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Week of November 4, 2013

That Wow Teaching Moment!

We all have those moments that we live for as educators. You know what I am talking about. That moment in time where a student understood a concept, began to read, solved the math problem that had previously been a struggle, had a successful behavior day, sang out loud during the musical, helped a friend, etc. That time where you leave the school and think, "This is why I teach!" Think about what it takes for that student to be successful. What steps along the way led up to that moment? Interventions? Encouragement? A step by step plan of action? Take a second to watch the video clip below that was taken today of one of our very own GP students that will mark a pivotal moment in time for not only this student, but his parents, and teachers. How can we as GP teachers take this successful moment of the day and apply it to our teaching tomorrow?

Morning Duties of the Week

Morning Assembly (7:30): Simmons

Gym (7:20): Lake

Cafeteria (7:20): Jankowski

Bus (7:20): Luna

Parent Drop Off: Bingaman & Brown

Librarian at GP

Counselor Lessons: 1st & 2nd Grade

Week at a Glance

Sunday at 12:00 AM: Set your clocks back an hour.

Monday, 11/4: 50's Day (Dress up in your rolled up jeans or poodle skirts); 2nd

2nd Grade - Special Person Day

Tuesday, 11/5: School Improvement Planning Meeting in Library 3:15-4:15

Thursday, 11/7: Chemistry Road Show; PTO Meeting @ 12:00

Friday, 11/8: Last Day of the Six Weeks; 4th Grade to Washington on the Brazos;

Grade Level Math Meetings with Specialist

News & Notes

  • Sharon Jackson, Head Start Director, is our Central Office liaison that will work with our administrative team to improve our walk through process. She is here to help us refine our skills to observe classroom instruction and to improve our ability to ask reflective questions . Please don't panic when you see us in your classrooms. We value her input and coaching to help us be better instructional leaders.
  • Feedback from other campuses that are having to replace smartboard bulbs indicate that the bulbs are very expensive to replace. So that we can extend the life of our smartboard bulbs, please help by turning them off when you are not using them (especially during conference times) and at the end of the day.
  • Menu Change for Next Week:

Monday, November 4th

Hoppin Hamburger

Cruisin Cheeseburger

Rockin Munchable

Hot Rod Smiley Fries

Doo Wop Trimmings

Juke Box Fruit

Cool Milk


Beef and Cheese Nachos


Refried Beans

Roasted Vegetables

Choice of Fruit


Mustang Yee Haws!

  • Congratulations to Jennifer Reed who will be having a baby in May!
  • Welcome back proud dad, Joshua Rhine. Levi was born October 22nd.
  • Waiting for news from Chris Parr who left today for the hospital for the delivery of his 2nd son!
  • I can now say that I am an Aggie mom! Kara, my daughter, received her acceptance letter to Texas A&M for the spring! Whoop!