Monthly Archives: October 2014

Spirit Committee

We have a passionate and highly competent group of 5th grade students that help me drive many of our school-wide events.  They are called the “Willowbrook Spirit Committee”.  These students complete an application and are selected by the 5th grade … Continue reading

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Character Counts! Canned Food Drive

Fourth Grade has won the Character Counts! week canned food drive.  With a last minute push from the Cub Scouts, the 4th graders surged into the lead with 362 food items!  Kindergarten was close behind with 279 food items. In … Continue reading

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Hopscotch

You never know who you are going to meet at pick-up.  Yesterday, I was challenged to hopscotch by a Willowbrook grandfather.  We got in a quick game after school today (see video below). Hopscotch with Grandpa Then… I was taking … Continue reading

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What will you be great at?

Adam Rosales of the Texas Rangers joined Willowbrook School for Friday Flag Raising this morning.  He asked our Wildcats, “What will you be great at?” Adam is a cousin to Willowbrook students Cole (K), Sofia (3), and Sarah Beth (5).  He … Continue reading

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Creative Movement

One of the many strengths of Willowbrook School is the collaboration among the specials teachers.  Our art, music, and PE teachers are highly innovative, constantly pushing their instructional practice.  If you have spent any time with these educators, you know … Continue reading

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What do those teachers do on the half days?

Have you ever wondered what the teachers are doing on the professional development half days?  You wouldn’t believe how busy they have been!  The profession of teaching is increasingly more complex.  Elementary teachers are planning and preparing for complex lessons … Continue reading

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A Community of Learners

Charlotte Danielson is an educational leader who developed a Framework for Teaching that defines the complex and multi-faceted responsibilities of our profession.  One domain of her framework details the hallmarks of a healthy classroom community.  She asserts that positive interactions among … Continue reading

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