February 2nd to February 6th, 2015
As usual, this will be a very busy week. We begin Monday with 3rd graders testing. Vision Screening is on Tuesday as are our Instructional Walks which will begin at 1:00 sharp. You will be notified below if a team will be observing you. There may be additional classes added but this is where we are as of now. We had to be very creative in scheduling as we wanted to have as many grade levels/programs, etc... visited as was possible. You all are awesome. We would have liked the teams to see you all but they are only here for one hour and the observations last 10 minutes. There are classes in specials, recess, etc...1:00 is definitely a challenge but I know that we will be able to shine. There will be five teams who will visit three classrooms each. The visits will last 10 minutes and the team will meet to debrief and then go on to the next observation. The teams are made up of Assistant Superintendents, Content Coaches, Star 3, ELA,Title I, Our Curriculum Coordinators and Administrators/Teacher Guide from our School and other district personnel. As I mentioned in the blog last week. Please make sure all Bulletin Boards inside and outside of your rooms are complete, relevant and up to date. Have your current student work posted as well as your "I Can" and "EQ" statements. Each Grade Chair, specialist chair, etc... do a quick hallway check to make sure everything is up to date and there are no empty boards. If relevant, standards should be on board. Thank you:) If you are on the Observation list, pop in to see me tomorrow so I can give you additional information.
Learning Walk Teams:
Team 1-Bullin/L. Wright/Sapp - (Cannon, V. Simington, Hartman,Squire)
Team 2-White/Rice/Bersch- (McGregor, S. Studies coach, Costello, Hoskins, Leslie Baldwin)
Team 3-C. Bostian/Stevenson/Friel-(Frazier, Amy Nail, Benika Thompson, PLT Coach, ELA Coach
Team 4-A. Wright/G. Jones/L. Greenlee-Gloria,Kenneth Simington, Andy Kraft, Shawn
Team 5-Faqih/Snider/Ochoa-Amanda G, Steve Oates, David Sisk, ESL, Connie or Wayne Foster, Science Coach
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MARILYN GILLIAM, AMANDA STEVENSON and JACKIE PULLEN
Family Affairs- I am scheduled for my surgery on Wednesday Morning. I will be out of commission for about a week, hopefully less. Dr. Frazier can reach me and you can email me or text if you have a problem. I will start reading emails as soon as I am up to it. I will listen to the doctor's orders and do my best to heal after the surgery. I have all observations finished but two and will finish those on Monday., so most of you should have or will have your post observation. Please be sure that you have signed off on your post conference once completed:) All peers have been given rights to enter peer evaluations. They should all be done by Wednesday at the latest.
CONGRATULATIONS to another GRANT AWARD WINNER!!!!! Julie Magness wrote and secured a Math Fluency Grant to obtain software that will help students learn their Math Facts! Way to go Julie!
LAST WEEK's and emails from me were chocked full of important dates and upcoming events. Please make sure you reread them, check your calendars so that you are up to spped on all that is happening. Also, please respond, only needs to be a sentence or two to my post at the end of this blog. Thank you!