Sunday, May 5, 2013

May 6, 2013

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, Chartwells will be providing breakfast snacks for us on Monday. We know that teaching includes so much more than academics, and we know that for many reasons we champion students for reasons beyond their academic learning.  A recent TED talk I listened to reminded me of this. Click here if you are interested in listening to Rita Pierson talk about how every kid needs a champion.  She says, "Is this job tough? You betcha. But it is not impossible. We can do this. We're educators. We're born to make a difference."  I hope you are able to feel all of the ways you make a difference.

Thinkquiry Toolkit
Eight teachers participated in a reading group this year. Click here to read about some of their favorite strategies from Thinkquiry Toolkit 1.

Hixson High Five
Monday, May 6th, is the last day for Hixson High Five nominations. Please get these to Mrs. Davis by the end of the day.

Do you have 10 minutes?
The Crestwood Back & Neck Pain Clinic will be here on Wednesday, 5/8, and Friday, 5/10, for 10 minute chair massages.  They are offering these to us as a part of Teacher Appreciate Week.  Sign up sheets will be in the lounge.

Chess Club
Are you interested in coaching a chess club? If so, Dr. Riss received a Foundation grant that will cover the cost of chess sets and for training for the club coach or sponsor.  If you are interested, please let me know.

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