Joyceville PS Week Ahead
Cultivating Critical Thinking and Creativity in Responsive Learning Environments
We will all get started with our collaborative inquiries this month. Please keep us informed at the office of your planned dates to meet with your group. If you require any support with your CIs (e.g. resources), please let me know!
I plan to send the January newsletter in the next few days. Please let me know of dates (trips, events, visitors, etc.) or topics you would like included!
At our December staff meeting, we planned to get input (thoughts, ideas, suggestions) from students about use of the courtyard at recess and some problems we've noted: trampling/picking plants, standing/climbing on benches/planters, rough play, Ks coming in even though out of bounds for them, not respecting adult requests to follow rules/be respectful, etc. If you have not yet had a chance, please gather input from your students and bring to our January staff meeting.
As you know, I do a lot of professional learning on twitter! People are tweeting about #oneword2016 to help set intentions for the upcoming year (see a short article below that explains the concept!). I've been thinking about it over the past few weeks and have chosen the word OPEN to guide me through the next year. I hope to be truly open to acting on new ideas, opportunities, challenges, and especially feedback through listening, noticing, being curious, reflecting and connecting both in my professional and personal life. I encourage you to find your "one word" and share it with others!!
Enjoy this first week back with your students. I'm excited and optimistic for 2016 and curious about what it will bring!
Monday, January 4, Day 2
Tuesday, January 5, Day 3
Wednesday, January 6, Day 4
- Angela Moslinger - LD Program Support Teacher - pm
Thursday, January 7, Day 5
- Language Feedback - 9:15 (Heather, Spi)
- SEA training with compass OT (Keith - pm)
- Dawn away - Facilitator training
Friday, January 8, Day 1
- Code Math Project (Keith, Nancy, Dawn)
January 27 Parent Council Meeting
February 15 Family Day - no school
February 16 Report Cards due to office
February 29 Report Cards home
March 7-11 Innovation and Creativity Week