Thursday, December 18, 2014

12/18 ERS

Started the day welcoming in students.  Walked around and checked in on every classroom.

I drafted the calendar for January/February

I met with building principal to review responsibilities and improve performance.

Met with student re: behavior, contacted parents.

Met with organization to support students.

Wrote report for Student Service director

I then worked on the second semester calendar shared that with staff.

Wrapped up the day and assisted with dismissal

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12/17 ERS, Shrewsbury city center

Started the day welcoming students into school!

After being gone for 1 day, I had 186 emails to process.

finalized attendance letters to families.

Created packet on students, made a call

finalized key ordering and gave keys out. Put the rest in the safe.

Phone conversation with parent re: tardies/attendance

Helped with 4th grade Rocks and Minerals

After school headed over to Shrewsbury City Center to get photos of the display case we've been asked to plan/decorate in Feb/March.

12/16 Sick day


12/15 Meetings, ERS

Started the morning meeting with mindspark partners inc.

I then headed over to Edgar Road.

I reviewed my year plan document and sought feedback on progress.

Ran staff attendance reports

Ran student attendance report

Friday, December 12, 2014

12/11 DLT, ERS

Started the day at the district leadership team meeting.

Afterwords headed over to Edgar Road.

I took images for a multi-media presentation for next week.

Responded to emails.

Attended the music presentation.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

12/10 Hixson, Emerging Tech

Spent the day at Hixson walking around, supporting teachers, collaborating with others... Teachers signed up here.

After school attended the Emerging Technologies committee meeting.

12/9 Clark, Edgar, Steger

Started the day at Central Office to register teachers for the NSTA convention.

I then headed over to Clark to spend the day in and out of classrooms.  Teachers signed up here for me to stop by their room.

In 5th grade we celebrated our "Hour of code!"

I then went over to Edgar Road to help with a project and work with a teacher.

After school I headed over to Steger for the World Studies department meeting.  The conversation led to a space where we were able to outline the year and highlighted topics/events in history.  Seen here:

Monday, December 8, 2014

12/8 Bristol

Spent the day at Bristol.  Teachers signed up here to meet or chat.

One of my biggest takeaways was watching students collaborate around a map of Missouri.  As an opportunity to pretest students can layout locations or regions of Missouri, then observe other groups.   This is a cool way to pretest/posttest.

Another cool activity was students investigating energy.  Kids rolled balls and investigated what impacted speed and energy.  Great use of textbooks, HA!

Met with 1st grade team about resources and leveled books to use in instruction.

Helped with WG cloud

Hung out in Density Investigations

headed over to Science Department meeting at Steger.
  • Discussed Ecology Rubrics
  • Smarter Balanced Assessments

12/5 Coordinator Meeting, ERS

Started the morning at a Coordinator meeting where we discussed:

  • What's up
  • Board meeting
  • iDEA 1/2 date
  • Permission
headed over to Edgar Road to:
  • Say hi!
  • Work on Attendance documentation for tardies
  • Share out Attendance Radar list
  • meet with teachers
  • assist with dismissal

12/4 Social Studies facilitators

Worked with K, 1, 2, 3 and 5 teachers to refine and develop resources for Social studies facilitators.

Notes can be found here.

12/2 - 12/3 Google Teacher Academy - Austin

Attended Google Teacher Academy in Austin Texas.

Follow along on the hashtag.

Some of my takeaways included:

Notes found here.

12/1 Hudson

Spent the day at Hudson Elementary.  Teachers signed up here.  I helped in classrooms and met with teachers.