Mrs. Mayer's Monday Morning Memo

December 14, 2015

8 days!!

Winding down 2015!

There is only 8 days left of school until Christmas Break. Enjoy all the excitement and let me know how I can help.

Opposite of what many think, the holidays are not exciting for everyone. Please remember some of our kids anxiety levels may be high, as they are dreading 10 days off. It might mean hunger, cold, and/or chaotic for them. Thank you for always being so empathetic.

Updates:

* Mr. Wellen, our new superintendent will be in the building on Friday. Go ahead and introduce yourself, if you see him.

* STAR will meet Tuesday. Continue to get your referrals in to Chris Towers red folder.

* Wear your OLIVE shirts on Friday.

Mayer's Out and About Days, this week

I plan on being out and about Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week. Let me know if I can be of any assistance at all. I would love to help with activities in the classroom.

ASCD Magazines

I get the ASCD magazine every month. Each month, all the articles are focused on one topic. This month's edition is about co-teaching. If you are interested, please let me know.

I do have all my past issues as well and some of the topics are: (Bold are available, the others have been checked out.)

Reaching the Reluctant Learner

Reading Comprehension

Using Assessments Thoughtfully

Instruction that Sticks

Teaching with Mobile Tech

Talking and Listening

Emotionally Healthy Kids

Writing: A Core Shift

Tackling Informational Text

Additions?

If you have anything you think I should add to the Monday Memo, please let me know by Friday of the week before.