South Newton classroom teachers spent the afternoon of March 20 discussing and learning ways to integrate the seven habits of Leader in Me into every subject in their classrooms. Everyone shared personal and classroom successes with the habits, and each teacher gained new ideas to further support their students in the development of the habits.
(Team members L to R: Harper, Gabby, Kira, Devin, Gavin, Anna, Annie, and Samantha.
Coaches: Mrs, Cadwallader, Mrs. Bowman, and Mrs. Reynolds.)
In one of the closest and most intense elementary Battle of the Books competitions ever, South Newton defeated North Newton and Shuford, 87-80-80. North Newton and Shuford tied for second place, only seven points behind South Newton. This year, Battle of the Books team members had to read and answer questions about 18 books.
Congratulations to our AWESOME TEAM! We are so proud of you! Our team will represent Newton-Conover City Schools in the regional competition in April.
Say "Hello" to South Newton's Master Lego Architect, Dylan Lee. Dylan and his fellow students have been working hard in the media center on Lego Learning challenges. This week the assignment was to build a bridge, so Dylan and his classmates learned about several architectural and engineering concepts including cantilevers, weight distribution, and counter weights. Dylan showed amazing creativity and ability to lead other students who were willing to help him. Nice work, Dylan!
On Friday, March 6, South Newton's Battle of the Books team attended a lock-in at Claremont Elementary school with five other Catawba County teams. The students participated in mock battles and played games such as Twister, Bingo, Picture It, and Bookga. South Newton's team came in 2nd place in the friendly competition . Everyone had an amazing time!
South Newton is just beginning the first year of implementation. Faculty and staff attended four intensive days of training during the summer of 2014 in preparation for school-wide deployment in the 2014-2015 school year. Everyone is eager to model and to teach the 7 Habits to each and every child in our school family! Stay tuned on our progress by clicking on the page link on the left.