Degan Elementary Eagle Eye
Avengers: Age of Degan--No Excuses!
Thank you for all of your hard work to create a great testing environment for our students. I appreciate the schedule changes, the room changes, the filling in where ever needed. You are an amazing team!
I was thrilled to see the hard work of our students demonstrated by their actions and intense faces during testing, but also the confidence in their voices as they proclaimed "it wasn't that bad." It is exciting to see our students conclude testing days and not see them look as if they have been run over by a caravan of mac trucks. It means that they are feeling they can hold their own with the assessment and that means what you are doing is working!
Thank you for the wonderful surprises on Friday. As I said before, I struggle to feel worthy of the honor, but when people say, "you have a pretty amazing school!" my answer is always without hesitation, "ABSOLUTELY! Best staff, best students, best job, EVER!"
These last three weeks will move quickly and the end will be here before we know it. I hope that you will take some time just to soak up your students and enjoy them! We are still teaching every day, as our message to students should be clear, we can always learn and grow and school IS NOT about STAAR.
Thank you again for all you do. There is no one better.
Tweet for Your Feet! Week 5
A few good articles worth reading this week...
Week at a Glance
May 16th- Writing Initiative Day-Make sure to bring your writing samples and the students portfolio sheet you received this year with last year's scores as well as your completed monthly writing sheet during your conference.
May 17th- Class placements during conference
May 18th- Vanessa @Learning Leaders 8-3pm
Staff Meeting (please read the article on Trauma above prior to Staff Meeting)
May 19th-Think College Thursday
Lewisville Fire Department K-3
5th grade to Huffines
Volunteer Luncheon during Lunch Periods
PTA Meeting and 4th Grade Program
May 20th-Field Day
SOAR invitations go home (Grades are not due, but hopefully you can determine who will meet eligibility for most at this time.)
Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
Final SOAR Ceremony
5th Grade Memories Program
Final Day of School
Teacher Work Day