Thank you for another great week. I continue to enjoy the one-on-one interviews, and I continue to be impressed by the ways in which everyone is so supportive of one another here at TBD!
NEXT WEEK’S EVENTS
- Monday, February 5: Grade 1 Team Meeting, 9:20-10:20
- Monday, February 5: Faculty Meeting in the library. Click here for the agenda.
- Tuesday, February 6: Kindergarten Team Meeting, 10:50-11:50
- Tuesday, February 6: Active Shooter Drill
- Tuesday, February 6: Family Reading Night. See this flyer for details!
- Wednesday, February 7: Kindergarten PLC, 8:10-9:10
- Wednesday, February 7: Grade 2 Team Meeting, 2:05-3:05
- Thursday, February 8: 100th Day of School
- Thursday, February 8: Grade 4 Team Meeting, 10:50-11:50
- Friday, February 9: Last day for Ms. Huff (for now)
- Friday, February 9: Grade 3 Team Meeting, 1:20-2:20
POINTS OF INTEREST
- Valentine Day Parties: We hope everyone has a great time! This year, students are welcome to bring non-edible treats. Please remember, no food or candy is allowed.
- Any remaining purchase order requests should be given to me no later than February 26.
UPCOMING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Yes, I’m posting these again…
- Teachers College 94th Saturday Reunion: March 3, 2018
- This event needs no introduction. A fun day in Manhattan!
- Long Island Connected Educator’s Summit: March 24, 2018
- This is a free conference in Long Island that I have attended the past two years, and I will be going again this year. This event features many forward-thinking educators from the area. Also, if you’d like to present, proposals are due February 13.
- Paramus Summer Institutes on the Teaching of Reading and Writing: July 2018
- These four-day institutes offer great alternatives to Teachers College. Each institute has a beginners track and an advanced track.
Of course, if you’d like to attend any of these events, please let me know!
- Video: Edcamp 101
- This video explains what edcamps are and how they work! Edcamps represent a progressive approach to professional development that focuses on teacher/educator choice.
- Blog post: A Teacher’s Regret… Lesson Learned, by Laurie Smith
- Please take about five minutes to read this post. It truly brings to light what’s most important in our schools.
- Book: Mathematical Mindsets, by Jo Boaler
- In my opinion, this book should be read by anyone who teaches math.
“Rejoice and love yourself today, ’cause baby, you were born this way!” – Lady Gaga