February 1, 2021
Note From Wendy
It feels impossible that we are wrapping a bow on first semester this week. It has been both the longest and the shortest semester of my career. And weirdest. Embrace the weird, the long, the short, and hopefully the joy as it comes.
I want to clarify some information on observations:
- · You may submit a video, or a selection of a video to be viewed as your observation
- · You may opt to not submit a video
- · Drop ins will still happen (variety of purposes)
- · All teachers will be observed every year
- · Only teachers on formal cycle (name appears in blue or green on the Supervision Roster) will have a formal evaluation meeting at the end of the school year, unless you would like one, of course.
Wednesday we are hoping to give you all back some professional time and cancel Kid Chats this week. If any team would like to meet for a Kid Chat, please reach out to counselors and admin so we can arrange it. We will still meet for Committees because this is the only Committee meeting we have this month. We are building this together!
Hope you all have a productive week. Please reach out for help when you need it.
Honored to Work Alongside You,
AVID Strategy of the Week: 2/1/21
Strategy: Claim, Evidence, Reasoning
What: This is a writing format where a student makes a claim, provides evidence that backs that claim, and provides the reason that supports the claim.
Check out this resource: CER Sentence Starters
Community Building Strategy of the Week
Strategy: 20 Questions
What: A student selects an item in their room that they can hold and private messages the teacher with the object. The class takes turns asking yes or no questions to try and guess the object. It helps if the teacher or student selects a category for the object to narrow it down (i.e. something in the kitchen, school item, toy, etc.). This activity helps students to see what types of questions yield better information.
Who Am I? #Inthedoghouse
What's Going On?
Monday- Mountaineer Monday, show your pride!
(Rescheduled) Equity Advisory Team 5:30-6:30
Wednesday- Regular Asynchronous Wednesday
Kid Chats Cancelled
Friday- Grading Day, Grades Due to Carrie by 4PM but appreciated earlier
2/9 Staff Meeting
2/23 Book Clubs
2/24 My Generation