November is…..football, swirling leaves, chilly days and turkey, of course! At school in November, teachers are busy preparing to meet parents and guardians, sharing first quarter progress of students. We all look forward to welcoming you to school on November 6th, 7th or 8th as we strive toward our goal of a face-to-face meeting with each and every Lincoln family.
As I walk through classrooms each day, I see teachers providing students with well-planned lessons, pushing them to the edge of their comfort levels-were the deepest learning starts. I hear teachers asking children to explain, prove, defend, analyze and create. Often, what I don’t hear are teachers giving students answers….this sounds strange, I know. However, by continuing to refine questioning skills and asking students to collaborate on problems, the best route a student has to an answer is not always the most direct route. Working-and thinking-hard to figure out answers gives children the pride that comes from figuring something out on their own, as well as gives them learning that is long-lived, instead of fleeting.
The teachers and I look forward to being your partners in the education of your children. November is…a time for thanksgiving. We at Lincoln are thankful for the support you give school programs, teachers and especially your children each day.