Monday Message

Week of January 22nd - 25th


Welcome back from the 3-day weekend - I hope everyone enjoyed the extra day even though the weekend was just a tad chilly! Here is a look at the remainder of our week:
Monday, January 21st:

No School - MLK Day

Tuesday, January 22nd:

*5th Grade @ Outdoor School*

12:35 LEAD Mid-Year (Kelly)

1:30 LEAD Mid-Year (Traci)

2:00 - 2:30 Webinar (Kelly & Traci)

3:20 Advisory Council Meeting - Library

Wednesday, January 23rd:

*5th Grade @ Outdoor School*

8:00 - 4:00 Learning Leaders Meeting (Kelly)

2:10 IEP Meeting (Traci)

Thursday, January 24th:

*7:00 - Donuts with Dad*

8:00 IEP Meeting @ Wellington (Kelly)

9:00-12:00 TELPAS Training (Traci)

9:40 LEAD Mid-Year (Kelly)

12:00 LEAD Mid-Year (Kelly)

1:00 Bright Bytes Planning Meeting (Kelly)

3:15 STAAR/TELPAS Training - Library

Friday, January 25th:

*11:45-3:00 Restorative Practices Support*

8:50 LEAD Mid-Year (Kelly)

10:30 IEP Meeting (Kelly)

10:45 504 Meeting (Traci)

Something To Inspire

Something To Make Us Think/Help Us Grow...

Not that we didn't already know to teach our students to speak up, but this will make you stop and think how many, adults and students alike, stand by and say nothing.

"Beefing Up Our Bulletin Boards"

In last week's episode of "Beefing Up Our Bulletin Boards," we talked about how our bulletin boards make classroom learning visible, helps students value and see that others value their work, and build a sense of community within the classroom. They are the windows into the classroom. In order to be truly effective, great bulletin boards contain many of the same elements. Below are some of these common elements that surfaced in a teacher conducted field study and the things that Traci and I will be looking for as we walk the halls in the upcoming days/weeks.

BOARD Acronym - A simple planning tool some may find helpful

Big picture

Effective Bulletin Boards:

  • Make Student Work the Main Focus
  • Include Color, Are Eye-Catching, and Visually Appealing (Colorful background and/or border)
  • Have A Clear Direction (Anyone would immediately know the theme/purpose with just a glance)
  • Display Current Student Work
  • Show the Connection Between the Displayed Student Work and the Learning Target

Something To Make Us Laugh....
That's all I have for now - Wishing everyone a wonderful 4-day week!