Friday Newsletter

Friday, February 12

Smith Elementary

Smith Mission

Smith Staff will collaborate to inspire and connect to each child by knowing every name and need to ensure success.

Collective Commitments

*All kids can learn in different ways and at different times.

*Relationships are vital to the success of students, teachers and families.
*Smith will provide all students with opportunities to experience success.

*All teachers share the responsibility for the needs of all students.

*Smith Elementary provides an enjoyable and engaging learning environment.

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Margaret Gearman

I loved how you took the learning from the professional development on summarizing and used the structure in your classroom. I enjoyed our conversation around the success your students experienced.

Andra Boney

Great reflective conversation. I love what you are doing!

Lindsey Corder

You are an awesome thinking partner!

Mimi and Alyson

You both held your own with 2 subs and a no-show sub this week! Way to keep those young ones in line!

Dana Andregg and Shauntee Carpenter

I loved the collaboration that occurred during Name and Need. We kept the student the center of our conversation and Dana, you owned the plan!

5th Grade

Thank you for analyzing the simulation data so quickly to shift your tutoring groups. I know your focused work will truly make a difference in student knowledge. Kendall, thanks for working the schedule.

Kendall Smith and Lisa Baril

Thank you for all of your work with schedules. The two of your brains together are truly magical!

Sara Anderson

Thank you for your leadership around TELPAS. We could not do it without you. You make all pieces clear.

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February 15 - Professional Development 7:30 Breakfast (Bagels, Coffee, Juice), 8:00-11:00 RTI/Intervention/Enrichment, 11:00-12:30 Lunch (on your own), 12:30-3:30 Conference Style Learning (tickets will be distributed for choices) Building open until 7:30 pm (special hours)

February 17- NO PD!!! :)

February 20- Destination Imagination Competition- Wish your students the best! Frisco High School

Thanks Cheryl for a great Friendship Week at Smith! #friendship week #smithpride

Smith Friendship Week "Count on You"

Mrs. Baril thinks on a new level!

Based on our book study, I started a new thing in math to get my kids extra involved and engaged. They can write a problem of the day and I attach it to a pic they send me or one I have. Look how amazing this is!
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Yesterday, when Sophie was doing gymnastics, she did a tumbling pass with 4 flips in a row. If the time of the flips combined was 4.52 seconds, then how many seconds did it take for Sophie to do each flip individually?

Something to read and think about...

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Happy Valentine's Day! Have a wonderful weekend!