March 21, 2019
Teacher and Para of the Year! FINAL CALL. DEADLINE IS TOMORROW.
These are the nominees so far:
Next year we are going to be focusing on character strengths. Mrs. V and I went to a training, but in hindsight I wish I would have brought a couple teachers as well! This "project" is really teacher driven, because duh...teachers YOU make the difference not only in the academic progress of your students but YOU can also play a huge role in helping students develop their skills. These "soft skills" are so needed today in the work force. It is something employers are asking for and something that is not taught in college.
The positivity project works around the mindset that #otherpeoplematter. Specifically, this mindset and the lessons on the mindset focus on the following ideas:
- See the Good in Others
- Your words and actions affect others
- Be present and give attention to others
- Support others in struggle
- Cheer others on in their success
Basically, fundamentally LIFE IS A TEAM SPORT!
This project focuses one week on 24 character strengths. These strengths were identified through the study of positive psychology-a field that studies intently why some people are so resilient when faced with challenge. Everyone has these characteristics, it's just some are more strengths than others. The goal is to bring awareness of these things to the students and help them understand how we can use those that are strengths and strengthen those that need a little push.
The website below has a free character strengths analysis and will give you a report on how you are with the 24 character strengths. My report is also below so you can see what it gives you and you can read more about each of the 24 characteristics. Of course this is not a definition of who you are, but based on the analysis it will help you identify characteristics that are strengths and if you're like me...it's just kinda fun to do!!!
Find out more about the positivity project at this site. https://posproject.org/
- On person from each pod review POD page
- One person from each team to review class pic pages
- ANYONE AVAILABLE---look through entire thing and make notes on any corrections that should be made.
The hard will be on my table Friday morning. I will also try and scan it and send that too.
PLEASE CHECK THE APRIL CALENDAR BELOW FOR ACCURACY!
1 4th STAAR Training
8 School Librarian Day
9 4TH STAAR WRITING TEST
11 Love My School Day
11 Relay for Life Luncheon
12 Relay for Life
12 Spring Pictures
16 Market Days
17 SOC Breakfast
17 Purple Up Day,
17 PBIS Meeting After School
18 SOC Breakfast & Movie/Game Day Good Choice
18 Mary McClendon’s Bridal Shower
19 Good Friday Holiday
22 EARTH DAY
23 Volunteer Luncheon
24 Administrative Professional Appreciation Day
25 Report Cards
26 Field Day
26 Poem in my Pocket Day
29 Author Visit: Jerry Pallotta
30 Spring Art Fundraiser
Month of Military Child
National Autism Month
Professional Development Survey
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From Mrs. Cristan
Calling all extras! – Please place all extra consumables in the hallway outside of the book room please. The faster we can complete this project, the faster I can submit our order for next year. Thank you for your assistance!
- Handwriting Without Tears
- Math 3rd/4th grade consumables
- Science 3rd/4th grade consumables
- Social Studies 3rd/4th grade weeklies
From Mrs. Hoover
From Mrs. Villarreal
20 4th Goliad Trip-Pod 9
20 PBIS Meeting After School
21 Down Syndrome Awareness Day-Students may wear funky socks and blue/gold
4th Goliad Trip-Pod 12
22 4th Goliad Trip-Pod 10
25 Math MOCK
26 Reading MOCK
28 School Board Meeting
29 Slime Dr. Youngberg @2:30 outside by playground.