October 16, 2015
Finishing the First Lap.....
I will start reminding kids today that next week is our data week - and that they will be pulled out for certain tests and take others in their rooms. If you have questions about logistics, ask Traci. I will be gone next Friday for Meredith's wedding, so direct questions /concerns on that day go to Grant.
I know as we wrap up the first 1/4 of the year, frustration can sometimes set in. The kids get used to us, we get used to them. I also know that, at times, we may need to vent about it. Y'all are on the front lines - in the room and in the hall. When I say, "Feel free to vent in my office" - I mean it. Every single teacher in this building has enough concerns of their own to consider. Part of me being more supportive this year is to talk with y'all about these things, so that you don't have to burden each other.
And, if I ever need to vent - I'll burden Grant.
Thanks, y'all.....Happy Fri-YAY!
Tsunamis and Earthquake research.
I've seen much more organized note-taking across the campus.
This is a good daily reminder to all of us.
“It’s okay to be afraid, but we still try.” –Charli Jo
In a “No Fear” and “Ain’t Skeered” type of culture, we perpetuate a myth that fear is bad. Kids think that being afraid means that something is wrong with them. We don’t tell them that fear, like failure, is a friend. We also don’t tell them that we are often afraid. We are afraid to lose our jobs, to lose our families, to lose our cultural status – all ego-driven fears. Fears dominated by failures of faith. Let’s embrace the fear together. Let’s admit to it. Let’s look it in the eye – and then put our chins down and walk forward toward it, together. It’s okay to be afraid – but we still try.
Next Week....Jeans Week All Week for $5 (Pink Out)
20th - Tuesday: Football @ Athens, Black Out Day
22nd - Thursday: 1st Data Day, 8th grade Home vs. Athens, Pink-Out Day
23rd - Friday: 2nd Data Day, TWIN DAY
If you have her in class, this is the face you see.....pretty much all day long.
Mrs. Melton's Interactive Notebooks
Our ESL kids work on these everyday!
I was just minding my business, walking down the hall, but was spotted......if she is ever causing an issue, tell her you are going to tell me.
KUDO'S - (Quotes are from Emails, Non-quoted are Mine)
Maurie - "To Maurie. She helps me (and everybody else) so much with my kids. She is a true God-send to the ESL kiddos. I greatly appreciate her continuous help and teamwork. Couldn't do it without her!!!"
SPED - They have been given quite a bit additionally over the last couple of weeks....it isn't anyone's responsibility to know - but doing what we do with the amount of people we have is not normal.
David James - "Some behind the scenes support that I'm very grateful for".
Grant - "That woman was being very rude....Grant put her in her place and it was awesome."
Ms. Mc and Mr. James were there for family support. We had a great turnout!
I got in trouble for taking a pic during her serve. She said, "You WOULD take one when I mess up..." LOL. I didn't take any more pics after that.
"Are You Putting this in the Teacher Paper?"
Y'all must be talking about it because that is what they asked.....Teacher Paper.......
Tyson - Berbick, 1986
Note: I realize some of these 'Rest of the Story' history lessons might be getting to be a tad much. I'll pick something with a happy ending next week.