Showing posts from September, 2017

Week of October 2-6

Updates from our week at Diamond Creek  We had a great week of learning at Diamond Creek! I enjoy walking through classrooms and talking with our students about their learning.  There is learning happening everywhere from students diving into great books, collaborating with each other, working on Google Classroom, and getting hands on with Science learning.  Make sure to check out our Twitter page to see the daily stories and learning happening at Diamond Creek. Students in 1st  We kicked off our WATCH D.O.G.S. program this week! Thank you to all of our Dads that were able to join us for our pizza night.  Read below for more information on how to sign up to be a WATCH D.O.G. for a day. Our Student Council began delivering our Student News this week. Click on the link below to see our Diamond Creek Student News - first edition of the 2017-18 school year! Students News Upcoming Dates: 10/4 - WALK TO SCHOOL DAY!!! We are encouraging our students to walk to school on this d

Week of September 18-22

Updates from our week at Diamond Creek  A huge thank you to all of our parents who have volunteered to help with our Hurricane Harvey drop off this weekend. Please read below for details about the drop off as well as supplies that will be sent to the areas effected by Hurricane Harvey. Students helping pack our boxes headed to the Houston area This week we had our Student Council elections! Hats off to all of our students who showed courage by running for one of the elected positions on our Student Council.  I was so proud of our students for the time they spent advertising, making their election videos and posters.  I look forward to the leadership that our Student Council will bring our student body this year. Our School Site Council also met this last week.  Our School Site Council is a team comprised of elected parents, teachers and staff members.  This is a mandated State funded program where parents are elected to represent fellow parents in making decisions with the s

Week of September 11-15

Updates from our week at Diamond Creek  This week I enjoyed walking through classrooms and diving deep with students into their reading.  It's exciting to see our students engaged in their books, sharing with their peers, and posting their favorite books on Padlet pages.  The collaborative conversations that happen on a daily basis are inspiring to listen to as students share what they are learning, question each other, and make connections. Several of our classrooms have taken time to teach students about having a growth mindset.  Instead of phrases like, "This is too hard" a growth mindset would think, "This may take some time and effort".  Make sure to ask your child about having a growth mindset and what that looks like at home too! Growth Mindset Thinking Our PTC met this week and we had a great crowd at the general meeting. Thank you to all of you who joined us for this meeting.  Based on the feedback received from our parent survey which is sen

Week of September 4-8

Updates from our week at Diamond Creek  This week I enjoyed walking through classrooms, seeing familiar faces in new classes and getting to know our new students to Diamond Creek.  It's exciting to see our students diving into good books and beginning 40 book challenges for the year! I can't wait to see how many books they end up reading.  I also spent time reading to all of our classrooms. This allows me time to share my love of reading and share some of my favorite books.  Thank you for sharing your children with us! Mrs. Garcia reading to a Kindergarten class This week our kindergarten students will begin the early/late schedule. Some of our students will be here from 8:20-1:20 Tuesday through Thursday and another group will be here form 9:20-2:20.  Parents were notified of your child's schedule from the classroom teacher.  All students will attend from 8:20-1:20 on Mondays and Fridays. Upcoming Dates: 8/21-9/8 iReady Testing for our 2nd through 5th grade