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GUEST TEACHER NEWS

January, 2019

“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts
is best.”                                                Bob Talbert

IMPORTANT DATES

Jan. 8            Classes Resume
Jan. 21          No School – MLK Day
Feb. 15         No School – Staff Development
Feb. 18         No School  – President’s Day
March 8        Early Dismissal
6th-12th   11:30 am, K-5    12:15 pm
March 15      No School – Staff Development
April 18         No School – Staff Development
April 19 – 22  No School – Spring Break
May 15          Last Day (tentative)

Nov. 9           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.internet4classrooms.com
www.substituteteachersunited.com
 
Book:
The Substitute Teacher’s Organizer
    Creative Teaching Press
 
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).

**   Our schools are collecting BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION, KARSCH’S Reciepts and Tyson’s A+ labels.   Please save yours and turn in at the office.

EFFECTIVE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER BEHAVIORS

  •  Communicate expectations in positive rather than negative terms.  e.g. “Work silently” instead of “no talking”
  • Write expectations on the board and keep the list short.
  • Recognize and reinforce appropriate behavior whenever you see it.
  • Be firm and fair without being mean.
  • Whatever happens stay calm, cool and collected.

 

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.

Seven Up, Stand Up
Choose seven students to be It.  Those students go to the front of the room.  The other students put their heads on their destks so they cna’t see.  The seven Its wander the room.  Each taps one of the seated students on the head.  As a student is tappedm he or she raise a hand.  When all seven Its return to the front of the room, they say in unison,”Seven up, Stand up!”.  Each student who was tapped has an opportuity to guess who tapped them.  If a student guesses correctly, he or she replaces the person who did the tapping.  The game begins again when all have had a chance to guess.

 

PHRASES OF PRAISE
“Wonderful!”   “Amazing Effort”  “Unbelievable Work!”

TIPS FROM SUBSTITUTE TEACHER TO SUBSTITUTE TEACHER
(J. Smith, 2014, The Bus Stop Blog)

  •  Keep your sense of humor.
  •  Consistency, Consistency, Consistency
  •  Greet all your students with a smile and a genuinely warm welcome.  This will set the tone for the day- for both you and for your students, will answer the questions”What will this sub be like?” and instantly wins kids over!  So Simple, yet so effective.

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.