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GUEST TEACHER NEWS

SEPTEMBER, 2017

“The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon.”
                                                           Anonymous

IMPORTANT DATES
September 1    NO SCHOOL – Staff Development
September 4    NO SCHOOL – Labor DAY
October 2         NO SCHOOL – Staff Development
October 13       EARLY DISMISSAL
MS, HS  11:30, ELEM  12:30
October 26       EARLY DISMISSAL
MS,HS  11:30, ELEM 12:30
Parent- Teacher Conferences
October 27      NO SCHOOL

**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.thebusyeducator.com
www.stedi.org
 
Book:
The Substitute Teaching Survival Guid-
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 clasroom, 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)

KSD – 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).

 

BE PREPARED!
Guest Teachers hear this often.  Have you asked “Be Prepared for what?”  My reply would be “For just about anything”.

Being prepared is great advice –  What if the lesson plans are minimal?  You finish early?  You can’t find a pen? Lunch is not your favorite?

A Survival Kit (Bag) is the answer.   Four categories of items could be found in your Kit
– Personal and Professional Items
– Classroom Supplies
– Rewards and Motivators
– Activity Materials

As you build your personal Survival Kit, these items
could be included —
Whistle, Watch, Red Pens, Pencils, Clip Board, post-its
Newspaper, Book of Short Stories, Poems, Stickers,
Few dollars and change, Small Snack, Coffee Mug

What do you need in your Survival Kit?

 

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.

PASSWORD:  Choose 2 students to be the “contestants” and have them go to the front of the room and face their classmates.  Reveal a secret word (appropriate for students’ abilities) – write it on the chalkboard or hold up a card– to everyone but the two contestants.  The rest of the students raise their hands to volunteer one-word clues that might help the contestants guess the word. Contestants take turns calling on clue volunteers until one of the contestants correctly guesses the secret password. The contestant who guessed the password remains at the front of the class; the student who gave the final clue replaces the other contestant.

TIP:  Choose words appropriate for your students’ abilities.  Words for which they might know multiple synonyms or meaning is best.

 

PHRASES OF PRAISE
That’s Incredible.  How Extraordinary!  Far Out!

Positive Behavior Support

I am Respectful!
I am Responsible!
I am Safe!

 

 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.