October 11, 2012
"Summer Slide" Avoided
"Summer Slide" was avoided by Williams School second grader Jackie Roccabruna, who used a summer incentive sent out in mid-July by Williams principal Lisa Buchinski to develop a Word of the Day journal. The incentive asked students to read and do math games and record the minutes on a calendar. The Word of the Day calendar was included. Jackie worked with her family to draw the word and use it in a sentence each day.
Jackie shared her journal with classmates, school staff, parents and representatives from Berkshire United Way and Pittsfield Promise at the school's October 1st Williams Wizard Bee Buzz Assembly. The assembly recognizes students for being Prepared, Respectful, and Safe. "Prepared" was the theme of the October 1st assembly.
Pictured below are Jackie sharing her journal as well as in a photo with parents and other assembly special guests.