October 14, 2016
Another Week Gone!
As we start the second quarter, I'd like to change the patriotic song and teach/use a different one. Anybody have a favorite? I'd like it to be one that's already on the CD in the gym. It's nice to use the music to teach the kids--especially as they're learning the song!
No video from me this week (5 minutes of video of me last week would be enough for anyone!). I will try that again, however! I have heard a couple of positive comments from people and got some constructive feedback.
But I am leaving shortly after school today and I'll be gone tomorrow as well. I am taking Maggie to Hastings for the state softball finals. I am fortunate that she still enjoys some "Daddy-Daughter" time with me. Have a great Friday and an awesome weekend!
Looks like it was a great PLC!
APL Tip of the Week
One of the things I remembered from the first two days of APL training was this:
The two keys of teacher success are:
1. Building healthy relationships with students.
2. Making students look good in front of their peers.
I try to participate in a Twitter chat every Wednesday at 9PM with other Nebraska educators. The hashtag is #nebedchat. Check it out sometime!
A couple of weeks ago, the moderator challenged us to think about how we build relationships with kids. He filmed 6 kids from his school and had them tell us a little about themselves. Each ended with the question: How will you build a relationship with me? I included Dante's video below. Although his examples came from the high school setting, how could you build a relationship with a kid like Dante?
Jot a few things down. At Thursday's staff meeting, I'd like to hear comments from you about how you'd try to build a relationship with Dante, as well as examples of how you make students look good to their peers.
Midwest Apple Crunch!
Tuesday: Prime Time--6 PM
Wednesday: Troy at Montessori 11:00-2:00
Grade Level PLC--2:25 PM
Thursday: WALK TO SCHOOL DAY!
Grant Teacher's Meeting--3:30PM
GRADES ARE DUE at 8 AM!!
Friday: NO SCHOOL! (Probably no Grant Gazette next week since we have a staff meeting on Thursday)
I am missing the Tailgate Party!
I shared the video below a couple of weeks ago, but it seems even more fitting today. Who is Grant's regular PPP person?