Please remember that it is an expectation that you attend the school fair-even if it is for a very short amount of time. PTA does so much for us that we want to show support for them at this important day. Please sign up to work at the school fair if you are able! Sign up is on the whiteboard by Renee's office
5th grade reading benchmark and 4th grade writing benchmarks have been moved to the week of Feb. 25th.
Don't forget to let the cafeteria know how many lunches you will need for Friday-early release day
Make sure your class thanks Mrs. Murray for being our school counselor. Next week is National School Counseling Week!
Please be sure you are communicating often with parents. Thank you to those of you who continue to send your weekly communications to me. You should be sending a weekly communication to parents and replying to parent emails within 24 hours. We will be sharing results soon from our surveys and this was an area that continues to be a weakness for us. Make it a goal for yourself to send out positive emails, notes or phone calls this month!
Please be sure to sign the chart paper by workroom to let us know how you are getting to Grow 360.
AMC Combo baseline opens-Kinder
Watch DOG-Mr. Dutta-Durhin/Schillaci
Wear your college shirt with jeans
Watch D.O.G.-Mr. Elmore-Tyler/Lauren-Sauer/Fore-Rainbow/Rainbow
Monique off campus all day
5th grade field trip
PTA executive board meeting/PTA meeting 11:30/12:30
Monique out all day
Buckels out all day
Watch DOG-Mr. Gracia-Ryan-Wagner-PE
Early Release Day
Watch D.O.G.-Mr. Castaneda-Eli-Bartley-no block
February 9-School Fair
Word of the Month-Trustworthiness
Early Release Day PL Schedule
Word of the Week-repetition
Shout out to Susan Rizzo for her Yoga music as the kids entered the gym for Dennis Lee. He couldn't stop talking about it!
Shout out to Terri May for setting up World Read Aloud Day. Our students really enjoy this day!
Shout out to all of you who brought a snack for our Super Bowl Snack day!
This compliment is for Carla Ryan because she made sure our 5th grade course selection labels were printed and perfect. I couldn't do 6th grade registration without her. Jen Murray
This compliment is for Wende Bach because she unloaded the clean dishes from the dishwasher. I SO appreciated that!-Renee Rain
This compliment is for Leesa Young and Shara Mills because they both helped me with our chinchilla visiting from the LMC. I couldn't have done it without them! Emily Matthew
Check out the link below for our Fab Fridays in February
Love and Logic and PBIS work well together. Some core beliefs of Love and Logic could include the following:
· Maintain dignity for the adult and child
· Whenever possible, share the control
· Whenever possible, share the thinking -- get the child to do more
· If consequences are necessary, use the empathy-with-consequences approach
Learning a little about each student’s interests and personality helps to foster a connection between students and teachers. Once those relationships are established, particularly with difficult students, maintaining compliance is easier. For example, if a student does not take off a hat in class, a teacher could quietly say to that student, “Hey, I’m glad your team won last night. I know what a big fan you are," and then as the teacher walks away, add, quietly, “Would you mind taking that hat off just for me?"
“You have to have relationships with high-risk students," added Guthals. “I have been amazed at how easy it is to build relationships with kids with Love & Logic strategies. When you build relationships, you can say to students, ‘Will you stop doing that for me?’ and they will."