March 18, 2016
Be thinking about several things from Teaming:
1. Your HERO Reflection
2. Data Days for Next Year
I don't expect HERO reflections to be very long, but in addition to what kids give, I'd like to see what teachers think and be able to share this with other people. Please have this to me by noon on Monday. Please use HERO in the re:
I will ask for your input about Data Days before the end of the year. Don't send it to me now, unless you already have, I'd like to get some distance from it before we do that. I'd prefer some reflection on Data Days by May 2nd. If you have already sent it, that's fine. Just put something like "Data Days" in the re:
We are in the final stretch of preparing our kids for STAAR. I think yesterday was the first time I have made it to (nearly) every core meeting. Biggest reminder: only personalize the data to the point that it makes you better - if it causes us to feel defeated, we aren't looking at it the right way....it's not about the knockdown.
Keep that laser focus on achievement and improvement. We will keep reminding them that there are really no breaks after Good Friday.
Next time we break, it will be summer!
Jeb and Marshall
Our track meets were a success on Monday night! Our boys finishing the 2400M should remind all of us of what we need to do with our last laps.
....nearly caught him.....great finish.
Chilling before the action. Perfect weather.
March 23rd: Band UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest
March 25th: Good Friday
1st Period Art!!!
The kids surprised me on Wednesday with a giant Cleto glove!!! Thanks Hatcher and kids - I will start using it for discipline ASAP!!
When Sanders was told Miller was going to talk for less than 3 minutes - he didn't believe it. He said, "You mean 20 minutes?" Grant said he is working on his "talk time management".
Texas History is already preparing our kids for 8th grade. Bingo with the American Civil War....and the kids already know a ton of it! Great job 7th graders and Texas History!
1st Period Art!!!
8th Science is doing the phases of the moon...visuals, hands-on, and mnemonic devices all in about 20 minutes....great stuff!
I know say stuff like this all the time, but "Best Dance Ever!"....I have footage of Kristel dancing to "Uptown Funk" that is priceless. Everyone had a great time.
This would have been a great week for SB, but some of you are utilizing the outdoors anyway. It has been great weather this week!
But the Fighter still remains.......
Several interesting things about the song: the lie-li-lie refrain was originally meant as just a placeholder for words that Simon would write, but they felt it fit and left it in. Though there are different interpretations, Simon says that, at the time, he was reading the bible a great deal and the lyrics were inspired by lines that stuck with him and the comfort people seek when they are lonely, poor, and afraid.
The entire song is in 1st person until the last stanza. Simon said the last stanza is about him because he felt as if he was being unfairly criticized at the time.
The final line of the song is what we talk about all the time.