Peaceful School Bus
The students were from both Loveland Elementary School (LES) and Loveland Primary School (LPS); a classroom full of first, second, third and fourth graders who usually only cross paths to and from school on the bus.
“This is a chance for us to work on team building with the students who are transported together,” said Kevin Fancher, LPS principal. “At least three times a year we take this time to review important lessons that include bullying prevention and how to be a responsible bus rider.”
They learn the lessons in a creative format.
It was a hula hoop that assisted teachers Scott Sears and Summer Mangano with the students this Peaceful School Bus Program, now in its second year. The students formed a linked circle and used the hula hoop to make introductions and work as a team to move the hoop around the room.
“Creativity is key at this age to build the community atmosphere we are hoping to achieve on the bus to and from school,” said Jennifer Forren, LES principal. “It is an important lesson to begin to teach at this young age; students need to understand how to behave both inside and outside of our classroom, and with different age groups.”