Edgewood's Tiger Talk
December 1, 2017
5th Graders Focus
and take notes in math. They're looking more and more ready for middle school!
Third graders practice flipping fixed mindset statements, like, "I can't do this math," into growth mindset statements, like, "I can't do this yet."
1st Grade Writers
Get down to business in flexible seating in the classroom.
Notes from the Principal
1) Thank you to our EHSA for putting some technology fishing touches in our Learning Commons (AKA "library"). While we had a modern space, we lacked modern projection ability. EHSA purchased one of two large flat screens (one is in the conference room), and has committed to purchasing technology that allows us to easily project from any computer. We are enjoying the lovely new displays--they truly make the space complete!
2) My maternity leave is expected to begin on December 18th and end on March 4th. As I've mentioned before, Mrs. Jessica Stein will be acting principal while I'm out. She will be in the building Monday-Thursday. On Fridays, Mrs. Michlig and Mrs. Lepine (our instructional coach) will share administrative duties. All of us have been talking and planning a great deal to ensure a smooth transition.
3) Today we had our inaugural Learning Celebration. In our conversations as a staff, we recognized that we wanted to find a space to honor the learning and accomplishments of each child, celebrate children meeting goals, and provide opportunities for public speaking. Learning Celebrations fit the bill. This trimester, every 5th and 2nd grader shared something they've learned to do over the past trimester. If you're the parent of a 2nd of 5th grader, ask your child what they shared! We will have one near the end of each trimester, and every child in the school will have one opportunity to share.
4) As a staff, we've been learning about how to use goal-setting to help kids become more invested in their learning. At Coffee with the Principal on December 8th, I'll be highlighting some of the examples of the work being done so far. Come from 8-8:30. Have some coffee, meet other parents, and learn more about what your child is doing at school!
Classroom Spotlight--Mrs. Jegier--Writing
Students are writing non-fiction. Both she and Mrs. Perkins marveled at how focused kids are on their topics. Students LOVE learning about things in the world--animals, weather, etc. Each child picked an individual topic to write about--something they are really interested in and know a lot about. The span of interests is wide--from WWE to giraffes to fairy wings to electric guitars. Whatever the topic, students are learning to organize their thinking, use writing conventions, and apply spelling patterns to express themselves.
Holiday Gift Idea
-Baby items (e.g. diapers, wipes, formula)
-Canned foods/non-perishable items
-New winter hats & mittens
Is this game/movie/book appropriate for my kid?
Earn money for our EHSA when you shop on Amazon!
12/8--Coffee with the Principal, 8-8:30 am in the Learning Commons: Learn about our work so far with Goal-Setting (which builds self-directed learning skills)
12/9--EHSA Breakfast with Santa, 9am-11am
12/14--1st Trimester Report Cards sent home in Thursday Folders
12/15--Wear orange and black or Edgewood shirts!
12/25-1/1--No School--Winter Break
1/18-Winter Concert at the GHS Performing Arts Center, K-2 @ 6:30, 3-5 @ 7:15
1/25--Family Fun Night, 5-7pm. Save the date!