As the ABC Countdown begins this Thursday which counts down the final 26 days of the 2015-2016 school year, remember to look to the end of the year as setting the stage for next year. A strong finish helps build for a successful year to come. To ensure a strong finish and a positive launch to the next school year, keep the following in mind:
*Have high expectations for all. The end of the school year is not only about celebrations. It’s about learning. Focus on what is important and find the balance between keeping learning at the forefront of your classroom and enjoying those “end of the year” celebrations.
*Be well planned. Act with intention and purpose each day. Students thrive on routine and consistency. Just because the weather is getting warmer and field trips are blooming, the last thing you want to do is lose focus. It’s important to ensure that the learning process continues to bloom and that students are engaged!
*Keep a positive and hopeful attitude. This time of the year can be emotional and exhausting for all. Remember to find the good stuff. It’s there if you take time to look for it.
I challenge each of you to look at the number of days remaining this school year as the number of days you have to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Instead of saying you have ____ days left of school until summer break, think of it as:
____ days together to make lasting memories
____days left to share this adventure
____days left for us to grow together
Each and every day our students need us. Remember that you may be the only constant presence in some of your students’ lives. Make a choice each day for your presence to be a positive, constant factor. It’s a great opportunity that we have to come to school and have an impact on students’ lives from day to day.
Here’s our week at a glance:
Monday, April 11th
Tuesday, April 12th
Spring MAP Testing Begins
Faculty Meeting @ 2:50pm
Wednesday, April 13th
1/2 Day of School
*Puzzle pieces due!
2nd/Multiage (101/109) to LMS for Buddies Activity
Thursday, April 14th
ABC Countdown Begins! “A” Author Day
SD81 Spring Band Concert @ 6:30pm
Friday, April 15th
Spring Picture Day
GO BLUE for Autism Awareness Month
Check out the video below Bridget found and wanted to share:
“I am Autism” – Jack Mayor from James Edward on Vimeo.