Many of you have asked or are wondering if we will be making any more days up. To date, I have not heard of any calendar changes, which means as of now March 28th is still a half day and that the nine weeks has not been extended. If I hear of any changes, I will let you know immediately. Hopefully, the rest of March will be like a lamb! Let’s all THINK SPRING!
- This week is STEAM week! Thank you to the STEAM committee for organizing! While each grade level is doing one large project, also try to challenge yourself to think of ways you can incorporate cross-curricular subjects into your everyday teaching. Here’s a few everyday STEAM examples: Using plants/flowers – students could make observations about them; they could write about these observations; you could discuss life cycles, the plants/flowers could be compared/contrasted to each other; petals could be added or compared for “how many more,” you could make fractions of flowers with bugs, thorns, etc,; story problems could be written and solved about them; plants/flowers could be drawn and have a story created.
- Thursday is Art & Music Night, where we will showcase student art and 4th grade will perform their recorder program. If you have completed STEAM projects, we would like to display them with the art as well.
- This week is also Papa John’s delivery night. The proceeds go directly to the school. We get 20% of sales and 100% of the tips. Please share with family and friends in the area. For those delivering, THANK YOU! We could not do it without you. Please wear jeans and your Papa John’s shirt on Tuesday as this is the last day to order online.
- This week, we will have our semester awards assembly. We will call you when it is time. However, you should be ready when called. Parents are welcome to attend.
- Due to last week’s snow our new custodian was unable to start. He will start this Monday. Thank you for your patience with the building not being as clean. We will be sure to get it back in shape this week.
- Feel free to show your students the talent show video this week. https://vimeo.com/88518584
- Amy Dubs found this great website for TEI practice. Thanks for sharing! It is for grades 2-6. http://www.allenteachers.com/interactive/
- On Monday, picture sign ups will be put up after school. They will be first come first serve. An announcement will be made when they are put up.
- Please welcome Rachel Atkins, student teacher in Sarah Hardymon’s room this week.
- This week’s morning meeting reporting link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8NX2BYX
A HUGE thank you to Abraham Akoon! He has been covering not only his areas, but many other areas of the school. Please thank him for his hard work while we have been a person down.
Wednesday will be Terry Luedecke’s last day with us. She will be moving to Vermont and will be GREATLY missed! She has been a highly dedicated, hard-working member of the staff for many years.
Thank you to Amy Holzbach for coordinating the Talent Show video and live performance! The students loved both. Thank you also to all those who participated in the video, as well as to Kristen, Brooke, Amy D., Brittani, Sherry, Jentae, Lauren, Sarah H., Amy H. and Marc for performing in the live show.
Thank you to Brooke Davis and Sarah Hardymon for hosting the talent show! They were a huge hit!
Props to Amy Dubs and Suzanne Ranson for sending “Snow Day Challenges” to their students. It was a great way to still get in some learning on days off.
From Mrs. Mayo
Stevens for her MM based on accepting differences in others. I love that your used MLK & a BHM connection w/ this along with Dr. Seuss’s upcoming birthday!
Smith for her MM based on blurting and interrupting. She did a great job reaching out and getting resources from me and creating a relevant connection for students!
Ferguson for using her MM to brainstorm new classroom rewards/ incentives tied to class Dojo! Great community building, Andrea!
Hardymon for her MM based on a relevant and timely (w/ writing HATS on the VERY near horizon) connection of how powerful our words were & how we can change our writing ever so slightly to make a bigger punch. They watched a VERY powerful video. ASK HER ABOUT THIS!
Coulter for her MM based on the story the “Lorax” and discussion of keeping the earth clean just in time for Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!
Jones- For his high five system after someone apologizes, rewarding them with a high five. Great way to model and show forgiveness, Danny!
Cappellino- For her MM focusing on words that “hurt”. She used a GREAT book (one of my favs!) “Enemy Pie” to evoke relevant discussion!
Carey- For her MM based on an anxiety attack experienced by a classmate. Classmates reached out to him! They listened to the song by Avicii, “Hey Brother” and gave ways they could lend a helping hand and provide positive support for one another.
Ranson- For her MM based on ANti-Bullying strategies.
Monday, March 10th – 2nd Grade Dragon Parade – 12:45 pm (starting in cafe’)
Tuesday, March 11th – Wear Papa John’s shirts and jeans today; Child study today
Wednesday, March 12th – Awards Assembly – 3-5 – 8:15 am, K-2 – 9:30 am; 5th Grade YMCA field trip; Papa John’s Delivery Night 5-7:30 pm
Thursday, March 13th – 4th Grade St. John’s Field Trip; 5th Grade Writing Practice Day; Music & Art Night – 6-8 pm
Friday, March 14th – Pi Day; Jeans day; Tornado Drill today
Marching 18 & 19 – SOL Writing Testing
March 19 – Committee Meetings
March 24 – Picture Day
March 26 – TDAP Clinic (5th Grade); Faculty Meeting
March 28 – End of nine weeks/half day planning