Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

August 31

Giving our students HOPE for a better tomorrow one skill at a time!

PBS lesson

We will begin a focus on our next Character trait - Respect.

Our Second Steps lesson this week.

All grade levels have a focus on Learning.

Kindergarten- Focusing Attention

1st grade - Focusing Attention

2nd grade - Focusing Attention and Listening

3rd grade - Using Self-Talk

4th grade - Listening with Attention

5th grade - Listening with Attention

Character Trait for September is Respect

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Conscious Discipline Connection

Wanting to look at your classroom through a Conscious Discipline lens? Use the link below and take a look at "Shubert's Classroom" to see some of the ways Conscious Discipline has been supported through structures and routines.

There are "How To" suggestions and videos to show what it looks like.

Look also at the "Free Resources" link to see what you might want to print off or review for FREE!

Discipline Tips from Dawn

This week I'd like to share some tips for dealing with student behaviors that would fall in the minor category.

Remember, every redirection does not qualify as a minor. A minor occurs after you've given the student reteaching of expectations and redirection. If those redirects are not followed, then you would enter a minor.

1. Be mindful of your own reactions, don't take it personally.

2. Remember the 4-1 for positive praise. Praise them the second they make a good choice.

3. Use planned ignoring, proximity, and reminder of expectations.

4. Try to determine what's going on to cause the behavior.

5. Give them TIME. Most kids need some time before they are ready to talk and time to calm down. Give them the time they need.

6. Keep in contact with parents. Let them know when their child is struggling and bring them on board to work as a team.

Dealing with behaviors is always hard. It takes a lot of time and practice. Remember to remain calm. When you are calm, it helps the students to be calm as well.

Strategies for Building Community

Check out the video below for an idea for building a classroom community that focuses on social skills in addition to academics.

Duties for the Week

Gym - Boeckman and Watson

Cafe - Schell and Ries

Collect students from the gym at 7:45

Calendar of Events

Monday, September 3

*No School - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 4

*Tier 2 mtg 3:45

Wednesday, September 5

*Sue at District Admin meeting and Diversity Training

*New Crew mtg 3:45 in library

Thursday, September 6

*Collaboration schedule begins

*Fall pictures

*Back to School Night for grades k-2 6:00 - 7:30

Friday, September 7

*iReady testing window closes at 3:00

Monday, September 10

*Data cycle discussions begin during team meetings

Tuesday, September 11

*MOMS Kick-off Event 6:00 in library

Wednesday, September 12

*Specials Collaboration 7:45 - 8:15

*Tornado Drill 2:00

Thursday, September 13

*Collaboration time

*Sue at admin meeting 12:00 - 4:00

*Watch DOGS Kick-off 6:00 on gym

Friday, September 14

*Mid-terms go home

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September Birthdays!

Sept. 3 - Briana Watson

Sept. 4 - Crystal Albers

Sept. 13 - Michelle Humphreys

Sept. 14 - Jerry Ries

Sept. 17 - Brittany Basinger

Sept. 18 - Karen Roedel

Sept. 19 - Matt Musselman

Sept. 21 - Tom Renner

Sept. 23 - Judy Uthe

Important Reminders

1. We pick classes up from the gym at 7:45. Make sure you are QUICKLY gathering your students and getting them to the classroom for Charger Time.

- we have seen instances of teachers arriving in the gym, then catching up with one another which leads to longer time in the gym for some of our friends who need a more settled and structured environment to be successful

2. WE USE RESTROOM PASSES FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY! We are noticing from some classrooms, a steady flow of students to use the classroom pass for the restroom. There have been problems in the restrooms with toilets clogging and sinks being set to overflow. WHEN WE CLOSELY SUPERVISE, THESE THINGS ARE CAUGHT IMMEDIATELY OR DON'T HAPPEN.

- We need your help to follow this procedure and expectation.

3. Keep up your AWESOME noticing of positive choices! I am hearing lots of noticings, clear statements of expectations and celebrations. Keep up the good work!

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