Week of December 15, 2014
This is it. We are beginning the last week of this first semester. During this first semester we have accomplished quite a bit! This is the time to look back and celebrate what went well and to readjust and make the necessary changes for the semester ahead of us. Let's look back at some of the things we have accomplished this semester.
- The Best Day Ever
- Vertical Alignment in Math and Reading
- Interactive Word Wall Activities
- Guided Reading
- Fall Carnival
- Team Building Day
- Superhero Awards
- Data Walls
- DOL Trackers
- Donors Choose
- School Choice
- Hispanic Heritage Program
- Science Projects
- Real School Garden
- All in Learning
- Book Character Day
- Love and Logic
- FSAC, Discipline, Grade level Representatives
This week as you prepare for the next semester add to the list and celebrate what you and your team have been able to accomplish.
Thank you for a great first semester. I am looking forward to an even stronger second semester. Rest up and enjoy your well deserved time off. See you next year!
Sudie Williams Participates in Dallas Mayor's Race
Staff Holiday Party
Friday, Dec. 19th, 4:30-7:30pm
4503 W Lovers Ln
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Don't forget to email Ms. Vazquez the parking spot number where you normally park along with your car make model and license plate number. We will have assigned spots from now. The FSAC committee felt that this would help in alleviating double parking problems.
Quote of the Week:
Knock Out Job!
Ms. Curtis did a knock Out Job in her planning and preparation. In her absence on Friday she had plans for the substitute and the materials were organized and easy to find for the sub. In the absence of the teacher students received instruction that was aligned to the TEKS.
Mrs. Lopez did a Knock Out Job this week as she provided her 4th grade students with background knowledge about the exploration and colonization of Texas and North America. She used their lunch time to show the movie Pocahontas which allowed her teach to the aligned standards during the SS block. Students enjoyed a movie and a meal!
Please make sure that your students have taken the Istation assessment for December. This data is important for RTI, SST and interventions. When students come back from the break they will be assessed again for the January report.
I hope you have had a chance to visit the Literacy Library upstairs. The teacher assistants have worked hard to get the books organized by level. Please use the clothes pins with your name to place on the box that you took books from. This helps in making sure that the books stay organized and accounted for.
As we wrap up the 1st semester I want to stress 3 main points to reflect on and hold ourselves accountable for in the 2nd semester. Think about what it means to have high expectations for learning, especially for our struggling learners. What does a nurturing learning environment look like? Sound Like? Are we being intentional in planning our lessons and aligning standards with activities?
Be demanding: Align teaching with high expectations for learning
Be supportive: Provide a nurturing learning environment
Be intentional: Know why you are doing what you are doing.
December 15: No ACP tests/GC Meeting @3:15
December 16: Science ACP 3-5
December 17: Reading ACP K-5
December 18: Social Studies ACP 3-5/Winter Program dress rehearsal 1:00 PM
Happy Birthday Mr. Glazner!
December 19: Make up ACP day/Winter Program 1:00/Class celebrations 2:00/Staff Winter Party @4:30
December 22-January 2- Winter Break!
December 22- Happy Birthday Ms. Szarzynski!
December 29- Happy Birthday Dr. Cantu
January 5- Staff Development/Six Weeks Planning @8:00 AM