Stonegate Staff News

April 29, 2016

Staff Recognitions and Celebrations:

  • I want to thank everyone for what you do everyday! You are the best staff and I appreciate you more than you know!

Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6):

Monday- Muffins, fruit, and juice (provided by PTA)

Tuesday- Taco lunch (provided by PTA)

Thursday- Breakfast burrito (provided by PTA)

Friday- Dessert Bar (provided by office)


Be sure to thank the PTA for all of their support and the wonderful goodies!!

Ideas for the Classroom:

4 Corners: The teacher asks students to stand in the middle of the room and then announces “corners” and a question with four possible answers. For example, the teacher says that the four corners of the room represent 4 characters from Charlotte’s Web: Charlotte, Wilber, Templeton, and Fern. Then, the teacher asks, “Which character from the book can you relate to most?” After a short “think time”, students go to the corner labeled with the character that they can relate with most. Once there, they must find a partner and discuss their reasoning (credit veronica http://www.dresshead.com). Later, students can write about this topic with a plethora of ideas gleaned from their own thinking and discussions with others.

  • Stand up, Hand up, Pair up: When reinforcing concepts and continuing to develop academic vocabulary, it is helpful for students to have a chance to discuss their ideas, but all too often I find the same hands raised and the same students dominating the conversation. To get everyone in the class talking, try asking students to walk around the room shaking hands and greeting their classmates. This helps mix up the usual friend-partners and work on social skills. After a minute or so, tell everyone to stand with their hand in the air and high five one person near them. The high five partners turn into discussion partners. Once the partners are picked, the teacher asks a question and each partner has an allotted amount of time to answer. After both have answered, students sit down and the teacher calls on a few students to re-tell partner’s answers. This gives all students a chance to speak, listen, and participate actively.
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    Important Dates

    WEEK OF MAY 2 (Teacher Appreciation Week)

    5/2

    STAAR training @ 3:15
    Kinder Kick Off @ 6:30-7:30

    5/3

    Happy Birthday- Vickie Angel
    Enrichment Clubs @ 3:00

    5/4

    Happy Birthday-Aaron Darden

    Detention- Voss

    5/5

    SS DBA analysis- 6th

    PTA Board Meeting @ 6:00

    5/6

    Kinder/PK field day

    5/8

    Happy Birthday- Jackie Steele


    WEEK OF MAY 9

    5/9

    STAAR Math- 3, 4, 6

    STAAR Math Retest- 5

    Progress Reports Go Home

    5/10

    STAAR Reading 3, 4, 6

    STAAR Reading Retest - 5

    5/11

    STAAR Science 5
    Detention- Cho

    5/12

    PTA Meeting @ 6:00

    5/13

    Fun 1/2 day - 3, 4, 5

    5/14

    6 Stones Black and Blue Run



    WEEK OF MAY 16

    5/16

    Fundraiser Magic Show

    Kinder EOY R3D Analysis @ 8:45

    2nd EOY R3D Analysis @ 11:45

    1st EOY R3D Analysis @ 1:15

    6th grade 1/2 day fun day

    5/17

    6th grade visits Buinger Center

    Awards- PreK @ 9:00

    Awards- PreK @ 11:30

    5/18

    Awards- Kinder @ 9:00

    Awards- 1st @ 1:30

    Detention- Maxwell

    5/19

    Choir to NRH20

    Awards- 2nd- @ 9:00

    Awards- 3rd- @ 1:30

    5/20

    Awards- 4th @ 9:00

    Awards- 5th @ 1:30

    K-2 1/2 day fun day

    Failure Forms Due

    Positive Office Referrals:



    Week of May 9

    Ihnfeldt

    Ligon

    Murphy

    Voss


    Week of May 16
    Ligon

    Moss
    Cho