The Elementary IDSS News

Issue #13, March 1st, 2019

The following is a true story....

....from a Lakeville ESL classroom. I'll let the ESL teacher take it away: Here's something that made me laugh today. I have a "Where's Waldo" type bulletin board with a word describing something the students have to locate each day when they come to my room. One of my 5th-graders came in and said, "Today, we have to look for...a stripper?" The word was "stripes." I held in my laugh and fortunately, her English is not advanced enough to know that word. LOL

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Strategies and Tools you Can Use - Z Method for elapsed time

Here's a clever way to teach elapsed time that was seen recently in a third grade classroom. It's called the Z Method and provides a nice visual and helps your students differentiate between hours and minutes as they figure out elapsed time. The link below has a two and a half minute video that teaches elapsed time using the Z Method.


Z Method

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Leave Your Work at Work

This was shared with CHE by their counselor Sheila Vosper. It features tips about how to leave your work at work. Just click on the link below:


Leave Your Work at Work

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TDE E-Folio Update

Have you:

  • Signed up for your second observation with your Instructional Coach?
  • Observed a peer for a second time?
  • Gathered student engagement data?

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As always, how can we help you and your students?

Feel free to contact us with any requests.

Janet - Michelle - Bethany - Bob

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