Teaching and Learning News
December 18, 2015
Happy Holidays from Central Office!
Best Gift Ever!
Andrew Martin made this lamp for our white elephant exchange.
Social director Mary Turner planned our games this year. This is the end result. Three teams had to blow up balloons and stuff them into pantyhose to make reindeer antlers. The wearer of the antlers had to sing "Jingle Bells."
Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Cat-themed shirts were all the rage this year.
Best Gift Ever!
Patrick stole the lamp from Ryan, so now he is the proud owner.
More Reindeer Games
Sally Race helps Trisha Hall with her antlers.
Is he a reindeer or a jester?
Elementary Artspeak Newsletter
Happy Holidays from the Art, Music, and Spanish teachers!
Enjoy our newsletter below.
Mrs. Flynn, Mr. Rockel, Sra. McClamrock, Mrs. Everett, Mrs. Scaggs, and Sra. Dashley
Spanish for Educators Class-LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP!
We have a few people who have expressed interest in this class. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested. We get a discount if we have a certain number of registrations. Thanks!
NONCREDIT CLASS FOR EDUCATORS
January 28-March 3, 2016
Join co-workers and other educators to learn the vocabulary you need to effectively communicate with Hispanic students and their families. You will learn simple ways to give and receive information necessary on a daily basis. The course is an interactive conversational approach to basic communication. It will include useful classroom vocabulary as well as cultural differences as they apply to the educational system. Materials include custom CD and handbook. More
NASA Rockets 2 Racecars PD Academy STEM Education Curriculum for Teachers
A collaboration between NASA and the Kentucky Speedway, the 4 sessions presented work together as a curriculum storyline, culminating with a July 9, 2016 race at the Kentucky Speedway. NASA will be onsite at the track providing many interactive Rockets 2 Racecars activities designed to teach students and teachers several STEM concepts. Teachers who attend all 4 PD Academy sessions and who integrate Rockets 2 Racecars in their own classroom NGSS curriculum or who implement a summer camp utilizing the curriculum will receive the following:
1. Free July 9 Kentucky Speedway admissions for all students in the teachers’ classrooms
2. 1 Free admission for each teacher, and
3. 1 ½ price admission for a teacher’s guest.
Each session will include hands-on STEM content delivered virtually by the NASA education specialists, time for Q&A, and time to work with educators on NGSS concepts and classroom implementation facilitated by an onsite educator.
Please see the attached flyer for registration information.
- January 4: Third Quarter Ends
- January 11: Board of Education Meeting
- January 11: Elementary CINSAM
- January 11-15: Iowa Testing (Grades 2 & 3)
- January 13 & 21: Ed Study Seminar
- January 25: Middle School CINSAM
- January 25-29: CogAT Testing (Grades 1 & 3)