North Side News

Week of February 25th - March 1st, 2019

PLTW Showcase


We will be hosting visitors on Thursday afternoon from 12:30-2:30 p.m. They are coming to visit with me and Angie (Maybe Kelli) to discuss how we have implemented PLTW in our building, watch Angie teach a PLTW lesson with her students and then discuss/ask questions afterward. THE CONFERENCE ROOM IS OFF LIMITS THIS ENTIRE AFTERNOON! Please plan accordingly.

Also - it has been brought to our attention that the middle school kids who are waiting on their bus at the NS stop are not always making the right choices. If you see the students on playground equipment or cussing, yelling, fighting, etc...... Please say something to them! As EN employee, we will protect, correct, and guide all EN students. Thanks for your help with this!

"The Potential Of A Child Is The Most Intriguing Thing In All Creation!" -Ray Lyman Wilbur-

Are your students focused and engaged during your lessons? How do you know?

The two sisters (Daily 5) recently discussed student engagement and teacher lessons. As teachers, we can become long winded and continue instruction without realizing we lost most of our audience. Is this effective instruction?

This piece from the two sisters stuck with me as I am able to visit your classrooms and observe everything going on. I can quickly scan the room to see which students are and are not engaged in your lessons. Unfortunately, you do not have that opportunity to step back and watch your students to see if they are involved and learning from your teaching.

Well, there is a way for you to do this! I highly recommend you to take this challenge, you should video tape your teaching! Video tape one of your lessons and then watch it to reflect on how well it went. Were the majority of students or all students engaged in your lesson and participating? If not, why do you think that is? How can you tweak, adjust and make changes to your instruction and lessons for all or most students to stay engaged?

Teaching is about reflection and growth! When there is no more room for growth, our career in teaching is done!

Students must be engaged in their learning and your instruction in order to achieve and show growth in their learning........

The two sisters have shared a brief focus lesson template as a guide to keep you on track to teach mini-effective lessons between rotations of guided practice or independent work. Attached is an example lesson and then the blank template will be attached to the e-mail this link will be in.

Challenge yourself! Make sure your students are learning!

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This Week: Pack the Piggies, sponsored by NEHS

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Week of February 25th - March 1st:

Monday, February 25th:

PD: Monday Mash-Up with SS (@NS)

Collab Locations:

Preschool - Craft

K - Zollar

1st - Wible

2nd - Sibert

3rd - Whitney

4th - Maag

5th - Davis

Sped - Pepple


12:10 p.m. - Grade 4,5 (Davis room)

1:00 p.m. - Grades K, 1 (Buhro's room)

1:50 p.m. - Grades 2,3 (Glasper's room)

2:30-6:30 p.m. - BLOOD DRIVE (in cafeteria)

**Kids may go to gym for dismissal**

3 p.m. - PBIS Team Meeting (Whitney's room)

Tuesday, February 26th:

10:30 a.m. - Meeting (Stephanie, Luara P.)

12:50 p.m. - RTI - M.L. (Jen, Laura S., Anita, Stephanie Cory, Jamie)

1:45 p.m. - RTI - O.S. (Angie, Laura S., Stephanie, Cory)

3 p.m. - Staff Meeting on ILEARN/IREAD/AIM Accommodations Training (Sibert's room)

Wednesday, February 27th:

**Pro Tint will be here all day installing tint on library windows, library classes will join gym classes for today**

AM - Daivd Teall with AXA will be in building

7:30 a.m. - RTI - J.R. (Amanda W., Stephanie, Andrea, Laura S.)

10:10 a.m. - All IA's Training - ILEARN/IREAD/IAM Accommodations Training (MakerSpace Room)

12 p.m. - ACR - C.K. (Laura S., Stephanie, Tina)

1:30 p.m. - Initial CC - A.K. (Kelli, Laura S., Amanda W., Stephanie)

3:30-5:30 p.m. or longer - P/T Conferences

Thursday, February 28th:

All Day - VALIC

7:45 a.m. - Initial CC - N.D. (Stephanie, Erin, Laura S., Laura P., Amanda W.)

12:30-2:30 p.m. - PLTW Showcase (Stephanie and Angie or Kelli)

3 p.m. - Teacher Meeting - Collabroation on iReady, Raz and Moby Max (Whitney's room)

3-4 p.m. - Robotics Practice

Friday, March 1st:

8 a.m. - Meeting (Stephanie and Deaneen)

Follow-Up Collab:

11:55 a.m. - 5th

12:15 p.m. - 4th

12:50 p.m. - 1st

1:10 p.m. - K

1:45 p.m. - 2nd

2:05 p.m. - 3rd

**Deaneen and I will come to you**

March 4th - 8th:

Monday, March 4th:

**High Ability Testing Window Opens**

PD: Ready Math Goosechase

1 p.m. - FBA/BIP - C.W. (Anita, Laura P., Stephanie, Cory, Jamie)

3 p.m. - FBA/BIP - D.W. (Anita, Jen, Laura P., Stephanie, Cory, Amanda H., Jamie)

5-8 p.m. - McTeacher Night

Tuesday, March 5th:

8:30 a.m. - Principal Meeting

1:45 p.m. - BIP Review - B.R. (Angie, Laura P., Cory, Stephanie)

3 p.m. - ACR - B.K. (Cory, Cherri, Laura S.)

3 p.m. - Math Committee Meeting

3-4 p.m. - Stduent Council Meeting

3-4 p.m. - Robotics Practice

Wednesday, March 6th:

7:30 a.m. - RTI - Z.H. (Erin, Anita, Stephanie)

12:50 p.m. - RTI/Behavior - (Anita, Dawn, Jen, Laura P., Cory, Stephanie)

1:45 p.m. - RTI - K.H. (Angie, Laura S., Stephanie, Cory)

3 p.m. - Reading Committee Meeting

6 p.m. - Board Meeting

Thursday, March 7th:

3 p.m. - Staff Meeting with Ann Linson (Maker Space Room)

3-4 p.m. - Robotics Practice

Friday, March 8th:

7:30 a.m. - Counselor Meeting (Cory)

Saturday, March 9th:

State Robotics Competition in Indianapolis