Derby Daily

Thanksgiving Edition: November 16-November 27

The Week at a Glance: I am grateful for all of you!

Monday, November 16th #Celebrate Monday

Progress Monitoring Data due on Data Wall PM Sheet!

Guided Reading+ Training continues 3: 45 in Mrs. Darrough’s room

K-2 Math Leadership Committee! Thank you Clarissa James for representing us!

Tuesday, November 17th Data Meeting with Specialists today!

We are Learning together this afternoon! See you at our November Faculty Meeting

3:45 in the Media Center!

3-5 Math Leadership Committee! Thank you Laura Buddemeyer for representing us!

Wednesday, November 18th November Principal Birthday Lunches!

Happy, Happy Birthday Ms. Jessica Rudder!

Thursday, November 19th

FSP Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Friday, November 20th I am out learning today with one of my Twitter heroes, Eric Sheninger! I can't wait to share all I am learning about Digital Leadership!

Dragon Tales Newsletter Submissions Due today!

Monday, November 23rd #Celebrate Monday! We are Team Derby! Wear your favorite Team Jersey!

Join us as we Celebrate Team Derby! I will be in the parking lot beginning at 7:00 a.m. we are having a Tailgate! Join me for a breakfast treat and a hot cup of cocoa or coffee!

Tuesday, November 24th JA in a Day!

We are grateful and we are carrying in! We have turkeys from our friends at Douglass High and we are asking you to provide the fixings! Thanks for celebrating with us and providing an amazing lunch for our JA volunteers! Win-Win!

Grade levels walk to off site rally point! Thanks TEAM Specials for your work! All grade levels will bring their classrooms to the gym. Please remind them to wear their coats, gloves, mittens, hats, etc. We are going with the thought that it will be chilly, let's hope for some sun!

I need your P/T totals! Our goal is 100% what can we do to make this happen!

Wednesday, November 25th – Friday, November 27th I am grateful for you! Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for all you do for our #DREamschool!

Upcoming Dragon Events:

December 2nd Happy, Happy Birthday Sheila Franklin

December 2nd Earthquake Drill

December 2nd BLT Meeting 3:45 Media Center

December 3rd New Dragon Breakfast

December 4th K-2 Distinguished Dragon 2: 30 p.m.

December 4th Join our Dragon Fire Choir at the Mall! 5:30 p.m.

December 9th 4th grade to the Planetarium

December 9th Compass Point Meetings

December 10th Read Around the World Night

December 11th 3-5 Distinguished Dragon 2:30 p.m.

December 12th Support our #DREamMathClub at their competition at AHL

December 14th Happy, Happy Birthday Mrs. Tobben!

December 14th Dragon Tales Newsletter articles due!

December 14th Tentative December Data Team meeting with Specialists

December 14th Flu Shots for our DRE Dragons!

December 14th K-2 ELA Grade Level Meeting! Thank you Mrs. Sullivan for lending our Dragon Roar!

December 15th DRE Faculty Meeting! See you in the Media Center at 3:45 p.m.

December 15th 3-5 ELA Grade Level Meeting! Thank you Ms. Walters for being our Dragon Roar!

December 16th Fire Drill

December 16th December Principals Birthday Lunches

December 21st-January 4th Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2016

The Ultimate Drop in the Bucket: I am grateful, I am blessed

I am so blessed! I am so grateful for the wonderful learning and caring environment I ahve the pleasure to work in each day! Thank you! Thank you for giving of your time and talent to help our students not only reach new heights of learning, but to come more well rounded as people each and every day! Thank you for your handshakes, your high fives and your smiles each day! Thank you for your collaborative conversations! I appreciate that no matter where I am in the building--just steps away is a caring, compassionate, and loving adult that I know will advocate on a student's behalf.

Thank you for being risk takers! Thank you for being open to learning something new every day! Thank you for being role models of learning and role models of leadership! I am blessed that you took a chance of this crazy girl from Troy. You have welcomed me and my family to your midst and for that I AM THANKFUL!

Data Meetings

Getting this party started! Ok, so Monday, Monday, Monday! Your data is due into the PM folder of your Data Wall

Do you have students ready to bring? I will be at your meeting ready to chat and we can walk through--or we can problem solve! Links to info needed:

Just a brief shout out! We have already had one meeting at 1st grade and uncovered a significant deficient--Student on the way to get the help they need! Whoop! Whoop!

And what an incredible partner in Chelsea Clark working through some of our behavior plans getting data we need--Go TEAM 4th and 1st! We are so lucky to have you on TEAM DERBY

November Faculty Meeting, Tuesday, November 17th 3:45 p,m.

Teambuilding Fun!

Words from our friend, Mrs. Hutchinson

Hot, Hot, Hotlines! Mr. Williams

Looking forward to December 10th Putting the finishing touches on Reading Around the World

Are we on Target: Learning Targets

All your JA in a Day Headquarters

On Tuesday, November 24 we will be hosting JA in a Day for our third year! Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities that empowe children to own their economic future. The JA program's focus is on entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy. Junior Achievement has prepared 5 hands-on lessons for each grade level. I have taken those lessons and created Smartboard documents that will take you through the entire day. I will be sending those out this week as well as sending you your materials.

