Helen Edwards Friday Focus
Friday, January 29, 2016
Championships Are Won During Practice
You PLAY the way you PRACTICE
I know that we are coming up to the time of the year were everyone is getting tired. The last few days have been too cold to go outside, so our students haven't had much of an opportunity to get their energy out. We have been working hard and going strong. This is the point of the race where we can't lose our focus or get "locked" into a comfortable pace. We have to keep pushing!! My coach's favorite saying was, "monitor and adjust." He expected me to monitor the flow of the race and then make adjustments to my pace and placement so that I didn't get boxed in or start chasing a "rabbit runner" that would kill my finish. He trained me up!!! And it didn't matter how many races we won, how fast we ran, or how many medal we took home....there was always room for improvement and the need to keep our skills sharp.
Don't let yourself get "locked" in a comfortable pace. We have to monitor and adjust. There are always new things to learn, ways to improve, and adjustments we need to make. We need to stay sharp and on-top of our game. Take advantage of your Circle & TPRI data. Run your percentages. Compare it to your iStation data and see if anything stands out. Where are our strengths and weaknesses as a class....with our individual students? What targeted skills do we need to address? How do we need to address them? What resources do we need? Is there anything that Krystal, Stacie, Sarah, Janie or I can help you with? We need to be very specific and intentional with our instructional time which means we need to be prepared and ready to tackle the specific needs of our students through differentiated instruction. We have to be prepared for both our accelerated and struggling learners. Let's get trained up and go coach our kids!! They deserve nothing less! WE CAN DO THIS......YOU CAN DO THIS!!!
Look who is presenting his Writer's Workshop entry to the class!!!
ATTENTION!!!! Gardner has a READER!!!!
Mrs. Herrera's class having some Math fun with white-boards.
Mark Your Calendar!
2: Bowers will be out in the morning
3: T-Tess Meeting (Teachers only @ 3:15)
4: Planning Day
5: 100th Day of School for EVERYONE!!! Have fun!!!, Staff Luncheon
9: SST, Valentine Pictures (students must be in dress code) / GR Workshop @ 3:15
10: SST, Valentine Pictures (students must be in dress code)
12: Kinder Valentine’s Party / HS Field Trip to Perot Museum
17: Tooth Fairy Visit @ 1:00
18: HS Circus @ 6:00
23: Kinder TELPAS Calibration in computer lab @ 3:30
24: Guided Reading Workshop @ 3:15
25: Pre-K Circus @ 6:00
Happy Birthday to YOU!!!
February 3: Dawn Hawkins
February 6: Maria Cordero
February 8: Christy Burley
February 15: Kelsey Duncan
February 21: Deborah Webb
February 28: Mona Roberts