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GUEST TEACHER NEWS

OCTOBER, 2018

“NO ONE IS MORE CHERISHED IN THIS WORLD THAN
SOMEONE WHO LIGHTENS THE BURDEN OF ANOTHER.”

IMPORTANT DATES

Oct. 23-31    Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 25         Early Dismissal
6th-12th   11:30 am, K-5    12:15 pm
Oct. 26          No School
Nov. 9           No School – Staff Development
Nov. 21-23   No School – Happy Thanksgiving
Dec. 20, 21   Early Dismissal
6th-12th   11:30 am,  K-5  12:15 pm
Dec. 22- Jan. 4    Winter Break
Jan. 7            No School  – Staff Development

 

**Pay Sheets are due the 8th and 23rd of each month.
Cheri Librach  – clibrach@windsor.k12.mo.us
**Pay Days are the 15th and 30th/31st of each month.

DIRECT DEPOSIT

Please consider DIRECT DEPOSIT . No more waiting for the mail man, making time to get to the bank!

Simply provide a canceled(or  check/deposit slip to Cheri at Central Office.

Payroll ?’s   Cheri Librach 636-464-4465

Singapore Math

Powerpoints from the Parent Informational Meetings can be found on the Windsor Web Site.
Go to the Curriculum Tab – Math – Singapore Math Documents.

You can find the handouts from these meetings here also.

Improving Excellence
As a guest teacher you are always searching for new ways to become more effective.
Here are a couple resources:
 
Guest Teacher Blog :  http://busstop.stedi.org
 
Website:
www.edutopia.org
www.stedi.org
 
Book:
The Substitute Teaching Survival Guide-
Emergency Lesson Plans & Essential
Advice  K – 5
by John Dellinger
 
Please let me know if there is something you would like to see on this web page, provided to you – either in the classroom or as a training.

  VIDEOS

When in a classroom, do not show a video unless it has been obtained through the schools media center.  Only “G” rated movies are permitted in elementary schools, and in other levels, PG and PG13 require Parental Permission.   

SCHOOL CANCELLATIONS/EARLY DISMISSAL NOTIFICATION
In the event school is cancelled or dismissed early due to inclement weather, the following news media will be notified, as well as posted on the district’s web page (www.windsor.k12.mo.us)

KSDK – Channel 5
KMOV – Channel 4
Fox2 News 11
KMOV1120 AM
KTJJ98.5 FM
KJFFF 1400 AM

If you are scheduled to sub on a day school is canceled Julie will call you (unless you receive the schools “all-call” because you have students in the district).

 

Life in the Trenches     by Bernice Malinowski, STEDI

I hate it when teachers I sub for request “Make a list of the students that give you difficulty”.  I prefer to reinforce positive behavior instead of negative behavior  I find that when I make lists of students acting up, it just breeds more negative behavior.  The negative behavior gets more of my teaching time instead of the students who are continually on task.  Students that are on task do not always get the positive feedback they deserve for having positive behavior and for  being on task.

One of the techniques I use is what I call the “Students of Excellence” list.  When the students start talking too much, I simply get out a bland piece of paper and title it “Students of Excellence”.  Then I notice the students that are on task.  I go over to the “on task” student and say, “Will you please put your name on this paper?” They usually smile and do so accordingly.  Now, I have everyone’s attention, because they want to know what I told this particular student and want to know what I told this particular student and want to know what they are signing.  After the class realizes that they all want to be on “THE LIST” the class settles down.  If they erupt into negative behavior again, “THE LIST” goes into action again.

I have found this method to work well with all grades.  I was surprised that it worked well even in high school .  I like using this method because I do not have to raise my voice to settle down the class AND I do not have to be concerned about someone giving me a wrong name, everyone always puts a correct name on “THE LIST”.

Bernice Malinowski, Dearborn Public Schools

Staying Healthy!
Flu season is upon us .  Take some precautions to being bit!

Wash your hands frequently.
Get enough sleep.
Exercise
Use hand sanitizer
Drink lots of water

Do you have any “words of wisdom” for other substitutes?

 

 

GAME for CLASSROOM FUN!

Use this for the last ten minutes of a busy day, a time filler, or maybe as a reward for a well-done day.

SILENCE
In this game, silence is the name of the game.  Students must
arrange themselves in order without uttering a peep!  For example, challenge students to silently sequence themselves according to height. This game can be adapted with very little preparation to fit any  curriculum theme.   You can create sticky note tags with …
birthdays and put in order Jan-Dec, state capitals/spelling words in ABC order.   No talking allowed.

 

PHRASES OF PRAISE
Outstanding Performance!  Marvelous!

 

 CONFIDENTIALITY
    Remember guest teaches have a grave responsibility to treat with confidentiality most matters pertaining to students – performance, achievement levels, behavior.
 
 
 
 
Please let me know if there is something you would like to see on this web page, provided to you – either in the classroom or as a training.
 
Promethean Boards have been installed in
all classrooms. Do NOT use dry erase
markers on these boards.  They will leave
permanent marks.