March 27-March 31
Please remind your parents that next week will be a closed campus due to testing. If you need to schedule a conference on Thursday or Friday, that is ok.
A friendly reminder that we do not use chalk on the building. It is really hard to clean it off since the porch keeps the rain off of it. Our power washer is not working and we have had parents complaining about the chalk. Thanks for making sure students never write on the brick.
We have quite a few students on the failure report. Please be sure to contact those parents and let them know about their grade. Also, if a student has dropped significantly, contact those parents also.
4th and 5th-please save testing celebrations until all students have made up their test
Suzi will send a remind when testing is done for the day on Tuesday and Wednesday
March 29-STAAR-5th reading
1st grade field trip
Wear your Character shirts with jeans
Thanks for always being here!
Word of the Week-attentiveness
Word of the Week-Common
11 Principles of Character Education
Character education is not another thing on your plate--it is the plate-Anonymous
Principle 2 broadly conceptualizes good character as a combination of understanding core ethical values, being emotionally committed to these values, and living them in words and actions.
Asking students to take the role of another person, to imagine themselves in that person's shoes, is very helpful in getting them to take the plight of others seriously.
Problems that arise in interactions with others are what inform, test, and forge individual character. Issues that affect the entire class are excellent material for teaching problem solving strategies. Problem-solving sessions on issues can help students learn to be proactive and take responsibility for the classroom culture.
Students need help in developing behavorial skills. An effective strategy for developing these skills is as follows:
-understand and value the reasons for performing the behavior
-break a behavior into steps
-observe a model
-practice the skill steps
-receive feedback and reinforcement for the behavior
-repeat the behavior in different settings
-4th and 5th for getting ready for round 1 of STAAR
-Kinder for a good mega week right after we came back from Spring Break
-Kinder and 1st for getting 3rd nine weeks progressions done!
-TELPAS rating is complete-thanks Susan and Pamela for all your work with this
-for being an attentive audience when Dr. Smith came