Nash Super News

October 14, 2016

What Do You Remember?

As the days seem to go by faster and my age continues to increase, I feel like I remember less and less. Please tell me I am not the only one who has walked into a room for something but could not remember why? But that is not always the case. I still remember the poem that I had to write and recite in third grade.

My Bunny

I once had a bunny.

He asked me for some money.

I told him, "I didn't have any, honey."

He called me a dummy.

I know, I know. You are all impressed with my writing abilities at such a young age. Okay, you are right, that was terrible. Why is it that I remember the whole process of writing that poem and reciting in front of my class like it was yesterday, but I can not remember what my kids asked me to get in the next room when I walk into that room? We are talking about the difference between remembering something from years ago to remembering from minutes age. William Glasser, a psychiatrist and educational theorist, gave some insight of this. He explained that we remember things based on our level of experience with them. Glasser says we remember 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see and hear, 70% of what we discuss, 80% of what we experience, and 95% of what we teach others. If Glasser's theory is true, then we should consider these percentages when planning activities in our class. As teachers, you quickly become experts in your content area because you teach the content to four different classes each day. What experiences can you plan and include in your class to give students a deeper level of experience with the content so they too can remember at a higher level?

Super Hero Shout Outs

  • Late shout out to Stormie for all of her efforts decorating the homecoming float.
  • Thank you to the coaches, PLC teachers, and Nurse Marcie for completing the hearing and vision of all the 5th graders.
  • Each of you for your patience and understanding during the Big Kahuna Limo trips. Our students raised $10,475. Nash students are the best!
  • Michele Osborne for helping out wherever and whenever needed.

Upcoming Events

10/17:
  • 6th grade GT students @ Monday Primary
  • 6th grade Star Watching Party 7:00-8:30 Space Station will fly over Kaufman @ 7:16
10/18:
  • 5th grade GT students @ Monday Primary
  • Submit Meet the Lion Nominations
  • PLC-Conference Room
10/19:
  • Faculty Meeting @ 3:45 (everyone attends)
  • Eastep at Region 10 for APLA
10/20:
  • PLC-Conference Room
10/21:
  • End of first nine weeks
  • Lunch Connection in library with Kell Clopton


10/24-10/28: Red Ribbon Week

11/4: Superhero Nash Bash 6:00-8:00pm

Word of the Week: Perseverance

Our focus character word for the week will be perseverance. We will address this word in the announcements each morning. Announcements will be in Terry's homeroom all week. Additional activities can be found at the following link. http://www.greatexpectations.org/perseverance