Teachers collaborating so we can all grow ~ Sept. 11, 2019
What a great start to the year!
STRATEGY SPOTLIGHT: Put the ownership in your students' hands by creating an organization station
Sundra keeps supplies at students' fingertips with this Organization Station, which also features calendars and copies of texts for easy reference. Students take control of their own classroom needs at this multifunctional workspace.
Kim avoids spending precious time handing out the day's assignment by using a simple table near the entry. Students know it is a class norm to pick up items on their way in the door. Below the table in boxes are copies of handouts for easy filing. Notice the 4 baskets are labeled with animals instead of group numbers - that would put a smile on anybody's face.
Barrie's side table is a great place for picking up and submitting assignments, and also includes a 3-hole punch and note cards to encourage students to get organized. Notice the tissues are at the organization station - because who wants all those sniffly noses lurking around their desk?
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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Focus on Newer Teaching Staff (offered both lunch waves)
Wed., Sept. 18, A or B Lunch Wave
Room 245Round-table discussion checking in with our newer teaching staff on how the year is going, sharing successes and challenges, and supporting each other. (Note: anyone is welcome to come to this event, but the focus will be on addressing challenges for those new to the building or district.) CEUs available - register on Keep Certified.
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Note-taking and organizational strategies that work (offered both lunch waves)
Consider attending this optional PD opportunity where we will talk about impactful classroom strategies that you can take back to your classroom and implement immediately. Bring your lunch and your good ideas, and join the lunchtime discussion. CEUs available - register on Keep Certified.
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