Week of September 23rd-27th, 2019
Are You Happy?
College Go Week!
Monday, September 23rd the staff will wear college gear to show where they
went to school, or where their children went to school.
Tuesday, September 24th – the students will have a chance to show their school
spirit by wearing college colors/logos of their favorite school.
Wednesday, September 25th will wear their ‘thinking caps’ to school. It is
important to always use your brain and do your best work each day. Hats that
aren’t distracting in school may be worn.
Thursday, September 26th will be class color day.
Each grade level will wear a certain color.
Second grade (Class of 2030) Green
First grade (Class of 2031) Blue
Kindergarten (Class of 2032) Purple
Staff will wear Central Noble shirts/colors.
Friday, September 27th – Future day -Students are encouraged to dress for a
career that is of interest to them. Please consider appropriateness of dress for
school and safety. Any Central Noble Elementary student who dresses for a future
career will earn one point for their house.
I calculated the times (approximate I know things change at times) and here is what I came up with for the CN Primary.
Morning Collaboration 30 minutes 4 x per week (I usually take one morning)= 120 minutes
Specials Class 40 minutes 5 x per week= 200 minutes
End of Day 20 minutes 5 x per week= 100 minutes
Lunch 30 minutes 5 x per week= 150 minutes
This totals 570 minutes per week or 120 minutes per day of time where students are here, but not with you for classroom instruction. That only leaves us 1530 minutes or 25.5 hours to make academic progress per week. That is eye-opening. Everything we do with kids in our building is important, but the reality is we do not have 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. to build academic skills.
We need to make sure we are focused and using the most of our time with students to make sure they are mastering standards. I feel like the morning collaborations and end of day collaborations are useful and are needed to complete exit tickets/assessments. We need to make sure that this time is used effectively to help our students know where they are on standards and help us plan for where to go next. Please keep using this time to improve our instructional time.
Also, please be mindful that even if you do not have students with you during the approximately 120 minutes a day that was calculated above, you can still be doing things that prepare you to teach.
Where In The World is Mr. Morgan?
Upcoming Morning Meetings
Wednesday @ 7:50 a.m.: School Improvement Committee will meet to divvy up sections and start working on SIP due October 15th.
Friday @ 7:50 a.m.: Possible all staff meeting. I will let you know by Wednesday if we will all meet or not.
10/4: Pie Sales KickOff
10/21-10/25: Fall Break
10/27-10/29: Thanksgiving Break (No School)
12/10: 2nd Grade Music Program
12/23-1/3: Christmas Break (No School)
4/6-4/10: Spring Break (No School)
6/5: Graduation (It's what we all work for)
*Please send me any dates that need to be added here!