I am Mrs. Castle; this is my 3rd year teaching in the Canisteo Greenwood District. I currently co - teach with Mr. Case in the Elementary School. Throughout the year, I plan to work collaboratively with students to share new ideas and use innovative technology.
This year we are excited to start the The Leader in Me journey. Leader in me is based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey. Students are learning and discussing these habits every week. We have had several leadership assemblies thus far. Students have also all created classroom mission statements to represent the goals they have for their classroom community. Through this program, students will see that each and every person is a leader in some way. By taking this perspective, we will help every student find their greatness. Staff is looking for various ways to incorporate student leadership roles into our school community. As parents, we encourage you to ask your children questions about what they are learning. These are great discussions to have as a family. The lessons that students are learning through the 7 Habits are lessons that can help them throughout their lives.This year, students began using a leadership notebook. This is an opportunity to focus on Habit #2 (Begin with the End in Mind). It is used to teach students to set goals and create plans to achieve those goals. These notebooks have become a sense of pride for our students!Please keep checking our school site for more resources and materials regarding The Leader in Me program at Canisteo - Greenwood Elementary.