Update from THIS I.F.

Merry Christmas!

Have a Wonderful Vacation!

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.

-----Thomas Paine

Enjoy your time off and if you think of something you need--please let me know. I know you will be thinking about long term plans at some point--send me a note if I can help you get any resources or if I can help in any way! I will use this time as a time of reflection and hoping to regroup. I hope each of you gets some rest and has time to reflect on the great things you are doing and have accomplished!

2 Projects We HAVE to Complete in the New Year

If you have ANY ideas or if you are willing for me or Jennifer to video tape in your room--please let me know! Jennifer Muscarelli and I have been asked to create these two videos by the end of January.

1. A video sharing "What We LOVE About TES"

2. A Video about Close Reading OR Text Dependent Questions (or using primary documents if you are game for this!)


Quick Winter Activities

I compiled a few winter or review activities for when you need a quick 20-30 minute activity to get assessments complete. If you find any good ones--drop them in the Google Doc I am going to send to share with others.

Computer Lab Sign up

There is a new Computer Lab sign up in calendar form. Reminder you will have to stay with students when you sign up for extra time. Ms. Barker is helping in classrooms when she does not have classes.


Please bookmark this in a place where you can access it.

Link to a Survey

Thanks to everyone who have already done this--if you have not, please take time to share your thoughts with me. I know that these results will help me become a better Instructional Facilitator for you!


Grade Level Meetings

County Grade Level Meeting Dates have been finalized and are as follows:

Kindergarten - January 26th at Wittenburg

First Grade - January 28th at Bethlehem

Second Grade - February 1st at Hiddenite

Third Grade - February 2nd at Ellendale

Fourth Grade - February 4th at Stony Point

Fifth Grade - February 8th at Taylorsville

All meetings are scheduled from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Additional details about individual grade level meetings will be sent in separate emails. Please be looking for these.