Pinterest Idea of the Week

Sep 26

Pinned on several of our boards (preschool included) is a picture/idea linking you to this blog/activity: While name painting can be fun…ok – what painting isn’t fun?!?! Our aim at pointing this link out specifically is to put a values spin on it…of course! Consider downloading the...

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Wrap up September – howl at the MOON!

Sep 24

You may or may not have had the chance this month to use our suggested Celebrating Character ideas. Some of these ideas and mentions throughout the teaching guide for RESPECT focused on the wolf (our animal for the month) and their tendencies to “Howl at the Moon.” We thought it a perfect time to tie in studying about phases of the moon. Here are two...

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Parents are Saying…

Sep 15

“My daughter Pairlon came home last night with a Chick-fil-a Valueable Coupon and on the back it had the CE values with one specific one highlighted.  The highlighted one was what her teacher “caught” her displaying towards her peers so she was rewarded.  As a parent, it’s such a blessing to be a part of a school family that has the same...

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Checking in – Chronicles of a FIRST YEAR Core Essentials School

Sep 10

Chronicles of a FIRST YEAR Core Essentials School: Follow their journey as they take an already invested group of educators and equip them with the common language and Core Essential tools to change the values culture!   What does the FIRST month in a school look like when they are using Core Essentials for the FIRST time? Well the beauty of that question, and...

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Sep 05

Across the Principal’s Desk:  Dr. Shane Rayburn is the principal at Oakwood Elementary School in Oakwood, GA. OES is a Title I school that has worked extremely hard to be a place where all children and staff are empowered to embrace the leader within. And he happens to use and love Core Essentials! Many times I have shared with my staff that yes, they are my...

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