Vol. 5 - September 26, 2014
Leadership Quote of the Week
Great Leaders don't set out to be a leader...They set out to make a difference. It's never about the role-always about the goal.
The best educators I know won't take credit for their student's progress, but insist that it is the students who achieved greatness. Well, I am here to say that they achieved greatness with help! They often don't think of themselves as leaders, but in fact they are the strongest leaders around. These educators also have clear goals in my mind that they want their students to achieve. That's what it is about-the goal!
I had an absolute blast reading to your students this week and can't wait to read to more next week. It is truly one of the things I miss about being in the classroom. I was impressed with your student's manners and listening while I was reading. The level of work students were completing was also amazing. Thanks for allowing me to visit your classrooms and have some time with your kiddos! I think I enjoy it more than they do! Happy Friday!
One Word - Adriane Wuerch - Peace
My "one word" is PEACE. Contrary to my free spirited personality, I am actually a very organized person that always has a plan. My whole life plan was thrown off after an unexpected whirlwind romance last spring, that resulted in an expedited wedding this summer. Nothing has gone according to my plan for a while now and it has left me feeling very unsettled during this season of transition. PEACE is the missing component in my life, and without it, everything is upside down. Since I chose it, several things have happened. Almost daily something happens to make me acutely aware that I have a choice to choose PEACE or turmoil. I'm learning to set boundaries that make this choice easier. Through my personal devotions, sermons at church and relationships with people in my life, I feel like God is daily reminding me that perfect PEACE comes from keeping my focus on Him. My husband has realized that he has areas of his life where peace is missing and we have been working together to help each other focus on the things that matter, control what's ours to control, let the insignificant go and keep our focus on things with eternal significance. I feel like I'm relearning a difficult skill I should have already mastered. I am realizing that having PEACE is a choice, not a natural response, and the only way to get better (unfortunately) is practice! I'm looking forward to see progress, this year, in this area of my life.
Guided Instruction Begins Monday!
Grades K-1 will start by October 6th
Please attach the Guided Reading and Guided Math template to Monday in forethought and select the TEKS for the week. Remember to read the full TEK before using resources to target instructional objectives. Included below is a template designed for Investigations if you'd like to use it. If you have ANY questions please ask. We are here to support you so you can shine!
Lesson Plans - Please enter TEKS for all content areas. Thanks!
Below are links to the district math full scopes that teachers worked on this summer. There are still things to be added as we learn our materials, but it's a great start!
Ring the Bell!!!!
First Grade Math
Students wrote math problems with at quotient of 21.
More first grade math
5th grade Scientists
Labs on physical properties
Staff Spotlight- Jeanne Ray
Being the Title 1 Reading teacher has always been such a reward for me. Working with the students, building their confidence as they continue on their way to becoming stronger readers ~ that is a joy. You’ll never see me going from here to there and back without
some sort of list or schedule. . . and hopefully, I’ve picked up the correct schedule for that moment in time! After school and weekends, it’s all about grandkids, caring for in-laws and then there are the cows who graze the pastures on the farm: early September was the due-date for most of the mama cows. Helping husband check the fields and creeks for new babies kept us extra busy! Life is good!
I agree with Jeanne "Life is good!"
- Book Fair Begins
- Emergency Response Team Meets in the Conference Room 3pm-4pm
- Book Fair
- Compliance Training Due to Stacee
- Design Team Meeting 3:15pm-4:15pm
- Book Fair
- Shannon and Stacee meet with grade levels on conference periods
- New to Campus Teachers Meet at 3:15pm-4:15pm
- Book Fair
- Lead Teacher 3:15pm-4:15pm
- Book Fair
- Progress Reports Go Home
Words of the Week For Morning Assembly
Math: Sum: Answer in to an addition problem
Reading/Language Arts: Expository text-Text that explains or describes something
Science: Physical Property-Properties such as color, shape, and mass that describe matter