Friday, October 11, 2019

Today: Friday, October 11, 2019

After an early morning of big think, it's time to focus on the day ahead's goals and activities.

Morning greeting
I've been greeting children at the door each morning, and I must say it is one of my favorite parts of the day. I enjoy saying each child's name, observing their mood, responding to their needs, and encouraging a good start to the day.

Performance Task - Part B
Students will begin the day by completing part B of a math performance task with a partner. I'm excited to see what students create with this task.

Learning Menu
During the morning and at the end of the day, students' will use the online learning menu links and choices to guide their study. There's lots to do and as students get used to this approach, I find that they make better and better learning choices.

Science Set-Up and Buddy Choices
I'll work with a small team of students to choose books for kindergarten buddy time and to set-up next week's watershed model making lab.

Portfolio Reflections
Students will complete surveys about social-emotional learning, happiness, and the year so far to place in their portfolios and share with teachers and family members during upcoming conferences.

Recess Duty
I'll interact with students as they make playtime choices.

ELA Data Meeting
The teaching team will take a deep look at students' reading scores and needs today as we determine reading instruction strategies to help every child comprehend well and become both engaged and fluent with reading.

Meeting for Advocacy and Clarity
I'll meet with a district leader to advocate for program change/refinement and to receive clarity related to a few program questions I have.

A busy and positive day ahead. Onward.