Success for all, whatever it takes!
Issue 22: January 18-22, 2016
The wind was piercing this morning, and I just wanted to run back in the house and snuggle with my boys. However, I knew that there was important work to be done, because we are in the business of educating, so I decided a Starbucks would get me through the day!
I hope that each of you were able to find some warmth on this cold day, whether that was a coffee, your heat cranked in the car, or a blanket scarf big enough to host a picnic on. Days like these in the middle of winter are hard on everyone, and cabin fever starts to set in. Remember to find time for brain breaks (They're necessary for you and your students), and incorporate movement wherever possible.
While this time of year can be difficult, know that we no longer work in the days of the one room school house. We have a huge support team to get us through the tough days, and remember, at least you didn't have to show up early to get a fire started in the stove....we do have heat....most of the time.
Week of Jan. 18-22
No Building Wide Assessments
Week of Jan. 25-29
3-5 MAP Classroom Diagnostic Tools: Math
Acuity Science Predictive B (5th Grade Only)
Next week we will meet to score/review Units as a team. If you are not part of regularly scheduled team meetings, please schedule a time during the week of Jan. 25-29 to meet with me and Rita to score your team's Unit of Instruction.
PLC - Wednesday
If you need me, Rita, or Jessica in your team's meeting, please let us know.
A Look Ahead
25 - Faculty Meeting @ 4 pm
5 - Q3 Midterm
10 - Valentine's Parties
11 - P/T Conferences @ 1-7 pm
12 - No School / Teacher In-service
15 - NO SCHOOL
22 - Faculy Meeting @ 4 pm
23 - Leadership Team Meeting