Chamberlin School Gardens in Summer
Chamberlin Students Choose their own Adventures!
Remember Choose Your Own Adventure books? Those page turners that were a fantastic exercise in exploring the possibilities a different direction could provide if only one road was taken over another. On June 11, Chamberlin students participated in a real life version of the "Choose your own Adventure" series as part of the school's (as well as District and state-wide) final PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) celebration of the year.
According to Pincipal Holly Rouelle, "Staff members came up with an activity and students signed up for two sessions. We had activities such as four square, bubbles, GaGa Ball, origami, mindful coloring, board games, face painting, kickball, mask decorating, crafts, sing-a-long, dancing, jumproping, chalk drawing, etc. What a great way to end a year of positivity for being respectful, responsible and safe!"
The goal of PBiS is to "implement a proactive, school-wide, systems approach to improving social and academic competence for all students," according to the PBIS website. At Chamberlin, this means students learn the “Three Be’s”: Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe. Staff members teach what that looks and sounds like in each area of the school. Students who are “caught” following the expectations, earn a Bee Buck. In the classrooms, teachers and students cash in their Bee Bucks for honey cells. For every ten Bee Bucks, a class earns a honey cell! During school-wide assemblies, the honey cells are added to the new school beehive.
For more information on PBIS, visit www.pbisvermont.org.