Weekly Launch

April 24-28

Reminders

Next week is Administrative Assistant's Week. Don't forget to thank our wonderful office staff this week!


Brookwood Elementary is coming to walk our building and wander through K-2 classrooms on April 26th from 10:00-11:15. Please look at your walls and see if anything needs to be stapled.


Shara will be giving you art work to hang in hallway for our Art Walk. Please be sure to have a name label on the wall with the art work.


Early voting is on our campus on Wednesday and Thursday from 7-7. Please be sure to early vote.


Don't forget your summatives this week and next. Please remember to bring answers to the questions we sent out.


Friday is early release day. We will start at 1:15 in the library. You may want to consider having food delivered or picking up something quick.

Important Dates

April 24-Discovery Dome here all week


April 25-Jen B. out in a.m.


5 Guys spirit night


April 26-Administrative's Assistant's Day

Collaboration

Early Voting on campus


April 27-Art Walk 5:00-6:30-early voting on campus

Choir pizza party


April 28-Early Release day

Character Corner

Word of the Month-GRIT

Word of the Week-Tenacity

Morning Announcements-Rathburn

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Word of the Week-compare

11 Principles of Character Education

Principle 6-Effective character education includes a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.


When teachers bring to the fore the character dimension of the curriculum, they enhance the relevance of subject matter to students' natural interests and questions, and in the process, increase student engagement and achievement.


Cooperative learning, project-based approaches, and other active learning strategies encourage students to work with, rather than compete against, one another. When students sense that they are among friends, they feel emotionally safe to support one another and take on greater challenges.


Active learning enables students to pursue what is real and relevant to their lives, and develop the competencies that allow them to draw meaning from these experiences.


Principles of differentiated classrooms-In a differentiated classroom, the teacher

-designs instruction around essential concepts, principles, and skills

-attends to student differences

-balances group and individual norms

-modifies content, process, and products

-collaborates with students in learning

-works flexibly with students

-embeds assessment in instruction as a tool for helping students grow

-expresses a deep appreciation and respect for students


Teachers need to structure cooperative activities in a way that ensures equal participation and student accountability, and also helps students develop the social skills that make cooperation possible.

Shout Outs

A big shout out to:


-Marti for a wonderful choir concert

-2nd grade for their amazing writing

-5th grade for all their hard work with STAAR-our kids did well

-Everyone who did activities with their class for Autism Awareness Week