Sunday, October 14, 2018

Love and Logic and ELA PLCS


At Tuesday's staff meeting, the Love and Logic topic to be covered by Chris Strop is empathy. The remainder of the staff meeting is set aside for your teams to continue on with your ELA PLC work. Make sure you bring whatever items you need for your PLC.  If your team hasn't already, make sure you agree on when you are going to commonly assess your essential learning. This Thursday is your next Day 5, please use this time to also build on the work you'll complete on Tuesday.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Tuesday Staff Meeting


This Tuesday at our staff meeting, Brian and Chris will assist us with two of the Love and Logic Classroom strategies. Please also bring your laptop to this meeting because you'll be taking a very brief survey to help get a baseline on our knowledge of trauma-informed care. This survey will help us, as well as the other elementary buildings, with our next steps to support our students who have experienced trauma. 

Before the meeting on Tuesday, I will be sending staff the link to the survey and the password. Please do not take the survey prior to the meeting, because I have some directions when starting it. Thanks!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Day 5 and Late Start This Week


On Tuesday, during your Day 5 meetings, I'll review with you our SMARTgoals for the 18-19 school year, and how your SLOs can help support our overall building goals. Please bring to these Day 5 meetings your ELA curriculum guides because I will be giving you copies of your grade level MAP continums which we will be aligning to the ELA curriculum guides on Thursday.

On Thursday, we will have a staff meeting at 8:05am in the media center to get you ready for your SLO writing. If you have time prior to Thursday, please log into mylearningplan through class link and review your strengths and areas for growth within the standards/indicators from last year's professional goal setting plan found in your 17-18 evaluation folder.

 Later on Thursday, you'll be updating your reflections within the professional goal setting plan for 18-19. You'll also have time on this day to dig into the MAP continuum to align concepts and skills to your grade level's ELA priority standards. 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Won't You Be My Neighbor


This past Friday, it was the 51st anniversary of Mr. Fred Rogers recording the first episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. In honor of this day, Google shared the following Doodle on their search engine (see below). The Doodle, "aims to be a reminder of the nurturing, caring and whimsy that made the show feel like a television visit between Mister Rogers and his young viewers." I found it the perfect introduction to our movie night on Tuesday. Again we will start at 4:00 pm in Mrs. Filarsky's room.

On Monday, During your Day 5 common planning time, continue your ELA work using the four questions PLC document you started last week during our staff meeting. Again please focus on a ELA priority standard you want every child to meet.

At our Tuesday staff meeting, we'll check in to see how the first two Love and Logic Classroom strategies are going:  Greetings and Neutralizing Arguing. Chris will then introduce the next one:  Delayed Consequences. Here's the agenda for the staff meeting. Please also bring your EDM4 Manual so you can do some planning during the second half of the meeting.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

PLC Staff Meeting


At our staff meeting, we will start with some celebrations from the first week. Be thinking of anything you might want to share from the following categories: student learning, collaborating with colleagues or results of our work.

The Love and Logic Classroom strategy to be rolled out on Tuesday is neutralizing arguments. Our ELA PLC agenda item will be focused around digging into the ELA curriculum guide to understand how the priority standards are infused into these revised documents.  Teams can also work on deciding which priority standard they'll plan, teach and assess together. I have linked the District essential document google folder.  Within your grade level's folder, you'll find the table of contents, it includes a link to the deconstructed priority standards which are helpful for your planning too. Here's a link to the agenda for Tuesday. Hardcopies will be at your table.

On Wednesday, during your Day 2 curriculum common planning with Teaching and Learning, they will be going over report card changes now that we also have priority standards for ELA. These meetings will be held in our conference room.

Over the weekend, I came across this Edutopia article regarding greeting students at the door. It highlights the benefits for both students and teachers. I found it reinforcing of the greetings and goodbyes we've collectively committed to this year.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Welcome Back


I am looking forward to a great first week of school with you and your students. On Tuesday we have our staff meeting at 8:05am to review the NH staff guide. I'll have some quiz questions to highlight important information found within it. Staff are welcome to come a little early on Tuesday (7:30am) to help us get our flags displayed along the front sidewalk. Our Patriot Day program will start at 2:50pm by the flagpole.

On Thursday, September 13th we will have our PBIS stations. Please refer to your PBIS binder for your station schedule. Then Friday is our first PLC common planning time. Your work will be focused in digging into the new ELA Curriculum Maps. 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Final Week


Thank you for all you've done to make the 17-18 school year a successful one for our students. On Monday the petting zoo will be here from 10:00am-1:00pm. K-3 teachers have signed up for times, but there are some openings if intermediate grade levels want to try to view. Here's the schedule with the times still available. 

Our last day of school at a glance.

9:00 am - All School Meeting
10:30 am - Yearbook Signing
2:10 - 2:40 pm - Specialists covering afternoon recess for teachers.
2:45 pm - Kickball

No Specials

Finally, starting at 9:00am on Monday, certified staff can draw times in the office for checkout on Wednesday. Teachers on cycle for evaluation, who have not reviewed their end of year SLO with me, will need to do this on checkout day. Teachers not on cycle for evaluation will have their SLOs finalized after Wednesday. Please double check that you have submitted both your PPG and end of year SLO.