What's Happening

Week of December 3rd, 2018


Monday, December 3

8:00 Meet with Circle of Friends students

9:00 Check in meeting ALT school student

10:00 Formal Observation

11:30 IEP meeting

12:00 Formal Observation

1:00 Meeting

1:30 ALT school meeting

2:50 PLCs

3:20 PD

Tuesday, December 4

8:00 Preschool Team Meeting

8:00 Blood Draw (I will be to preschool meeting as soon as I can.)

10:00 Follow Up Observation Meeting

12:00 Follow Up Observation Meeting

1:00 Come Cool Stuff :)

3:40 10 minute Stand Up Meeting--BLT

5:30 PTO meeting

Wednesday, December 5

8:00 BLT Cadre---I will be out all day for this

9:00 IEP meeting

3:00 Preschool IEP meeting

7:00 PAC meeting

Thursday, December 6

*I am gone in the afternoon for an appointment.

8:00 SPED team --all K-5

8:30 Model Classroom at Liberty with 4th grade team

2:30 Preschool IEP meeting

3:00 Preschool IEP meeting

3:45 Kindness Club

Friday, December 7

8:10 PBIS Tier 1

8:15-11:30 Nodland Instructional Rounds

11:30 Go get lunch for GEM and United Way

12:00 Go get lunch for United Way

1:05 Tornado Drill

1:30 IEP meeting

4:00 Riverside Christmas Gathering

7:00 Open House Dr. Burnight

Sunday, December 9

2:00 Visitation for Blanche-Waterbury Funeral Home

5:00 Memorial service for Blanche

Behavior/Engagement Part 2 -Dr. Terry Scott

Here are some additional insights from Dr. Terry Scott. These are good things for us to reflect on.

1. What does your schedule look like? Do you share the tasks of the day? Consider taking that a step further. For example: if you have 2 pages of content, you could say something like "We are half way done. It is all downhill now."

2. Does the physical arrangement of your room allow you to make eye contact with all your students? Does it allow you to make a direct line to those that might need a little bit extra checking in or encouragement?

3. Never let them see you sweat. A friend that I trained with for many years said "Be cooler than a polar bear's toenails". Be confidant in your decisions even if on the inside you are saying "What the heck do I do now? or Why in the world did I just say that?" Be sure to reflect afterwards to help you move forward.

4. If a student is making a not great choice, give back a direction prior to engaging with them. This makes your response contingent upon them following a direction before they get attention from the teacher. (positive attention versus negative attention) For example: let's say you ask them to start an assignment and they blurt out I don't understand it or I need help. You can say, "Put your name on the paper and I will be right there to help you." If they continue to stall, repeat the direction. As soon as they comply be there to help them.

More to come..............


December 4th 5:30 PTO meeting

December 6th 3:45 Kindness Club

December 7th Riverside Christmas Gathering

December 11th 5:00-7:00 PTO Sponsored Holiday Crafts and Story Time (more info to come)

December 13th 9:00-9:45 WHS Madrigal Singers (more info to come)

December 14th Dr. Buryanek and Dr. Burnight meet with the BLT