Happenings in the Ethridge Den!
Bobcats! It's all about relationships! April 4
LET'S GET THEM MOVING
Many of us are aware of the benefits of incorporating kinesthetic learning into classroom instruction, As the author of the article below writes, "Everybody has probably experienced the effectiveness of this style of learning. No matter how many years it has been since you learned, most people can still ride a bike and swim across a pool. I am able to play piano pieces that I once knew, and I remember the moves to dances I performed when I hear the music. Yet I can no longer recite the capitols of all the states or the elements in the periodic table -- all information that I had memorized. No matter how much we memorize, recite, and study, our muscle memory seems to trump our brains alone. We learn best when we combine mind and body. So let's use our bodies to their fullest advantage and bring kinesthetic learning into our classrooms."
The picture to the right highlights Ms. Joyce's class using movement to create a human clock while learning to tell time. Great job Ms. Joyce!
All PLC time goes back to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade for the weeks of April 4, April 11, April 19,
April 25, and May 2. These teachers will keep their students for this time in an effort to prepare for STAAR.
For this duration of time, 1st grade will switch PLC days with 3rd grade, moving from Monday to Wednesday.
Second will be on a field trip during their PLC time this week.
Kinder will meet with me for a brief meeting on Thursday at noon.
This Week in the Den:
Monday, April 4:
Tuesday, April 5: 2nd Grade Field trip to Environmental Education Center; Faculty Mtg. with Dr. Hudson 3:30 in Library
Wednesday, April 6:
Thursday, April 7: 4th Grade Parent Mtg. for Pine Cove Camp 6 PM Cafeteria
Friday, April 8: Intervention Meetings During Conference Periods
Next Week in the Den:
Monday, April 11:
Tuesday, April 12: Team Leader Mtg. 3:30 Library
Wednesday, April 13:
Thursday, April 14: Spring Pics
Friday, April 15: End of Six Weeks