Thursday, March 3, 2016

Week of March 7

Thank you for taking the time to tell your learners WHY you come to school each day.  Your videos captured your kindness, compassion, and love for our children.  I appreciate that you found your perfect someone and brightened their day.  I am sure you know that I come to school for our learners, but I also come to school because of each of YOU!  You challenge me to be a better version of myself and push me to learn and grow each day. Your belief in me as your leader and in our school is remarkable and I feel lucky to be part of our famiLEE!

OUR GUIDING PURPOSE: We empower learners to positively impact the world by designing learning experiences that promote relationships, risk taking, and collaboration in a flexible environment.
What YOU are doing to do to LIVE out this VISION at Lee?  

  • Chantel will not be at school on Friday or Monday?  She will be in Florida visiting her family.
  • that administrators in CISD had Religion in Pubic Education Training this week? Here are my notes if you are interested in what we learned.
  • Spring conference time is just around the corner?  Don't stress about them before the break, but start talking with your house and grade about when these will start.
  • our Canadian visitors and Apple were impressed ONCE AGAIN with the work you are doing.  They left some key chains and stylus' for you.  They are in the teacher's lounge if you would like one.
  • not everyone has taken the Lee Staff Self Analysis and it is due tomorrow.  Please go to our February 22 blog for the link.

These are due to Claudia on Friday.  Please make sure they are dated and the legal first and last name are on them. THANK YOU for getting these completed.

Please feel free to wear your warm ups and t-shirts to school if you are going to participate in the Fun Run on Thursday.   It is possible that we will do sack lunches from the cafeteria that day (stay tuned) if weather is inclement and we have to move the run indoors. 

I have no doubt (from PLC sessions) you are going to pull out all the stops to make sure that our building is alive with work all over the place for Open House.  I cannot wait to walk the building and see how you creatively showcase learning.  Please be dressed to impress that night.  You may also encourage famiLEEs to download QR code readers and bring ear buds to hear the technology projects you are showcasing. Don't forget to have them tweet to #rjlyear2

The entire staff (office, paraprofessionals, specialists) MUST be in attendance at Wednesday's staff meeting.  This is our STAAR Security training and everyone must be trained.  We are doing our best to use staff time for this, so please be on time and prepared to learn.  Angela will be sending more details. 

This week we will spend our second week reviewing learning design.  Educators utilize standards and future ready outcomes to to design constructivist experiences that facilitate the learners' conceptional development and deepen understanding as they construct meaning of the world.  Let's review scaffolding.  According to our CISD Educator Evaluation System: the educator designs learning experiences to promote deeper understanding allowing them to experience new knowledge, activate prior knowledge, and internalize new concepts.
  • makes connections to community stakeholders and real world/global concerns 
  • connects and leverages various experiences, interests, and contexts in which learners participate in and out of school
  • engages diverse learners by using brain-based strategies to help learners represent their thinking
What are ALL the things you consider when you design learning experiences for your learners? How do you know what you will teach learners? Do you decide what learners will study or do they?  Are YOU directing the learning for individuals or are THE LEARNERS? 

Courage- strength to act even when afraid or uncertain

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;  Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill

Make eye contact.  When someone is speaking, keep your eyes on him or her at all times.  If someone makes a comment, turn and face that person.

Week of March 7: National School Breakfast Week
Week of March 7: TX Public Schools Week
Week of March 7: 4th Grade Writing Camp
Mar 8:  PTO Mtg. (6:30 Cafe)
Mar 9:  Convocation T-shirt w/ Jeans
             Walk at School Wednesday
             Staff Mtg. (3:30) ALL Staff must attend!
Mar 10: Fun Run (During Specials Time)
             Campus Tour (9:00)
             Open House (6:00-7:30)
Mar 11: Brenda Visits 4th Grade Team
Week of March 14:  Spring Break

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