Sept. 29, 2019
This Week at RM
- KW in KP IEP at 8:15a
- Parent Mtg. for JS and SS in 1st grade 1:00p
- KB in KP IEP 2:00p
- Parent mtg. for CG in 6th grade 3:45p
- Mrs. Lewis visit 8:00a
- BT in 4R 504 mtg. 1:50p
- Elem Principal Mtg. 8:30a-11:30a
- Dx Sped mtg. 11:30p
- Parent mtg. for GF in 1A 12:15p
- Parent mtg. for MN in 1H 1:00p
- Planning mtg for MF in 1F 2:00p
- Planning mtg. for HB in 6M 2:30p
- Mathletics at Ray Marsh 4:00
- Fire Assembly for K-2nd in Cafeteria 8:30a
- 504 mtg. review for RC in 4S 1:00p
- Weishaar absent
IMPORTANT - FOOD ALLERGIES
Food allergy is the #1 health diagnosis in SMSD, with 3,500 of our students having the diagnosis. Anytime food will be provided to students, safety should always be considered. All curriculum related food must be approved through the principal. Best practice is non-food related incentives, celebrations, and parties. Inclusivity and equity are important to consider when determining if food is okay or not.
Things to consider:
- All Means All. Can ALL students partake in the same food being served?
- Food allergic kids should not be given a separate item, identifying them as “different”.
- Students should never be asked to sit at a different table. Their parent can choose for them to do this but we should not require it.
- Terms like “peanut-free” should not be used. Our public buildings with hundreds of students in them every day should never make a statement suggesting we are “free” of any allergen.
- Best practice – play a game or do an team bonding activity WITHOUT FOOD.
Let me know if you have any questions,
COLD AND FLU SEASON
People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
- Fever or feeling feverish/chills (not everyone with flu will have a fever)
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (tiredness)
To help avoid the flu:
- Receive the flu vaccination
- Avoid contact with people who are ill
If you have the flu:
- Stay home if you are ill
- Stay home for 7 days if you have the flu to avoid spreading it to others (Kansas regulation)
- Cover nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
- Wash hands frequently and avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
- Clean and disinfect surfaces
For more information about the flu visit: http://www.kdheks.gov/flu/.
Instructional Coach Carson
- Shout to Anne Russell for managing a large group in the chip kit routine while still following the routine and checking that all were participating.
- Shout out to Leah Kellerman for taking the time to problem solve and reorganize groups based on need.
- Shout out to Crystal Albo for great pacing with the chip kit routine and language and monitoring that all students were participating.
- Shout out to Jenn Price for great pacing in whole group phonological awareness activity and phonics work in blending words.
- Shout out to Sheena Brillhart and Lesa Hoofnagle for co teaching the multisyllable routine and checking to ensure mastery of the skill.
MTSS Conference Tip:
Develop number sense and reasoning by incorporating a 5-10 minute daily routine.
- Provide a prompt for students to think about. (Repeat from last week)
- 2 minutes for students to think independently.
- 1 minute for partners to discuss.
- 3-5 minutes for class to discuss.
i. Every student doesn’t have to share out.
ii. Every solutions doesn’t have to be explored
- Try the Big or Small Routine:
- This routine supports the understanding of reasonableness.
- I have a lot more of these easy to implement routines. if you’d like more information, please ask!
Information for the next Tech Thursday is attached.
Apps in Manager
If you see apps in Manager on your teacher iPad but don’t see it on the students’ devices, you can push that app to your students. See the attached for directions on how to push apps to your students.