One of the really nice features about this day is that we work very hard to get volunteers in your classrooms to take on the teaching role. Some volunteers stay all day and you assist them and some can only committ for one to two lessons. It is a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet new people and learn from their experiences.

With that said, we still need volunteers! If you know anyone who would be willing to be a part of this day, please ask them or let me ask them! You know that I am not shy about this...I have even gotten my parents and family friends to take part! Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

Below you will find the class schedules. We will be supplying breakfast snacks for our guests and a Thanksgiving feast. I would love to have volunteers in the building by 8:00 for our early lessons so they can be briefed, ask questions, etc. All volunteers will sign in in the Media Center, it is JA Headquarters for the day! We will make sure that they have all materials they need prior to the day and if they would like training I would be glad to meet with them.

I will coordinate all volunteers, so please send me names if you have them. If you want them to work in your room we can make that happen! Let me know if you have any questions and thank you for taking the time to do this!


8:00-9:00 On Your Own

9:00-10:30 3 JA Lessons

10:30-11:15 Safety and Security Walk with Specialists

11:15-11:40 Lunch

11:40-12:25 2 JA Lessons

12:25-12:50 Recess

12:50-3:20 On Your Own

Teacher/Student Reflection, Thank-you cards, and Community Time

1st Grade

8:00-9:00 On Your Own

9:00-10:50 2 JA Lessons

10:50-11:15 Lunch

11:15-12:05 Safety and Security Walk with Specialists

12:05-1:15 1 JA Lesson

1:15-1:40 Recess

1:40-3:00 2 JA Lessons

3:00-3:20 On Your Own

Teacher/Student Reflection, Thank you cards, and Community Time

2nd Grade

8:00-9:00 On Your Own

9:00-11:40 3 JA Lessons

11:40-12:05 Lunch

12:05-12:50 1 JA Lesson

12:50-1:15 Recess

1:15-1:40 1 JA Lesson

1:40-2:30 Safety and Security Walk with Specialists

2:30-3:20 On Your Own

Teacher/Student Reflection, Thank you cards, and Community Time

3rd Grade

8:00-9:00 On Your Own

9:00-10:50 2 JA Lessons

10:50-11:15 Recess

11:15-12:25 1 JA Lesson

12:25-12:50 Lunch

12:50-1:40 Safety and Security Walk with Specialists

1:40-3:00 2 JA Lessons

3:00-3:20 On Your Own

Teacher/Student Reflection, Thank you cards, and Community Time

4th Grade

8:00-9:20 On Your Own

9:20-10:10 Safety and Security Walk with Specialists

10:10-11:15 2 JA Lessons

11:15-11:40 Recess

11:40-12:50 1 JA Lesson

12:50-1:15 :Lunch

1:15-3:00 2 JA Lessons

3:00-3:20 On Your Own

Teacher/Student Reflection, Thank you cards, and Community Time

5th Grade

8:00-8:30 On Your Own

8:30-9:20 Safety and Security Walk with Specialists

9:20-11:40 3 JA Lessons

11:40-12:05 Recess

12:05-1:15 1 JA Lesson

1:15-1:40 Lunch

1:40-2:40 1 JA Lesson

2:40-3:00 On Your Own

Teacher/Student Reflection, Thank you cards, and Community Time

Professional Development Form and the link to BLT notes

In your box you received a professional development funds request form. Interested in a Professional Development opportunity?? Well complete the form and turn in into your BLT member for review and we will let you know! Thank you for being learners! Thank you for being leaders!

Here is a link for all the BLT notes of the last meeting! I appreciate your voice and hope your reps have been sharing the good news!

Supervision Reminder: Keeping Kids Safe

As things begin to get more and more hectic with the holidays approaching please remember the importance of CLOSE SUPERVISION of your friends and TEACHING EXPECTATIONS.

Supervision: you should never leave a student and/or students unattended! One can every anticipate what would happen. Please ensure the safety and security of your classroom community by keeping eyes on!

Expectations: Again, we all know routines and expectations are important--and as the holidays approach those expectations MUST be directly taught and reinforced--how can this be done? Let them know and review with them--what it looks like! What it looks like in the hall! What it looks like on the carpet! What it looks like in the classroom!

I was in a classroom the other day and and it was great to see a pledge for reading! Each expectation was reviewed and they knew what it looks like to be a reader! GREAT JOB Mr. Wade!

Thanks for all you do to ensure DRE is the place to be!

Change is Good!

I know many of you have heard whispers, full conversations, and a whole lot of speculation....but here is what I know....DRE is all about kids! DRE teachers do what ever it takes to work to ensure students are successful! That being said, this means we change schedules sometimes to ensure students needs are being met!

That being said The SPED schedule is changing Monday! The Sped Schedule is changing MONDAY! We are grateful for the incredible staff who have worked tirelessly constructing, deconstructing and constructing again the schedule. Please be patient as we work out the kinks. I know the SPED team is working to communicate all the changes. Thank you!

I am so grateful! I am so blessed for all of you! Thank you for your flexibility! Thank you for your patience! Thank you for your problem solving! Thank you for being a #DREschool! A #DREteam:)
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask and thank you for all you do!