IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM

Meadow Ridge Elementary School



Your Concerns

Two days of PE

If you want a child to learn, get them active! Two days of PE a week, or the sad 30 minutes of recess, that keeps getting shorter because children are playing too loudly, etc. We don't need more desk time for "better test scores" we NEED more physical activity, and their test scores will improve.

State testing

I feel too much time is spent on testing children that could otherwise be spent on actually teaching them.

Common Core

I am not a fan of Common Core math and feel that "standard" math should be taught.

In regards to children with special needs

I don't feel there is appropriate help in the classroom for those with special needs, whether it be behavioral or academic. If a child has special needs in the classroom it would greatly benefit the teacher, the class and the student if there was an extra set of hands, eyes and ears.

Good citizenship

Nothing makes me more at ease than when I witness a genuine act of humility and kindness from one of my kids toward another. Our "leaders" and popular culture teach our children the opposite - please keep fighting the good fight and help us reinforce these virtues - you're the true heroes!

You Appreciate

I appreciate that the childrens' positive attributes are being recognized

The staff recognition of students' positive characteristics, not just academic success, is important.

Specialists

SO glad our kids still get regular PE, music, library and art instruction!

Appreciate the Chromebooks!

It's great that the kids are getting opportunities to use tablets/laptops for educational purposes, not games/toys. This is what the rest of the world teaches them they're for. But we can show them a better function!

Caring and engaging teachers and staff

Good facilities. Electives - PE, music, library time. Parental support.

Extracurricular clubs, sports, and activities

I like that our students have a lot of opportunities to explore interests outside of school (Math is Cool, drama, sports, chess club, etc.).

Learning Opportunities

Cooperative skills

Kids need to learn how to negotiate, give and take, think more group oriented, learn to have and demonstrate gratitude, and to play more constructively.

Hands on learning!

More time doing things, less test prep! Going outside (on school grounds) and using a GPS to learn about latitude and longitude. Measuring actual things to learn math concepts such as circumference, instead of measuring shapes on paper. Collecting fall leaves to learn about chlorophyll.

Field trips and meaningful assemblies that bring us closer as a community

I remember having students visit playing Kalimbas for MLK day. Multicultural bands, recycling assemblies...that brought our school community closer together. We had the Pacific Science Center, authors...now the only assemblies we have are to award a few kiddos following the PBIS expectations.

Creative thinking and problem solving

I know that there are growing curricular demands, but I hope that there are still opportunities for all students to think outside the box and experience learning.

Outdoor education

Just allowing the children to be outdoors to explore and imagine.

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