January 7, 2015
2016 - The Race Is On!!
This week's Thursday's Thoughts is filled with a lot of information. Please read it carefully. I do not want to waste your time meeting when I can send it to you for you to read. If you have any questions about this information, just let me know.
Jennifer Seravallo in Columbia March 3rd! If you would like to attend, let me know.
Make sure you are updating your display outside of your doors showing what you have read and are currently reading. It is important that our students see us as readers too!
Some of you are sharing your lesson plans with us and others are putting them on the T drive. In order for them all to be in one place, please make sure you are placing your lesson plans on the T Drive each week in the lesson plan folder. The T Drive has a lot in it right now and we are putting plans in different places. Please make sure you are placing them in the lesson plan folder in your grade level. There is a folder for each grade level, related, special ed., and intervention teacher. Make sure your plans are in the folders by 8:30 each Monday morning. If you have stuff saved on the T Drive that you no longer use, please delete it. Thank you.
Please make sure you are keeping up with the staff member's birthday that you drew at the beginning of the year and getting them a cake on their special day. We have some staff that never received their birthday cake. If you forgot to get one for the person you drew, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you Beth for creating this system so that we all can be recognized on our special days. Don't be the person who forgot to recognize someone! :-)
Reading conference in Hilton Head February 26 & 27. Let me know if you are interested.
Along those same lines, please remember the importance of supervision during recess. Make sure you are seated in various areas of the playground so that you can see all students playing. Also, if students need to come in from the playground, please walk them down to the door. We have almost lost some students because they can't get in and they are walking to different doors. We want to make sure we have an eye on all students at all times.
In addition, our school rule for recess is going to be to stay inside if the temperature is below 40 degrees. If the temperature is 40 degrees or higher and not raining, please go outside if only for a short time. Recess is important and different grade levels are doing different things about going outside. This rule will make us consistent across grade levels when it comes to recess. If a student does not have a coat, you can send them to me and we can get them one so that they can go outside.
Reading KIt- LLI: Levels R and above
Board in conference room
Reading Staff Development
AM: Grades 2&3
PM: Grades 4&5
AM: Grades K4, K5, and 1st