Week 26: 02/24/14 – 02/28/14

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Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, February 24th
Happy Birthday Shannon David :) 
Fox in Socks Day: Wear your silliest or mismatched socks
ISAT Meeting @ 2:30pm (Room 205)

Tuesday, February 25th
Green Eggs & Ham Day: Dress in green
Faculty Meeting @ 2:30pm  <—click for agenda

Wednesday, February 26th
1/2 Day of School (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
Report Cards Sent Home
Wacky Wednesday: Wacky/crazy hair day

Thursday, February 27th
Cat in the Hat Day: Wear your favorite hat
Talent Show Practice (after school)
Dr. Seuss Night 6:00pm-7:30pm

Friday, February 28th
Kubbie Gear Day: Dress in Kubbie Gear or blue/white
Spirit Assembly (Caring)
Happy Birthday Alicia Villanueva :) 

(03/01) Happy Birthday Tami Ericksen :) 
(03/02) Happy Birthday Bonnie Bricker :) 
Pancake Breakfast @ LMS 9:00am – 12:00pm

**Wondering how to add fonts to your Google Drive documents and slides?
Click here to read a blog post by Richard Byrne.
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Here are some Dr. Seuss ideas. Click here to see the entire Pinterest board for more!
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Week 25: 02/17/14 – 02/21/14

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Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, February 17th
NO SCHOOL: Presidents’ Day

Tuesday, February 18th
Dr. Seuss Committee Meeting @ 2:30pm
Happy Birthday Nikki Culberson :)

Wednesday, February 19th
Board Meeting @ 7:00pm
*Please submit any talent show slips to Marissa and/or Stephanie

Thursday, February 20th
Talent Show Auditions in gymnasium (during the day)
PATS Field Trip to Peggy Notebaert’s Nature Museum
SLT Meeting @ 3:00pm

Friday, February 21st
Reading Room Plan Day
February Buddy Event (in Teacher’s Lounge)
SLC/SLBC Sledding Field Trip (weather permitting)
5 by Friday! Let’s continue to send positive news home!

(2/22) Polar Plunge

A great blog post worth your read:   What Students Remember Most About Teachers
“What matters to them is YOU.”

Here are a few pins from this week. Click on each picture to be linked to the website.


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Week 24: 02/10/14 – 02/14/14

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Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, February 10th
Cycle 4 Assessment Week
Jump Rope for Heart Week

Tuesday, February 11th
PreK Field Trip to Chicago Kids Company
Faculty Meeting @ 2:30pm

Wednesday, February 12th
6th Grade Buddies with 1st Grade/103/107
PEP Parent Meeting @ 6:00pm (Kennedy School)

Thursday, February 13th
1st-3rd Grade to LMS for Washington Musical, Annie
(Please send down names to the office of any parents you know will be coming in for Valentine’s Day parties)

Friday, February 14th 
Happy Valentine’s Day 
End of Trimester 2
5 by Friday :)

(02/15) Happy Birthday Agnes Niewinski :)
(02/17) NO SCHOOL: Presidents’ Day
            Happy Birthday Mike Deany :) 

Week 23: 02/03/14 – 02/07/14

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From Venspired (this blog post by Krissy V. is perfect…especially after engaging in thought-provoking dialogues about Winter MAP scores). 

“Take a typical lesson, on a typical day, in a typical classroom. We are constantly reaching out to the learners who have fallen behind. Tutoring. Interventions. Extra time. Small group. Individualized Instruction. Scaffolding. All of these things are so important, and we’d all agree, essential for the success of students who need the extra support.

But doesn’t every kid need support? What about the kids who already know it? Maybe they learned it on their own, got it really quickly, or read about it once before. They think differently. Should they wait to learn? What will be done differently for those kids?

We tend to say things like, “They’ll be fine.” But fine really isn’t good enough. What if we offered more for all kids. Not just on one lesson, or one day, but whenever they need it. Bringing everyone up to a level that, for them, is enough for a good healthy stretch. Reaching, struggling, extending.

Because in that stretch? There is learning….The kind every kid deserves.”

Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, February 3rd
100th Day of School!
1st Grade Field Trip to Shedd Aquarium
Dr. Seuss Committee Meeting @ 2:30pm

Tuesday, February 4th
109/101 Field Trip to PF Changs (rescheduled)
PEP Parent Meeting @ 6:00pm (Kennedy)
Happy Birthday Anne Weinthaler :)

Wednesday, February 5th
107/109 Field Trip to PF Changs (reschedule)
SLC/SLBC Outing to Franklin Park Post Office

Thursday, February 6th
SLT Meeting @ 3:00pm
Happy Birthday Dina Natale :)
Happy Birthday Heather Longo :)

Friday, February 7th
Pre School Screening
Happy Birthday Alanna Olson :)

(02/09) Happy Birthday Myra Gilio :)

Here are some 100th day ideas from Pinterest (click on picture & it will connect you to the link where you can find these activities).

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