Abbett All-Star Article

3-18-16

Springing Forward!

Welcome Back to the long days of light, beautiful Spring weather, and stress! I know this time of year is stressful with upcoming testing, planning for next year, and day to day routines. Keep a positive attitude and remember that you are impacting children's lives each and every day.


Have you read or heard of the book Mindset by Carol Dweck? Her book is about a simple idea she discovered during decades of research on achievement and success called mindset —a simple idea that makes all the difference. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. Take a look at this short article with some tips that can help motivate your students.

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Classroom teachers, please click on the following link to a Google Doc to answer some questions about your preferences for grade levels for next year. This information will only be sent to me.

Intervention Lesson Plans

Please make sure that you are including intervention plans as a part of your weekly lesson plans. It is the district and school expectation that you provide differentiated, small group instruction during All-Star Time.

Teacher Self-Report Section III Due April 4 for teachers who received a 45 minute appraisals--not for teachers on ALFTA! Ralph sent the form as an attachment.

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This week had fewer office referrals than any week the past few months! We all needed Spring Break and are ready to finish strong! Keep encouraging your students!

Calendar Fun!

Monday, March 21

PLCs during planning time: A representative from Discovery Education will be here to assist with Discovery Education learning tools--please come to the conference room during your planning time


Building Tour 9:00


Tuesday, March 22

Campus Improvement Team at 3:30


Thursday, March 24

Food Day

4th-5th: STAAR Training during conference times


Friday, March 25 NO SCHOOL


Monday, March 28

Jennifer Jay starts Maker Space Group after school: forms will go home in Tuesday folders


Tuesday, March 29

4th Grade Writing STAAR Test

5th Grade Math STAAR Test


Wednesday, March 30

5th Grade Reading STAAR Test