Weekly Launch

December 10-14

Important Dates

December 10-

Be sure to stop by the workroom to fill out a Christmas card for someone!


Watch D.O.G.-Micheal Samuel-John/Joanna Solomon/Patterson- PE/Music

December 11-SBG Chat-2nd grade

Wear your Wacky Winter Wear/Tacky Tuesday

CBA math-3/4/5


Huddle-3:30 pm

SBG chat-2nd grade

Watch D.O.G.-Bruce Blazine-Taylor-Bionat-Rainbow?

December 12-CBA Reading 3/5, writing-4th

Workout Wednesday-wear your school appropriate sweats



Watch D.O.G.-Paryhak Shah-Sparsh-Turrentine-Music

December 13-TRRFCC

Donuts in the lounge


Choir Winter Concert

Watch D.O.G.-Sonny Medina-Olivia, Nylah, Lucas Schillaci, Bartley, Coipel-Art/PE

December 14-

Stop by the lounge and make a cookie-each team will decorate a gingerbread man and we will pick a winning cookie. You can make your own cookie also!

3rd grade Field Trip

Watch D.O.G.-Ryan Necessary-Henry-Fore-Rainbow?

Character Corner

Word of the Week-Patience

Word of the Month-Citizenship

Morning Announcements-Bourque

Word of the Week-Variety


Five Ways to Greet Students

  1. Use their name
    A person’s name is quite possibly one of their most important possessions. Whether you use their given name or a nickname they prefer, calling someone by name creates a connection.
  1. Ask a question
    A simple “how are you today?” is a good start. As you learn more about your students, you can vary your questions depending on their activities and interests.
  1. Make a request
    Give your students a sense of purpose right from the beginning by giving them a task as they enter the room. This can be a whole-class activity such as preparing their desks for the day. Or, select a few students each day for helping roles, and give everyone an opportunity to be your class assistants as the year progresses.
  1. Offer up a high five, pat on the back, or another appropriate touch-based greeting
    Special handshakes are all the buzz at some schools. Experiment with what works for you and your class. You might be surprised at your students’ creativity!
  1. Use nonverbal cues such as a head nod or thumbs up
    Not everyone likes attention focused on them. Often a simple gesture, coupled with eye contact, lets a reluctant scholar know that you see them and value them. Sometimes directing a small, simple gesture toward a student can help you to see if they have something on their mind.

When you greet your students at the door, you are modeling the behaviors that you expect in the classroom. What’s more, you’re modeling adult behaviors expected in the larger community. And in the here and now, this greeting can also serve as an opportunity to intervene if you notice student behavior that’s a bit off.


Math Assessments

Kinder and 2nd grade assessments may be updated based on classroom data collection or by way of administering all or part of the official assessments…official assessments only “have to be” administered for students when teachers lack anecdotal progress notes about current levels

  • Kinder

  • Update AMC Counting Objects front and back (including one more/one less), Recognizing Numerals, CCISD Writing Numerals, and Rote Counting

  • December 3rd – January 18th

  • 1st grade

  • No assessment at this time

  • 2nd grade

  • Update AMC Hiding Assessment and Ten Frames Assessment

  • November 26th – January 11th

  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades

  • CBA

  • Week of December 10th

Shout Outs

Shout out to everyone who gave out lunch slips this wee!

Shout out to Murray, Bush, Varner and Sweeney for covering first grade so that they could have some time with Rachel Powell

Shout out to Hirsch and Wagner for suggesting the 12 Gifts of Kindness and Murray for making it!

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