Congratulations to Mrs. Furnish's 1st graders who worked hard during the month of November on their expected behaviors and had the highest positive behavior percentage in the school! Together they earned a total of 119 positive points and demonstrated excellent behavior all month long. Keep up the great work!
Recently I had the privilege to share my passion for Physical Education with a panel of PE teachers from around the country. The opportunity presented itself in a Q&A session in the form of a podcast interview. Jorge Rodriguez (Texas) is the creator of the Global #PhysEd Voxcast and together with Erik Meyer (New Jersey) and Dave Carney (Florida) we discussed my views of the profession for about an hour. The time flew by and I was able to answer a wide range of questions from how I got started in the field and my teaching philosophy to technology integration, advocacy for the profession and how being a "connected" educator has changed the way I teach. If you want to learn more about me as a #PhysEd professional, give it a listen!
Hello, my name is Conor Zaputil. I am currently a student teacher from Illinois State University. I plan on receiving my teaching certificate in Physical Education, K-12. I previously student taught at Geneva Middle School South. I am passionate about hockey and lacrosse, but am very well-rounded in a multitude of other skills and sports. I am from West Chicago, IL and graduated high school from Community High School in West Chicago. I look forward to my time here at Williamsburg Elementary and can’t wait to work with all the students and faculty.
Special thanks to the Chicago Wolves for sponsoring our floor hockey unit again this year! They have generously donated tickets to every 3rd-5th grade student here at Williamsburg good for ANY Wolves home game this season. Although we haven’t started our floor hockey unit yet, I wanted to get these out to you ASAP so you could have a wider selection of dates to choose from when planning your family trip to a game.
They have several family fun nights planned…
October 28th @ 7 p.m. – Super Hero Night – Marvel Universe characters such as Spider-man, Thor, and many more will be present in the concourse throughout the entire game interacting with fans and taking pictures. Giveaways at the door include: Spider-man masks, Marvel Comics, and Free tickets to the Marvel Universe Live action show for Kids.
December 2nd @ 7 p.m. – Star Wars Night – Star Wars characters will be present and interacting with fans throughout the game. Wolves lightsabers will be available for fans as well as Star Wars giveaways will be given to fans at the door.
Every Sunday home game is a “Family Sunday” game – the first 1,000 kids entering will receive a giveaway with other family activities throughout the game.
So plan on making some family memories at Chicago Wolves home game this season. My family and I did!!!
Our last five weeks of hard work has paid off as together we completed a total of 9,537 hours of physical activity & reading! Our final results are in and here are your individual grade level winners...
Congratulations to all our teams in this year’s race. You all did a great job!
We have concluded our 4th week of competition and are preparing to head into our final full week of the race. Teams have been battling it out to get to the top of their respective grade levels and there have been several lead changes this week! Every mile counts, so be sure to keep staying active and reading at home and log those minutes on your log sheet. All log sheets will be due on Tuesday, October 10th. Results will be calculated and a winner announced on Wednesday morning October 11th!
End of Week 4 - Leader Board
Parents, thank you for creating Class Dojo accounts and connecting to all the learning that’s been taking place in the gym. I hope many of you have seen the pictures and video clips of your students in action. If you’d still like to get connected, please email me and I will take care of you. email@example.com
After 3 weeks, here is a look at our top classes from each grade level... We’ve had classes from all different grade levels changing positions on the leaderboard almost daily as students work hard to be active and read outside of the school day. All activity and reading is recorded on the log sheet, and when it’s full, students return it to school and take another one. Students fill as many sheets as they can over the course of the 5-week race.
Our race concludes on Columbus Day and all the sheets will be tallied up to determine who traveled the most miles based on how much they read and how active they were! Winners will be announced and trophies given to the top class in each grade level.