Feb. 8- 12
Heart Healthy Month
Join in our Heart Healthy Month activities!
Encourage students to be kind by noticing when they are and sending them to Mrs. Kirby with their kindness card.
Remember to bring a small token for your "Secret Cupid". The reveal is on Friday. Have fun!
Faculty Meeting This Week
4th - 6th grade teachers will meet on the side of the library near the Promethean board. Please remember your SRI & SMI data reports.
PK - 3rd grade teachers will meet on the side to the library near the entry door. If you have been asked to present at CST, please remember your data and student work.
Learn your student's "Love Language" this month!
Words of Affirmation
- You're terrific!
- I enjoy having you in my class.
- You are #1!
- Conversations at lunch/recess
- Listen to them read one on one
- Throwing/catching the ball at recess
- Special pencils/erasers
- Birthday recognition with a certificate or card
Acts of Service
- Open a door
- Be the desk fairy: Clean a desk
- High Fives
- Pat on the back
- Fist bumps
Five Love Languages
Challenge yourself to find out your students' language!
In response to your request for Balanced Literacy resources, the video of the week focuses on Balanced Literacy : Read Aloud
Literacy Tip to Celebrate Black History in the Classroom
Celebrate Black History Month with your class by creating or incorporating black history themed activities into a literacy station. One idea is to create a biography station. Teachers can have children research a famous person in history, create a timeline, write a report or poem and draw a picture, or participate in a reader’s theatre and dress up as the person and make a presentation. These are great ways to have your kids explore this important genre by researching and celebrating black history month. Students should use text they are familiar with or that is on their independent reading level.
Reading aloud is also a great opportunity to share with students literature and non-fiction texts about historical people. Teachers can use this opportunity to discuss biography and/or autobiography with students.
Monday, February 8
Progress reports go home
Notices for Valentine Parties go home
4th - 6th Basketball Practice at the Dream Center
Faculty Meeting afterschool ( no faculty meeting the week of 2/15)
Tuesday, February 9
Girl Scouts 3:00 - 4:30p.m.
Workout with Ms. Imeson Grrrr!
Wednesday, February 10
4th-6th Basketball Practice at the Dream Center
Thursday, February 11
TNTP will visit Penn 8:00-12:00p.m.
Mentoring: "100 Black Men" Please remind students to bring assignment.
Cub Scouts: 3:00-4:00p.m. in the gym with Ms. Gilliland
Choir : 3:30-4:30p.m. in the library with Ms. Ellington
3rd gr. tutoring: 3:15 - 4:00p.m. Ms. Gilstrap & Ms. Murray
Friday, February 12
Valentine Parties 2:00-2:30p.m..
Saturday, February 13
Basketball game at Tulsa Dream Center 1:00p.m.
February Dates to Remember
February 8 - Progress reports go home
February 8 - 26 MAP testing window (Math & Reading)
February 9 - Girl Scouts
February 19 - JA in a Day for 3rd & 4th grades
February 19 - Bulletins with student work, objective & positive message in hallways
February 23-25 - 5th grade writing test
February 26 - RSA Parent Notification
Faculty Advisor Positions
The 2016 applications for Faculty Advisor and Summer Academy Reading Program Teacher (3rd Grade RSA) are now available on our online application system, Applitrack. This year, you may complete your application and submit all required documents online. Attached to this memo you will find directions for completing the 2016 application.
The deadline for submitting applications is March 10, 2016. If you have questions, please contact Claire Schroepfer at 918.746.6433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.