September 9, 2014

We Are Going to SOAR This Year

For the past 4 years, our school has held a SOAR assembly after we have been in school for 2 weeks.
This assembly is a motivation for the students to SOAR in academics as well as being good citizens in the new year.
It has become a favorite of the teachers because we do it for the kids.
We get to dress all crazy (I have been a cowboy, a rock star and a vampire) and the kids love it.
Since we ALL have been studying the book The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon, our SOAR assembly again this year was centered around that theme.

Palmer led our class in our bus to the assembly.

The whole school was there and a TON of parents and grandparents.
 The assembly starts off with The Harlem Shake and all the teachers break it down as they go to the risers.
Our assistant principal, Mrs. Spring, and Mrs. Norma (the stand-in for Mrs. Kim who was called to a meeting) start the Shake off for us.

Joy is the driver of the Energy Bus and she made a special appearance at our assembly as she talked to us about the 5 rules we must have if we ride the Energy Bus.

Since the third graders are the leaders at our school, they played a very important part in the assembly. They talked about rules.

Led the school in different songs we had learned...

The third grade teachers (with the exception of Mrs. Belinda who played Joy) get the great honor of being the energy vampires.

Yes... we have actually scared little kids.
Yes... kindergartners ask us all year long why we were vampires.

It is exhausting but a wonderful start to the new year!
I love it, but am so glad we only do it once a year!
How do you get your students motivated to SOAR at the beginning of the year?

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