March 21, 2016
Happy Birthday, Traci S.! She'll celebrate her big day on 3/30!
Happy Monday, Wilson Team!
On another note, I want you to know that some very difficult decisions will be made in the weeks to come regarding grade level assignments. It is a huge decision that I do not take lightly and one that has caused me many sleepless nights. I also know, however, that they are changes that need to be made in order for us to continue to grow as a collective "team" and truly function as grade level PLCs, which is a board goal. I recognize that change is never easy, but as I analyze it through the lens of "what is best for kids", I know it is necessary. Please know that I will do EVERYTHING I can to make these changes as easy as possible for all those involved!
I look forward to your support and understanding as our "Team" continues to unite and do what is best for our kids!
Here are a couple of reminders for this week:
- Tracey is off campus, Tuesday, 3/22
- -----Why? I'll be attending a conference in Redding
- Minimum Day, Wednesday, 3/23 @ 2:00 PM
- -----Focus: Team Meeting in Room 32
- Fire/Evacuation Drill, Thursday, 3/24 @ 2:00 PM
- -----Please remember to take your RED emergency folder with you!
- Monthly Awards' Ceremony, Friday, 3/25 at 10:20 AM
- Sycamore Club Fair, Friday, 3/25 at 11AM
- ------Who? 5th grade
- Minimum Day, Friday, 3/25 Happy Spring Break!
What does it mean to teach like a Pirate?
P=Passion (Rediscover your professional/content passion!)
I=Immerse (Immerse yourself in the lesson)
R=Rapport (Build rapport/relationships with your students)
A=Ask/Analyze (What could I do to make this lesson better? Reflect!)
T=Transformation (Transform your teaching! Push yourself out of your comfort zone!
E=Enthusiasm (Your demeanor will influence your students! Would you want to be a student in your class?)
Kudos, LoriAnne! Your passion for teaching is contagious! Your ability to check for student understanding and provide immediate corrective feedback is spot on! Kudos!
Way to go, Pam! Your students were so engrossed in your science lesson due to your lesson planning, student engagement activities, & questioning techniques! Awesome job, Pam!
Kudos, Deidra! The relationships you have formed with your students this year have created a nurturing environment where students are willing to take risks! Woot! Woot!
Awesome job, Christy! Your ability to reflect on student understanding and provide immediate scaffolds ensures student success! Kudos!
Way to go, Lindsey! Integrating an engineering challenge that pushed students to persevere through a difficult task highlights 21st century learning! Awesome job!
Awesome job, Mindy! Your enthusiasm for tech integration with fictional writing put students in the driver's seat of their final product! Kudos to you!
An awesome video shared by Craig
Thank you, Lisa Donati!
We have a new mascot!
Take a look at our new Ram Mascot! He will be visiting Wilson during our monthly ceremonies, special events, and celebrations! Our Wilson students will be naming him soon!
Way to go, Student Council!
The hidden coins around campus were a huge hit on Thursday! How else could you explain a reaction like this? The excitement on campus was simply priceless!
Thank you, Kim!
Kim's creative energy is being utilized again! Thank you, Kim for organizing our new bulletin board in the main hallway that will contain #whyIteach bubbles! You Rock!