CN Jr/Sr HS WeAreOne
September 20, 2019
Thank you for meeting with families this week during Parent/Teacher Conferences. As a follow up please reach out to parents who were unable to attend and provide another opportunity for them to discuss their students progress.
Vickie, Laura, and I will be attending a Social & Emotional Learning Showcase this week at Prairie Heights sponsored by IASP. We hope to learn about more ways we can work together to support our students and will share what we learn with all of you soon.
Reading in All Subjects
This week I listened to Dara Yoder read the book Poop to her Language Arts class. This is a short, silly children's book with few words but here is what I observed. Students came into class asking what book she was going to read to start off (this is a regular routine). The students were talking about the book before she even began to read it. All of the students in class listened while she read, watched her turn the pages to see what silly word or picture was next, and responded when she finished. Several even asked what book she was reading tomorrow when she was done.
Regardless of the lexile, content, or format, students were vested in the activity. They anticipated it, they engaged in it, they responded to it. That's what we want isn't it? So while the book Poop will not work in every classroom, adapting this type of activity to what you do could. It could be a short current event, an article, a few pages of a book that you continue on with each day. It could be a children's book. We all used to love them and many are packed with wisdom even if in simple terms.
I can't say enough good things about what I observed during this short time in class. Talk to Dara about it. I think she's really onto something here.
College GO! Week
College GO! Week Door Intro
First Friday Events - Save the Dates
On Sunday, October 6th we will host everyone at Trowbridge Farms - The Amazing Maze. Meat and drinks will be provided. Everyone bring a dish to share. The activity fee for employees will be covered. Family members will be $4 each with children 3 and under free.
Both of these events are for you and your family.
Fighting for the Forkers
Congratulations to the Leffers!
Pat & Kym welcomed a new grandchild into the world last week.
Meet Ruth (Ruthie) Elaine Leffers
9/30-10/4 Homecoming Week
10/4 - Day of Caring