Redbird Roundup, Vol 13
Friday, November 9, 2018
Happy Friday Norris Staff!
What an exciting week we have had! I have highlighted a ton of powerful practices below, as well as extended the calendar through Thanksgiving. I am seeing amazing incorporation of technology, and increased use of cooperative learning in classes. Way to go!
We have an exciting event coming up at Norris on Monday, November 12. The Christmas tree that will be at the Durham this year is coming from right across the street from Norris. They are harvesting the tree on Monday the 12th, and we have invited several student groups to watch. There will be an announcement made at 8 a.m. for those students. In addition, those groups will receive free field trips to the Durham to learn about different holidays. Very cool!
There will be no Redbird Roundup the next two weeks. Next week I will be in Santa Fe at La Cosecha (Dual Language Conference) on Thursday and Friday, and the following week is Thanksgiving week. I will resume Redbird Roundups on November 30!
Have a great weekend!
November 12-November 16
Monday, November 12: Durham Christmas Tree Harvesting, 8 a.m.
Tuesday, November 13: Boys Basketball at Davis; Choose Your Adventure Reading Night at Norris, 5:30-7:30
Wednesday, November 14: Girls Swim at Morton
Thursday, November 15: Second Quarter Progress Grading Window Opens; Boys Basketball home vs. Marrs
Saturday, November 17: Norris Robotics Tournament
Monday, November 19: Grades due
Tuesday, November 20: Norris Musical, 7 PM, "The Lion King"
Wednesday, November 21: Redbird Pride Breakfast, 7:30-8; VILS PD 8-11, Lesson Planning and Grading 11-3
Name: Rebecca McGary
How many years have you been teaching? Seven months
What is your favorite thing about Norris Middle School? I have 2 favorite things: the security guards and I have basically become besties, and the students that I get to work one-on-one with in the PAC room are the absolute best!
What is one of your favorite quotes?
“You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you, that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.” ~ Warren Buffet
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
Indoor Activity: Binging on Netflix
Outdoor Activity: Walking
What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Anything with the floors! Sweeping, mopping, vacuuming. Also, getting gas.
If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
Scrolling on facebook.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Pay the taxes on it. Then pay bills. I’m boring like that.
What is something you learned in the last week?
I’ve learned that I can draw a pretty good looking cornucopia.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?
Binge watching shows on the flix of Net.
What TV show would you binge watch if you had the time?
NCIS, NCIS:LA, SWAT, Criminal Minds, Major Crimes, The Last Ship, Walking Dead, Hell’s Kitchen, CSI, CSI: Cyber, Bones, SEAL Team, Face Off, Rizzoli & Isles, Supernatural, Friends.
What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
A makeup tutorial
Sweet or salty? And what food is your favorite in that category?
Name: Kendrea Stubblefield
How many years have you been teaching? 13
What is your favorite thing about Norris Middle School? I have noticed great support from administrators and staff
What is one of your favorite quotes? Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? Camping/hiking
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Pulling weeds in my vegetable garden
If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be? Not sure, living through life at any age is a journey and a lesson, good and bad.
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Sleeping
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Buy a business
What is something you learned in the last week? You're never promised tomorrow, learn to love and forgive.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for? Running
What TV show would you binge watch if you had the time? American Pickers
What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Not sure I could do something like that...
Sweet or salty? And what food is your favorite in that category? Salty