Granby Elementary School holds first Quarter PBIS Celebration

Granby Elementary students learn how to knit during the school’s recent PBIS celebration to recognize positive behavior. A twist on traditional knitting techniques, art teacher Heather LaPlante taught students how to finger knit to create necklaces and garland. Students, left to right, Sierra VanMeter, Hayley Vann, Courtney Holland, Jasmine Malave, and Jerry Robbins are pictured with some of their handmade crafts.

Granby Elementary School wrapped up the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year with a celebration to recognize positive behavior.

Leah Mansfield, left, and Sierra Crast lap up the fun during the Granby Elementary School PBIS Celebration to recognize positive behavior. The two are fourth grade students at the school and opted to participate in swimming activities for the school’s recent celebration. Other students played board games, watched a movie, played fitness games in the gymnasium or made craft projects in the art room.

As part of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiative adopted by the Fulton City School District, students at Granby participated in a variety of engaging activities to acknowledge meeting the following four school-wide expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, and Be Ready to Learn.

The activities included swimming, playing board games, watching a movie, arts, crafts, and fun fitness games in the gymnasium.



Granby Elementary School students play a game of Toss ‘n Talk during the school’s recent PBIS celebration to acknowledge positive behavior. Lindsey Nelson, SUNY Oswego practicum student and students, clockwise, Emma Perkins, Savanna Flynn, Jenna Fleming, Matthew McCarty, Emily Foss and Chloe Mansfield toss the ball to one another and then as a group do the fun activity that is located under the catcher’s right hand. Examples of the activities include doing a favorite dance, swaying like a tree in the wind, canoeing down a river, throwing a touchdown pass or, as pictured, stretching like you just woke up.