The Ben Franklin Friday Focus

December 12, 2014

Happy Friday!

Dear Staff,

Happy Friday.

The cold and snow from Thursday was a perfect reminder that the Holiday season is fast approaching. This is the perfect time to take a leap and try something that you have been curious about and wanting to try.

Use the few days before break to plan for and to try something that will challenge you, stretch you and make you better. Whether it is joining a Twitter chat, using a new tool, or trying one (or more) of the "HOOKS" listed between pages 83-141 in Teach Like a Pirate, try something!

It is just a matter of taking that first step. The worst case scenario is that you will know what doesn't work and move on, the best case scenario is that you will do something that you didn't think that you could and you may even find something that gets your students even more excited about school and learning!

Each day is what we make it; have fun!




Week of 12/15: Group 3 AM Car Line (Reif, Offery, Urizar)

Monday 12/15 - Faculty Mtg

Wednesday 12/17 - Faculty Advisory Council

Wednesday 12/17 - 3rd Grade Concert Postponed - new date TBA ASAP

Thursday 12/18 - Morning Grade Level Mtg (Kindergarten)

Friday 12/19 - Morning Grade Level Mtg (1st Grade)

Week of 12/22: Group 4 AM Car Line (Rigby, Rosser, Simon)

Monday 12/22 - GCN Time

Tuesday 12/23 - Early Dismissal (staff & students)

Quote of the Week:

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A publication from John Acampora, former Slackwood teacher and current Supervisor in Springfield, NJ all about BALANCED LITERACY with videos and information.

Tweet of the Week (to share ideas and also good people to follow)

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Community Conversation Video Starring Some BF Students - Played 12/3/14