Friday, June 4, 2010

Week of June 7- The Final Stretch

Kudos and To Do's

Thanks for another great week! Thanks to all of the 8th grade staff for hosting an outstanding 8th Grade dance. The students looked awesome (I wish we could get them to dress like that next week). Kudos to all of you for keeping our students engaged as we experienced our unexpected heat wave and brown-out. You guys are the best! As we continue testing next week with History and Science, please remind students to be quiet as they travel the halls. Monitoring student movement is crucial this time of year. Make sure you are at your duty stations—especially during class changes. Remember to begin eating lunch in the cafeteria with your students beginning Friday, June 11.

Instructional Focus
As we approach the end of the school year, keep in mind that we are delivering instruction until the last day. I gave some links last week to some pretty creative end of school year activities.

This week one of our new teachers (Mr. Davis), asked if he could teach some of the rising 8th grade students some skills they would need for the first week of school. What a great suggestion— “teaching-up.” You could go online and look at the curriculum for the next grade and do some things with the vocabulary that they will need for the first few weeks of school next year. How about using the textbook for a couple of days to just introduce them to some of the skills and concepts?  Give it a try!

This Week
Monday- Walkthroughs with Dr. Steve Edwards
Tuesday- History SOLs
Wednesday- Science SOLs
Thursday- Rising 6th Grade Students and Parents visit in the AM/ AR Luau
Friday- Field Day!