Get Whitt it!
If you call one wolf, you invite the pack.
Next week's wolf howl!
WOW chorale- short song!
Cheer from Rottman & Humphreys
Kulena Kids- Teamann will read out the names of kids who have shown KULEANA, (Please send her ONE name from each of your classes!!). These "Leaders of the Pack" will come up on stage & get a high five! They will leave the stage through a teacher built tunnel (like in a football game, you know?) ALL teachers will line the aisles with arms forming a tunnel, and we'll play a jock jams tune, as they come running through.
We're done after they all run through the tunnel. We'll dismiss fourth grade last since WOW chorale will be on the risers.
Data is flowing!
RTIs in PLC & early release plans
Please know...RTI is the path AWAY from special ed. Our goal is to provide the support needed to help close gaps, and after we've tried everything in our power to do so, and aren't seeing progress, THEN we have the conversation about what comes next. That is the role of the RTI team, to decide what comes next.
We will have a short presentation from Mrs. Sturgeon and Mrs. Hauenstein on Nov. 4th at 1pm for RTI reminders. Advanced academic teachers will be meeting with Joei, location TBD. The rest of your afternoon will be used for purposeful planning.
SAMR and a survey...
Give some thought as to where you can apply the substitution level in your class room this next week. A Teamann treat for those who can tell me what you're substituting within your lessons this next week! (optional!)
Substitution is an easy add in for differentiating with your students. The TASK remains the same, but the tool is different.
Carol Hooker has a great post with more SAMR examples related to a swimming pool, makes it easy to understand!
October challenge reminder...
I have ONE completed BINGO and then two teachers who have emailed me links...but no bingo card!! This is an easy one, folks! You still have plenty of time! :)
It's Connected Educator Month! October is one of my favorite months of the year. Football, fall, connected educators...ALL GOOD THINGS!
Educators are models of learning for kids. As educators' learning shifts from the "sit and get" model to the collaboration (connected) model, that shift hopefully transfers to their teaching as well. If an educator controls his or her learning through self-direction, that learning becomes more meaningful. Authentic self-directed learning becomes self-motivating. That does more than translate to a better-educated educator -- it also creates a teacher advocate for collaborative learning.
For your October Tech Ninja Challenge, complete a Connected Educator BINGO for an entry to possibly win a TCEA trip, courtesy of Mrs. Heller and Mrs. Hattaway. These are all easy things that you can do at your leisure this month. Find a bingo that works for you & and turn it into me!
First, read this post!
Then, complete a bingo here!
Happy Birthday to YOU!
Sherri Rodgers, Oct 21
TextbooksMath and Science consumables are here! I will begin distribution as soon as our pallets are delivered.
Please take your classes to the restroom before lunch. We are getting more students needing to visit the clinic. Remind your kiddos that this should be for emergencies only.
Referrals are in Skyward. Remember it is necessary to submit a referral when a student needs to visit the office. Thank you!
Oct 20: Teamann at ESC for Instructional Focus, UIL practice
Oct 21: Wylie Way Unity Day
Oct 22: Bradshaw ESC, AP meeting
Oct 23: Wolf Howl!! Woohoo! Whitt Night at Pirate Stadium