Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy, Happy New Year everyone!  It is hard to believe that we are already into 2015 and halfway through our school year!  I hope all of you have enjoyed this break and had the chance to visit with family and friends and of course RELAX! 

I hate that I won't see you all the first two days we get back, but I will be at a conference getting some great info on looking at various environmental factors and instructional strategies that have effects on learners as well as the research behind it.   Some of you may be familiar with John Hattie's books or his work.  I am looking forward to it, but am so ready to see all of you and hear about your holidays! 

I am also so excited because we get to welcome Alicia back with us again!!!  So happy to have her back at TCE!!

Upcoming Weekly Events
January 5th-9th, 2015

Monday- Angie out (Hattie training in Westlake)
Tuesday- Angie out (Hattie training in Westlake)

Wednesday- Kinder Team STEM Planning Day- Literacy Library

Faculty Meeting 3:15 - Library

1st Grade STEM Planning Day- Literacy Library

Friday- Texan Town - 1st Time Winter Session

Announcement Weekly Info  

Life Principle: Discipline and Self-Control

Cowboy Courtesy:  Subject transitions will be swift, quiet, and orderly.

ABC of Etiquette: All food needs to make it in the trashcan.

Important Reminders and Updates
Texan Town
We start up with our Winter Texan Town this Friday. We are going to continue with the same club choices from this fall since we had many new additions for the year!  Then we will see if you want to change anything up for the Spring Session! 

You will need to make sure and get your kiddos to select their clubs ASAP on Monday!  Thank you to Casey Wagner for helping once again to get this up and going!  This way there will be time to look at everything and get ready for Friday!  

Book Study - Choice Words 
We will be doing a few more activities with our 1st book study at the beginning of January!  So, please have the rest of Choice Words finished by January 7th!

TCE Skate Night
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 13th.  This is Skate Night at the roller rink in Lewisville.  More info on the time will come our first week back. If you come out and see the kiddos for 30 minutes or more you can earn three jeans day passes! It is a fun night to see all of the kiddos having fun skating! 

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!
January Birthdays 
Lisa Hansen - 18th 
Kim Becker - 23rd 
Shout Outs! 
Kelly Spears and Mary Kennington for attending a behavior intervention training that will help us with more strategies as a campus!

Becky Garrett and the amazing job she did with our 5th grade music program!

Ashley Martin, Laci Garza, Kelly Burks, Marly Natherson, Katie Tonemah and Jenna Taylor for all of their help with the music program!

Lorri Brehm, Kelly McShan, Courtney Rice and Megan Peccarelli for a great service learning project with the Giving Tree!

All Classroom Teachers for helping to make the Winter Parties fun for the kiddos!

All of our TCE family for participating in the Sing-Along and putting smiles on everyone's faces, especially mine!

Check out the following video/article to start getting you ready for our STEM planning days coming up this week and next!  We will be focusing a big part of the day on engineering and innovation and creativity for learners!  
The article is from the creator of Makey Makey's!
Click here for the article

Click here for link to the video

Engineer of the Week
We will start this up the 2nd week back due to me being out a few days this week.
Final Quotes
I liked this one that I found and I am going to use a few of these for reflecting on my past year.  Thought you might enjoy as well!

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