Weekly Launch

January 21-25

Reminders/Announcements

Please be sure to open the schedule for Monday which is located in the Smore. Monday is a professional dress day.


Just a note about TRRFCC days. I am sorry for the confusion about which days are TRRFCC days. It was originally the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday. I noticed that due to holidays, we would miss some of these days. So in order to give you more jeans days(because I know how much you love them) I went through the calendar and did every other THursday and skipped holidays. I realize that has created some confusion about when to wear jeans. It will always be on the launch and on the school calendar.

Important Dates

January 21

PL day


January 22-

Buckels off campus a.m.

Watch D.O.G.-Kyle Jones-Charlie/Shane-Chancey/Schillaci-Music

C4-Kinder


January 23-

Faculty Meeting-Share out-3rd grade Snacks-4th/5th

C4-5th


January 24-TRRFCC

Brenda out half day a.m.

C4-Block


January 25-

Alpha-4th

AMC Counting Kinder closes

Watch D.O.G.-Gary Jacobs-Briella-Lagrone-Music

Jan. 21 Schedule

Character Corner

Word of the Week-Courage

Word of the Month-Trustworthiness

Morning Announcements-Janese

Word of the Week-Relationship

Shout Outs

Shout out to all our presenters on Monday(was that just this week!!!) I appreciate them preparing over the holidays


Shout out to Terri May for arranging our author visit this week


Shout out to Susan Bush for covering Mrs. Steiger's class for an ARD


Shout out to all our small group testers! Thank you for supporting our students!

PBIS Post

PBIS Classroom Ideas that Affirm Kids and Promote Positive Classroom Behavior


Give Students Feedback

Find ways to give students feedback constantly. Write specific notes on assignments, and find time to confer with students. Highlight positive trends in their work. Let them know that what they do matters and that they bring strong skills to the learning table. This motivates students to believe in themselves and to give their best work daily. Focusing on producing solid work encourages positive classroom behavior.


Post Student Work

Use one bulletin board inside or near the classroom that highlights work students have produced. Include student work that has shown mastery of a skill. Intentionally update the board to highlight a variety of products and students. Thus, showing students the importance of their work and giving many students an opportunity to shine. When students feel like they are smart, they work harder to prove it to themselves time and time again, which makes for great classroom focus.


Share Personal Growth Trackers

Use trackers for students to assess their growth towards meeting classroom goals. These can be shared with students individually at key points in the quarter or term. The important thing is giving students a tool to see how their day-to-day work experience is leading them to a bigger, overarching goal. Find ways to make this impactful for students that may not be meeting their goals by giving them specific feedback about what you have seen them do that they can continue in order to see more growth.


Post Visual Trackers

Healthy competition can drive students and have them excited to try their best in class. Have a tracker that includes all student names in the classroom. Add stickers to names as students reach goals. For example, reward students with a new book sticker every time they complete an independent reading book. Or, give a student a green 100 next to their names whenever they earn a perfect score on an assignment. Again, showing students that the work that they do in class and the effort they put into that work matters will encourage positive participation.

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