Sunday, January 25, 2015

Getting Ready for the Souper Bowl!!

Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend!  I started back to my SFA classes, so it was a weekend full of learning for me!  Needless to say. . .enjoying being here at the house this afternoon!  

Upcoming Weekly Events
January 26th-30th, 2015

Monday- Wear sweats and favorite sports jersey or t-shirt
Souper Bowl Potluck - Lounge 
Educator Mid-Year Goal Meetings

Tuesday- Educator Mid-Year Goal Meetings

WednesdayVisitors from Grapevine 8:30 (STEM elem.)
Angie and Kelly out PM - STAAR Training at Brock

Educator Mid-Year Goal Meetings
Design Team - 3:15 - Meet briefly if you are able to come in C106 for updates about building designs. 
Friday-  Texan Town

Educator Mid-Year Goal Meetings
TCE Social at Lorri Brehm's House

Announcement Weekly Info  

Life Principle: Respect

Cowboy Courtesy: Respect other students’ comments, opinions, and ideas.

ABC of Etiquette:  Use your napkin.

Important Reminders and Updates
STEM Bulletin Boards in Main Hallways
We need your help to make sure that we have several examples from your kiddos shown on the various STEM boards in the hallways!  Please make sure that you have given your learners opportunities to fill out one of the sheets concerning engineering, problem solving, etc.!  Brett also emailed the templates out to you in order to have some extras in your classroom!

TCE Tours
Please remember that our first tour will be next week on Wednesday, January 28th at 8:30am. This will be a group from Grapevine, Cannon Elementary, which like TCE is a STEM campus.   

Please make sure that learning in the classroom as well as the hallway are showcasing and reflecting our STEM initiative.  

 This could include highlighting the engineering design process, technology usage for learners, various types of assessments for learning or innovation/creativity for learners.  

Remember that you may need to give a "facelift" to displays inside and outside of the classroom, because we want to make sure we truly showcase the amazing learning happening for our kiddos each day! 
Super Teacher Awards
Please try to nominate one or more of your fellow TCE teachers for a Super Teacher award!  The Coppell ISD educator recognition program highlights the 21st Century learning environments, learning designs, and assessments that educators are implementing all of the district to transform teaching and learning.
You may nominate and can provide supporting evidence of transformation with photos, videos and/or written descriptions.
Click on the following link to nominate a Super Teacher now!

Click here to nominate a Super Teacher!
 Shout Outs!
Jennifer Martin for helping to facilitate getting the Innovation Station up and going!

Everyone for helping to get the Math/Science Lab and Innovation Station looking good and closer toward our goals for those rooms!

All of our educators who had RTI/PST meetings on Friday for coming with your data and ideas for interventions!

Brett Shelby, Kelly Spears, Kim Becker and Lisa Hansen for all of their help with RTI/PST meetings!

Kelly Burks, Marly Natherson, Katie Tonemah and Jenna Taylor for leading a great Sky Ranch meeting for the 5th grade parents!   

Lori Vincenzo, Kelly McShan, Gloria Yates, Kelly Spears and Marnie Cranmer for helping with the Geography Bee after school! 

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:  
Kelly McShan

Final Quote
I thought this one might be a good one as we are focusing on engineering, design and allowing ourselves as educators and our kiddos to innovate and create each day!

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