Farmington View Friday Focus

January 11-15

Weekly Calendar

Monday, January 11

7:50-8:20 Attendance Meeting (Lisa & Roger)

1:00-1:30 STEM Meeting (Janet & Roger)

2:15-3:00 Shelly's Evaluation

3:15-5:30 Marcia & Roger @ AC for Testing Training

Tuesday, January 12

7:30-12:00 Roger @ AC for K-12 Principal Meeting

12:00-1:00 Roger @ AC for STEM Principal Meeting

1:30-2:00 Roger in Robin's Room

2:05-4:00 Academic Club (Sara & Danielle)

2:15-3:00 Daniel's Evaluation

2:15-3:15 Action Team

3:00-3:30 Kim's Evaluation

4:00-5:30 Roger & Lisa @ Hilhi for Feeder Attendance PLC

Wednesday, January 13

2:00-3:15 Teacher Directed Academic Seminar (Collaboration)

Thursday, January 14

7:30-8:30 Roger takes Daughter to Orthodontist

2:05-3:15 Booster Meeting

3:15-3:45 Mallory's Evaluation

2:05-4:00 Academic Club (Danielle & Sara)

Friday, January 15

9:00 Fire Drill

2:00-2:30 Christy's Evaluation

Nuts and Bolts

  • Inclement Weather: On days when the school district is closed (like last Monday), no one is supposed to enter the school. The reason for that is the the building isn't prepared to have people. Sidewalks are not cleared of ice or other issues. Typically, a district closure is only going to occur when it's icy or we get a lot of snow. Please let me know if you have any questions.

  • Missing Printer: Our Dell printer from the small lab is missing (weird). If you know anything about it, please let me know.

  • Head Phones: Last year we spent $500 on new headphones for the computers in the large lab. Recently, we have noticed that some are broken and others are not being well cared for. When your students use the lab, please let them know to be careful and treat them kindly.

Shout Outs

  • Shay took the initiative to talk collaborate with Daniel about teaching some of the new Playworks recess games during PE. This is a better environment to learn in and all students will hear the same rules.

  • Christy's class was researching information for their persuasive papers. About half way through their allotted time, she pulled them all together and had them share with a partner what they had learned so far. This was a great way to hold students responsible for independent time. They then went back to being researchers.

  • Shelly had her students sitting on the rug. She asked them to close their eyes and reflect on their activities during winter break. She said think about what you saw and heard. She then gave a couple of examples. As the students quietly reflected, she said you'll use your thoughts and pictures in your writing today. What a wonderful way to prepare them for their writing task.

  • Marcia, Heather Danielle, Sara, Shay, Alissa and Sarah have been persistent in thinking/implementing procedures to decrease the noise in the cafeteria. While down there this week, you can see a marked improvement. After the last student received his lunch (2nd lunch) the entire cafeteria went quiet for three minutes. After the three minutes were up, they could talk quietly. This is a great example of; if something isn't working, try something else until it does. Awesome!

  • During Grant's visit yesterday, we spent time in Mallory's, Kim's, Robin's and Tracey's rooms. Each room was filled with engaged students and instructional strategies/technology that promoted learning. He was very complimentary of their work.

  • Erin is fantastic at modeling new skills for her students. After modeling a new workplace station, I decided to sit down with the students to see whether they "got it." Of course they did! So instead of wasting time arguing over how to play, they were learning!
Component 5: Interaction
Jimmy and Kevin Hart Ride a Roller Coaster

Have a Great Weekend!