CPS Teachers Make A Difference

Week Ending February 19, 2016

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” —Fred Rogers

Thank you for getting the videos up on the portfolio pages. This is a very good reflection assignment for the students.

Week of March 21- 25 days to work. We will fill you in on the placements as they come through. If you have an idea, where our students can volunteer and learn about a specific agency or need in the community, please share.
Monday, March 21st - Traci and Rachel
Tuesday, March 22nd - Joyce and Traci
Wednesday, March 23rd - Tracey and Tyler
Thursday, March 24th - Jumana and Nora
Friday, March 25th - Tracey and Sandy

Thank you Nora for finding this outstanding site to help us better to understand our students. https://www.understood.org/en/tools/through-your-childs-eyes This site allows you to click on the issue the student is having (math computation, organization, reading, etc. ) shows you a video from the perspective of the student and has a simulation challenge for teachers to experience what the student may be going through. I encourage you all to go through.

Teacher Meetings With Wendy

Due to some changes in the schedule for next term, in some cases I needed to alter your meeting time with me. We will begin the schedule this week.

Mondays - 10:30 - Jumana Lakdawala
Tuesdays - 10:30 - Tracey Rockett
Tuesdays - 11:30 - Rachel Klein
Wednesdays - 11:30 Nora Teitzman
Thursdays - 11:30 - Joyce Hawkins
Fridays - 9:30 - Tyler Smith
Twice Exceptional (2e) Child - Brainworks.info

The Twice Exceptional (2e) Child

This 15 minute video hits the mark. Please view as this video explains many of our kids.

Professional Development Opportunities

The National Endowment for the Humanities has outstanding summer programs from 1 - 5 weeks in duration. These programs are fully funded (incl air, housing and meals). The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016. http://www.neh.gov/

Summer Institute: Teaching the Humanities Through Art
Be inspired this summer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, as you join colleagues from across the country for an exciting exploration of the connections among American art, social studies, history, and English/language arts. Attend one of our week-long institutes in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Stay connected with your newfound colleagues and museum staff throughout the year.
  • WEEK 1: Monday, July 11–Friday, July 15, 2016
  • WEEK 2: Monday, July 25–Friday, July 29, 2016


Resource of the Week

Artful Connections from the Smithsonian
Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum without leaving your school! Free of charge, museum docents lead the study of U.S. history and culture using our extensive holdings of American art via real-time videoconferencing.