…a Culture of Readers at Lincoln Elementary School!
SCHOOL GOAL 2019-2020: Increase independent reading time to foster exposure to more words and content to ultimately create a love for learning.
REMEMBER: Starting in kindergarten, if a student reads 20 extra minutes a day, they will hear 1.8 million words per year. They will have read for 851 hours by 6th grade and on standardized tests, they will likely score better than 90% of their peers.
Lincoln Elementary School provides students with a safe, productive and engaging learning environment that leads to academic success and social development. The staff is committed to guiding and inspiring students to learn, grow and achieve to become stronger students, caring friends and engaged citizens.
Learning at Lincoln is student-centered; students often learn by participating in work stations, conducting experiments, or cooperatively working with others on inquiry-based projects. The pace of student learning is set by our comprehensive, rigorous, and standards-based curriculum, but also by the needs of the students. One way teachers assist and empower students in taking responsibility for their learning is through the full integration of technology. At Lincoln, we take pride in utilizing many resources to enrich our teaching and learning. Teachers use interactive Promethean Boards in their classrooms during instruction. Students use Chromebooks and IPads to enhance their learning in all content areas. All students in grade K-1 have access to their own IPad and all students in grades 2-5 have their own Chromebook. Our twenty-first century library offers many opportunities for the students to demonstrate their learning on additional computers and IPads.
At Lincoln, we believe in the importance of educating the whole child. Our character education program educates our students on the six pillars of character. Teachers encourage them to become productive citizens in our community by making thoughtful decisions and by collaboratively solving problems. The students are acknowledged for demonstrating positive behaviors. During the year, the students at Lincoln display leadership by participating as a Safety Patrol member, providing suggestions through Student Council, and being a member of other clubs and activities. We are proud to offer students access to participate in Student Council, choir, Geography Club, an Odyssey of the Mind team, a student newspaper, in addition to other clubs and activities. Through our character education program and the various clubs and activities offered to students, they leave Lincoln not only stronger academically, but also stronger members of our community with varied interests and skills.
Together with the help of the entire learning community, Lincoln Elementary School continues to provide students with a nurturing learning environment where academic and personal excellence can be achieved.