March 18th edition
Pursuing Excellence: Vision 2020
Workshop/Gradual Release - Integrating Content Areas
GTES and Summative Conferences
Acceptable Use Policy Reminder
No Big Deal by Jacki Sellmansberger
That’s a saying we hear frequently, and know exactly how it’s meant. But I had a situation today that made me realize, it all depends on perspective! I went to a class to work with a group of students. As they were coming to the table, as is typical of children, they were all trying to sit in a certain place. One little boy came a few minutes behind everyone else, and it was very evident by some things that were said, children were trying not to sit by J. I spoke up and said, “How rude! I would love to sit by J.”, and, proceeded to change my position at the table.
I really don’t know what the problem was this particular day, because I haven’t noticed it before with J. To me, this was really no big deal! But as I got ready to leave class after another group, J came up and put his arms around me and gave me a hug. Nothing was said, but I thought I would cry. As I reflect back on this situation, I was reminded of another time when I was a child and my teacher commented I was wearing her favorite color. That may sound like no big deal, but to this poor little girl, who seldom ever had new clothes, it made my day!
As we walk through the halls of Nesbit for these next few weeks, remember there are children and adults who may need to hear our “no big deal” just to make it through another day!
Continue to hold each other up as we all give it our best for these last few days before break!
Dates to Remember
Continue to complete District Assessments this week. They are looking good:)
- 3:15- 4:30 - IFT Meeting with the grade level
- Literacy NIT during Planning
- Math NIT during Planning
- Nesbit ES Chuck E Cheese Night ( 4:00 - 8:00 PM) - Teachers get a free personal size pizza