Staff Update, 9/6/2019
Glows and Grows
Thanks to Ms. Rivers for persevering with a kinder student who needed help being convinced that the toilet wasn't going to swallow her. Thanks to Mrs. Chun-Remick for working with the PTA to transition the Trunk or Treat.
Grows: I had a great conversation with a teacher yesterday about a student who seemingly always wants to be oppositional. It had me thinking all day about how to respond. If you are giving verbal directions to a student and they struggle to positively respond, what are other strategies you can use? Do you use proximity? Can you reframe the statement? Can you check in? Do you recognize positive behaviors? Is the student trying to save face and how you can avoid digging heels in?
Follow-Up to Tuesday Staff Meeting
I am including the slide deck for Small Group Instruction here! Remember, tackle the chunk that you are ready for. Use the slide deck resources, the many instructional specialists, and your colleagues to help guide your practice.
Remember, there are posters for the Freeborn Creek Clean-Up! If you are interested in one, please email me. Otherwise, I will post them up around campus on Monday morning. The event is 9/21/19 from 9:00 AM - NOON at Cresthaven Court and Stockbridge Court.
MTSS Tier One Plan
Check them out! September is focused on building relationships and making bonds with students. Please feel free to share the successes you've had in this area.
October is focused on recognizing students with Paw Prides and Good News Referrals. Both are available in the staff workroom. Remember, students put Paw Prides in the Paw Pride box on the stage. Good News Referrals come back to me in the office. Students can visit and hand them in and I will recognize them personally.
Attendance Awareness Month
Also, I will include/update this data sheet each week. I think it is a good idea to understand where our school is and where your class is. Feel free to share with your students.
Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month
First Session: 6:30-6:55
Second Session: 7:00-7:25
Some of you have communicated to me about special things you are doing on that evening with your class. Thank you. Please communicate with your families about your BTSN plan.
9/6: First Fire Drill @ 9:00 AM
9/9: Trotter at EPAC and Admin Council 2:00-5:00
9/10: Back to School Night, 6:00-7:30
9/12: Trotter off campus at Principal Triad at Cleo Gordon (start of day)
9/12: ELAC, 2:30, library
9/13: Visit by Assistant Director Lacy
9/14: EdCamp, All Day, Cordelia Hills