“Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” -Voltaire
Life is NOT a shipwreck, but it definitely presents challenges. Sometimes, when it is too hard to concentrate, when the kids don’t behave as you’d like, when a lesson doesn’t go as planned, or when the work piles up and time slips away, it can be difficult to find our singing voice. When we have “these days” it is important that we take time to celebrate the successes in our school. It doesn’t mean we ignore the problems, but we can certainly use “the positives” to energize our efforts to address the challenges.
Challenge for the Week: Pick at least 1 positive thing that has happened in your classroom or at school and email it to a colleague or two. Encourage them to add to the list and pass it along. Like a chain-letter (without the associated misfortune) it will be good to hear the singing…even if we aren’t in lifeboats!
Here’s our week at a glance:
Monday, October 31st:
AM PreSchool Parade @ 10:30am (through the hallways of the school)
*an announcement will be made if your class would like to sit in the hallways to watch the PreSchoolers parade around the school*
1:00pm Parade Begins!! Please review the Halloween Info to see where your class will take group photos after the parade & which door you will re-enter Kennedy School.
*THANK YOU to the Halloween Helpers, too! Click here to refer to the areas where you will be helping!*
Tuesday, November 1st:
Art Stamps Due!
Cycle 2 Assessment Week!
3:00pm CPI Training (new) @ 3:00pm (Washington School)
Wednesday, November 2nd:
Math/Writing Common Plan
Community Outreach Committee Meeting @ 7:15am (Room 206)
104/105 Field Trip to Native American Museum
3rd Grade Field Trip to E. Leyden to see Jack & the Beanstalk
SLC to Washington School
District SPED Team Meeting @ 3:45pm (Washington School)
Thursday, November 3rd:
106/115 Field Trip to Native American Museum
Kennedy Singers @ 2:20pm
SLT Meeting @ 3:00pm
Friday, November 4th:
Trimester 1 Ends
103/107 to Native American Museum
5 by Friday!!!
(11/5) Happy Birthday Shannon O’Malley