September is an exciting month as you get to learn more about your students and participate in school-wide events. You will also notice that as you feel more comfortable, so will your students. If you see unwanted behaviors popping up, make sure to address them right away by restating expectations, practicing procedures, and holding students accountable for their behavior using progressive discipline.
Later this month, you will attend professional development with your peers at the board of education on Northgate Drive; your supervisor will be sharing more about this. You will be attending a half-day session, and substitutes will be provided. Please check with the appropriate administrator to make sure that a sub has been scheduled for your absence. You will also need to leave substitute plans. Check out the TEMPLATES TAB in the menu bar to help you create a folder to leave. You should let your team and/or department chair know where these plans are located. The office may require you to leave them in a special location. Be sure to review with your students you expectations of work and behavior before you leave.
Midterm reports will be upon us shortly; be sure to keep up with grading and entering the grades into X2. If you are still having trouble with X2, please let me know. I'll be glad to come over and work out the kinks with you. Remember that grading is only important to students if they get that feedback quickly so that they can improve. If you get behind in grading, I can share tips to help.
Finally, how are you feeling about planning? If you need assistance with short or long-term planning, feel free to contact your literacy coach or me for help.