P.R.I.D.E. Shines at Summit Lane
Second-grade students at Summit Lane Elementary School in Christine Pase'sand Michelle Matos' class recently celebrated the start of the school's new P.R.I.D.E. program by participating in stations that focused on the P.R.I.D.E. letters which represent Patience, Respect, Integrity, Determination and Excellence.
The school-wide P.R.I.D.E. program is a positive behavior incentive plan that gives each student an opportunity to earn P.R.I.D.E. prize coupons anytime during the school day that they are observed demonstrating positive character traits and P.R.I.D.E.
The second-graders rotated to five different stations where they read teacher created stories focusing on each particular trait. They then completed "turn and talk" activities about the characteristic. As a culminating activity, each student was assigned a "P.R.I.D.E." letter and completed a writing activity about how they show that trait in their own life. They were engaged and excited move around the classroom to each station and were even more excited to earn their P.R.I.D.E. prize coupons.
The official school kickoff for the program was on Dec. 21, where students and staff wore matching orange P.R.I.D.E. shirts and spoke about the importance of the program and what it entails.
"The holiday season is a wonderful time to remember to treat others kindly, but with the help of this new program, Summit Lane students will continue practicing their P.R.I.D.E. character traits all year round," said Pase.