Picture: Deputy Pat Green with the Mrs. Gardner's third grade class.
Fourth grader Chase Meredith told his teacher, Mrs. Smith, what his favorite
dinosaur was when they were discussing "Favorites" in class. He stated that his
favorite dinosaur was a "Thesaurus"!
Every young person has the right to feel safe and good about him or
herself. It is essential that parents, teachers and school administrators
create an atmosphere that ensures this safety and refuses to tolerate
bullying. Thanks to The Bully Smart Series provided by Humans Relation Media
and Anderson County Sheriff's Department, students in 3rd through 5th grade at
Slocum Elementary start the school year off with tools to help the children to
recognize bully behaviors, what to do if you are being bullied, and how not to
become a bully.
- This week Mrs. Ives's 1st grade class has been doing a "fabulous"
job working hard on their "watermelon project." They've graphed, measured,
colored, and even ate the watermelons for an afternoon snack!
- Mrs. Severn's 4th grade class got to watch a video on their MP3 players.
Mrs. Severn recorded her lessons on the MP3's, and then the students viewed and
listened to her lessons. One student exlaimed, "I liked it! It was cool!"
- This week the D.A.R.E. program came to Slocum and Officer Green talked about
the problems schools are having with bullying.
- Both of the Slocum junior high basketballs teams got a win on Thursday
night, beating Neches.
- Cross country is having their first meet Saturday in Crockett.
- Slocum is having "Grandparent's Day Breakfast" on Friday the 10th, and all
grandparents are welcome to come.
- Slocum FCA had their first meeting the year on Friday, electing FCA leaders
and planning for the rest of the year.