It's no secret that Oakwood teachers have worked diligently to keep the continuity of everyday school life for our students as they learn remotely. Elementary science teacher Ms. Pompa is no exception. She has always felt it important to reward students for being good examples to their classmates. Before we moved to online learning, Ms. Pompa would secretly select students in each grade and reward them for modeling the character word of the month. They would receive the Secret Student award for their efforts, and the entire class would receive a "high-five".
As we moved to Oakwood Away From Oakwood remote learning, Ms. Pompa wanted to continue to encourage students to show positive behavior but understood that her reward system would have to change. So now, she sends "Happy Mail," which includes a personalized note card through the mail and a good job ribbon sticker. She is also selecting the students who have had excellent participation during class and have an all-around positive attitude during science Zoom sessions. She tries to recognize the students who are working hard to show them their hard work has been noticed, and she appreciates their efforts.
Families have been sharing photos on social media of their students with their Happy Mail, using the hashtags: #OAOSecretStudents #OakwoodZoomClasses #OakwoodAwayfromOakwood
Congratulations to those students that have been recognized for their hard work and positive character!