January 22, 2016
In the coming weeks...
Polar Plunge Jeans Week: January 25th - January 29th
FABULOUSLY FUN FEBRUARY [DETAILS TO COME] -- #BestMonthEVER!
Learning Walk Feedback
- Conscious Discipline strategies and techniques
- Reflective questioning to allow productive struggle (not giving students the answers)
- Academic and behavioral goal setting
Something to Consider
- How can we ensure the students are working harder than the teachers? How can we hold students accountable for critical thinking?
1:1 Sign Ups
Share Table Policy
Focus Room Coverage
Connections + I Love You Rituals
Positive Reinforcement Ratio
I'd strongly encourage you to reflect on the ratio you average in your setting. How can you monitor and improve upon this? If you find yourself saying, "No talking" shift your thinking to what the desired behavior is and reinforce it.
Once again, the Belton Educational Foundation is looking for innovative classroom and building projects that will have a lasting impact on our students. This year, we will be using Google forms as our application platform. Instructions are on the application form. You can access the form here:
The deadline is February 9, 2016, at 4:00 pm. Applications will not be accepted after that time.
Grants will be awarded on March 15, 2016.
Grant assistance will be provided at the Foundation office; click this link to a Google doc in order to sign up: https://goo.gl/MxzT6x If none of these times work with your schedule, please contact Heather McFarland via email to set up another time.
The list of past grantees can be found at http://beltonfoundation.org/programs/grants/.
Heather McFarland, MBA
Belton Educational Foundation
110 W. Walnut Belton, MO 64012
Data Work Days
4th grade - February 17th
3rd grade - March 2nd
Kindergarten (half day a.m.)/2nd grade (half day p.m.) - March 8th
1st grade (half day a.m.) - March 9th
GOOGLE EXPEDITIONS - COMING SOON TO GLADDEN ELEMENTARY!
This coming February second through fourth grade students will be going on an expedition, a Google Expedition: Pioneer Program. Students will wear Google Cardboard and enter the virtual reality domain to explore the world around us. At Gladden students will explore the continent of Africa! What an amazing tie to our service learning project for Uganda! All through the power of 3D technology and virtual reality. We are excited to partner with Google and Google Expeditions to give this opportunity to our students.
Gladden's Expeditions will occur on February 23rd in the morning. All second, third, and fourth grade teachers will meet for training at 7:30 on this morning. More details are to come. See Amanda, Kristin, or Michelle with any questions!