Albion Elementary

Staff that #gobeyond

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Lego had it right back in 1980 and "'Merica!"

Pictures in History is a fun follow on Twitter. They posted this picture a few days ago. It is what Lego put it their boxes in 1980. I love two of the sentences here. "It's Imagination that counts." and "The most important thing is to put the right material in their hands and let them create whatever appeals to them." All I can say is BOOM! Lego has it right.

The other picture is from one of our own 1st-grade students. "markin flag!'

Lego and "'Merica" how do they apply to us as educators. It's simple. I grow tired of hearing how America lags behind others in education, and in standardized testing. What makes America so great, it is our creativity and innovation. America is the land of free thinking and ideas. The place where anything can be possible. We have come up with things like the iPhone, duct tape, television, and chocolate chip cookies. Take that Canada, and by the way, your bacon is just ham!

So, in short, make sure we foster that creativity in our classrooms. Find ways to invite innovation and choice into your classrooms. Work toward allowing kids some freedom in how they show what they know. Our kids are way more capable than we sometimes allow.

Have a great week and #gobeyond

Pancakes with the Principal for K-2

This Friday morning. I need a kid from each room you would like to send. Email me and I'll take care of the rest. By Wednesday please or I'll hunt you down :)

Upcoming Events

  • Nov-13-17 3rd Grade Swimming at YMCA
  • November 15- Staff meeting Matt's room about Number Sense Routines
  • November 16 - Character counts Time TBD
  • November 17 - Pancakes with the Principal
  • November 28 - Hedge Hog Hannah - 1:30 - 2:30, gym
  • December 1 Albion Light Parade Staff can walk also Hope to see you there
  • December 1-January 26 NWEA Winter Testing Window
  • December 14 PTO Talent Show

Much Later

  • 2/26-3/9: ISTEP Part 1 Window
  • 3/12-3/16: IREAD Window 3rd Grade
  • 3/19-5/18: NWEA Spring Testing Window
  • 4/16-5/4: ISTEP Part 2 Window
  • Tin Caps game Day after memorial day (reading )
  • 6/3: Graduation @2:00