Weishaar Weekly

Week of Nov. 18-22

Bright Stars

Vergie Opdycke and Sharyl Schlatter-Thank you for supporting me in trying something new for writing based on the CC standards. Nominated by Katie Millard

Vergie Opdycke-For picking up our FFVP tastings for the kindergarten classes! Nominated by Katie Millard

Coleen Marney-For trying a parallel teaching lesson with my afternoon class and her class combined. it was a fun experience for students and teachers. Nominated by Katie Millard

Lana DeHoff and Jackie Johnson-They helped my kiddos (and Teresa's) to select books appropriate for summarizing projects we are doing in our classrooms. They saved us a lot of time by helping the kids pick out books and sporting what we are doing in the classroom! Thanks Jackie and Lana! Nominated by Colby Heckathorne

Technology Integration--I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip: Setting Up a Flipped Classroom

Have you ever heard of a flipped classroom? Not sure what it is or how to get started. The following YouTube clip helps wrap your brand around what it is and how you could go about starting the process if you're interested in trying it out or just learning what the goal of flipping is.


PBIS-Can I still discipline students?

This is one of the most frequent asked questions regarding PBIS. The simple answer is yes, use common sense. The goal is to use positive reinforcement and recognize good behavior instead of always punishing bad behavior. However, if you see inappropriate behavior, it needs and should be addressed. Explain to the student that they are not being respectful, responsible, or safe and then reinforce the expectations of the setting. The explanation below is what you'll find on many PBIS websites.

Although PBIS has no specific restrictions on the use of consequence-based strategies designed to reduce serious problem behavior, teaching-oriented, positive, and preventive strategies are emphasized for all students, to the greatest extent possible. The emphasis is on the use of the most effective and most positive approach to addressing even the most severe problem behaviors.
Most students will succeed when a positive school culture is promoted, informative corrective feedback is provided, academic success is maximized, and use of prosocial skills is acknowledged.
When student problem behavior is unresponsive to preventive school-wide and classroom-wide procedures, information about the student’s behavior is used to (a) understand why the problem behavior is occurring (function); (b) strengthen more acceptable alternative behaviors (social skills); (c) remove antecedents and consequences that trigger and maintain problem behavior, respectively; and (d) add antecedents and consequences that trigger and maintain acceptable alternative behaviors.

Elementary Principal Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 19th 2013 at 9am


3rd Grade Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, Nov. 21st 2013 at 2:30-3:30pm

35400 West 91st Street

De Soto, KS

3rd Grade Choir Concert

Thursday, Nov. 21st 2013 at 7pm

35400 West 91st Street

De Soto, KS