Wilson/Pals May 16-20, 2016
Are you Making a difference?
As we enter these final weeks and days of school, it is easy to lose focus (as well as patience!). Remember for some of our students, Wilson Middle School is their home away from home!! This is the time to fully implement the 16 Proactive Classroom Management Strategies with fidelity. I listed them below in case you need them:
The 16 Proactive Classroom Management Skills to Support Academic Engagement Diana Browning Wright/Clayton R. Cook
- 1. Classroom behavioral expectations are posted, taught, reviewed and known by every student
- 2. Strategic establishment of positive relationships with all students in the class (teacher intentionally reaches out to each and every student to get to know them and learn about them)
- 3. Organizing a productive classroom (minimal effort to pay attention, easy flow in/out of room, seating arrangement, limit distractions, etc.)
- 4. Positive greetings at the door to pre correct and establish positive climate occurs
- 5. Transitions are taught and managed well
- 6. Independent seatwork is limited for skill fluency practice and managed effectively when used
- 7. Competent communication with all students is observed (reprimands/corrective statements are delivered in a non-threatening way)
- 8. Teaching, modeling, and reinforcing desired prosocial classroom skills (following directions the first time, actively listening, waiting patiently, sharing with others, etc.)
- 9. Teacher mobility and proximity control is used (teacher does not stand in one spot to keep students alert by tracking the teacher and teacher use proximity control as a method to redirect problem behavior)
- 10. A motivation system to reward desirable behavior is in evidence
- 11. Goal setting and performance feedback is routine
- 12. Visual schedule of classroom activities is used
- 13. Cuing systems to release and regain student attention and foster high student engagement are used
- 14. Five positive comments, gestures, and interactions to every one correction, reprimand, or negative interaction (5 to 1 ratio)
- 15. Smiling and being nice!
- 16. Providing students with numerous opportunities to respond to teacher questions (choral responding, random asking of students, etc.) and interact with classmates over learning content (pair-share)
Please see link for great article on the Adolescent Brain:http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/12/21/harnessing-the-incredible-learning-potential-of-the-adolescent-brain/
Kudos and Shout Outs
- Thank you to Tracy Graham for saving the day for Ms. Tucker and taking the testing materials downtown.
- Thank you Ms. Klauschie for organizing our Career Day this year!! We had some fabulous presenters. We also had a few presenters that did not show up-Thank you to Ms. Ezieme and Ms. Knudson for improvising and being awesome presenters!!
- Happy Birthday to Matthew Johnson- May 22nd!!
FromThe Desk of...
- Please look for End of Year Bulletin in your box by Wednesday. All of the items on the checklist need to be completed by the end of the year.
- Universal Screener must be completed by FRIDAY, 5/20. Please see email from me on May 16th. If you forgot your password, please contact Paul Michael Dalton. He is copied on the email from me. He can reset your password.
- This is a final reminder, Open Enrollment begins Monday, May 16, 2016. We will be here from 7 am to 6 pm each day. A few things to remember:
- If you are making changes, bring with you any needed documents to complete the process.
- There is a limited number of visitor parking in the North lot on Del Mar. If those spaces are full you must find parking on the street. DO NOT park in spaces marked reserved in either lot. Parking in these spaces can be subject to towing.
- We will be in room 114. Only access to the enrollment website will be available. There will be no access to internet browsing.
- If you are not making changes to your benefits, no action is required on your part.
- Open Enrollment is a 2 week period and all enrollments/changes must be completed within that time period, no exceptions
- See email from May 13th with more information!!
By May 20, please bring or email Ms. Pena the following:
1) A baby picture of yourself
2) A current picture of yourself
3) Three fun facts about yourself that you want the students to guess. Like: you have traveled to every state, you won a food contest or you have once appeared on Price is Right, etc.
4) Where you went to college.
Week at a Glance
- 9:00am: IEP: RY/Villagrana/Graham/Rudchenko/Knudson
- 1:40pm: Teacher Meeting: Rudchenko/Staldt
- 3:00pm: Rudchenko @ District Community Tour Meeting
- 8:00an-9:00pm: Drum Corps and Lion Head's to Disneyland
- 9:00-11:00am: IEP:Transition/Villagrana/Rudchenko
- 11:30am: IEP: Transition/Villagrana/Ezieme/Rudchenko
- 1:00-3:00pm: Transition IEPS: Villagrana/Rudchenko/Knudson
- 9:00-10:30am: Community Awards: 8th Grade @ WIllard
- 11:30am: IEP: CH/Loera/Rudchenko/Smith
- 1:30pm: Master Schedule Meeting: Rudchenko/Sarian/Tucker
- 6:30pm: PTA Board Meeting
- 8:45am: IEP: JM/March/Rudchenko/Graham/Tucker
- 10:00am: Rudchenko in Summer School Meeting SPED
- 10:00am: IEP: DP/PALS/Hackman/Tucker
- 3rd Period: Safe School Ambassador Meeting: Room 16
- 11:00am: IEP: OB/Villagrana/Rudchenko/Ezieme
- 11:45am: Rudchenko/Smith @ VIP Luncheon
- 1:00pm: IEP: EMG/Loera/Rudchenko/Avila
- 4:00pm: Rudchenko @ Mandatory Prnicipals' Meeting
- 8:30-11:30am: Learns Meeting in Gym
- 8:30am: Coffee with the Principal
- 8:30am: IEP: OM/March/Tucker/Pena
- 11:00am-1:00pm: Rudchenko @ District Communications Meeting
- 1:00pm: IEP: JT/Azariah/Tucker
- 2:00pm: IEP: MR/Loera/Graham/Rudchenko/Smith
- 6:00-8:30pm: 8th Grade Dance