Why I teach:
Every person is able to learn. Developing opportunities for someone to learn and grow is my favorite part of teaching. I love watching students grow both academically and behaviorally. Recognizing where a student is and where they want to be is the first step. After that the gaps need to be filled in one at a time. Students need to know that we have faith in them and we believe in them. They need to know that you are going to do what you said you would do. They need to know that you are unconditional.
Thought of the week: No man is an island. We all need each other. This is more true when it comes to working with children than most people realize. It is very important to the success of the children that all the people working with them work as a team. This does not mean that we need to always agree, it simply means that we need to always keep in mind that we all have the same goal, a child who learns to be successful. As we wrap up this second full week of school, I am excited to be on the team for the children in this classroom. I am excited to work with each of you to help your children learn to be successful. Please feel free to contact me for strategies, discussions and to share victories that you see at home.
Houses: On Friday, August 10 all new students were sorted into houses. These houses are designed to help students feel connected to each other in a way that allows them to belong to a group. In fact there was an article in the Ledger Enquirer not too long ago related to our house system. If you are interested reading please visit this link https://www.ledger-enquirer.com/latest-news/article214208579.html. The students in our class are in the following houses:
House Students House color
Ignis Elijah and Patrick White
Magnitudo Antonio and Xavier Grey
Bellator Destiny, Joshua, Bryce Black
House shirts: Next week house shirts will be on sale at 8:40 AM for $10 (short sleeve) and $15 (long sleeve). The shirts have the house name on the front with the core values for the house on the back.
College Football team day: On Friday, August 31 we are also having college football team day. Wear your favorite college football team shirt/jersey or hat (if you choose to participate in hat day) to show of your pride!
- Bucket fillers for reinforcement of positive behaviors
Dates to remember:
Monday, August 27 – Friday, August 31: House shirts on sale
Friday, August 31: Hat Day (see flyer for information)
Friday, August 31: College Football Team Day
My Extracurricular activities:
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