Meadow Creek Monday Message
March 21, 2016
Meadow Creek’s mission is to promote learning by challenging all to reach their potential
in a safe, nurturing environment by communicating, collaborating and congratulating!
Pajama Day and DEAR Time
Since our students did an awesome job of collecting books for the HEB District Book Swap and met and exceeded the goal of 4,000 books, students and staff are invited to wear pajamas to school on Thursday and have a 30 minute DEAR time!
Several grades will be reading at 2:20 to 2:50 so feel free to join a class to read!
Please tell students this is an old fashion reading time, no electronics, tablets and such. Be sure everyone has a book in hand to read!
TELPAS Writing Samples Due
Student Teacher Opportunity
If you are interested in working with a student teacher next year, it is time to turn in your application. Having a student teacher is a great way for you to share your knowledge and expertise and to get some extra help in the classroom!
Every new teacher needs a great supervising teacher and that could be you! If you are interested, please see Peggy for the form. They are due by March 28.
HEB ISD Employee Banquet
Chapter 8: Improve Your Pacing
Even mild suspense creates tension, excitement and anticipation. You can harvest that in your classroom by using Look Forward. If you put an agenda on the board for the lesson or the morning, you can start students looking forward. If you add a catchy name to some of the topics, that seem all the more intriguing. If you call one "Mystery Activity," you can make the anticipation even more intense. You can go even farther by referring to it occasionally.
Here are some ways to refer to the future:
"Later we'll be making this really tricky, so stay with me now, even if it seems easy (or hard)."
"By the end of this class you will be able to......"
"This first step, you will want to show off to all of your friends!"
From: Teach Like A Champion
Education Foundation Grants
The deadline for the 2016-2017 Education Foundation Grant application is 4:00 PM on Monday, April 4. Start thinking now about ideas that you can use in your classroom an apply for a grant! Grants up to $1,000 will be awarded to individuals and $5,000 for a campus initiated grant.
What ideas do you have??
Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday March 30 are STAAR testing days. It will be a closed campus for visitors. You might want to put this in your newsletters to let parents know to pick another day to join students at lunch.
Remember that we don't send students out in the hallways to sit because of behavior issues or to finish work. Please use a Buddy Room or the Office. Students should not be sitting in the hallways if the whole class is not in the hallway working.
Be sure to call or text me at 817-454-6554 if you are going to be out for any reason.
Please be at your door at 7:45 to greet your students. It is important that you are in your classroom at the start of each day. Your arrival time needs to be before 7:45. Now is a good time to set new routines so you will be ready for the earlier start next year!
Demonstration Classroom Information Meeting
Grade 4 Social Studies
Grade 6 ELA
Grade 3 Math
Grade 5 ELA
Grade K-2 Social Studies
Grade 5 Social Studies
Grade 4 Math
Grade 3 Social Studies
Grade 6 Social Studies
Grade 5 Math
Grade 1 ELA
Grade 3 ELA
Grade 4 ELA
Grade 6 Math
Be sure to complete the two state required trainings that are on HEB Learning on Date Rape and Suicide. These two hour long training need to be completed by April 1. The PD sign in page is in the office behind Diane's desk. Be sure to turn in both certificates to Doreen.
Required Training PD Sign In
Thank you to the many of you who have completed the Date Rape and suicide Training and have turned in the certificates. the PD sign In sheets are located on clipboards behind Diane's desk. there are two sing ins. Please be sure you complete the trainings, turn in your certificates and sign the PD sign in sheets by April 1.
Thank you again!
March 22 - Last day to pay for banquet tickets
March 24 - 3rd Grade Wax Museum
March 25 - School Holiday
March 29 - STAAR tests for Grdes 4 and 5
March 30 - STAAR tests for Grade 5
March 31 - Chapter 7 Champions Faculty Meeting
April 4 - Education Foundation Grants due by 4:00
April 5 - Math DBA and CBAs, Science DBA, PTA Camp Fair 5:30 to 7:00 PM
April 7 - PK/K Field Day 1:00 to 2:30, 2nd Grade Bugs Performance, Goal Team Meetings
April 8 - Field Days for Grades 1-6
1:00-2:30 3rd -4th