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Jonathon Wennstrom
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Shadow a Student Challenge
Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! You may remember that last year, I participated in the "Shadow a Student" challenge with a third grade student. This year, I joined a second grade classroom and followed a student named Jack. Jack is new to our school this year...

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Taking the Plunge
For the past several years, I have had friends who participated in the Polar Plunge and I kept saying next time. This year, finally became the next time! For those who are not familiar with the Polar Plunge, it's a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Nearl...

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Just Say No
This month, our Compelled Tribe of bloggers are writing about " Collaboration vs. Competition ". I really wrestled with this concept, because I'm a very competitive person, but at the same time, collaboration is always my goal at school for students, staff,...

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Mileage Club
Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! In our efforts to help keep our Rosedale students active and healthy, we have started an optional activity each week for our kids to participate in.  Each Tuesday (3rd & 4th) and Thursday (K-2), students may go to the field whe...

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Old Man Winter
Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! If you haven't noticed yet, Old Man Winter is still here and he's making his presence known! The cold temperatures are back and so is the snow! Even with the colder temperatures, it's healthy for the students to get outside and...

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Take all Vendors
Several months ago, I was contacted by a vendor about a program to assist my English Language Learners. Like most administrators, I am inundated with requests and emails from vendors. However, this person wanted to have lunch with me and was being accompani...

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The Power of Yet
Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! At this week's "Celebrate Monday" Assembly, I asked all the students to share with a partner something they were good at. This was to help build the concept of Confidence with our students by celebrating what we do well. But it...

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Frost Revisions
Nearly two years ago, one of my colleagues was sharing how she had been exposed to drafts of Robert Frost's poetry and what a profound impact it had on her. As a lover of Frost's poems, she was used to reading them as a finished product in all their glory. ...

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Confidence
Hi folks, Jon Wennstrom here! This month, our students are learning about confidence. What does it look like and how can we develop it? We kicked off the month with a video of children explaining what confidence means to them. Our quotes of the week have fo...
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