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Great Expectations
 
  Our school  will continue to  embrace  "Great Expectations" this year..  The motto for the program is "Transforming Lives Through Education."  The students will learn the 8 Expectations for Living and they will also learn many " Life Principles" that they can use throughout their lives in education as well as in the workplace.   There will be one new Life Principle each week. The first one will be "Citizenship."  We are going to begin each day with " A Call to Excellence."  The students will be motivated to do their best and will be encouraged to make good choices to insure a successful, productive day.  They will pledge to the flags, recite our school creed,  hear announcements for the day and birthdays will be celebrated with a special song.  It will be a great time together and the children will be encouraged just knowing that everyone at TES will be working side by side helping each other to grow as learners in a positive, safe environment. I love helping children reach their potential and I enjoy helping them to "Dream" about all the possibilities in their bright future. I also know that when parents, teachers, and students work together the children will have a successful year in first grade.  I am looking forward to our journey filled with love, laughter, and learning together.
       If you would like to visit the Great Expectation Website, I have linked it below for your convenience.  
 
 
I have listed the Eight Expectations below and also the Life Principles we will be learning. 
 
 Eight Expectations For Living

We will value one another as unique and special individuals.

We will not laugh at or make fun of a person's mistakes nor use sarcasm or putdowns.

We will use good manners, saying "please," "thank you," and "excuse me" and allow others to go first.

We will cheer each other to success.

We will help one another whenever possible.

We will recognize every effort and applaud it.

We will encourage each other to do our best.

We will practice virtuous living, using the Life Principles.

 

Life Principles


Respect-Giving honor to another

Responsibility-Taking credit, or criticism, for your own actions

Courtesy-Showing consideration for others

Leadership-Inspiring others to excel by the courage of your example

Patience-The ability to wait calmly

 Fairness-Playing by the rules

Flexibility-The ability to make adjustments or alter plans

Perseverance-The ability to persist, or continue striving, to the end

Resiliency-Recovering from or adjusting easily to misfortune or change

Effort-Doing your best in an endeavor

Problem Solving-Creating solutions and finding answers

Patriotism-Love for or devotion to one's country

Gratitude-Act of being grateful, thankfulness

Common Sense-Thinking before acting; using good judgement

Tolerance-Respecting the differences of others

Cooperation-Working together

Honesty-Truthfulness in words and actions

Trustworthiness-Keeping your word; doing what is right for yourself and others

Integrity-Being strong enough to do what is right even when it is difficult

Commitment-The keeping of a promise or pledge

Citizenship-Behaving in a responsible manner as a citizen of a community

Justice-Being fair, right, and upholding what is right

Service-Giving of one's time and energies to help others

Loyalty-Faithfulness to another

Propriety-A standard of what is socially acceptable in conduct and speech

Humility-Being humble, not arrogant

Courage-Strength to act even when afraid or uncertain

Friendship-Caring for and trusting one another.

Initiative-Taking action; originating new ideas

Ambition-Strong desire to achieve your best

Caring-Sharing, valuing, and caring about each other's feelings

Compassion-The ability to share another's feelings or ideas

Generosity-Freely giving of time or resources