News from Boissevain School

May 27, 2013

Update – May 26 – 2013

Filed under: Education — Mr. White @ 4:06 am

What’s Up at Boissevain School

Upcoming Dates:

May 28 – Middle School Track Meet

May 29 – BU – Mini University Presentation in the Primary Open Area – K to 6

May 29 – Spring Band Concert

May 30 – Student Led Conferences (K to 12) – 5 pm to 7 pm

June 4 – MS TMSD Track Meet

June 4 – Cafeteria Closes

June 5 – AAA Spirit Day

June 7 – 4 – H Rally Day

June 11 – CTS Luncheon – North Gym

June 19 – Gr. 12 Marks are due

June 21 – Gr. 9 to 11 marks are due

June 25 – Gr. 5 – 8 marks are due

June 24 – Boissevain School Graduation

June 25 – ECA Awards – Gr. 9 to 12

June 27 – MS awards – Gr. 5 to 8 – last day of classes

June 28 – Admin Day  – Gr. 9 to 12 Reports

Reminders:  Please mark on your calendars!

Staff Mtgs:

Primary –??????    MS – ???????    HS  – ?????????

(please submit items on the staff wiki or let me know – Meetings are in Meeting Room)

√ Brandon University is scheduled to present their Mini University information for K to 6 students this Wednesday, May 29 at 11 am in the Primary Open area – please take your class down right after recess – it is about 20 minutes – thank you

√ High School – Advisory

May 29 – Advisory

√ Looking ahead to Report cards in June our practice has been to provide a general comment at end the year – the new reports are requiring teachers to keep with the strengths, challenges and next steps – You have done an excellent job with the comments throughout the year and I feel for the end of the year comments that you should be allowed to provide a general, end of the year comment, not the type you provided on the last reports.   We can revisit what the comments will look like for next year, next year.

√ – this is good:

What is a teacher’s job?

What is a teacher’s job? “If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job.”  ~Donald D. Quinn

√√  Prof. Nantais sent this the other day:

6 Ways to Let Students Know You Care

1. Greet Them

Stand by the door and greet all students by name as they enter.

2. 2×10 

Spend two minutes a day for 10 consecutive days with a disengaged student.

3. George’s Book

Inspired by a teacher named George, select five students to focus on in each class. The awareness of the students’ unique strengths will have an enormous impact on the engagement and achievement of even the most disengaged adolescents.

4. My Life in Six Words

Legend has it that when Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a novel in six words, he wrote, “For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.” Invite your students to tell you how they are doing, using exactly six words.

5. Debrief with Students

Class meetings give you a way to check in with all of your students, and they build students’ commitment to community. You can also debrief more informally by asking your students, “What do you think went well for us today?” and “What do we need to do to make further progress tomorrow?”

6. Attend Extracurricular Events

There’s no question this recommendation is asking a lot of busy teachers, but they’ll know that you care enough to support them by attending events outside the classroom.

 

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May 12, 2013

Update – May 12 – 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mr. White @ 10:12 pm

 

What’s Up at Boissevain School

 

Upcoming Dates:

May 17 & 18 – Bronco Girls Fastball Tournament

May 28 – Middle School Track Meet

May 29 – Spring Band Concert

May 30 – Student Led Conferences (K to 12) – 5 pm to 7 pm

June 4 – MS TMSD Track Meet

June 4 – Cafeteria Closes

June 5 – AAA Spirit Day

June 7 – 4 – H Rally Day

June 11 – CTS Luncheon – North Gym

June 24 – Boissevain School Graduation

 

Reminders:  Please mark on your calendars!

Staff Mtgs: 

Primary – May 14  – 3:30    MS – May 15  – 8 am    HS  – May 13 – 3:30

(please submit items on the staff wiki or let me know – Meetings are in Meeting Room)

 

 

 

√ The Grade 10’s are going to Winnipeg on Wednesday – they participate in the skills workshop as part of career development in HS

 

√ The Bronco Girls are hosting their Fastball tournament this Friday and Saturday – 8 teams in attendance – hope the weather is a little warmer than this past weekend in Winkler – the wind and cold was nasty!

 

√ HS Student Government has their annual Bucky Awards to present and it is arranged for May 22 at 2:50 (end of advisory)  for Gr. 9 to 12 students – please bring your advisory group to the North Gym.

 

 

 

 

√ High School – Advisory

 

May 15 – No Advisory

May 22 – Advisory – Bucky Awards (2:50)

May 29 – Advisory

 

 

 

 

√√  check this site out –  research on the 7 best ways to improve students achievement

 

http://edudemic.com/2013/05/ways-to-improve-student-achievement/

 

 

 

 

May 5, 2013

Update – May 5 – 2013

Filed under: Education — Mr. White @ 5:16 pm

 

What’s Up at Boissevain School

 

Upcoming Dates:

May 17 & 18 – Bronco Girls Fastball Tournament

May 28 – Middle School Track Meet

May 29 – Spring Band Concert

May 30 – Student Led Conferences

June 4 – MS TMSD Track Meet

June 4 – Cafeteria Closes

June 5 – AAA Spirit Day

June 7 – 4 – H Rally Day

June 11 – CTS Luncheon – North Gym

June 24 – Boissevain School Graduation

 

Reminders:  Please mark on your calendars!

Staff Mtgs:

Primary – May 14  – 3:30    MS – May 15  – 8 am    HS  – May 13 – 3:30

(please submit items on the staff wiki or let me know – Meetings are in Meeting Room)

√ We are required to do bus evacuations this week – it is scheduled to start on Tuesday,May 7 at 9:10 – we will call you to the buses – please accompany your classes.

Also – there will be a fire drill this week – we will need to do a few before the end of June

We have met our lockdown requirements of two.

√ The HS Student Government has their annual Bucky Awards to present and it is being arranged for May 22 at 2:50 (end of advisory)  for Gr. 9 to 12 students – please bring your advisory group to the North Gym.

√ Primary – Lawrence has a prototype of the flower box that he will be making for the primary classrooms as part of the outdoor classrooms – the cost is covered by the grant provided by the Morton Foundation – as he finishes one he will bring it over so that you can use it – maybe even transplant some of your plants you are starting in your room – you will need to purchase some soil for your class flower box – please submit those bills to be reimbursed.

√ We need to get the dates organized for the School Calendar Magnets – can you please look at your plans for next year and send any known dates to Evelyn or Joan as soon as you can – thank you!

√ High School – Advisory

May 8 – Advisory

May 15 – No Advisory

May 22 – Advisory – Bucky Awards (2:50)

May 29 – Advisory

 

√√  this is a good article about relationships that has a TED X video at the end – If you don’t read the article be sure to watch the video – 7 minutes – worth it

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/angela-maiers/secure-students-hearts_b_3208029.html

 

 

√√  check this site out –  27 things teachers do best – tweeted by Ian Jukes

 

http://edudemic.com/2013/04/27-things-teachers-do-best/

 

√√ some younger grades blogs

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12JStVT0gMggozJVqXH9lSCzrZZp98X_SlwxOCGyhMBE/edit?pli=1

 

 

√√ I listened to some tech short cuts the other day on you tube

  1. to scroll down a webpage press the space bar – to go back up press the shift key and then the space bar – it goes one page at a time
  2. to make the print larger on a webpage (mac) – press the command key and then the plus to make larger – command and minus to make smaller
  3. In Powerpoint – if you want to black out a slide – press the B – if you want to have a white screen – press the W

 

 

 

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