Peek at the Week
Week of 2/15/16
“I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate.
It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.”
- Haim Ginott
2/17, 10:30 am Yard Team Meeting (Mr. Jason, Toller, Cuny, Sanchez, Erica, Eva, Ms. Mel, Ms. Christina)
2/17 Reading PD Begins- Be ready to give feedback to your Observation Partner about their Reader's Workshop!
2/18- Chelsea at Principal PD, Morgan on field trip with 4th grade, Miller/Smith in charge
2/19 Book Faire Starts, Visit the faire at 3pm on Friday for Snacks
2/23- SST Day- Please fill out SST paperwork for any students you are concerned about
2/26 Report Cards due to Chelsea for editing
2/26- Day of Literacy Read-In
3/11/16- Send Report Cards Home with Students
May 2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week
3/3, Bay Area Children's Theater Performance of Aladdin
3/4 Disability Awareness Assembly and Read-In (Read in, 9-9:45m, Assembly 10-10:45)
3/11 Stop Waste Assembly- cancelled due to shortened day, new date coming soon!
3/17 Willy Wonka School Performance Assembly
4/29 Glenview LGBTQ Pride Day
5/10 EarthCapades (Environmental and Science Assembly) K-2: 12:45- 1:30, Grades 3-5: 1:50-2:35
Moving Minds- Instruction and Academics
2015-16 Oakland Unified Big Question of the Year
2015-16 Big Question
How are we aligning strategies for all targeted groups to ensure closing achievement gaps?
Professional Development Weds., 2/16/16
1) Have time to debrief and provide feedback to each other from our TGDS Peer Observations
2) Make an agreement with our TGDS Peer Observer for our next step
3) Set goals with our grade level PLC for our Reading Unit goals this PD cycle
BRING: Your observation notes, Domain 3 and note taking sheet.
TGDS Peer Observation Reminder
- We will debrief the peer observation until 2/17 so it is essential you bring your notes to PD that day
Moving Bodies- Operations & Logistics
Preparing for the Move
Important Info. about the Upcoming Book Fair!
The Book Fair is coming, February 19 - 26!! This year, we have made a few changes to the Fair. The Fair will be in the library, so to make things easier, you can simply bring your students to the fair during your normal library time. (If this doesn’t work and you’d like to schedule a visit at another time, please email Jennifer Mahan email@example.com.)
We would also like to invite you to a special teacher preview Friday, February 19 at 3:00.
We will be setting up the fair, so things won’t look too pretty yet, but you can shop the titles, enjoy a sweet treat, and make your Teacher Wish List to hang on the board! Last year, many parents bought books for their children’s class, so making a Wish List is a great way to ensure you get the titles you need. There is also a community event on Saturday, February 20, if you would like to join us then.
Thank you for your support,
The Book Fair Committee
June Divizich, mom of Helen (3) and Pasko (K)
Kathy Hales, mom of Zia (2)
Jen Mahan, mom of Bridget (2) and Dermot (K)
Thi Tran, mom of Asha (1) and Noah (TK)
Mr. Litt: February 16-19
Pick up clothes in lower and upper yards and hang in the auditorium
Put all "little stuff" (lunches, books, headbands, scarves, hats) in the box next to the rack in the auditorium
Extra - zip/button up sweaters and jackets
More Extra - arrange by size (great for those looking for a "small jacket")
Even More Extra - create a "Labeled" tag(s) that demarks a sectNion on the rack. If your team finds labeled clothes, they can hang them in the labeled area of the rack.
Champions of Kindness
Restorative Justice Circles
If you need support, check in with Coach C.
Readathon Is Coming Up- Think of a Wacky Incentive to Motivate your Kids to Read Every day!
Will Mr. Miller shave his hair again?
Will Mr. Ross dust off his tuxedo and wear it to school again?
Will Ms. Toller eat a bug or kiss a monitor lizard again?
What will you do to get your kids to read every day during the Readathon????
When teachers incentivize reading, the readathon is even more fun, we make more money and most importantly, students are more likely to read! Be creative!
California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) for ALL Staff
All Staff (including aides and Special Education staff and clerical staff, please take this survey-
Teachers- If you came to the Staff Prof. Development on Friday, 1/29, we completed the survey there and you are done!