The Bear Necessities
August 30, 2018
Show them the LOVE with greeting time in the morning
For the children, this felt sense of safety and connection is essential to a day of cooperation, caring, learning and fun!
Want to UP YOUR GAME...consider having the teacher sit on the floor each day toward the beginning of the day and take time to say hello and participate in an "I Love You" ritual with each child. Remember, you can personalize those if you get resistance...there are no rules, just give that ONE child your UNDIVIDED attention and a little eye contact....and let the dopamine do it's job!!
Are you thinking....Kerry, I'd love to up my game, but table time/floor time would be a disaster without us both helping run that activity. Ask yourself "WHY" you do what you do with those precious 3 hours and see if you can't justify a little time to "Show them the LOVE".
*A reminder that we have changed our NEE indicator from 5 to 5.3 B
The teacher establishes secure teacher-student relationships: Research-based strategies may include frequent, positive interactions with student, sensitive and supportive of student, being responsive to student interest, acknowledging the perspectives of students, greeting students at the door, having high expectations for student learning and demonstrating caring about students’ achievement.
Going to a PD outside of the district? You need to fill out a PMR
When figuring the price of your mail, I've marked TWO pages in the Travel Guidelines packet that you need to use and take a picture of before you leave. The first is a "Meal Per Diem", the second is a "State Per Diem". This should guide your PMR estimate and your spending.
We will complete the budget code portion of this document for you.
You will turn the PMR in to Kim. You also need to email her if she needs to register you because there is a cost involved.
Lee's Summit Educational Foundation, have you considered donating?
I do want to remind everyone that this amazing building is here because of a donation. But the Education Foundation was tasked with matching that donation and they worked hard to make this place a reality.
I also want to remind everyone that the foundation funded our field trips and several PEAK grants last year.
Form to complete and send to "Foundation" at SLC
Magnets in doors
Remember, we also want to hear about any other safety concerns you have. Alert Cristi, Kerry or Jeanie.
Bus Loading Time:
How is your One Word coming along....
Parent Teacher Conferences:
Wednesday: here, Kerry 1/2 PM PDO
Thursday: Jeanie Principal Mtg, Kerry ECSE local mtg in Center AM, PM here
Friday: Jeanie here, Kerry PDO