Monday, September 29, 2014

Lesson Plan Update!

As of Sept 29, 2014 I have started a different way of posting Lesson Plans.  Please see the far right side and look for the updated link for "lesson plans".  Thank you.   ( Also, my scanner broke and I wil have a new one tomorrow to update the worksheets)..Mrs. Elkin

Thursday, September 4, 2014


I am so sorry..I have updated the policy/expectations for Newman Elementary.  I was at a high school last year and that was for last year.  You will find the expectations are updated now...Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Welcome parents and students of Newman Elementary!  I am very excited to be at such a POSITIVE school where each and every person is treated with respect and kindness along with building responsibility, character and integrity in EVERY child.  I am the Health and PE teacher this year at Newman.  I am so happy to be here!  On this blog you will see what your child is doing in Health and PE.  I will post what we are doing in each class.  IF your child is absent on a day they have Health and PE, they can look here to find out what they missed.  This encourages taking responsibility in completing missed school work due to an abscence.  I will do my very best to have this site updated on a daily basis.  Please be patient if I am a day late!  I will always accept "late" work BUT I will not beg for it.  This site is to make being absent or forgetting or the just plain losing an assignment which we all do.  My goal is to implement responsible, confident problem solving thinkers in class.  I want each and every student to have the confidence in their own thinking and learning.  This starts with taking responsibility in handing in missing assignment "on their own".  I will remind each class on a daily basis that assignments will be posted on the this blog.  This will eliminate the many questions "what did I miss" a week after they missed it.  This allows you as the parent and your child to take the initiative to complete what is missing.

On the right hand side of this blog you will find the page "Lesson Plans".  By clicking on it you will see what each class is doing in Health and PE.  I will have copies of worksheets, links to videos or websites that pertain to the lesson.  IF there is an assignment from the Health book..those assignments will need to be completed at school.  Making arrangements with me ASAP is very important.  We can always figure out a way for a student to make up work here at school  It may mean before or after school or during a recess.  On occasion a book can be checked out to take home to complete an assignment, this is always an option.

Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions regarding your child.

Mrs. Elkin