Our students had an exciting session by Victoria Prooday yesterday. Victoria shared with our students that life is an obstacle course game. Each one of us has a choice of running away from challenges/obstacles or dealing with challenges. By facing the challenges, we become stronger and more resilient.
Victoria discussed with the students that one of the life's obstacles is taking on responsibilities. Each one of us has responsibilities as a family member, as a student and as a citizen. Victoria explained to the students the value of self-discipline for success in life. Victoria shared with the students research studies that prove the value of doing chores in strengthening self-discipline. Children who do chores at a young age have better work ethics skills which help them become successful adults. Victoria encouraged students to take on more responsibilities at home and discussed various ways to achieve that.
Victoria discussed with students the importance of technology-free down time and explained them how the brain works and what impact overuse of technology has on their brain. Here are some of her suggestions:
- avoid using screens first thing in the morning as it has a negative impact on eyes and brain
- avoid using technology an hour before bedtime as the brain needs the time to calm down before bed
- avoid using technology during meals as it is a social time to reconnect with parents
- avoid sleeping with phones next to the bed as it disrupts sleep
- recommended entertainment technology time is 1-2 hours a day
Here is a great Ted talk talking about the key factor for success in life that Victoria referenced to in her session:
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We look forward to completing yet another great year and wish to congratulate all of our hard working, university bound students. The end is almost upon us!
This Thursday we will be celebrating Yom Haatzmaut, which is the day that Israel achieved its independence in 1948. Leading up to Thursday the students will be learning about Israel and its history. We will learn about the background to the Israeli flag, national anthem, national symbols, main events, technological and agricultural developments, and Israel's vast contributions to the world.
On Thursday the students will be able to enjoy a special lunch, which will feature Israeli foods (falafel, hummus, Israeli salad).
The Science Fair that was scheduled for today is re-scheduled for May 14th. High School students’ participation and attendance is part of your ISU mark.
Due to the weather conditions school today (April 16, 2018) will be closed. Our children's safety is our top priority. Please stay home and be safe.