Matunuck Morning Memo

Manta Rays' News Waves 10/13/15

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Jog-a-thon 2015 (Enhanced)
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  • Dismissal Reminder: Please make sure at dismissal time you give students any notes that they will need for an after school activity.

  • Review off-site evacuation expectations with students this week. Remind students to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers on Friday.

  • The Indoor Recess Room is ready to go! FYI: There are some supplies that have been left over from teachers - please ensure that they are removed from the room, or in a safe place for use. If you have any questions, see me.

  • On October 24th (at 11:00am), the URI Confucius Institute is holding a small workshop on classroom management. I am unfortunately unavailable to speak (about 20 minutes) about PBIS, our matrix, and other best practices. If you are interested in presenting, please let me know. There would be a small stipend through URI.


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  • PBIS Meeting - Library (3:30)


  • School Resource Officer will visit students during lunches to introduce himself
  • TA Meeting (10:00)


  • 2nd Grade Jog-a-thon Redo (9:00-10:00)
  • District PD @ PDES (3:45-4:45)


  • Off Site Evacuation

Upcoming Dates:

10/19 - Picture Day

10/21 - District DEC Meeting (3:30)

PTO Meeting (7:00)

10/22 - I will be at CPI Training for the day (Mr. Lavallee is on call)

10/23 - I will be at CPI Training for the day (Mr. Lavallee is on call)

Healthy Kids/Schools Meeting (8:00)

Pumpkin Night (6:00)


The Seven Habits of Highly Affective Teachers

"Anxious, overconfident, curious, indifferent, angry, amused, lonely, hopeful, embarrassed, empowered, afraid, excited, diminished—teachers have seen all these emotions emerge from students as they engage with classroom content. Emotional responses to lessons often go through students' minds before they even begin to think about the material: This stuff is stupid/awesome/beyond me. I'm not comfortable with this. Finally, something I'm good at. Maybe somebody will notice I can't read..." [[Read more here]]

Five Practices That Provoke Misbehavior

"Teachers can unknowingly cause misbehavior by triggering students' negative emotions. Here are five potential provocations—and what you can do instead." [[Click here for the article]]