Acton Weekly Update: 11/03/2017
T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More
Reaching All Learners
From Lindsey Elliott:
Social Skills Vocabulary:
Good (Okay or normal) thoughts: Others have thoughts about us based on what we do and say. When a person has a good throught (normal thought) about us, it means that we figured out how to act in that place with that person. When others have good thoughts about us, they feel good too and may remember how we make them feel.
Uncomfortable (weird) thoughts: We have uncomfortable/ weird thoughts about others and they have them about us, based how people act, what people say, or how they physically present themselves. When a person has an uncomfortable or weird thought about us, it means we did some behavior that made people take notice of us in a more negative way, just like when we take notice of other's behaviors that make us have uncomfortable thoughts about them.
Thank you to Matt and our district Instructional Coaches for the fantastic mini-lesson PD offered last week. Due to running out of time, Matt will finish the presentation on Wednesday and then we start the work of developing our first mini-lessons. As we go through an instructional shift together we will be sharing resources and offering opportunities to work together to grasp these new concepts.
PD and PLC Agenda-
Tuesday- PLC Team Agenda
Wednesday- FInish mini-lesson PD and write mini-lessons
Developing our Instructional Practices
Anchor Charts that are low and accessible for students.
Teacher and student created.
Anchor charts that are part of the everyday print environment
Anchor Chart for Personal Narrative
This one is small and available to students. They don't have to be giant posters.
I Can Statements
Teacher written and in front of the room.
Clearly written student friendly
Clearly Written morning expectations
These aren't objectives but the expectations for students is clearly written, routine and by having it written you take out the possibility of negative verbal battles. Starts the day in an orderly and positive way!
Nuts and Bolts
This week: College Go Week and GS Book Collection Week
Monday: SIT Meeting and 3rd grade ISTEP Infrastructure test
Tuesday: Several of us will be at the CPI (Crisis Prevention and Intervention) Refresher Course all day.
Wednesday: Jeans for Troops! Make a donation and wear your jeans! Moneys raised will be donated to a local Veterans Group.
Friday- Veterans Day Program at 9:30- Wear patriotic colors!
What's Coming Up
1 ENL PLC @ BH
1 60’s dress up day-4th grade fundraiser
2 Picture Retakes
6-10 College Go Week
6 Evacuation Drill
6 SIT School Improvement Team Meeting
6-10 College Go Week
6-17 Girl Scouts book project
7 CPI Refresher
7 Counselors Meeting
8 Jeans for Troops
9 District Tech Team K-12
10 Midterm Ends
10 Veteran’s Day Program
12 baskets of hope
15 midterm grades posted
15 70’s dress up day-4th grade fundraiser
15 IA Appreciation day
16 Major Saver Campaign Kick Off
16 Leadership Meeting
16-Dec 2 Major Saver
17 Instructional Coaches meeting
17 All Pro Dads
21 Dec fieldtrips due
27-12/15 Acuity Predictive B ELA/ Math/ Sci/SS
29 Elem CIP PLC
30 K ELA/SS/Match/Science
1 3-8 High Ability ELA
1 Choir Practice
1 4th grade downtown tour
4-8 Canned Food Drive
4 1st grade ELA/SS/Math/Science
4 Evacuation drill
4 80’s dress up day-4th grade fundraiser
5 3rd Math/Science/ELA/SS
5 ENL PLC @ AD
5 School Psych Meeting
7 KDG field trip to Conner Prairie
7 3rd grade winter program
11 2nd grade field trip Clowes Hall
15 All Pro Dads
18 90’s day-4th grade fundraiser
19 last student day
19 Winter parties
19 All School sing along