Wow! What a week!

DES had the grand opening of its Sunshine Shop. The Sunshine Shop is full of goodies that students can shop for. It takes special money to shop in this store. It takes DES Dollars.  The only way to get DES Dollars is either to display leadership skills or reach a WIG (Wildly Important Goal). Teachers help students set WIGs (WIGs should be measurable, academic goals). When students achieve their WIG they receive DES Dollars to spend on the days the Sunshine Shop is open.20140313_081032

It is hard work to reach a WIG. I had one student who had a WIG to bring her “C” average in my class up to a “B”. She did it in a big way. She brought it up to a 83. She doesn’t plan to stop there. She will be setting a new WIG. . .90! That is what it is all about!

20140313_153715The 5th grade also brought in their covered wagon projects this week. This project was the conclusion to their learning unit on Westward Expansion in Mrs. Smith’s Social Studies class. Their projects are displayed in the main lobby of DES. Take a look if you stop by in the next couple of days.

Good job 5th grade!