Friday, March 25, 2016

Recipes for Success

Students at Academies at GBDS cooked up a multitude of ways to become successful learners and leaders. These "Recipes for Success" encompassed the ingredients that each grade level believes makes them excellent students and exemplary leaders. Here they are.


First Grade Recipe for Success
1/3 cup of follow the rules

1 cup of being a buddy not a bully 

4 Tablespoons of knowing how to read and spell in English and in Hebrew 

1 1/4 teaspoon of writing neatly 

2 cups of being proactive 

½ tablespoons of synergizing 

1 teaspoon of always trying our best A pinch of having the end in mind 


1. Preheat oven to 350 . 

2. We mix 1/3 cup of follow the rules with 1 cup of being a buddy not a bully into a pan. Set aside to let it rest 

3. In a separate bowl we combine 4 Tablespoons of knowing how to read and spell in English and in Hebrew with a pinch of having the end in mind 

4. We mix in 1 1/4 teaspoon of writing neatly and 2 cups of being proactive into the pan 

5. We work together to slowly add the ingredients in the bowl to the pan and mix them together 

6. We sprinkled the ½ of a tablespoon of synergizing and a teaspoon of trying our best on top 

7. We synergized by putting the pan in the oven together 

8. Bake it for 45 minutes


Second Grade Recipe for Success


1 Cup of “ smartness”

1/3 cups of uniqueness

1 cup of cooperation

5 spoonful’s of courage

½ cup of encouragement

6 teaspoons of sharpen the saw

3 cups of synergy

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Place 1 cup of “smartness” into the blender and blend until it’s mushy.

3. Add 1/3 cup of uniqueness, 1 cup of cooperation, 5 spoonful’s of courage, ½ cup of
encouragement, 6 teaspoons of sharpen the saw and 3 cups of synergy to the blender. Blend until everything is mixed well.

4. Put mixture into the baking tin. Bake for 30 minutes or until your creation looks great.

5. Dust with love and caring!

6. You just made a Successful second grader – a young learner and leader!!!!

7. Enjoy…..


Third Grade Recipe for Success

2 cups effort

5 cups knowledge

2 cups responsibility

1 ½ cups synergy

6 cups happiness

1 pt pride

1 qt leadership

1 gallon big dreams

5 tbsp generosity

3 tsp information

Handful of mistakes (optional)

A pinch of friends

A sprinkle of mess

1. Preheat the effort in a large pan.

2. Pour in the knowledge and the information.

3. Slowly add in the responsibility mixed with the synergy.

4. Carefully mix in the happiness and put to one side.

5. Combine the happiness, pride, and leadership in a bowl with the big dreams.

6. Put everything together and add the generosity.

7. Optional – add a handful of mistakes.

8. Mix well until a successful student is created.

9. Finish off with the pinch of friends and the sprinkle of mess.


Fourth Grade Recipe for Success
2 cups happiness

1 cup hard work 

½ cup determination

 2 cups practice 

1 cup belief in yourself

½ cup proactivity mixed with 1 tsp productivity 

¼ cup positive thinking 

¼ cup think win­-win 

2 tablespoons study 

3 smiles 

2 teaspoons fun 

1. Preheat the 2 cups of happiness. 

2.Mix the hard work with the determination. 

3. Put the practice and the belief together in a bowl with the proactivity and productivity. Stir. 

4.Cover with the ¼ cup of positive thinking and slowly add in the think win win. At this point, it’s a good idea to mix in the study. 

5. If you make a mistake, start over and try again. 

6. Pour the mixture into one student and let it settle.
7.Cook the mixture in a loving school, let cool, and sprinkle with the 2 teaspoons of fun


Fifth Grade Recipe For Success 

You will need:

1. 200 Gallons of Love 

2. 2 Cups of Kindness 

3. 5 Handfuls of Fun 

4. 2 Pinches of Patience 

5. 3 Sprinkles of Understanding 

6. 1 Pound of Sweetness 

7. 7 Teaspoons of Helpfulness 

8. 6 Tablespoons of Positivity

9. 4 ½ Cups of Joy 

10. 16 Ounces of Politeness 

11. 100 Gallons of Happiness 

12. 5 Pints of Laughter 


In a giant bowl combine Love, Kindness, Fun, Patience, and Understanding and make sure to mix well. Then add Sweetness, Helpfulness, Positivity, Joy, Politeness, and Happiness and mix in very well. Pour the mixture into a large cake pan. Then bake for 45 minutes. Set oven to 350. Once taken out of the oven let cool then sprinkle laughter on top. Serve and enjoy your success.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Catch A Habit Buckets

The First Graders have special "Catch A Habit" buckets outside of the classroom. When teachers or other students see a first grader doing a habit, they write down, on a small note, which habit the student did. This note gets added to that student's bucket. Each child decorated their buckets and are very excited to have them filled!