Busy Bee Leader Board
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Leaders of Learning
This week's nominees:
Jevone Baldwin: I would like to nominate for going above and beyond for me, by choice, everyday, and she does it with a smile!
Nikki Bauer and Sue Clay: I would like to nominate Nikki and Sue for encouraging their students who went home and voluntarily wrote stories after being inspired by the author on Monday. by giving a copy of them to the library. We’ll enjoy the copies of the stories they provided to the library!!
Sharon Cole – I am nominating Sharon Cole because she helped set up the tables for Family Fun Night and provided clipboards. She always seems to be by my side when I need a helping hand! She even put Keegan to work helping us get prepared!
Marci Houseman- I am nominating Marci Houseman because she inspires me to continue to grow as an educator and I really appreciate that!
Danielle Duncan, Mary Carrington, Diane Allen – I am nominating these three ladies for scooping ice cream at Family Fun Night and making a lot of little ones extremely happy!
All Teachers – Family Fun Night was such a huge success thanks to a lot of great teaching and learning. A parent walked up to me and said, “Wow! I am totally exhausted because I just learned so much!” The excitement that teachers display each day for learning was visible through the excitement that students shared as they taught their parents all about math!
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." ---Socrates
And remember, "Every kid needs a champion." --Rita Pierson
Making our Hive Thrive
K – Teachers are starting providing many concrete math experiences for students. Teachers provided amazing opportunities for parents to learn about kindergarten math and create tools to support learning at home.
1st – Teachers are explicitly teaching comprehension and providing rubrics for students to self evaluate and evaluate the work of others. While planning with a teacher, she was using the unpacking document to design math instruction that would give students many opportunities to master the standard. Teachers provided amazing opportunities for parents to learn what first grade math is all about! It was awesome to see students sharing digital creations from the pilot project.
2nd – Teachers are modeling many different strategies to solve math problems and they are providing a wide variety of math tools to support learning. Teachers have also created anchor charts to support students as they construct written responses to comprehension questions. Teachers provided awesome opportunities for parents to learn about second grade math and the strategies that they are using to develop students that have a great conceptual understanding.
MILITARY SPIRIT WEEK
Monday 4/27 - Camo Day (wear camouflage)
Tuesday 4/28 - Hat Day (wear your favorite hat)
Wednesday 4/29 -Stars and Stripes (wear either or both)
Thursday 4/30 - Purple Day (wear purple)
Friday 5/1 – Red, White & Blue Day (wear red, white & blue) with your jeans :)
We may not have enough military parents for every classroom. We will let you know as soon as possible.
EOY assessment letters
Bike to School
Discovery Place Kids--ScienceReach
SIT looked at all of the classes offered through ScienceReach and selected "You Can Build It!" for our students. Here is the description: Use the very popular Build It! blocks to work through engineering challenges and create fascinating buildings and structures such as high-rise towers, bridges, pyramids and more. It is very exciting that our students will be given this opportunity!! Stay tuned for the specific schedule!
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O is for Oxygen
The brain needs oxygen to function best. Designing more opportunities for movement, in and out of the classroom, is a surefire way to increase blood flow, promote health, and provide powerful learning experiences.
Kinesthetic activities help create connections in developing minds and allow students to process information in a while new way. Let kids jump--literally--into learning!
--Dave Burgess, P is for Pirate
April 29: Collaborative PLC team meetings after school--Jen will lead grade levels in a combined PLC meeting on Concrete/Representational/Abstract concepts in math; Other PLC teams will define own agendas--please post minutes on your Edmodo group page.
April 30: Collaborative PLC meetings--PLC teams determine agenda
April 30: School Improvement Site Visit--11:00-12:30
April 30: Teacher of the Year Banquet--Congratulations Lisa Michno!!
May 4-8: Marci off campus
mClass EOY: May 4-May 22
May 6: Alvita at Principals Meeting
SRI EOY: May 11-May 22
May 7: Collaborative PLC meetings--Admin will determine agenda
May 13: Kindergarten Field trip
May 13: Staff Meeting
May 14: Collaborative PLC meetings--PLC teams determine agenda
May 14: MCS Retirement Reception--Congratulations Damita Nocton!!
Math Summative: May 18-May 29
May 20: SIT Meeting
May 21: Collaborative PLC meetings--PLC teams determine agenda
May 25: No School
May 26-28: ScienceReach for Kindergarten and 1st grade--schedule to come
May 27: Collaborative PLC grade level team meetings after school--teams determine agendas. Please post minutes on your Edmodo group page.
May 28: Collaborative PLC meetings--PLC teams determine agenda
May 28: 2nd grade Celebration of the Arts--6:30 p.m.
May 29: Bee Buck Ice Cream Party
June 4: RIF and Read-a-thon
June 5: Kindergarten and Second Grade Awards Assemblies; First Grade Field Trip
June 8: First Grade Awards Assemblies
June 9: Storyteller @ 9:45 followed by Field Day/Fun Day with Playmobile
June 10: Marci at Principals Meeting
June 11: Last day of school
June 12: Required workday