Friday Email

April 8, 2016

Smith Elementary


Smith Staff will collaborate to inspire and connect to each child by knowing every name and need to ensure success.


*All kids can learn in different ways and at different times.

*Relationships are vital to the success of students, teachers and families.
*Smith will provide all students with opportunities to experience success.

*All teachers share the responsibility for the needs of all students.

*Smith Elementary provides an enjoyable and engaging learning environment.

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Tracy and Carissa

Another Kinder Round Up in the books! You did an amazing job helping out each family as they came in.

Lisa Lindsey, Lauren Tucker, Ashlee Freeney, Renee Dunagin, Annie Isom, Jodie Bowe, Amy Bell, Sara Anderson, Andrea Sibley

Another successful round of TELPAS complete! Thank you to our fabulous team for making it happen. We appreciate the extra time and effort this took.

Donita O'Hair and Amy Bell

I loved the Dust Bowl projects! Your students really grasped the concept of experiencing the Dust Bowl. Wow! (see sample below)

Lauren Tucker

Thank you for caring so deeply about your students every day! You are so quick to make sure they are cared for and safe every day!

Josefina, Deb, Danie, Sadaf, Nicole and Angela

Thank you for what you do behind the scenes every day with our special needs friends. You are the quiet unsung heroes every day. Our students flourish because of your support.

Taylor and Kendall

Keep up the spirit with our drama club! You got this! I know the end result will be nothing short of fabulous!

Janis Dahl

Another amazing 2nd grade performance. Thanks for being a problem solver and rocking it acapella style!


Thanks for being a trooper when the joke was on you. LOL.

Spring PLC Survey - All Classroom, Specials and SPED Teachers Please Complete by April 15

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April 11- 3:20 ITL Meeting, 3:20 Sunshine Meeting, Author Rob Buyea visits Smith

April 13- On your own, stop by Lindsey's room to pick out your book for our spring/summer book study. There will be sheets to list your preferences in her room (106). All staff may stop by starting on Tuesday, April 12.

April 14- Andrea out for coaching training

April 15- Frisco Red Friday (wear your red shirts), Andrea out for coaching training

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Quality Questioning

  • If you don't know where you are going, you can't tell when you get there. Quality questions help you plan deliberately so you can know definitely when you have reached your destination.
  • Purposefully planned questions helped facilitate our discussion by give us a focus. Intentional questioning in the classroom should also improve the lesson focus and provide clarity for both teacher and students.

  • Having purposeful planned questions helped facilitate our discussion by keeping us on task. It also helped us ask questions that were not "on the surface" but questions that guided in thinking about RTI and further plans.

    Being intentional with our questions will support my goals in the classroom by leading me to more effective RTI and data collection.

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April 7 Jane McAllister

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Have a wonderful weekend! I love working with you each day.


Awesome Social Studies Project from Amy Bell's Class!

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