April 8, 2016
Mrs. Dettmer's Notes
Boomer came to visit with students today to pep them up for the 2nd Round of ISTEP. It is always fun to watch the excitement in the eyes of our kids.
April 11th - Student Staff Basketball Game
April 20th - Volunteer Luncheon
April 20th - April 29th - ISTEP Part 2
April 27th - 5th Grade Band Sign-Up
Breakfast in the Classroom
Universal Design for Learning: Home Connection
“Don’t you dare…”
How many times have we said this to our students or our children in what we think is an attempt at keeping them safe or steering them in the “right” direction?
UDL guidelines for engagement seek to optimize choice, fine-tune goals and foster motivation. While we are intent upon designing instruction to heighten motivation or create a home environment that promotes independence, what happens when we accidently “squelch” that natural spirit...because it can happen!
Check out this lesson about motivation in a highly unlikely place...a 2016 Cadillac advertisement. “Don’t you dare…” is repeated by people who dared. You may or may not want to own a Cadillac based on this ad, but hopefully it serves as a reminder to us all that our words matter and that engaged, motivated people who “dare” are the ones who drive success and innovation.
The annual student vs staff basketball game will be held on Monday, April 11th. Come out and enjoy the fun as we watch our 4th, 5th and 6th graders take on the staff. We believe this is the year for the staff to win. Remember you can bid on silent auction items, purchase points, or other advantages during the game.