AVID Elective Teacher & Coordinator Newsletter December 2016

I just want to take a moment during this holiday season to say thanks for your daily endless efforts to make a difference with our students! It is such a pleasure to work with such an amazing set of professionals that work hard to provide quality instruction to support our students journey to being college ready. Wishing you a joyful and restful break! Best wishes, Michele

AVID Mentor Training is being offered Monday, January 2, 2017 at the Administration Building in the BUC Room from 8:30-3:30. Lunch will be provided for the AVID mentors. Please e-mail me names of the AVID mentors who will be attending. Remember training is a requirement.

Fun TEAM BUILDING ideas for before the holiday! Check out www.culdesaccool.com for fun team building activities

HOLIDAY MINUTE TO WIN IT GAMES The can you stack the cups with ONE hand in a minute to wins the game.

Draw Your Own Snowman-- What you will need: *White paper plates *Pens, pencils, crayons, and or markers. Directions: Everyone places a paper plate on their head. They each have a pen (or other). The host then gives them a series of instructions. Without looking, the players draw onto their plate, which is on top of their head. Instructions are read by you the teacher: 1. Draw a line for the ground. 2. Draw a large snowball for the base. 3. Draw a medium snowball on top of the base snowball. 4. Draw a small snowball for the head. 5. Draw a carrot nose. 6. Draw two eyes and a mouth of dots. 7. Draw a scarf at the neck. 8. Draw two stick arms. 9. Draw a top hat on top of the head. Have everyone remove their pictures from their heads and vote who had the best drawing. It can be pretty funny to see what you have drawn.

Learning Logs Kaffie Middle School Staff

Principal Patti Heiland shared Learning Logs with her staff. Teachers actually wrote their own Learning Log from a text that impacted them most. They are proudly displayed for all the Kaffie MS students to see! Way to go Kaffie--spreading AVID school-wide.

Student Recruitment time once we return from winter break. Make sure recruitment and the application process is on your January site team meeting agenda.

AVID Senior Teacher Reminder Dell Scholars Application deadline is January 15, 2017

Funding Tip: Best Buy has grants to bridge the digital divide. Check out this opportunity. https://corporate.bestbuy.com/community-grants-page/

Please send in via e-mail any pictures of AVID events and a description of items you want to share with everyone for the January newsletter.

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