Game On

Zitzman 411

What's Happening This Week:

Monday: (C Day) MMD & DESE Walkthroughs @ Zitzman 10:00-10:30. TIny guitar Club Rehearsal @ 7:45am. Professional Learning Action Team @ 3:45pm. K-2 Writer's Workshop with Savin 4:00-5:00pm.

Tuesday: (D Day) PLC's. Ronald McDonald Eye Van! Good News Club @ 3:40pm. Family Learning Action Team @ 4:00pm. MMD District Meeting @ 4:00pm.

Wednesday: (A Day) Counselor Appreciation Day! Game On! Shirts--Leadership Day & Leadership Rally. Early Dismissal @ 1:10pm.

Thursday: (B Day) Progress Reports get emailed. Admin Council Meeting @ 9:15am.

Friday: (C Day) Lego League @ 7:45am. K-5 Evaluate Make-Up Day. Daddy Daughter Dance @ 6:00pm.

PLC's & MMD/DESE Visit:

Guests will be in the building between 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The visit will be informal due to time constraints in the schedule. Spot Light Classrooms for this visit: Kdg., First Grade, Third Grade & Fifth Grade Math.

Items I plan to highlight will include: ACL Practices, WIG Boards, Positive Pop-In Practices, and our PLC Meetings. Areas they may focus on would include data based decision making process, feedback, and the use of our common assessments.

PLC Focus

  • LIM Close Your Class - Proficiency Gaps Training

  • Leadership Day Planning- Tribes and Teams

LIM Weekly

First. Just Press Pause.

Pause Bucket.... Life moves pretty fast in the classroom, doesn’t it? It can be really easy to react to things fast out of sheer habit, without thinking. What if there was a classroom tool that could help us all practice “pause and think” about our responses even in tough moments? Cue the Pause Bucket.

Link here:

Downloads attached below.

Second. Quality Tools in Action - Line Chart

The Line Chart (or line graph) is used to compare sets of data. Typically, the line chart is used to compare sets of data over time. Students can use this tool to track progress in particular area through the week, month, or school year. More than one line can be used to track multiple sets of data over the same time period.

Downloads attached below.

New Staff Members

Please welcome Colleen Utz and Roselle Flood to the Zitzman Team. Colleen and Roselle will be working the evening custodial shift with Mr. Dennis. Be sure to introduce yourself to them or leave a welcome note from your class.

Counselor Appreciation

The Role of a School Counselor..... Check out the attached article regarding the role of a school based counselor. Zitzman is lucky to have an amazing counselor that fulfills many roles for our students, staff, and parents. Thank you Amy Flexsenhar for caring for our school community!

A Thought...

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