Black Bob Staff Memo
Week of Sept. 19-23, 2016
Quote of the week
Monday Sept. 19 B Day
1:00 Dr. Yeager here
Tuesday Sept. 20 C Day
SIT/ Collaboration Team Meeting Day
4:00 Google for the Elem. Classroom Appy Hour
Blazers Running Club
Wednesday Sept. 21 D Day
Thursday Sept. 22 E Day
9:00-12:00 Trisha at Elementary Principals Meeting
Friday Sept. 23 A Day
Spirit Day: Go Royals!
9:00 3rd, 4th, and 5th STUCO assembly in cafeteria
3:00-3:30 School T.R.I.B.E.S. / Families Meet (information will be shared at staff meeting)
Monday Sept. 26 B Day
1/2 day Sub AM- 1st Grade/ PM 2nd Grade
6:00 Jared Coones Volunteer Dinner
Tuesday Sept. 27 C Day
SIT/ Collaboration Team Meetings
6:00 Building Site Council at Olathe East
7:00 District Site Council at Olathe East
6:00-8:00 Skate City
Wednesday Sept. 28 D Day
2nd Grade QRI testing
PLC- all grades
10:00-11:30 Trisha out of building
Thursday Sept. 29 E Day
1/2 Day PM Sub Day 4th Grade
Tailgating Staff and Volunteer Lunch (sign up genius is coming)
Friday Sept. 30 No Students
Staff Professional Day
Tailgating Staff and Volunteer Lunch--Day 2
Saturday Oct. 1 Jared Coones Pumpkin Run here at BB
Classified Staff Advisory Council
Taking another look at Alphaboxes
Another way you can use alpha boxes at the end of a lesson, reading, or video. Have students write down words or phrases in the boxes while they are reading or watching the video. Then have them go meet up with at least 3 other people to get an idea (word) to put on an empty spot and to give an idea. This is a Kagan Strategy called Give One/ Get One.
Love this poster to help our kids understand the process of learning and growing!
How is your Safe Place coming along?
"Emotions are contagious. Science has now proven that we already knew to be true: Grumpy people can download grumpiness to others, and peaceful folks can do the same. Mirror neurons in our brain play a key role in this process. Mirror neurons are a special class of brain cells that fire when a person performs an action and when they observe another person. Motor networks practice what we see being done. This is why "Do what I say, not what I do" is neurologically impossible. Our emotional networks mirror what we see others feeling and doing. Once we see an emotion on another person's face, we will begin to feel the way they are feeling. We will either catch our children's upset or they will catch our calmness. " Conscious Discipline, Dr. Becky Bailey.
You might need to revisit this as a classroom using these simple sayings and icons:
"Safe Place to Get Calm"
1. Find the comfy seat.
2. Choose a calm down tool (breathing, book, stuffed animal, crayons,)
3. Set the timer.
4. Back to work!
Jared Coones Pumpkin Run Volunteer Time!
The location of the packets will be in the 4/5th wet area/pod like last year. The location of the t-shirts will be in the flex lab. Please utilize the computer lab that week, since the flex lab will be used. Thank you so much for being flexible and welcoming them into our school. I was overwhelmed last year by the love and support they have for Black Bob. Such a special week it will be!
Long Range Planning. How is it coming?