September 11, 2020
Dates to Remember
- Monday, September 21 - Pick-a-Time Conference Scheduler Opens
- Tuesday, October 6 - Pick-a-Time Conference Scheduler Closes
- Thursday, October 8 - Conferences from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (No School for Students)
- Friday, October 9 - Conferences from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (No School for Students)
- Monday, October 12 - Columbus Day Holiday
This week I joined our primary classrooms every morning during their morning meetings. As I mentioned in my curriculum night presentation we are all beginning our days with morning meetings, this is a wonderful way to build our sense of belonging. It was so great to begin my days hearing each student greet one another by name, share something about themselves, each classroom did a different activity together, and then wrapped up with a morning message. Our kindergarten watched a brief video that highlighted growth mindset and the "Power of Yet". Each student in first grade talked about something they wanted to learn and what they can do to achieve those goals, emphasizing that it takes hard work to learn and grow. I wrapped up my week with second grade today and they greeted one another with a cheer, highlighting even numbers. This intentional practice builds self-esteem and so many positive skills within our students.
I was also able to join our remote classrooms this week, Mrs. Furlong invited me to read a book to our students in her classroom, it was great to hear the discussion and theme the students learned from the book Odd Dog Out! by Rob Biddulph. I also joined Ms. Schiewe's first-grade classroom and listened to our first graders talk about different community members and how they help, students highlighted nurses, teachers, garbage men, police, and many other professions that help every day. It was great to hear our students participating in class and seeing their faces.
Classroom Curriculum Night presentations-If you missed it and feedback wanted!
Kindergarten- Ms. Estabrook’s
First Grade- Ms. Kappele Parent Night Recording of Slideshow
Second Grade-2nd Grade Curriculum Night
Third Grade-3rd Grade Curriculum Night
Fourth Grade-4th Grade presentation
Fifth Grade- 5th Grade Presentation
Thank you to those of you that were able to attend our live Q and A sessions this week, our teachers spent a lot of time creating their presentations and sharing critical information about curriculum, routines, and expectations. If you weren't able to see them the links are still active.
Also, for those that attended please give us some feedback regarding our curriculum night 2020. Use this link.