Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

November 3

Moreau Heights is a collaborative community focused on student growth with a commitment to excellence.

PBS lesson - Responding Appropriately to Adults

Our lesson this week is focused on Responding Appropriately to Adults. There are slides for daily lessons and to remind you to include your Second Steps lessons which will be on Empathy - Feelings.

Are you remembering to recognize students with positive feedback and Charger Cash for demonstrating the PBS skill of the week and practicing the Second Step skill?

"You are a giant, yellow highlighter. Highlight behavior you want more of, and help children become aware of the many kind and helpful things they do each day."

Conscious Discipline - Going Conscious Not Crazy

This week I have included only 1 video. It is a powerful one that illustrates, through role playing, the various ways we might respond to students in elevated states. As you watch, try to reflect on which you fall to as your "norm". Are you saving? dismissing? ignore? coach?

It is a 10 minute video that is worth EVERY SECOND!

"Children cannot develop healthy self-regulatory skills unless they see adults consistently addressing their emotions in healthy ways."

Expert Dr. Becky Bailey explains how to go conscious not crazy with our kids!

Character Trait for November is Politeness

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Duties for the Week

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Calendar of Events

Monday, November 6

*SST with Gaines 11:00

*Interagency mtg for AM (Bray, Treat, Haugen, etc.) 2:00

*Tier 2 team 3:30

Tuesday, November 7

*New Crew 7:00 am

*IEP for PG 3:30

Wednesday, November 8

*Early Release - students dismissed at 1:15

*PD focused on Collaborative Instruction Rubric- engagement

Thursday, November 9

*Collaboration Day

*Elementary Principal mtg 8 - 12

*Leadership Team mtg 3:45

Friday, November 10

*Veterans Day

*IEP for DP 11:00 (Gaines, Haugen, Morgan)

Monday, November 13

*Optimist Youth Banquet for 5th grade 6:00 pm

Tuesday, November 14

*Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick-off

*KOMU Daily Pledge taping 9:00 - 10:30 in library

*11:00 Conscious Discipline Parent mtg in library

*PTO meeting in library (third grade) 6:00

Wednesday, November 15

*Staffing for DK (Albers, James, Treat, Haugen) 9:15

*FST for KC and KC 10:00

*Staffing for NG (Connelly, Humphreys, OT, PT, Haugen, James) 1:15

*Fire Drill 2:15

*4th and 5th grade performance Dance Around the World 6:00

Thursday, November 16

*Collaboration Day

*Kelly out for day

*Progress Reports go home

*Problem Solving Team 3:45

Friday, November 17

*PBS Assemblies

- 8:30 for grades 3-5

- 9:40 for grades k-2

Game On! - District Reading and Attendance Challenges

Reading Challenge

- Grade levels at each building are competing against one another to show the most improvement in reading scores from the initial iReady assessment compared to the January assessment

- What could your grade level win? 5 jeans day coupons, a t-shirt and team recognition

- Students reaching this achievement will also receive a prize

Attendance Challenge

- Buildings compete against one another to show the most improved attendance first semester this year as compared to first semester last year.

- What will staff win? 5 jeans day coupons

- Students reaching this achievement will also receive a prize

Moreau Heights Culver's Night

We are doing a Culver's Night to raise funds for our school and to enjoy a night with our families. Tuesday, November 28th is our night and will give teachers the chance to come work for 1 hour shifts to help deliver food to families, fill drinks and talk with our kids. THEY LOVE IT!

We will have a challenge to see what class has the greatest participation in the Culver's Night. The class will win a scoop of Culver's frozen custard.

Please check out the google form below to sign up for a shift.

Shout Outs

*Thank you for Jill Lemons for all her work in the library to keep books in student's hands! Seeing a doubling in our book circulation is BEYOND exciting!

*A parent who was in our building this week commented:

"I was so impressed how calmly and politely all your teachers supported students. Everyone made me feel comfortable. I really appreciated the way people made me feel and responded to students."

*Shout out to everyone for pitching in on Thursday when I was out for a meeting and needed help keeping our building going. You guys ROCK!

Kelly's Coaching Corner

“Catching the Vision of Math Workshop”

“Imagine a classroom…where all students have access to high-quality, engaging mathematics instruction. There are ambitious expectations for all, with accommodations for those who need it…. The curriculum is mathematically rich, offering students opportunities to learn important mathematical concepts, skills and procedures with understanding. Teachers support students making, refining, and exploring conjectures on the basis of evidence and use a variety of reasoning and proof techniques to confirm or disprove those conjectures. Students are flexible and resourceful problem solvers. Alone or in groups and with access to technology, they work productively and reflectively, with the skilled guidance of their teachers. Orally and in writing, students communicate their ideas and results effectively. They value mathematics and engage actively in learning it.”

Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (NCTM, 2000)

Websites with ideas for Math Workshop


Best Practice in Mathematics

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