to start saving a few are 529 and educational savings accounts. You can use this college cost calculator to see how much it will cost and what you need to save before your child enrolls.  It is also important to start talking to your child about life after high school.  Here are a few resources you might find helpful.

It is Never Too Early - A resource to help Missouri students and their families prepare for college.

Helping Your Child With Career Planning  - Because your children's career choices will affect not only them, but you, you have a right and responsibility to help develop their career plans.  Career development is an ongoing process starting at birth and continuing through adulthood.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

OB Twitter Chat

Are you following us on twitter @OBeagles? You don't want to miss our first twitter chat using #oldbon on Wednesday, February 18 at 7 p.m. Mrs. Arnold and Mrs. Brown will be moderating the chat and discussing practical ways for you to raise a digital citizen.  Don't have a twitter account yet? Check out this link for twitter basics.

Can you say all 7 Habits in order?

Students and staff are encouraged to state the 7 Habits to Mrs. Arnold by memory and sign the 7 Habit tree in the hallway. 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

We are Ready for Online Testing at Old Bonhomme

The Missouri Assessment Program assesses students’ progress toward mastery of the Show-Me Standards, which are the educational standards in Missouri. The Grade-Level Assessment is a yearly standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri.
All students in grades 3-8 in Missouri will take the grade level assessment. English Language Arts and Mathematics are administered in all grades. Science is administered in grades 5 and 8.

This spring our third and fourth grade students will take the Grade-Level Assessment online. We want to reassure you that they are ready! Our teaching staff has been preparing your children for these test since kindergarten by delivering excellent curriculum instruction embedded with technology usage. Our students have been taking benchmark Discovery Education tests online four times a year since they were in kindergarten.  These benchmark tests help us know where your child is at and what we still need to teach before he or she moves on to the next grade level.  This gives your child experience taking an online test and our teachers information to make better decisions about what they are teaching.  

There is only one test for each content area. Students will be taking one test each day and be finished after two days. This is great news for our students, who in the past have had to take three different assessments in both content areas and it was drawn out over a week. The testing schedule is being finalized and will be sent out soon.

Between now and testing time, continue to do all the things you do everyday to help your child be the best they can be.
·      Go to bed at the same time every night.
·      Get 8-10 hours of sleep.
·      Wake up at the same time every day.
·      Eat a nutritious breakfast, snack, lunch, and dinner.
·      Establish a place in your home for them to complete their homework.
·      Play and exercise.
·      Limit the amount of time they have on electronics.  
·      Do not store electronics in your child’s bedroom.