Eastside: One Team, One Dream

"We never lose. We either win or we learn. - Nelson Mandela

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Week of November 4th

Eastside's Mission

Our mission is to build a strong educational foundation while meeting the unique needs of our students.

Eastside's Vision

Working in partnership with the community, Eastside Elementary will provide all students:

  • A collaborative team of professionals who are committed to improve their practices, so that all students learn at high levels

  • A safe, positive, and inviting learning environment

  • An engaging and challenging curriculum focused on essential academics and life skills

  • Individualized and timely support that provides students with what they need to succeed


I want to say again how incredibly PROUD I am of all of you! Your professionalism shown on Friday was a proud moment for Eastside! Historically this is a moment for the books. In so many rooms, you were leading the conversations. Several principals let me know how proud they were of all of you. Keep up the great work this week as we do what's best for kids!

30 days to make an impact before Christmas break! That does not count all the interruptions that the holidays bring such as Grandparents Day and Christmas events. This means that every moment in the room you are giving it all you have for student success!

Hattie's Corner: Self Efficacy

Show the video below to your students this week. It's about 4 minutes about self efficacy.

Self-efficacy refers to a student’s belief that they can perform a particular task successfully. Unlike self-confidence, efficacy is specific to the task. For example, a student may have high self-efficacy on a spelling test, but low self-efficacy when playing cricket. Looking at the effect size, student self efficacy is 0.70 which is almost two years of growth in one year.

Check out this link https://www.transformingeducation.org/self-efficacy-toolkit/. There are lots of ideas on this site.

One way students can achieve self efficacy is through a vicarious experience (found on slide 20 of the self efficacy toolkit in the link above). In other words, if "he or she" can do it, I can do it!" This can occur in the classroom by allowing groups of different abilities to pair up together. Have the student that is confident in their learning, share with the other students how they were able to solve the problem or answer that question. Allow them to model their thinking aloud. You as the teacher can do this also. Prompts could include:

  • tell me what you know about...
  • How would you break this into smaller parts
  • What strategies did you use to get from ___ to ____?

Importance of Self-Efficacy
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4th Grade Made the Local News

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Details for the Week


  • Did everyone practice the net cutting last week? Make sure you send your pictures to Mrs. Krogman.

  • If you have finished all your conferences, turn your sign in sheet in to Mrs Patty.

  • Be looking for a Google form from Mrs. Krogman to vote on the movie for our family movie night on November 15th.

  • Decodables have been moved and labeled. They are all in the room across from Mrs. Hogg's classroom above the LLI kits. Mrs. Cardin and Ms. Newkirk did a great job organizing and labeling them. I will send out the spreadsheet they have created with the title and skill addressed in them. More decodables have been ordered. When you take decodables from the room, sign them out in the notebook. When you return them draw a line through your name and place them back accordingly. Each decodable book individually cost about $10, so keeping up with these resources is key. If you would like to place the ones that students have just finished reading in their familiar book box, please do. Just make sure kids know the importance of taking care of them. The rigor of these books is much better than those from Reading A to Z.

  • SMART goals - In team meetings this week, we will create a SMART goal poster for your room.

  • SIT doc updating - for any students in grades K and 1 - needs to be completed by end of day on Friday. All staff working with these students on reading interventions will input a comment. This comment should be focused on decodables, phonics skills, and phonological awareness.

  • MAP Progress Monitoring will be with grades K and 1. Please refer to the new schedule I sent out about when students will take their test.

  • K-2 DIBELS Progress Monitoring this week.

  • Veterans' Day is upon us. We will celebrate with our Veterans and those currently in the service on November 11th at 10:00 AM. As in year's past, younger grades will not participate since this is a reverent ceremony. Make to sign up on the spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HLO5UvAa6bQV3gQo6OSRRx01dXwrO4-ORLlni7WHJ3U/edit#gid=0 from Mrs. Krogman to sign up to bring a breakfast item for our veterans to enjoy. It's a small way to let them know we appreciate them!

  • Monday

  • Spelling Bee at 9:30 in the cafeteria for all students in grades 3-5. K-2 spelling bee class winners will come down also.

  • Tuesday

  • 5th grade TAG students DIG at Wooster (Ask Mrs. Barnhart for details)
  • 1:00 Timmy Bauer author in the PE building for grades K-2
  • SIT meets
  • Wednesday
  • First Security Bank presentation to grades 3-5
  • Team meeting agendas are updated for this week. Remember the agendas are on our Google site. We will meet with content teams in 3-5. Make sure to look at what you need to bring for your meeting time.
  • Thursday
  • Fall Staff outing at Hideaway Pizza at 6:00 PM! Thank you Celebration Committee for planning this event! Hope to see everyone there.

  • Friday
  • Last club day for this rotation will end at 8:15

  • Take attendance and lunch count at 8:15

  • Spirit Day at 8:30

  • Special Surprise Presentation at 11:00 AM in the PE building (more information to come later) All grades available at that time will attend. We will not be switching up lunches or recesses. We will call over the intercom for classes.

Learning Happening at Eastside

Important Dates (Refer to EES 2019- 20 Calendar shared by Mrs. Krogman)

Nov 11- Veterans Day Ceremony at 10:00am

Nov 11 - Progress Reports go home!

Nov 12 and 13 - Mrs. Bailey will be with us!

Nov 14 - PTO meeting at 3:45

Nov 15 - Teacher Tailgate meal hosted by PTO

Nov 15- Movie Night!

Nov 18-22 Book Fair

Nov 18 and 19 - Hillman Assessment coaching for teams

Nov 21 - Special visitor with Mrs. Hogg (more info to come later)

Nov 22- Grandparents Day

Nov 25-29 Thanksgiving Break

Words to Live By This Month


PRIDE WORD = Integrity