Knights Watch

November 16 - 20

All In, Mt. Gallant!

How We Win:

  • Building and sustaining relationships with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Improving our core instruction in the areas of Guided Reading, Lucy Calkins' writing, and Number Talks.
  • Personalizing the MGES experience and learning for each child
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Thank you!

Katie did a GREAT job with third grade on the Veterans Day Program! Thanks, Katie, for your hard work and teaching our students the history and meaning behind this special holiday.

Vote for Sherri!

If you haven't already, be sure to vote for Sherri. Share this link with friends and family!


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Knights Football Lunch - Friday, November 20

We will celebrate our Knights football players Friday, November 20. Basically, we are just inviting parents to purchase lunch or bring lunch to their children. Gayla will make round pizza (trust me, it's a big deal!) and a special treat for everyone.

Professional Employee Profile (PEP)

Certified folks,
Stop by and see Sandra during your planning before Friday to get your PEP. You'll have to sign that you received it. Check the PEP for accuracy. If you have questions about any of the data, contact Sonya Horne at x1092.

Reading Coach's Corner

Please feel free to contact me for any additional assistance with Fountas & Pinnell these next few weeks. You may want to consider testing early arriving students before school starts or testing Challenger students after school, if your personal schedule allows for this, during the window. Please email me as you notice specific testing materials dwindling and I will restock them.


Reminder: Our next PLC session on L. Calkins will be Wed. Please bring your additional On-Demand pieces and notices (post-its). These will continue to guide part of our discussion.


Check this out...Great read about helping parents understand the workshop approach in writing

https://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/writing-workshop-is-hard-work/


Be brave, take a risk, and try something new in your classroom this week!

This Week:

Monday

      • Leonard at Assessment Conference
      • McAlister's Spirit Night - 5-9pm

      Tuesday

        • Leonard at Assessment Conference
        • PTA Tailgate Lunch and Desserts - Wear your favorite team shirt with jeans
        • 2:45 - Number Talk PD with Michael - Bring your grade level copy of the Number Talks book
        • Winthrop Basketball Game - MG Readers Recognized - Fifth graders perform at halftime - 7pm

        Wednesday

        • Happy Support Staff Day!
        • Leonard at Assessment Conference
        • Progress Reports Sent Home (If you need additional copies, see Joanne or Sandra)
        • TK Ceremony @ 8:30am
        • Team Meetings with Lisa in Conference room - Calkins
        • 3-5 - Knights Doing it Right at 2pm


        Thursday

        • PST (See MGES Calendar)
        • Chick-fil-a Spirit DAY
        • Teacher of the Year Breakfast - Gregory and Moree, AM
        • Moree @ Elementary Principals Meeting, AM
        • Stress Break Massage in PD Room - 8:30 - 10:30am


        Friday

        • Put recycling bins in the hall by 7:45AM
        • Spirit Day
        • Knights Football Day
        • Knights of the Round Table and Gallant Girls Meet at 1:45
        • Stress Break Massages in PD Room - 12 - 2pm
        • PLC Minutes Due to Canvas

        Coming Up:

        November

        25 - 27 - Happy Thanksgiving!

        December
        1 - Third Grade Parent Access Drop-in - 4:30 - 5:30pm

        2 - Team meetings with Lisa - Calkins
        3 - PTA Meeting at 6pm

        8 - Holiday Party
        10 - 1st Grade 4H; Chick-fil-a Spirit DAY!

        15 - PM: Nuclear Energy Emergency Training
        16 - Team meetings with Lisa - Calkins

        18 - Grades due by 5pm

        18 - Holiday Sing-a-Long with Fourth Grade in Cafeteria:

        -----8:15-8:45 - First, Second
        -----9:00-9:45- Kindergarten, Third, and Fifth


        January

        4 - Workday

        8 - Community Board Visit - 8:30AM