Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gratitude All Around!

While sitting here working on my blog today, (after finishing making some yummy goodies for our luncheon tomorrow) I began thinking about Thanksgiving and gratitude. . .

I found a video that I liked on the Science of Happiness. . .
Think about ways that you may want to create some gratitude challenges or reflections for your class this week!

Upcoming Weekly Events  
November 17-21st, 2014

Monday- Thanksgiving Feast for Staff (wear sweats to have room for all of the food you will eat!!)
Team Leader 3:15 - C106

Tuesday- 4th Grade Lesson Design Day - Literacy Room

Wear jeans if you bring in 2 canned/boxed food items

Wednesday- 5th grade Lesson Design Day - Literacy Room

 PLC Meeting -3:15pm-Library
Wear jeans if you bring in 2 canned/boxed food items  

Thursday- RTI/PST Meeting - C106
Design Team Meeting 3:15 - Library
Wear jeans if you bring in 2 canned/boxed food items 

Friday- Turkey Drive
Texan Town
Turkey Trot
Wear sweats if you go out and cheer/run with the runners!

Announcement Weekly Info  

  Life Principle:  Gratitude
Cowboy Courtesy:  Always say, “Thank you” when given something.

ABC of Etiquette: If you have to go to the restroom, raise your hand.

Important Reminders and Updates

Book Study - Choice Words

Don't forget that we will be doing a quick activity at our PLC this week with our campus book study, Choice Words.  You need to make sure that you have read chapters 1-4.  The meeting will be a quick one finished by 4:00!

Reflex Math and I-station
Math/Science teachers 1st-5th grade, please make sure that you are running reports to make sure ALL of our kiddos are using Reflex math at least three times a week. (this can be homework for some or in class for those on Tiers) This is very important as we try to build on math fluency!

  LA/SS teachers, 3rd-5th (for anyone) and K-2 (only ESL kiddos on Tiers). Please make sure that you are getting your kiddos on iStation either at home or in class if needed.  This is critical for those learners who are struggling with reading/spelling and who are on Tier 2 or 3. 

November Birthdays

Katie Tonemah - 3rd

Marie Sork - 7th

Kristan Hruby - 24th 

Renee Rohani - 25th

Kelly McShan- 28th

Engineer of the Week 

Please remember that Brett or I will cover a morning/afternoon or lunch/recess duty for you during the week!  Just email us to let us know what might work out!  Also, you may leave early one day once your kiddos are dismissed!

This week we are celebrating:  Meredith Garnier

 Shout Outs!
3rd grade and 1st grade for your great STEM Lesson Design days!

Ashley Minton and Brad Cook for all of your help on the Lesson Design days!

Becky and the 3rd grade teachers for your help in our kiddos performing for the Veteran's Day Ceremony!

Kelly Spears for her help in getting our Student Council ready to go for the Veteran's Day Ceremony and Brett Shelby for getting the lounge and breakfast ready to go!

Estrella (Star) Primera for always being willing to lend a hand with making coffee, tea or other goodies for our staff and visitors!
To all of our Spring Creek BBQ helpers for helping to support TCE:  Brett Shelby, Kelly Spears, Kristan Hruby, Jennifer Martin, Marly Natherson, Katie Tonemah, Jenna Taylor, Kasey Kemp, Renee Rohani, Becky Garrett, Kelly Burks, Sue Kane, Lorri Brehm, Courtney Rice, and Kim Becker

Sudeshna Ghose for all of her help getting our author visit ready to go!  It was a huge success!  

Our RTI/PST team and all of our educators that came last week for doing such a wonderful job sharing data collected and for having such fabulous interventions put in place for learners!

Renee Rohani for working on the Kindness Challenge and getting our kiddos excited about doing kind things for others!
4th Grade Teachers and Sue Kane for helping to celebrate National Diabetes Month!

Check out this resource that can help you with organizing and sharing info in the classroom with technology!
 If the video doesn't show above, click here to watch a demo!

Check out this resource that I know many of you have used before, but remember that it can help you when you or your learners need to record and make a quick tutorial or for other presentations, etc!

  If the video doesn't show above, click here to watch a demo!

Final Quote
When choosing my quotes today, I thought about how thankful I am for each day I have had in my life.  Also, for all of those individuals who have been a part of my life so far. . .

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