Transitions: Elementary Student Moving on Up Day!
In UAS ES, we are focusing on supporting all of our students and families through their upcoming transitions. All students are transitioning this season. Some are moving away to experience a different part of this amazing world of ours and some are just moving down the hall to a new grade level. The bottom line is that transitions can create a mixture of joy, anticipation, a bit of trepidation and butterflies in the stomach. Adults and students alike are human – we like to know what lies ahead.
Our incredible counselors have been meeting with the students who will be moving school next year. The transition meetings have been celebrations where they work through the feelings that go along with moving and celebrate this chapter. For our returning students, they participated in our UAS Elementary Moving on Up Day!
During Moving on Up, students in grade PreK – Grade 5 visited the the classrooms they will be in next school year. Our grown up Pre K students sang songs with the KG1 teachers, our grade 1 mighty readers visited with with their grade 2 teachers and shared how principaled they can be. Our amazing grade 2 students, moved up to grade 3 and learned about how they will organize their inquiry work in Google Drive. Our grade 3 students moved up to grade 4 and, my oh my, they are very excited about camp for next year. Our grade 4 students visited the grade 5 classrooms and learned more about their new role as the leaders and role models for the elementary school. Finally, our grade 5 students visited with the middle school counselors to begin scheduling their first middle
The excitement through the school during Moving on Up was inspriring. As we close down this year, it’s special gift to see more anticipation in the eyes of the students than trepidation. It’s almost summer, but we are all looking forward to Moving on Up next school year!