Meat & Potatoes
October 17 - October 21
Social Committee Dues
Due to the number of people who have asked about dues this week (and Mrs. Gallagher's persistence with Mr. Symank), the decision has been made to extend the deadline for the opportunity to wear jeans. If you pay your dues by noon on Friday, you will be included in the week of jeans next week!!
Box Top Spirit Challenge!
Lots of great things are happening with word wall plans across campus. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are making your plans:
Keep it simple-It can easily be integrated with what you are already doing. Here are some examples that are already in the works here at Oakwood:
While making flashcards for your vocabulary words for a new unit, have students decide or vote on the most important words from the unit to add to the word wall. Have them work in groups to create a visual and kid friendly definition after finishing note cards.
Already using interactive flashcards in the classroom? Great! Just have your students illustrate and add their own definitions to a word wall after the conclusion of the activity.
During a read aloud, if your students struggle on a word’s meaning, discuss and have a student illustrate for the word wall.
Use the words frequently. You are probably already doing this with your academic vocabulary. Now, it’s all about posting it for student reference.
3. Ask for help if you need help getting started.
Honor Roll Pictures
Thank you teams for meeting with us to discuss students. We will continue to assist you and these students throughout the year.
Door Decorating contest: We will have guest judges on Monday, October 24. Please have your Success class decorate your door with the You Only Live Once Theme YOLO. We will mention this contest in the counselor lesson and a slide on the announcements.
If you ever have any questions or concerns about a students accommodations, please communicate this to the case managers.
Thank you for helping our students be successful!
We must share one thing that was shared with us for our compliance with our district-wide safety guidelines:
All teachers (including SPED) please leave all of the windows in your classroom doors at least open to view at the top, so we can peak in. If there is an emergency situation that calls for privacy to protect a student at that moment then please close it all the way, temporarily.
Understanding Social Mobility
Behavior Tip of the Week:
The 5 keys were:
1) Be nonjudgmental
2) Give your undivided attention
3) Listen carefully - focus on feelings or facts
4) Allow silence for reflection
5) Restate and paraphrase
Most times, when we have a student with chronic misbehavior, we have frequent contact with the families of the student. These relationships are often tough on teachers as well as on families. The article HERE gives ideas on how to build an empathic relationship with the parents of your most challenging students. Read the Edutopia article and click HERE to reflect on one of the strategies you tried this week.
Responses received by Wednesday at noon will be rewarded!
If the supplies, how much candy, etc. isn't listed you won't be receiving any. If you plan to spend cash for supplies, make sure it is listed on the document.
Veteran's Day Assembly November 11 Afternoon Assembly
More information to come later.
Red Ribbon Week October 24 - 28
Red Ribbon Week October 24 - 28
Door decorating with YOLO theme should be completed by Friday, October 21 at 3:50 to be eligible.
Art Contest entries due Wednesday, October 19th. Late posters accepted, but not eligible for prizes.
MONDAY - Drugs are Crazy (Crazy Hair/Dress Up Day)
TUESDAY - Themes are My future is BRIGHT, no drugs in sight (neon day)
WEDNESDAY - Friends Don't Let Friends Do Drugs (Twin Day)
THURSDAY - We Declare a War on Drugs (Team Color War Day)
Bulldogs - Red Huskies - maroon
Tigers - white Panthers - black
Falcons - blue Eagles - green
Owls - orange Wolverines - navy blue
FRIDAY - YOLO What Do You Want To Be? (Future Career Day)
Spirit Day - Participation Reward