Lakeview Staff Newsletter - November 8
Quote of the Week
When we are intentional, good questions are planned in advance, every learning target is examined, every group is thought out, and so on. That's what we do at Lakeview! Nothing is left to chance. Our culture is intentional, the physical look of our school is intentional, the way we communicate with families is intentional, and certainly the way we teach is intentional.
Being that intentional all the time about everything is why I love education and why I love Lakeview. Thanks, Mrs. Manthe, for helping me realize that!
• Pose a question
• Take at least four student responses in quick succession
• Do not respond to any of the four students except to plainly say "thank you" after each
• After all four (or more) responses are given, only then does the teacher dive into responses.
This eliminates the dynamic that happens in a classroom where the teacher only gets one response before moving on. It also values each response in an equal way.
A Procedural Strategy to Try
Monday, Nov 11 - Lakeview Building Meeting (monthly open office hours for anyone to visit with Chris about building issues - not a required meeting) from 7:45-8:15 in the library
Tuesday, Nov 12 - Jen Sielaff will be here for building hours just like on October 24th, except this time she will be here in the morning from 8:45-11:45. Jen will be in Room 122 (the YMCA wraparound room) during this time.
Wednesday, Nov 13 - Shower luncheon (soups and breads) to celebrate Brianne & Amy!
Thursday, Nov 14 - 5th grade camp meeting at 6 p.m. and PTO Meeting at 7 p.m. (both in the library)
Monday, Nov 18 - The food drive bus comes to collect all of our items at 10:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov 19 - LV TSS team meeting from 3:45-4:45 p.m. in the library
Wednesday, Nov 20 - Staff meeting from 7:15-8:15 a.m.
Thursday, Nov 21 - PTO Glow Dance from 5-7 p.m.
Number Talk books - All classroom teachers please place your "X" in the correct column in this document so we order more books where necessary. Even if you already have the book, let me know. 4th/5th teachers, I will talk to you about the fraction book separately.
Personal Day Blackouts - here is a link to blackout days for elementary personal days.