Peek at the Week
November 26 - December 1, 2017
How is it December?
Congrats to Carmella Blake on her Donor's Choose grant being funded by the National Fitness Foundation! Her students will receive mini cycles to use under their tables during independent reading time!!
The Week Ahead
Tuesday: Faculty Meeting in Learning Commons
Staff Christmas Party @ 6:00 - Earle Street Kitchen and Bar
Wednesday: Grade-Level Planning
Thursday: 1st - 5th Grades Training with Paige and Alicia
We will be training in Google to be sure we are ready for the 1:1 roll-out coming very soon!
RTI and Data Trackers
Welcome to North Pointe Mike Rusher! Mike will be here each day from 12:45 until the end of the day working with our 4th and 5th gr. resource students. Please make him feel welcome!
Warning: RECESS soap box....
1 - Recess is intended for students to socialize, play, release energy, and take a break.
2 - It is NOT recess for you. Please do not tell students that it is. Sure, you can enjoy conversations with your teammates, but your attention must be placed on students 100% of the time.
3 - It will be tempting to take 'extra recess' as we approach the holidays and our nerves wear thin. Except on the last day before break, please do not. Stay on schedule. We have one playground and 5 grade-levels using it. They need to be spread out as much as possible. If you want to use the front yard for additional, earned recess, on occasion, please feel free.
4 - Tattling versus Reporting - Please teach your students the difference between these two terms. We cannot have students feeling afraid to tell you about something that has happened for fear of being told 'don't be a tattle'... I know it's a problem at times, but students must be taught the difference, and more importantly, they often need us to guide them through social situations. Keep in mind, we teach much more than academics.