Week 7: 09/25/17 – 09/29/17

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Each day we choose to bring our best self, ready to learn and provide the best learning experiences for our students!

Learning is what happens when we seek new experiences, try what we have never experienced, or when we fail to accomplish what we set out to do. Doing the same exact thing again and again will not create new learning. BE BOLD! What’s the worst thing that can happen?

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Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, September 25th
Reading Room Plans with 3rd Grade (2:35pm-3:05pm, E217)
Happy Birthday Marta Ocon :) 

Tuesday, September 26th
Faculty Meeting @ 2:50pm (Presentation Space)

Wednesday, September 27th
1st Grade (Rooms 102, 103, 108, 109) Field Trip to Safety Town – 9:00am-11:00am

Thursday, September 28th

Friday, September 29th
5 Positive Connections by Friday!

Blog Posts Worth Reading
Search for the Best Chrome Apps & Extensions to Use in the Classroom

Week 6: 09/18/17 – 09/22/17

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Here’s our week at a glance:

Monday, September 18th
Math Team Leader Meeting @ District Office 3:45pm

Tuesday, September 19th
Happy 75th Birthday Roger Pape :)

Wednesday, September 20th
Happy Birthday Michelle McMorrow :)

Thursday, September 21st
Happy Birthday Bridget Elliott :)
SLT (ELA) Meeting @ 2:45pm (Prof. Development Space Upstairs)
Mentor Meeting @ LMS 3:45pm

Friday, September 22nd
5 by Friday! Continue to make POSITIVE CONNECTIONS with families each week!
Cycle 1 Ends.

(09/24) Happy Birthday Brittney Lane :)

****Interested in showcasing some of your amazing technology integration ideas at the ICE (Illinois Computing Educators) Conference? Submit a proposal!
Screen Shot 2017-09-17 at 3.49.00 PMBlog Posts Worth Reading:
What All Grade Levels Can Learn from a PreSchool Classroom via Bethany Hill

5 Ways to Help Students in Trauma via Edutopia

The Brain is Wired for Math – Sort Of via Edutopia

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Week 5: 09/11/17 – 09/15/17


Monday, September 11th
New Teacher Meeting
Happy Birthday Beatriz Diaz :)
Spiritwear Sale Begins! <—click to order online, or fill out an order form!

Tuesday, September 12th
PreK/PATS Field Trip to Lincoln Park Zoo
Faculty Meeting @ 2:50pm (Presentation Space)

Wednesday, September 13th
1/2 Day (AM PreK dismisses at 10:30am, K-3 dismisses at 10:55am)
*SIP Agenda will be emailed on Monday!

Thursday, September 14th

Friday, September 15th
Kennedy Fall Picture Day <–click for the schedule
(*Teachers, please add your classroom totals – see any issues with your picture time? Please email Stephanie)
5 Positive Connections by Friday :)

Week 4: 09/04/17 – 09/08/17

“What makes a good school has very little to do with how rich or poor the students are, or the type of curriculum that’s taught. It has very little to do with the special programs, expansive playing fields, snappy uniforms, or whether the school is wired to the Internet. What makes a good school, whether it’s public or private, religious or nonreligious, charter or non-charter, is a feeling. A feeling shared by the entire staff that their particular school is special. The feeling that their school really belongs to them.” (Manna, 1999).

At Kennedy School, each member of our team has a distinctive character that cares deeply about each and every one of our Kennedy Kubbies. Your unique attributes and talents contribute to the feeling people get when they enter this building. As a result, our children will remember you long after they leave Kennedy.

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“Schools are not buildings, curriculums, and machines. Schools are relationships and interactions among people.”

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I hope everyone enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable weekend with friends and family. Here’s our 4-day week at a glance:

Monday, September 4th
NO SCHOOL: Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5th
Book Fair Preview Day (*In Room 106)
Full Time Bilingual Services Begin
K-3 Faculty Meeting @ 2:40pm (Presentation Space)
PreK Faculty Meeting @ 2:50pm (Media Center)

Wednesday, September 6th
Book Fair Buy Day (Room 106)

Thursday, September 7th
Book Fair Buy Day (Room 106)
Curriculum Night (6:30pm-8:00pm)

**Check out our Kennedy School Curriculum Night Pinterest Board & pin your ideas to the shared board.

Friday, September 8th
GO GOLD for Childhood Cancer Awareness
*5 by Friday — Have you made 5 positive connections this week? Phone call, email, positive postcard….