Wilmer Early Childhood Center

Lights, Camera, WECC!!!! Week of December 5th

Our Children all Need Great Teachers and Staff Like You

You once had a choice
And you chose to teach
And every day
It's our children you reach

You make the difference
In the life of each child
Those that are quiet
And those that are wild

It's the way that you teach
You do it so well
They look up to you
And think you are swell

You teach from your heart
That's plain to see
They think you're divine
And we all agree

Please never forget
And remember it's true
Our children all need
Great teachers like you

We appreciate you
And we value your time
And if you should forget
Please re-read this rhyme



The video below is for YOU- YOU are the ONE:

O - only YOU could impact our students

N - never giving up on OUR students

E - effectively working everyday to be the DIFFERENCE MAKER with our students



N. Smith

Thank you Teacher for Inspiring Me | Teachers Day Greetings E Card Video, Animated Speech Wordings

Small Group Instruction Feedback (CIP 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2)

While visiting your classrooms this week I have been seeing some nice improvements in our small group instructions. Here are the HOT TRENDS...

  • Students are more engage, due to cohesive work partnerships. The students are working with each other more in small group because they are properly grouped and are working on the same level.
  • VARIED ACTIVITIES OBSERVED!!!!!! The activities the students are completing are targeted to their specific needs and learning level. You will begin seeing students move faster because they are not frustrated or merely observing the work of their peers in small group instruction.
  • Teachers are using more anecdotal notes to chart student progress and identify master of their skill.
  • Students are more motivated to succeed because teachers are giving the student more authentic feedback and "mini" rewards for meeting small group learning expectations.
  • INCREASES instructional checklist data!!!!

The Professional Development, trainings, collegial observation, consistent feedback, and teacher led demo sessions has brought consistent improvements to our small group work. Keep up the Good Work!!!

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We've been Rahk'd (rhymes with hacked)



(Random Acts Holiday of Kindness (Week)

Over the next days before we leave for the Winter Break, I’d like to invite our entire school community to join the Wilmer Random Acts of Holiday Kindness Challenge. Why? Because we can all appreciate kindness, cheer and a little good will. We simply aspire to be the change we expect to see in the world.

How it works: Simply choose from the ideas below, or create your own! The goal is to intentionally perform a random act of kindness each day! Have fun…and spread cheer and good-will!

Complete a task for someone else.

Bring someone coffee

Write a hand written thank you card to someone

Smile at someone just because

Tell a funny story or joke to make someone laugh

Pay it forward (lunch, coffee, etc.)

Hold a door open for someone

Text a meaningful quote to someone who may need it

Pick an angel from an Angel Tree

Donate food to a food pantry

Compliment someone

Let someone into your lane

Let them have the parking space

Make 2 lunches and give one away

Bake a treat for someone at work

Let someone go ahead of you in line

Talk to someone new at work

Create a kindness jar for a friend or family member

Donate something to your school of choice for the children

Send dessert to a table at a restaurant

Volunteer at an event

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All teacher classroom orders are due MONDAY to Ms. Willis. Don't be tardy for the party.

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The Week of December 5th

Frog Street Theme: Choices

Monday

  • Week 1 Arrival Schedule (Choice/ Cortes)
  • No PLC 9 (Smith- Principal Focus Group 4:00-6:00 p.m.)
  • Holiday Program Flyers go home in Monday folders
  • Progress Report go home today
  • Upcoming PLC-(Building Leadership Capacity) Tiered Learning Activities for Small Group Instruction (hosted by D. Wilson PK1G) - 12-12-16


Tuesday

  • Campus Visit- E. Winkley (Early Learning Development)
  • Spot Observation Feedback Conferences (PK1G, PK2G, PK3B, PK4B)


Wednesday

  • Grade Level Planning Meeting
  • (Dr. Molina on campus- Smith @ Ron Clark Academy Conference)


Thursday

  • Parents Matter Too!!! Parent Workshop
  • (Dr. Molina on campus- Smith @ Ron Clark Academy Conference)

Friday

  • (Dr. Molina on campus- Smith @ Ron Clark Academy Conference)


Just Around the Corner....

Dec. 14 Holiday Program (6:00 p.m.)

Dec. 15 Instructional Checklist Upload DUE to the GOOGLE drive TODAY!!!!

Dec. 19 Secret Santa Week Begins (BIG REVEAL WILL BE ON Thursday, Dec. 22- after the students are released)

Dec. 20 Holiday Pajama Read Aloud

Dec. 22 Student Early Release (11:55 a.m.)

Jan. 6 Winter Break Ends.... See you Monday, January 9th)

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Happy Belated Birthday to B. Montero (Nov. 27th)

Happy Birthday to M. Garcia (Dec. 5th)