Busy Bee Leader Board
See the Good. See the Need. See the Whole. See the Possible.
Celebrating Growth Mindset!
Leaders of Learning
This week's nominees:
Danielle Duncan: for leading learning with our PLC teams on the co-teaching model of inclusion
Taniya Smith: for helping assess second graders in SRI.
Helen Cole and Jevone Baldwin: for helping assess first graders in SRI.
In the next few weeks, I will share with you all 5 areas to close the "attitude" gap. The climate and culture of SPP must be conducive to closing the gap.
Environment for Learning. You must ask yourself the 4 questions daily. - What do they see? Your students must see things that is reflective of them. They must always see things that acknowledge their accomplishments as minimal as they may be. They must see things that celebrates who they are. They must feel valued every single day.
What do they hear? Are they hearing they are great or extraordinary. Too many of our students lack consistent praise, compliments, and positive reinforcement in their lives. As educators, we are here to fill those gaps to reminding them regularly they are cared for, respected, loved, valued, appreciated and understood.
What do they feel? What emotions are triggered as a result of your interaction with them? Do they feel safe? Your students must feel safe demonstrating their brilliance and/or making mistakes without negative consequences or ridiculed. Your students learn best when they feel good about being your classroom.
What do they experience? Learning should be fun, stimulating, engaging, yet relevant. Learning experiences must be memorable for all students in where they will remember them for years to come. Positive growth and development should be a part of the experiences. Students will always remember the teachers who loved and believed in them, but they will also remember those who did not believe in them also. So.....what do your students see, hear, feel or experience in your classroom?
And remember, "Every kid needs a champion." --Rita Pierson
Making Our Hive Thrive
K- Teachers are using math stations to allow students to have multiple opportunities to practice the standard. Teachers have agreed to help assess a class that needs support with mclass. Thank you! :)
1st – Teachers are using SRI reports to check student data and make instructional decisions.
2nd – Teachers are working so hard to juggle mclass, math assessments, and SRI. Teachers have volunteered to assess an entire class in mclass. Thank you!
I would just like to thank all of you for working so hard to ensure that we meet our testing window guidelines. I really appreciate everything that you do!
Message from Tricia Cox: We wanted to make you aware of the MOY and EOY dates for the K-2 Spelling Inventory. The MOY window is the week of February 9th through February 13th. The EOY window will be May 26th through May 29th.
B is for Bungee
--Dave Burgess, P is for Pirate: Inspirational ABC's for Educators
More ideas for students in our STEAM lab
January 5-16: SRI MOY
January 12-February 3: mClass MOY
January 12-23: Math Benchmark for TR
January 19: No School
January 21: 1st and 2nd graders to Pinecrest @ 12:30 for Encore Kids! performance of the Carolina Philharmonic
January 21: Marci working with Dr. Rutherford--8:30-11:30
January 21-22: Marci at Friday Institute in Raleigh
January 21: SIT meeting
January 23: Volunteer Breakfast--Please make sure that Alicia has an accurate record of your volunteers
January 26: Required Teacher Workday--DreamBox Session 8:00-9:00 (optional) and "Engineering is Elementary" PD by Discovery Place Education Studio
January 28: Marci at Teaching Fellows Commission Meeting
January 30: Assistants at PD on Supporting the Literacy Framework--10:30-12:30
February 3: Dr. Grimesey to visit 2 classrooms--11:00-12:15
February 4: Marci off campus--Principals Meeting
February 5: Alvita off campus--Assistant Principals Meeting
February 5: Admin PLC team meetings--This will be a Data PLC. MOY cards need to be moved by today. Also, teachers need to bring names of students who will be recognized in Growth Celebration Assemblies.
February 5: RIF--times TBA
February 9: Growth Celebrations
- 7:45--Year-round 1st grade
- 9:15--Traditional Kindergarten
- 1:45--Year-round Kindergarten
February 10: Growth Celebrations
- 7:45--Traditional 2nd grade
- 12:45--Traditional 1st grade
- 1:45--Year-round 2nd grade
February 6: Marci off campus
February 11: Duty Free Lunch
February 13: Early Release Day--PD TBA
February 13 & 16: Marci off campus
February 16: District PD Day--Technology Smackdown at our school--more information coming
February 19: Jennifer Beck will lead learning with PLC teams
February 25: Teaching Studies--more information coming