Ship's Log

Week of January 14, 2019

Relationships, Relationships, Relationships

Relationships, Relationships, Relationships!!!! This probably should have been MY #OneWord2019. Relationships are the most important thing in education. You need to build relationships with students FIRST... students don't learn from teachers they don't like. Relationships go beyond being 'nice' to your students or knowing their names. How do you make real connections with the kids you work with? Do you know what their interests are? What are their passions and aspirations? I challenge you to take 2 min a day to talk to a student and really get to know them, you may be surprised by what you learn.


How about with your colleagues? How do you connect with them? Do you support them, listen, encourage? The relationships with the adults around us help build a trusting community where we can lean on each other! There are days when we feel like just shutting our doors but there are other times that we want someone to just listen. Remember that we all approach our work differently based on our own skills, interests and experiences but together we make a GREAT TEAM!

This WEEK:

BUS DUTY: Denise Lawson Please sign up for the next couple of months PLEASE-


Monday- (Day 79) School Mass, Faculty Meeting 3:30 Room 8


Tuesday (Day 80) Cool Kids Banking

MAP Testing: Reading gr 1, Science 3-8


Wednesday (Day 81) PTO Out of Dress Day, PTO Meeting 6:00

MAP Testing: Reading gr 2, & 6-8


Thursday (Day 82) PD Committee Mtg 3:30

MAP Testing: Reading K, & 3-5


Friday (Day 83)


Saturday- Basketball Games

Happy Birthday

Sunday- Aislyn & Lea Shanley 1/2 Bdays

Monday- Fiona Stacy, Patrick Cochran

Tuesday- Cruz Valles

Wednesday- Braedy Grinkis

Thursday-

Friday- Bailey Scales, Patrick Ginnity, Taraji & Callen- all 1/2 bdays

Saturday- Marialyne Mercado

Before // After School Activities:

Monday- Choir 8:30, Basketball (McNally 3-4), (Centeno 5-6)

Tuesday- BOK 4-8, Photography Club, Comp. Science Club, Basketball (Ciccolini 1-2), Girls 7-8, Boys 7-8

Wednesday- Ski Club, Book Club, Cooking Club, Mindful Movement, Basketball (Gariepy 1-2), (Caskins 3-4)

Thursday- BOK K-3, Lego Club, Drama

Friday- Basketball girls 7-8 and boys 7-8


After School Clubs January 7- February 15

To Do List:


What's your #OneWord2019 ?

Good News Call of the Day

Don't forget to make your PAWSitive Referrals! We're almost half way through the year so we need to TRIPLE or efforts... try to suggest a couple each week!

Teach Like A Pirate!

It's all about preheating the grill and 'hooking' students...


This week: What's In It for ME (perfect to go along with relationships!!)- try one of these hooks this week -- Student Hobby Hook, Real-World Applications, Student-Directed, Opportunistic (p103-106)

Let me know what hooks you try or if you actually read to this point in the SMORE stop in to see me and ask what's in the prize box!!!

EdCamp MALeads February 2

This is the Ed Camp in Franklin through MSAA which I am an active member. Consider joining me!

EdCamp NQ March 16

Here's another EdCamp opportunity in Orange MA. Alissa and I attended last year. Who will join us?

Upcoming Events:

MAP Testing Schedule

1/15 math 1

1/16 math 2, 6-8

1/17 math K, 3-5

1/23 Language 2, 6-8

1/24 Language 3-5


PLC/Faculty Meetings: ** We need hosts for these meetings! Thanks **

January 7th- Christine

January 14- Ally

February 4-

February 11-

February 25-