Brenda, Social Studies Teacher at Decker Lake Youth Center, integrates technology into her lessons. Today, students entered class and got to work on a self-starter with information from the online NY Times website. Their assignment today was to create a digital presentations on Ellis Island.
Carol Goulais, a former YESS school counselor, colleague, and friend who passed away recently, loved books, and would often buy and donate them to our classrooms. A set of books has been purchased in Carol’s honor for the students of YESS. This is a simple, yet lasting manner in which to remember Carol and her service to the students and staff of YESS.
YESS and sStep (Safe School) teachers met on October 30th for a Granite Way Professional Development Training. The topic was the Ability to Use Effective Classroom Management Strategies. Jason Rosvall, YESS Associate Director, and Carol Cabanillas, sStep Associate Director, presented the Granite Way approach and led the collective staffs in discussions on guiding classroom management considerations when planning and designing lesson plans.
by Cathleen, Teacher at the Detention Center
Students at the Detention Center made plaster masks by applying and shaping plaster tape onto plastic face molds. They let their creativity fly while listening to Native American flute music. It was a huge, and very messy, success. Painting fun is ahead when the molds become unique faces!