Monday, May 9, 2016

Expect More

Principal ponderings...
Take 10 minutes to listen to this video clip of a teacher talking about how teachers need to expect more from themselves and those around them.

She talks about letting go of things that are not in your control, building relationships, being strategic, and being persistent.

Think about each of the students in your class this year.  Have you done these four things with each student?

Currently reading:
Thanks to Dianna for the book recommendation of How to Speak Dolphin.  Looking forward to starting this book about a girl and her half brother who has autism.
And I'm still enjoying reading The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary.

Events this week:
Tuesday - Curriculum half day, dismissal at 12:15, multi-part series sessions in the afternoon
Wednesday - 4th Grade PARCC math sessions at 9:30 and 1:15, Grade 3 chorus practice @ 2:25
Thursday - School Council Meeting @ 8:30, 3rd grade PARCC math session @ 9:30
Friday - Liz at SLT meeting in the am, 4th grade PARCC math sessions at 9:30 and 1:15
**Reminder that supply orders are due to Carol by next Friday, May 20.

Great things I noticed last week:

  • I had several 3rd grade authors from Mrs. Fournier's class come visit me and share some interesting stories they had written.
  • Loved popping in to see the owls that came to visit 2nd grade last Thursday!  Always such a great program!
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade enjoyed a visit from the Eric Carle Museum.  They all had a chance to explore making creations just like Eric Carle did in his illustrations.
Check it out:
Don't forget...if you are interested in being a part of the DESE Teacher Advisory Cabinet, read more about it here and apply for it!

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