Teachers in ActionBowling Trip Rachael Thomas Rthomas09@knights.ucf.edu April 17, 2010
Personal demographics I love working with children and my ultimate goal in life is to have a family of my own and to work with children to help them aspire to reach their positional. I am a junior at UCF. I am majoring in elementary education with a minor in special education. Most of my hobbies involve the out doors such as camping and for wheeling with my family.
Introduction to the Setting Riverside Elementary 3125 Pembrook Drive Orlando, Florida 32810 (407)-296-6520 Riverside Elementary School is located in northwest Orlando, Florida. The students population consists of students ranging from kindergarten – fifth grade.
ESE Teachers from Riverside Elementary
Bowling with students from Riverside Elementary.
Introduction to the setting
On our way to the AMF Bowling Alley in Altamonte Springs. Busses provided by Riverside Elementary- OCPS
Eagerly the students unload from the bus and enter the bowling alley. One size definitely does not fit all. As we arrived at the bowling alley the students were sized and provided shoes from the AMF bowling alley
Students are assigned bowling lanes. The teachers paired up the students based on their age group.
This was an exciting experience for some of the student that had never been bowling. Students inserted their names into the electronic score board. For some of these students this was a brand new experience.
It was a joy to watch the students discover their hidden bowling talents and techniques This student is bowling for his very first time.
Just hanging out waiting to arrive at the bowling alley,
Waiting patiently for their shoes.
Right before we were all ready to start bowling.
Working out what team work is all about. Science lesson in action e=mc2
These two were celebrating a great shot that he just took and got a spare.
Our two pro bowlers by the end of the day.
Finally time for some pizza after a fun day of bowling.
Third and fourth graders enjoying pizza and soda together.
Students enjoying their pizza and soda together as a well earned treat.
Students range from 1st thru 5th Grade. The class comprised of 10 boys and 1 girl. Ethnic background includes: 2 Caucasian, 8 African American, and 1 Hispanic
Your child is working toward winning a great day of bowling (during school hours) with myself and our addition volunteer. In order for your child to qualify to attend our free bowling field trip, he/she must comply with the following:
No Referrals from Monday, March 1st - March 25th.
Must earn their points in class at least 15 of the 18 days of this incentive program.
Must be present during FCAT testing
No test invalidations by being disruptive during testing
Work hard to do their very best on the FCAT test
I feel confident that your child will do their very best to earn a fun and free bowling field trip. We are planning on going bowling on Thursday, March 25th. All students who reach their goal, will receive a permission slip for the trip later this month. Please encourage your child each day to work hard and do their best. If you have any questions about our incentive plan, please feel free to contact me at school.
Thank you for your support,
Ms. Chiuchiarelli , ESE Coordinator Miss. Thomas, UCF Student
Riverside Elementary School OCPS
March 22, 2010
As a reward to our incentive program, your child is eligible to attend a field trip to the AFC Altamonte Bowling Lanes on Douglas Ave in Altamonte Springs, Florida. We will be going on March 25, 2010. We will be leaving the school at 10:00 a.m. and returning by 1:00 p.m. There is no cost to you or your child for this trip. The students will be eating lunch at the bowling alley. Please complete the form below giving your child permission to attend this field trip. Please have your child bring/wear socks on Thursday for the trip. Please return this form to me by Wednesday, March 24th. If I don't have a signed slip for your child, he/she will not be able to attend the field trip. I am proud of all of their hard work and am looking forward to this trip with your child.
______ Yes / No (circle one) My child has medication that will need to be taken on this trip.
Please list any allergies that your child has that may affect his/her bowling trip.____________________________________________
I give permission for my child ___________________________________________________________ to attend the bowling trip to the AFC Altamonte Bowling Lanes on March 25, 2010.
I understand that my child will be eating lunch at the bowling center.
_______Yes, my child has permission to eat pizza and soda at the lanes
_______No, my child will be bringing his/her own lunch to the bowling lanes.
This was such a wonderful feeling to see the children taking pride in their accomplishments. The teachers that attended the bowling trip were amazed how determined the students were to reach their goal. I was proud of all of the students.
My wish is that these students realize that they are in control of their own behavior and this project proved to them and the faculty that they can follow the class rules and control their own behavior when they choose. I would certainly initiate this project in my own classroom as it has proven to be an effective behavior modification using positive rewards.
Samples of some of the thank you cards that I received from the students after the bowling trip.
Thank you for this educational, eye opening and rewarding experience.