I had the opportunity to teach nearly the entire 5th grade last hour of the day on Wednesday before break. As I thought of what I would teach them all the day before Thanksgiving it was a lesson on Gratitude. We talked about the definition as one students said, “my mom said it’s a mix of grateful and attitude.” I say that’s right on. We watched the video 20 Things to Say More Often by Kid President. Overall the students really enjoy the staff at RMS, their friends and coming to school each day. Here are a few of the student written sticky notes:
*I’m grateful for all my friends, teachers for taking care of me.
*I’m grateful for being able to have fun with my friends and teachers while learning.
*I’m grateful for the stuff we use to help us learn.
*I’m grateful for friends to play with and help me.
*I’m grateful for being able to learn, the knowledge I need to know for graduation to the next grade level.
*I’m grateful for lunch.
*I’m grateful for spending time with my friends.
*I’m grateful for my amazing staff.
*I’m grateful for the friends that I met at school and they stick up for me.
*I’m grateful for ……….The Teachers.
*I’m grateful for lunch and gym and recess. (This would have been mine in 5th grade!)
I plan to put the notes around the school in the teacher’s lounge, and deliver a few to the 5th grade teaching team members. Thanks for all you do for our students each day, it is noticed by them and appreciated with these notes of gratitude.
Each week brings wonderful teaching and learning opportunities at RMS. The 5th grade Art class lead by Mrs. Vandenburg always is a showcase with their large paper mach project. It always amazes me how much they can accomplish in a 55 minute class period. Super Work!
Bulldog Madness was a great success showcasing the Basketball program, scrimmages, three-point shooting contest.. (I considered it for a minute there!), Lightening contest, silent auction, and hot dog dinner. We may have to call it the T.Hazen show next year with all of his dunks he threw down in warm-ups! Nice Work! My favorite part is seeing the support that we have in our small community for all things related to the school, athletics and the needs of our children. It was a fun night which I hope starts a long standing tradition in the Ravenna Basketball Program. Thank you to Athletic Director Kyle Jawor, Coaches at all levels, organizers, T-Shirts sales people, parents and more! Without all of your teamwork this event would not have been possible.
9:30 am Lynch/Ortiz Meeting
4:00 pm Boys Bball Home vs. Whitehall
6:30 pm Parent Club Meeting
2:00 pm IEP Lynch
4:00 pm Boys Bball @ N. Muskegon
8:00 am IEP Lynch
All Day PBIS Team Meeting @ ISD Lynch
3:00 pm Final PGP Due RMS Teachers
3:00 pm Staff Holiday Gathering
Technology, Good Reads and More:
You Won’t Want To Miss The Michigan Flip Teaching Conference | Kent ISD EdTech Blog
How to Get Your Instagram Photos to Show Up on Twitter Ever wish your Instagram photos would show up on Twitter instead of the link to Instagram? Here is a very easy way to do it. I LOVE the IF Then “recipe” app to make this happen. It has many other uses!
IF App Also here are some directions on how to set it up. How-to-Geek, Click here to set up directions on how to make “recipes” to have your cell phone set up posts for you when you do one direction. For example, If (I post to Instagram) Then (post it to Twitter too).
Tony Vincent’s New Favorite Gear Tech Guru highlights a lot of new, cool tech stuff.
How Friendly Is Your Team? Why Employee Relationships Are Important for an Organization’s Success This is an interesting read in regard to team building, success and more.