Friday Focus

St. George Episcopal Lower School

Our first Faculty Meeting is next wednesday

Our goal for this meeting will be to discuss ideas for lower school-wide projects.The OSCARs, St. George Researcher Day, and Innovation Day are all ideas that were explained in links in last week's Friday Focus. Included in this edition are two links which further discusses the importance of project-based learning in education. The second link has some very interesting and concrete ways one school has integrated research into their school.

*Elementary project-based research

Elementary Projects from Worms to Wall Street

Looking Forward

September 14-18, 2015

  • MONDAY - Team leader mtg. @ 7:30 in board room
  • TUESDAY - 3rd grade Lunch Bunch
  • WEDNESDAY - 3:30 Faculty mtg. in St. John room
  • THURSDAY - 4th grade Lunch Bunch
  • FRIDAY - Spirit Day, Howdy Dance from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Upcoming Dates

September 21 - Happy Birthday Kendra!

September 22 - Happy Birthday Jessica and Melissa! Individual pictures (JK, 1st, and 4th), 5th grade Lunch Bunch

September 23 - Individual pictures (2nd, 5th, and 6th)

September 24 - Individual pictures (SK, 3rd, 7th, and 8th), Author visit for 4th-6th grades @ 9:30

September 25 - End of the first 6 weeks

September 28 - Happy BIrthday Kay! Modification letters due to Yvonne for proofing.

September 29 - Happy BIrthday Suzanne! Grades to Melissa and modification letters due to Sam by 4:00

October 1 - Report cards online

October 2 - Blessing of the Animals

REMINDERS:

  • Please send me your ideas for school wide projects or themes. We will be discussing and choosing one at our first faculty meeting on September 16. Choose to exercise your voice!!!
  • Lesson plans to me by Monday. (If you have not been sending these, I need lesson plans from the beginning of the school year also. If you need help sending them electronically, please let me know.)
  • Please make sure you are posting your plans on RenWeb. Parents are looking for them.
  • Keep doors locked please.

Some of the Great Things I Saw This Week:

  • This was last week, but the unexpected fire drill went very smoothly. Thanks to all of you!!
  • Thank you to everyone who is helping our substitutes. By looking out for them, you are giving the children much better days of instruction when their teachers have to be away. Great teamwork!
  • In Ms. Flaig's room the students are working on making their own TED talks about native plants. They are using the computers to research their plants and writing outlines of their presentations. I can't wait to see them!
  • Ms. Bazan's fifth graders are making spanish-labeled life sized models of the Junior kinders. Muy bien!
  • Mrs. Harrison's 2nd graders were given story counting ropes and learned how to use them to retell stories with characters, settings, conflict, conflict resolution, and endings. Nice job of teaching higher level thinking skills with concrete manipulatives.
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