Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Brag on your teachers!!!
Willard East is off to a GREAT start this year! Theme for the year is "Cruising to Success at Willard East." I have heard more positive comments this year than, I think, any year I have been in this profession. Teachers are in and out of the office skipping with joy about their classes and great the group of students they have this year. (Grammar? Oh well.) Once again I have taken tons of pictures that I hope to be able to upload to this blog and talk about.
I sure wish I could take credit for this but I can't. I am so impressed with the dedication of my teachers. Coming in during the summer and preparing. Working together as teams over the summer. Participating in book studies. I even get emails in the evening and late night hours from some of my teachers so I know they are also putting in time above and beyond my expectations.
Our district is going through reading training with the Missouri Reading Initiative this year and I think our trainers are going to be amazed at the progress we have already made toward the goals and philosophies of this initiative. 3rd grade teachers are already working on management towards guided reading groups, classroom libraries are organized and labeled, Guided Reading tables/centers are reading to go. I am not kidding when I say it is amazing. These teachers know what it means to be prepared!
Have you bragged on your teachers lately? I know that some of my teachers read this blog and I don't care. They all need to know I see their hard work and extra time on the job! Amazing things are going to happen since we put the kids first!!!