Thursday's Thoughts

March 1, 2018

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Can you believe it is March already? It is that lovely time of the school year when it seems your students are bombing assessments, behavior is taking a turn for the worse, and anxiety steps in as testing is right around the corner. Let's speak have given 100% to your students, loved your kids hard, and you continue to look for different ways so that they will "get it." No need to worry or stress. Let's put on our obstacle repellent and stay the course. We've got this, and we have proven over and over that we can do it and do it well. Love you all!

Pennies for Patients

Our Pennies for Patients assembly is set for tomorrow morning. Our plan is to begin with 3-5 around 8:30. We will call you as soon as we are ready. We may video the assembly for K-2 if the presenter cannot do the presentation twice. I will let K-2 know for sure in the morning.

Faculty Meeting

Please remember to plan to be present at our faculty meeting Wednesday, March 7th.

MAP Testing

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday: 4th math

Wednesday: 4th ELA

Thursday: 5th math

Friday: 5th ELA

I will be by to talk with you prior to testing to answer any questions and to help you get ready to test in your classrooms.

5th Grade

Please encourage your students to return the parent surveys that were sent home this week.

Upcoming Dates:

March 5th: Pennies for Patients begins in Victoria and David's honor

March 7th: Faculty meeting

March 14th: 2nd grade field trip

March 15th: Spring pics

March 16th: Last day for Reading Allstars contest (Encourage your students to participate.)

March 20th: Spring sing

March 21st: 5th grade parent surveys due

March 22nd: K-2 field trip to see Jungle Book at Palmetto Middle

March 23rd: 3-5 field trip to see Jungle Book at Palmetto Middle

Next Week's Colt's Customs focus: #5 and #7

Golden Feathers

I will place more golden feathers in your boxes tomorrow. :-)

Blessing Box

Thank you to those of you who have brought things for our Blessing Box. I love to see our students bringing notes and other things to add as well. I hope this will encourage our students to serve others. Please add to the Blessing Box as you feel led. I have placed school supplies along with water bottles, tooth brushes, snacks, etc. in the box. Anything is welcome!

Guided Reading

Continue to meet daily with your groups implementing the phonics piece and using leveled readers. This consistency of instruction will move our kids and give them the skills they need to grow as readers.

Happy Friday!