It's been a great 7 weeks in the computer lab. Yes, there have been some challenges, but yes, as my pappy said, "Some days you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." So true.
Teaching is more art than science. That's a fact. Just trust me here. And from what I see around me at Warner, the school is full of teacher-artists. Our Principal, Ms. Denise Jacono, has nothing in the world at the forefront of her every thought than what is best for our students. Nor do any of my other colleagues, all the way from Pre-K to 4th grade. What you can do from a distance is to encourage your child to be a Wildcats Champion. Watch for exactly what that means in the near future, as we name our first two students at each grade level to that post on a monthly basis. Champions will receive a stunning wristband to wear always, and they will be featured on social media and with their photographs in our hallways. These students will be our leaders--ready to learn, ready to lead by example. Ready to give and receive the respect we all deserve in our lives.
Some parents will soon receive permission forms for our upcoming Warner Computer Coding Club, which will meet from 4 to 5 pm two days a week beginning the week of October 17. I will be helping with this, of course, but it will be lead by Mr. Patrick Fettig, a highly place information technology director at Nisson International. Our community rises to the occasion! I'm looking forward to learning from Mr. Fettig so that I can better roll out Code.org to every 3rd and 4th grade student in the Spring Semester. Are you skeptical? Watch this:
And tune in here for updates as we set off any student ready to make this journey on an upward life-path. Again, just trust me here. It's going to be better than okay!