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A couple of years ago the principal began a mentoring program designed for students who rarely receive recognition of any kind. They are not athletes, cheerleaders, in the band, perfect attendees, straight A get the picture. The members are good, average kids who have few friends and little support at home, and many are from very low socioeconomic backgrounds. The 'team' meets once a month and participates in esteem/team-building exercises and snacks. Today was a meeting day, and because some of my students were participating, I joined them in the media center for a while.

The team-building exercise was hysterical. Each group had to blow up balloons, tie them off and stuff them into pantyhose to create antlers. One member had to don the antlers and yell, "RUDOLPH" when the team completed the task. Each team won an award for being first or creating the best antlers or working well together or whatever. I haven't laughed so much in a long while. This will be a tough act to follow...the eighth grade teachers are in charge of January's meeting.

I took lots of pictures but couldn't get one of just my kids so I chose the display model for today's photo.

Photo of the Day...'Reindeer Antlers'...

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Date: 2008-12-11 11:54 pm (UTC)
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What a great idea!!!

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Date: 2008-12-12 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think it's a great idea, too. The kids seem to enjoy the time together.

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Date: 2008-12-12 07:22 am (UTC)
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Wouldn't it be nice if no one slipped through the cracks?

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Date: 2008-12-12 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Yes, it certainly would, but that's not going to happen anytime soon. :(


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