The first week of the ASV Summer Program concluded today. Students have quickly adapted to their new routines and the use of English in multiple contexts (class work, park time, rotating activities…), is key to gain increasing confidence. The ASV Summer Program promotes multiple opportunities to boost student’s creativity and now classrooms and common areas showcase now nice drawings, projects, and posters.
A new feature of the ASV Summer Program is the implementation of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) program. PBIS is an international framework providing positively support to small groups and individual students, which is successfully used during the ASV regular year to improve student social behavior and academic outcomes. Throughout PBIS, students know the behavioral expectations and are recognized with tickets when they meet them.
During Monday and Tuesday all students, from Preschool to High School grade levels, were introduced and practiced the Summer Program expectations, which cover a wide range of situations in classrooms and common areas. Once this training was completed, students started receiving tickets from staff when showing these behaviors and expectations. These individual rewards also contribute to a class rank, which is represented on fun “PBIS-meters” posted in the ASV atrium. (Congratulations to Ms. Sofia’s and Ms. Sandra’s classes, the groups leading our ranking this week).
Students in Elementary School celebrated July 4th (Independence Day). Their teachers prepared special handicrafts using elements such as the American flag, the fireworks, or the bald eagle. A special menu was served in the dining room.
On Friday, July 6, 2018, Preschool celebrated a Traditional Games Day. From 10:00 to 11:00 they toured around five stations with traditional and classic children’s games. It was an opportunity to share and participate in activities to have fun with simple and easy to find resources.