RES Staff Update
May 21-25, 2018
Message from Dr. Henry
Let's Celebrate Gloria!
Monday, May 21-Meetings at planning to group classes for next year.
Wednesday, May 23- Yearbooks distributed
Thursday, May 24- Harlem Globetrotter, Zeus McClurkin, presents bully prevention program. Calendar Committee Meeting (4:15-6:15 pm) Course #18240. Team leaders and others who schedule events will attend. Please register if you are attending.
Friday, May 25- Mentor/Mentee Celebration @ 8:00 am (Rescheduled due to calendar meeting)
Tuesday, May 29-Cy-Woods Senior Walk at Robison (approximately 10:00 am). More information in the end-of-year checklist.
Wednesday, May 30- Yearbook signing. Kinder and 1st will sign in their classrooms. 2nd-5th will sign at an agreed upon time with their entire grade level. Check with other teams to make sure there is not an overlap with recess or other grade levels. Students should go outside to sign yearbooks due to the noise level.
2018-2019 Planning Information
Harlem Globetrotters to Visit Robison
A copy of the schedule was placed in everyone's box. Please make note of the changes, and remember that this is also an e-track day.
Crayola Color Recycle Program
Thank you, Christi!!
End of Year Parties
Please, please, please read this information thoroughly. We count on you to help in the process of a smooth party day. Thank you!
E-Track (Round 2)
Timeline for E-Track
May 23: E-track class #3
May 24: E-track class #4
Thank you to Christi Moran for stepping in to serve as our administrator on Friday so that we could meet to plan for next year!
Thank you to everyone who brought the delicious snacks on Friday!!
CTE for 2018-2019
According to your votes for CTE, there was overwhelming support of having a CTE Day (82 voted yes, 3 voted no).
CTE for next year will be a book study. You will receive 4 hours for reading and 3 hours for the reflection component which will consist of questions posted in Google Classroom. The book you will read will depend on your assignment. For those participating in blended learning classrooms, your book will be focused on this topic. If you are not participating in blended learning, you will be reading Kids Deserve It. We will all be treated to hearing Adam Welcome, one of the authors of Kids Deserve It when we return in August. Although the book should be read by the time you return, you will have opportunities to respond to the reflection questions after you return. I will have limited copies of the books. You will have the option of checking out a book for a limited amount of time or ordering your own copy. If you borrow a book, you will not be able to write in it.
The second-grade team will participate in the blended learning book study. If you teach another grade level, and you plan to implement blended learning, please let me know. Otherwise, I will assume everyone else will be reading Kids Deserve It (KDI). There are used copies of KDI on Amazon for $12, and the Kindle version is about $10. Each team leader was given a copy and I will order a few more copies. I will meet with the second-grade teachers to decide which book will be read--there are several great choices.
These will be easy, but enjoyable reads for everyone! The reflection questions will give everyone a chance to interact and share their learning. The best part of this is that you can do this from home, and we do not have to find a date when everyone can attend.
CTE will be your 3 hours of the CFISD Compliance Training completed off contract, and participating in 4 additional hours for back-to-school events, such as Meet the Teacher (2 events--kindergarten and 1st-5th).
Supporting Our Students on the Bus
Professional Development Opportunities
Some of you are familiar with Seesaw, the app that teachers can use to digitally store student work. Here is a link to the app if you are not familiar: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seesaw-the-learning-journal/id930565184?mt=8
If you haven't considered being a Seesaw ambassador, check this out: https://app.seesaw.me/#/ambassadors/apply
Being an ambassador allows you to use the premium features for free and affords you the opportunity to collaborate with other ambassadors.
Here is the link to the hub: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/Njk2MzE4MDE5Nlpa/p/NzAyNjg1MzMzN1pa/details