Week of November 14, 2016

Dear Staff,
We wanted to take a moment to thank Erika Bowen for last week’s staff meeting on student engagement.  She shared some excellent information that served as the basis of some important reflection and conversations.  We thought this would be a good time to build on this notion of student engagement by sharing a few TPT (Total Participation Techniques) reminders each week.  As you plan your lessons, try to be intentional about abandoning the “hands raised” method of participation and move towards ways that require ALL kids to participate instead.  Here is a blog post with some of the more commonly used TPT’s, but it has some less commonly used ideas as well.  I was particularly intrigued with #14 – Gamestorming and would love to see this in action!  If anyone is willing to give it a whirl, please let us know so we can stop by and check out the learning in action!


Week At A Glance

Monday, November 14th:
Whitley to Huntersville Oaks
Michelle Icard Middle School Parent Luncheon
Tuesday, November 15th:
8:45 Love and Logic Parent Session
Hoover to the Laurels
12:45-2:35 – 5th Grade Day of the Dead Celebration
7:00 – K-8 Cyberbullying Workshop for Parents in MS Black Box
Wednesday, November 16th:
Sara Keys Teacher Leader
3:30 – K-7 Staff Meeting in Black Box
Thursday, November 17th:
3rd Grade Colonial Day
Thompson to Huntersville Oaks
Friday, November 18th:
6th Grade Greek Day

Upcoming Dates:
Nov 21st – Davidson Walking Tour – ½ of 2nd Grade
Nov 22nd – Davidson Walking Tour – ½ of 2nd Grade
Nov 22nd – Love and Logic Parent Workshop – 8:45 in 6th Grade Art Room
Nov 23rd – Nov 25th – NO SCHOOL; Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 29th – Love and Logic Parent Workshop – 8:45 in 6th Grade Art Room
Nov 30th – MS/HS Band Concert@ PLP at 7:00 p.m.
Dec 1st -3rd – Christmas in Davidson
Dec 2nd – The Lunch Project Presentation (7th grade)
Dec 5th & 6th – Grade Level Spelling Bees (grades 3-8)
Dec 6th – 4th Grade Performances (dress rehearsals)
Dec 6th – Holiday Grab and Go Lunch Treat from Admin
Dec 8th – 4th Grade Performances
Dec 14th – K7 Teacher Appreciation Grab and Go Luncheon
Dec 15th – Kindergarten Ginger Bread Houses
Dec 16th – 2nd Grade Art Gallery
Dec 16th – 3rd Grade Charlotte History Performance
Dec 19th – Jan 2nd – Winter Break
Jan 3rd – Classes Resume
Jan 3rd – Parent Advisory at 7:30 at HS
Jan 4th – K7 Staff Meeting
Jan 5th – Final Spelling Bee (grades 3-8)
Jan 10th – K-7 Lottery Open House 9:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Jan 16th – MLK Day Holiday–NO School
Jan 19th – K-7 Lottery Open House 9:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Jan 25th – Fresh Take Day of Observation
Jan 26th – Teacher Workday; Fresh Take Parent Speaker
Jan 27th – Fresh Take Conference; No School for Students

Teaching Tips

This week’s staff meeting will focus on the The Recovery Process © from our 9 Essentials Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom.®  Please click on the document below to show you the steps.


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