Holy Name of Mary, Friday, September 6, 2019
It was so great to be back with you all again this week! You have all worked so hard to get the school ready for the kids, and I think that everyone did an outstanding job of making this first week of school a great one.
Enjoy the weekend!
Classroom Management Tips
Please use the next several weeks to keep reviewing and practising your classroom routines and procedures over and over again until they are second nature to every student in your classroom. Investing the time in perfecting those routines now will really pay off for the remainder of the school year.
Here are a few articles for you to check out. Even if you are a seasoned teacher, it is always good to take some time to reflect on your classroom management at the beginning of each year and take time to develop a plan. If you find that you are struggling, don't hesitate to reach out for help. We are here to support you through any challenges you face.
Classroom Management: 4 Keys to Starting the Year off Right (I recommend listening to the podcast that is linked at the beginning of the article!)
Making Math Moments that Matter
From their website: Wondering how to create a classroom culture where students don’t want to stop exploring mathematics when the bell rings? Kyle Pearce from TapIntoTeenMinds.com and Jon Orr from MrOrr-IsAGeek.com team up to uncover how we can Make Math Moments That Matter for every student in the math classroom from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Discover how you can build easy to plan and fun to deliver math lessons that kids will not only love, but also learn from using the Making Math Moments That Matter 3-Part Framework. Get ready to learn as we interview math education influencers, engage in coaching calls with mathematics educators from around the world, and take deep dives into assessment, differentiation, student behaviour, engagement, problem solving, math fact fluency, and many other common teacher challenges as we strive to Make Math Moments That Matter. Let’s learn how we can meet the needs of every learner in all classrooms regardless of student readiness together! Subscribe by searching or us on your preferred platform or by clicking here: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, RSS, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Bryanna started her first day in Grade 7/8 with a read-aloud. You're never too old for a great picture book!
Micheline used a classroom circle to get our Grade 8's speaking in French right from the start this week. This is a great way to practice speaking and listening.
Loving the Library
Liz was the first to bring a group to the new and improved library this week! If your class needs a change of scenery, the big carpet and the armchairs are a great place to go for a circle or a story.
The Week Ahead
Monday, September 9, 2019
- KG classes to watch the First Ride bus safety video in their classes
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
- KG First Ride Program
- Katie away (all day)
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
- 8:30 Spec. Ed. meeting
Thursday, September 12, 2019
- Caroline away (Central Leaders Meeting, Kemptville)