Friday Focus

Friday, May 4, 2018

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Finishing the School Year Strong

On the Teach 4 the Heart website, they offer 8 suggestions for helping us finish the year strong. Teachers and kids are tired, but we all know from experience that the wheels can come off fairly easily at the end of the year. Here are the suggestions:


1. Don't coast, be intentional with planning and classroom activities.


2. Keep first things first - focus on most important tasks.


3. Draw on the relationships you've already built. You still have opportunities to impact students.


4. Strategically prioritize what to teach.


5. Don't plan to finish teaching early.


6. Communicate with parents, especially positive end of year communication.


7. Try to leave things as organized as possible for next year.


8. Decide to enjoy these last few weeks.


I love how we're encouraged to "decide to enjoy" these last few weeks, it's a great reminder that all of these suggestions are a choice. We can choose to be proactive in situations, choose to plan with purpose, and choose to intentionally engage students. We have a choice people!

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IMPORTANT DATES

Upcoming Dates

Fri, May 4

Jeans Day

UIL State Academics Meet @ UT

Sat, May 5

FFA-AREA DEGREE CHECK & AREA SPEAKING CONTEST-HOWE

Lady Lions Softball Area

UIL State Academics Meet @ UT

Mon, May 7

5 – 6pm

Top 10% Banquet in Dance Studio

Senior Awards in FAC

Tue, May 8

Algebra EOC

FFA-DISTRICT 1 MEETING

Jeans

Wed, May 9

US History EOC

Thu, May 10

Archery National's

Biology EOC

Jeans

Underclassman Awards

Fri, May 11

Kaufman Lions Track & Field State Championship @ Austin VG, VB

AP US History Exam

Choir Six Flags Trip

Jeans Day

Spanish Club to the Perot Museum

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