Folder Use and Care: Folders introduced, decorated and explained. Adult assistance in the placement of papers inside folders provided. Fewer incidents of papers floating idly about whilst Kindergartners clutch jackets, hats, lunchboxes and toys while toting empty backpacks. Return rate of folders rather low, but most expected to be returned Tuesday.
Roll Out Small Group Rotation: Rolled out; we had rotation three days of five. Only one incident of a child attempting to regroup. Students successfully used in/out folders for materials and most completed independent work activities. Due to class size, the groups are very large and it's still a toss up as to whether we'll go with groups or centers for the year.
Social-Emotional Goal Setting: Only got through about half.
Sensory Fan: Mysteriously turned its own lights back on. Perhaps it just needed a break. I am not enthusiastic about moody equipment.
We got a lot of boxes this week courtesy Donors Choose. On Friday we got two Gel-E-Seats, which were unbelievably popular; we may need to request more.
Schoolwide enrollment is up, even up above District budget projections. If you're below, they cut your money, so they better be handing out more money if you are high. If so, I won't have to order my own Starfall stuff this year.
I successfully contracted my first virus of the year. Luckily it appears to be receding to the disgusting coughing phase now. It had a lot of potential to disturb the three day weekend...fingers crossed, etc.
On the behavior trend, of the three high-difficulty students I think we have two mostly sorted. The other...well, we have a better idea about why wherever he goes, pandemonium ensues. However, I am looking extremely forward to recess duty so that I can enforce safe play with equipment; our CSC meeting around playground rules and safety was enlightening.