Wildcats "All In" 12-11-2017

Home stretch for the first semester!

Here are some thoughts about classroom management as we approach the end of the first semester. Classroom management begins with the personality of the teacher and how it affects the personality of the students being served. There is no magic solution that fits all situations.

Sometimes it’s the little things that really get under your skin and drain your energy as a teacher, right? Kids rolling their eyes, tapping a pencil on the desk, and muttering under their breath...minor behavioral issues that don’t necessarily warrant some kind of consequence. And yet you can’t let them slide every time, and it’s super frustrating when you are trying to keep everyone engaged in the lesson.

As you prepare for this last week before the holidays please be visible in the hallways and plan great engaging lessons. I remember as a choir director kids coming in asking what are we doing this week? I would always respond; "the same thing we do everyday."

If we do not plan engaging activities, kids will tune out and be disruptive. Some of my best rehearsals were before holiday breaks because kids were watching movies or doing nothing in many of their classes. Treat next week like its the third week of school bring your "A" game and watch kids respond to your high expectations.

PS: If you read this to the end you may wear jeans all next week. Stay warm.


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3rd Six Weeks Progress Reports

Grades are due this Monday, Dec. 11th by 8:00 AM. Please make sure that the assignments given during the 1st 3 weeks are dated on or before 12/8/17. If the assignment is dated after that, it will not post on this progress report.

Upcoming Events

Dec 11th - Boys Basketball vs. Timberview 8th (H) 7th (A)

Dec 11th - PTO Luncheon in the Teachers Lounge during your lunch

Dec 12th - Choir Winter Concert 6:00 & 7:00 (Cafeteria)

Dec 13th - District Holiday Open House 9:00 - 3:00

Dec 13th - Staff Meeting 3:45 in the Library (Holiday Gathering)

Dec 13th - Tacky Sweater Contest

Dec 14th - Girls Basketball vs. Timberview 8th (H) 7th (A)

Dec 14th - Band Holiday Concert 8:30 (Cafeteria)

Dec 15th - Early Release 12:30

Dec 15th - American Heart Assoc. Fundraiser - Faculty/Student Basketball game 9:30-10:45

Dec 18th-Jan 1st - Winter Break No School

Jan 2nd - Student Holiday/Staff Development

To Celebrate

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