Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fall Is Here!

Well the Fall Season officially arrived on Thursday!  And because we live in Texas it sure doesn't feel like it!  Hopefully this week will bring some rain and much cooler weather!

As we know with all weather changes, that can sometimes bring some changes in student behavior too!  How do work around and within that?  Well remember that we need to have consistent expectations, consistent consequences, and consistent love and forgiveness.  Every day is a fresh start!

Week at a Glance

Monday - Nesloney and Boenker off Campus at Region 6
Tuesday - Social Studies Vertical - 3:30pm - TP Room
Thursday - A few educators/administrators will be on campus from Humble ISD to see what we do at Webb
Abuse Training - 3:45pm - Gym - OPTIONAL (La Casita will be provided)
Friday - End of Grading Period
House Games - 2:15pm - Gym - More Information to Come

TP Times

Monday - First Grade
Tuesday - Kinder
Wednesday - 5th Grade
Thursday - 4th Grade
Friday - 3rd Grade

Please come prepared ready to discuss your assigned TEK with activities ready to share, and research done on the depth and complexity of the TEK.

Grading Periods

At a Principal Meeting on Thursday afternoon it was brought to the District's attention that according to UIL rules, Gradebook must be closed the final day of the grading period by the end of the school day.

What that means is that, starting Friday, Gradebook will close at 3:15pm since Friday is a Progress Report day.

Yes, this is a change from Sunday night closure.  But it is a change we must abide by.  It may require a little more organization on all of our ends.  But instead of complaining let's make sure we find a way to make this work.  In reality, grades should not be given on Thursday/Friday of a grading period that can affect a child's grade because they cannot make it up in time or notify parents.

Please also remember, that as Aaron and I check gradebook we will be having conversations with teachers who give their entire class a 100 on an assignment.  That is not a truly reflective grade of learning and should not be put in the gradebook.

If you have any questions please reach out.

Assessment for Learning & VLTs

As discussed in the last staff meeting, we have two campus professional development opportunities for you to be a part of.  This is the last call for anyone thinking about joining as we will be beginning these training this week.  If you are interested follow the directions below to sign up.

Assessment for Learning on Google Classroom:
1. To join search: "Google Classroom"
2. Click on the first link
3. Click on the plus sign at the top right of the screen and click "Join class"
4. Enter the code qmxf6e and click join.

Video Learning Teams
1. Click on the link HERE.
2. If you don't care which group you join put your name under the first column labeled "Individuals".
3. If you already have a group put all your names under the same group in one of the other columns.
Or just show up at our Norm Meeting on Wednesday at 3:45.


EduHero is DUE FRIDAY.  Please take time to get that done.

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans should be updated through October 7th


September 27 - Melissa Boenker

Upcoming FREE PD

EdCamp Katy 
Saturday, October 8 -

EdCamp College Station
Saturday, October 15 -

TCCA - Aldine - Keynote is Angela Maiers
Saturday, October 22 -

KDI T-Shirts

Some have asked about different Kids Deserve it t-Shirts.  There are two campaigns going on now.  One for Women's V-Necks and one for Special PINK ones to support breast cancer awareness.


Rockstar Educators

Kevin Haliburton - Kevin is our campus Music Teacher, but truly he's so much more than that.  He's an encourager, he's a smile-bringer, he connects with kids so deeply and genuinely.  Kevin is also trying to bring new experiences and excitement to our students and our campus.  He does so much work behind the scenes that people don't even know.  Kevin is always uplifting, and never complaining.  Plus I don't think many people realize how well-known of a singer/actor Kevin is and the experience and background he brings to our campus.  I am so thankful we have someone like Kevin investing in our children and in our team.

Andrea Day - Andrea is one of our 1st Grade Teachers.  I have always known Andrea as someone who has been passionate about things she believes in.  But even more so over the last few months I've seen Andrea really go out of her way to better her classroom for her students.  To everything from Brag Tags to her You Matter Wall that she has in the back of her room. Andrea has such a passion for what she does, is a go-getter, and is someone who doesn't do something half-way.  I am thankful for Andrea's drive, compassion, and belief in wanting what's best for ALL our kids.

Lauren Cecil - Lauren is one of our 2nd grade teachers.  I have been so impressed by the growth I've seen in Lauren over the last year.  Especially this year.  Lauren has one student in particular who has never really connected with or worked hard for anyone.  This year Lauren has been patient and creative in working with this student and she has made INCREDIBLE in-roads.  I am so thankful our students have a teacher like Lauren who is constantly growing, pushing, and working hard to figure out what works best for each kid individually. 

In Closing...

In closing remember that we're all growing. We're all learning.  Each one of us learns and grows differently. But the point is that we never quit learning.  Just like the people below... :-)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness. That video! I'm laughing. I'm crying. I'm missing my grandparents. Thank you for sharing.