Monclova Primary

Weekly Bulletin

Events for Week of October 15 - October 21

1st Grade Lunch Week

Monday, October 15

Grade Level Release Time - 2nd Grade AM; 3rd Grade PM

Tuesday, October 16

Grade Level Release Time - 1st Grade AM; 4th Grade PM

Wednesday, October 17

Grade Level Release Time - K AM

Thursday, October 18

End of First Quarter

Staff Meeting - 7:30 am

Character Wheel - 9:00 am

Fundraiser Delivery - 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Friday, October 19

Fire Drill - 1:45 pm

Staff Halloween Party - 6:00 pm


Thank you:

Toni for the great Pizza Hut lunch, the kids loved it and participation will grow! You were great with taking something new on along with the Great Apple Crunch!

staff for taking time to visit Donuts for Dads


The first quarter ends Thursday, October 18. Your grades need to be finalized in Power School by 8:00 am on Thursday, October 25. IEP progress reports should be sent home on Thursday, October 25.

The 3rd graders will be taking the fall AIR assessment on Wednesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 25. On these two days, only, the 3rd and 4th graders will switch specials time and lunch time.

On Friday, October 26 tutors will be meeting with grade levels to discuss RtI plans, progress, assist with next steps and planning. The tutors will not pull any kids during the day.

The last week of October will be busy with celebrating Red Ribbon Week, fall parties and conferences. Please make sure you are following up with parents to schedule a conference, continue to send the link to those that are not signed up.

Words of Wisdom and Action..............................

The growth mindset concepts are visible in all of your classrooms, here's just another example of the importance of teaching students about mistakes. It's very hard for us as adults and kids to not want to be perfect all the time.

How Mistakes Help Students Learn

Guessing is useful for students’ ability to recall information—even when the guesses are wrong.

By Youki Terada

August 14, 2018

“Our research found evidence that mistakes that are a ‘near miss’ can help a person learn the information better than if no errors were made at all,” explains study author Nicole Anderson. “These types of errors can serve as stepping stones to remembering the right answer. But if the error made is a wild guess and out in left field, then a person does not learn the correct information as easily.”

Why does guessing improve memory? When students try to answer questions on their own—as opposed to when answers are given to them—they engage in productive struggle, which helps them make sense of what they’re learning. Posing questions to students helps them think through a problem, bridging the gap between what they know and what they don’t.

But despite how common mistakes are, students often perceive them as negative and as a potential threat to their self-worth. A positive classroom climate—one where the teacher and students treat mistakes as learning opportunities—can create better conditions for learning.

The takeaway: Look for ways to incorporate guesswork into your teaching—getting students to answer questions will help boost their memory more than if they attempt to memorize the material.