Edition #8-October 12, 2015
- 2nd grade chairs to CO for Math planning from 2:30-4:30.
- School Board Meeting (Present SIP) from 7:00-9:00.
- Early Release Day at 1:00
- Early Release PD for all TEACHERS-The Night Zookeeper 1:30-4:00 in Reading Room.
- Social Dues Deadline for payment
Upcoming...Monday 10/19 is PTSO meeting from 6:30-8. Tuesday 10/20 is South Visitors during the morning and that night is Chick-Fil-A from 5-8pm. Wednesday 10/21 Staff meeting will be a Training with Read Naturally.
MGSD Beginning Teachers Meeting REMINDER
- Elementary/Intermediate Beginning Teachers Meeting: Monday, October 19, 2015 at 3:30 in the Professional Development Room at East Mooresville Intermediate School.
This Week's Birthdays
Tuesday 10/13 is Lauren Pollock
Thursday 10/15 is Kathleen Sistrunk
Friday 10/16 is Margaret Rollins
WELCOME NEW STAFF
Erin Parrott has been with us last year but this year she is a Title 1 tutor.
Wendy Tuck just started last Friday and she will also be a Title 1 tutor.
School Improvement Plan
I will be presenting our SIP plan this Tuesday October 13 at 7:00 at the MGSD School Board meeting. Any leaders who would like to attend? See me before Tuesday!
SIP voting will take place this week electronically. Please take the time to vote and remember the SIP is always ALIVE!!!
QR codes in ACTION
Mrs. Micklow's students were so excited to check their work using their QR code readers. NICE plan Mrs. Micklow.
Manipulative work but sometimes students need a visual. Great job Mrs. Zsuppan!
Anecdotal Notes are a great way to guide your questioning during small groups! Thanks for the great example Mrs. Clark!
QR codes in ACTION
Night ZooKeeper Writing PD
ALL TEACHERS should attend this valuable writing PD session as we Skype the Night Zookeeper trainer this Wednesday October 14th. He will show us around this engaging website then Cheryl McCrorey will login everyone in and guide us through next steps. Please be prepared and ready with your computer from 1:30-4:00 in the Reading Room.
Then on Nov. 13: The Trainer, Paul will visit South Staff and Students in our Gym and he says that we will be the biggest school that he has visited as schools in England are small, and the ones that he's visited in the US are as well. He thinks that we can set a record for Night Zookeeper for the most people in a building being connected at the same time.
Here is a tentative schedule for the Nov. 13:
9:00 (or as soon after as possible): whole school assembly in gym to meet "The Night Zookeeper"
9:35: activity with K,1. This will be without devices. He's going to do some animal aerobics with them, lead them into some creative drawing and ideas for stories with the animals.
10:15-11:30: 2nd grade in gym with macbooks
12:30-2:00: 3rd grade in gym with macbooks
***After school he can meet with teachers that have questions, troubleshooting, etc.
2nd graders are Killin this Number line strategy. Wish I learned this when I was a student!
Non Standard Measurement
1st graders I think you got this objective due to your smart and hard working teachers!
We all do the Daily Five/Four everyday but do we have a visual to go with our procedures? Great job here!
Non Standard Measurement
BUS Driver Appreciation Day
Wednesday, October 21st, is Bus Driver & Bus Monitor Appreciation Day. We at South are fortunate to have a great group of Bus Drivers that are a part of our TEAM. If you can find time with your class before the 21st please have your busriders write thank you cards to their bus driver.…anything you decide to do would be greatly appreciated!!!
Our Bus Drivers are:
Bus 305: Rachel Benefield
Bus 22: Kellie Hovelson
Bus 111: Terrie Hoke
Bus 158: Angel Tomlin
Bus 325: Sylvia Young
Bus 66: Wayne Benefield
Bus 240: Kim Rumbough
SLT decided on October 19, 2015 all classrooms will send home updated Car Tags. The code on the card should be the same as the beginning of the year. Grade levels color code:
1st Grade- Green
2nd Grade- Blue3rd Grade-Yellow
Please remind parents that these tags should be visible on Passenger Side windows during pick-up.
Big Shout Out to Cheryl McCrorey for making this fun event a Math Lesson! This is ALL her!!!
Make a graph at Create a Graph with our Survey Results if you have not already done so! Results were: 90 students, 22 staff members,K-17,1st- 21, 2- 31,3- 21= 112 total people "Walk to School"!!!
***Then please visit the large graph on the wall across from the Title 1 room. Students can see it as they leave the cafeteria. You may have your students that participated place a post-it going up the graph, they may write their names on them (up to you). OR, you can just put the post-its up for your students when you have a chance. Staff participants, please put up a post-it representing yourself. Use small, any color post-its.