Week at a Glance

April 7-13

It's coming!

Spring is finally on it's way! Yeah! This weekend I noticed that some of my tulips are starting to pop out of the ground, and my lilac bush is starting to bud. My first two TinCaps games of the season are this week too. Sure signs of spring!

This week I am planning to declutter my house and get ready for a garage sale. So far, I have decluttered not one room or even a closet. Hmmm. Maybe I will get started on that tomorrow. :-)

I did manage to have some fun while avoiding housework yesterday. Parkview Field was having tours of the baseball stadium and it was so cool! I was able to see the suites where people pay big bucks to watch games, the TinCaps locker room, and the home team dugout. I also got to see the team's training room, and I was surprised at how small it is. Our EN athletes have a much nicer facility. Even though it was snowing out, it put me in the spring mood and anxious to be outdoors.

I hope each of you are having a fun-filled week!


  • 7:30-8:25 a.m.--whole group PD session--summarizing & data wall sharing


  • 7:15 a.m.--RTI meeting
  • 9:30 a.m.--case conference--Lucinda, Deb, & Karen
  • 2:45 p.m.--student council meeting
  • 2:45 p.m.--RTI meeting


  • 7:30 a.m.--meeting--Karen
  • 8:30 a.m.--report card grades due
  • 8:30 a.m.--admin meeting--Karen & Josh
  • 2:45 p.m.--NCA steering committee meeting
  • Begin downloading assignments/items needed for eLearning


  • Report cards distributed
  • FLS & Northrup switch music times due to band concert
  • 9:40 a.m.-10:00 a.m.--7th grade band concert for 5th & 6th grade in gym
  • 1:00 p.m.--case conference--Lucinda, Deb, & Karen
  • 2:50 p.m.--RTI
  • 2:45-3:30 p.m.--Music Makers practice
  • 2:45-3:30 p.m.--Game Club
  • 6:30 p.m.--Kindergarten Round Up


  • Email outline of eLearning lessons via attachment to Karen
  • Email eLearning office hours to Karen & post on webpage
  • Send home iPods & iPads in protective envelopes
  • 7:30 a.m.--teacher leader meeting
  • 7:30 a.m.--Tiger Tech Team
  • 3:00 p.m.--Post eLearning assignments to web page no later than 3 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.--gr. 6 weekly notes due


  • eLearning Day
  • Office hours should be between 7 a.m.-10:00 p.m. (Does not need to be consecutive.)


eLEARNING: I know I have sent out several messages regarding our upcoming eLearning day on Saturday, but please be sure to ask me any questions that have come up as you plan. Our first go at it went well, and I am confident that Saturday will go just as smoothly!

PD SESSION ON MONDAY: The main focus of our PD session on Monday is on summarizing. We talked briefly about this when we discussed top-down topic webs and two-column notes. We will look, too, at how to combine the strategies together. Lastly, we will do a "show & tell" of the data walls you have in your classrooms. Reminder, have a picture of your data wall saved to your desktop. We will do somewhat of a gallery walk on Monday so you can see how others have posted data in their classrooms. Below are links to some items we will be discussing.

KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP: Many thanks to all who have signed up to help with Kindergarten Round Up! I will send out the schedule in a separate email.