Oh The Places You'll Go

Zitzman 411

What's Happening This Week:

Monday: No School Spring Break.

Tuesday: Dr. Sladek @ ZE. C Day. PLC's in the Lighthouse Lounge!

Wednesday: Dr. Sladek @ CE. D Day. Staff Baby Shower 7:30AM. Early Dismissals @ 1:10PM -building PD Day.

Thursday: Dr. Sladek @ ZE. A Day. Admin. Council @ 9:15AM. KDG Screening Day #2 12:30-7:30. ZE Talent Show Auditions 4:00PM

Friday: Dr. Sladek @ ZE. B Day.

PLC Lighthouse Lounge:

The Lighthouse Lounge is a new and improved conference 'space' for us to meet, talk data, and stay focused and fall forward into the pressures and stressors of Education!

  • ELA Data Team-

We will look at your the interventions in place and the progress monitoring tool to see and discuss progress in reference to ELA.

  • 18-19 Class List-
We will discuss and start making class lists for next year.

We would also like to start the grade level discussion for data binders next year. We will talk about the 'mandatory' tabs and start brainstorming examples/ideas of what would go behind each - this discussion will carry over into next weeks PLC.

March Madness Championship Week:

Winner will get basketball/gym time with Dr. Sladek playing games and enjoy a treat!

Mrs. Grodie vs. Ms. Mueller

Big picture
Big picture

Zitzman's agenda for building PD day on Wednesday's early release.

Project Based Learning Idea:

Coming back from a nice long weekend...getting the students engaged in a "fun" project while going over classroom rules and expectations for the end of the year is a great way to start.

This week's exercise is inspired by April Fools Day (so, I guess it goes without saying that it should be done at your own discretion :) Your students must plan an April Fools Day prank, and need to consider the details to make sure it goes over well. Of course they must choose a great prank, but they need to also be aware of the “etiquette” of April Fools Day. This means that the prank must be safe and playful (not cruel or embarrassing), that it doesn't cause too much distraction, and that they know their audience. And, obviously, any pranks at school or directed at the teacher are not a good idea!

I hope you have fun with this, and here's the link: http://www.pblproject.com/page.aspx? pageid=PBL-ww-April-Fool


At the very heart of our Circle of Inuence is our ability to make and keep commitments and promises. The commitments we make to ourselves and to others, and our integrity to those commitments, is the essence and clearest manifestation of our proactivity. It is also the essence of our growth. Through our human endowments of self-awareness and conscience, we become conscious of areas of weakness, areas for improvement, areas of talent that could be developed, areas that need to be changed or eliminated from our lives. Then, as we recognize and use our imagination and independent will, to act on that awareness—making promises, setting goals, and being true to them—we build the strength of character, the being, that makes possible every other positive thing in our lives. It is here that we and two ways to put ourselves in control of our lives immediately. We can make a promise—and keep it. Or we can set a goal— and work to achieve it.

As we make and keep commitments, even small commitments, we begin to establish an inner integrity that gives us the awareness of self-control and the courage and strength to accept more of the responsibility for our own lives. The power to make and keep commitments to ourselves is the essence of developing the basic habits of effectiveness.

If these goals are the extension of a mission statement based on correct principles, they will be vitally different from the goals people normally set. They will be in harmony with correct principles, with natural laws, which gives you greater power to achieve them. They are not someone else’s goals you have absorbed. They are your goals. They reflect your deepest values, your unique talent, your sense of mission. And they grow out of your chosen roles in life. An effective goal focuses primarily on results rather than activity. It identifies where you want to be, and, in the process, helps you determine where you are. It gives you the important information on how to get there, and it tells you when you have arrived. It unifies your efforts and energy. It gives meaning and purpose to all you do. And it can finally translate itself into daily activities so that you are proactive, you are in charge of your life, you are making happen each day the things that will enable you to fulfill your personal mission Roles and goals give structure and organized direction to your personal mission. If you don’t yet have a personal mission statement, it’s a good place to begin. Just identifying the various areas of your life and the two or three important results you feel you should accomplish in each area to move ahead gives you an overall perspective of your life and sense of direction.

"You are influenced by your genes, by your upbringing, and by your environment, but you are not determined by them"

Field Day Student Voice

Please show the PowerPoint below to your class sometime this week.

Or is a Google Slides link:


Record what the majority of your students vote and turn in to Mrs. Haberkorn.

*There is an attachment below to help record your answers or just write it on a paper and turn it in.