Oakcrest Int. CPFamily Newsletter
GE & OIS, Changing the World One Student at a Time
GE RUNNING RAMPANT through OIS
Mrs. Prindle's Student-Created Word Wall (Prac 4, 8, 10, 11)
Greet, Meet,.....SEAT!!! Offer your GUEST a CHAIR!
Have a DESIGNATED CHAIR, or TWO in your class at all times, so your GUEST feels VERY WELCOME!
Here's a pic of Me in a FAST & FURIOUS CHAIR! :)
HAVE A "DOGGONE" AWESOME AUTUMN OCTOBER!!!
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS COACH 'P' GOING?!?
As you know Coaching and Physical Education are near and dear to my heart...and what a WONDERFUL COACH you have training those young minds and bodies!!! My favorite part of her class was how clear and EVIDENT it is that her PROCEDURES are purposefully taught and understood by her learners! Also, the high level of RESPECT and ESPRIT DE CORPS was very evident! Great Job, Coach Menville, on making your HPER &
Dance Class FUN & PURPOSEFUL & making a large class seem so very small!!!
ALSO......Let's not forget Mrs. Prindle's stellar WORD WALL! (see picture) She not only has the word in a sentence, but the sentence DEFINES the word as well..not to mention it is ALL created by her students! (INVOLVES Pract 4, 8, 10 & 11) KUDOS!!!!
AS WELL AS..Mrs. Russell's..."That's great, now prove it!" "What evidence do you have to back it up?" Open Ended Questioning at its finest! THANK YOU! (Prac 5)
and FINALLY...Mrs. Falcone had one of my most favorite critical thinking(Prac 5) and creative writing(Prac 7) exercises in all my years as a GE Instructional Coach. She simply put up a picture of an angry cat and a less than eager to engage, dog. Her prompt was very simple, (KISS Keep It Simple Superstar) "What could that dog have done to make the cat mad?"(Prac 4) The students were assigned to use their vocabulary(Prac 8) and create a story. Their stories were hilarious, well written, imaginative and, theirs!(Prac 10) Oh yes, they were read with enthusiasm and they are beginning to not only become good authors, but orators as well. FANNNTASTIC!
I saw many, many more wonderful things, and unfortunately didn't get to write about all of you. Be watching for YOUR STORY in my next editions, and be sure to GO VISIT THE CLASSES & your FELLOW EDUCATORS I've featured this month. THANKS & KUDOS to you ALL!!!! GO OIS
GREAT EXPECTATIONS FOUNDATION APPROVED PINS....anything else, isn't US!!!!
If you have great things...and I know you do, going on in your classroom you'd like to share, send it to me so I can post it on PINTEREST!!!
Hey! Do you know any friends who are teachers in SOUTH TEXAS, or out of state who you think might be INTRIGUED by what you're doing in your classroom with GE? If you do, please send me their information so I can contact them and GEt them started with GREAT EXPECTATIONS in their school! YOU ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.....Curt