Peek of the Week 2/1/2016
Everyone needs a counselor in their life!
Team: Great job on Awards Ceremony. It is very evident you were organized and ready to go. Thank you to those who worked with students on audience manner and accepting an award etiquette. It was very evident. We have completed first round of benchmark in 3rd and 4th and we will be analyzing our data to help us plan our instruction and work smarter. Thank you for all your hard work! February is busy month and this week we celebrate 100 days of school; if you created a shirt to celebrate, wear it with professional jeans.
Keep you a copy of the calendar sent out to parents and note the changes to the Focus Calendar.
Happy Counselor's Week: let Marla know how much we appreciate all her hard work!
Parent Conferences and PD
Trust in data to help drive instruction...
Partner reading in Kinder class
Reading Workshop allows students to read to each other while the teacher confers with students. The best way to get students to read is to keep them reading every day!
Publishing writing for a specific audience
Fundamental Five- Refresh 101
Team: great job with your written student friendly objectives. Here is a review of the F5 to help them fresh on your mind:
F1: student friendly objectives clearly posted ( I will, we will)
F2: Power Zone: to assess student learning not just on task behaviors.
F3: Purposeful Talk; are your students talking about essential questions you are asking?
F4: Positive Reinforcement; be specific in the reinforcement as it relates to goals
F5: Critical writing is still difficult to fit in, but it does not have to be as formal as we think
5th grades classifies shapes!
Come check out the student created hangers.
3rd grade is also exploring charactistics of shapes!
Hands on making shapes to help identify vertices, edges, and sides.
Our shape engineers in 3rd grade are on a roll exploring.