Week of May 16-20
What's Up With Us...
- Here's the link to your calendar
- Keep updated with what is happening in SPECIALS
- Remember to Complete Grade Level Planning Notes by the Friday of each week
~Be prepared for testing meeting after school for ALL staff :TAs (for proctor training) & ALL certified staff in case we need you for testing*THURSDAY, MAY 19 right after second load leaves
~Look around your classroom. Go ahead and make plans to cover/take down all curriculum related materials from the walls for the week of testing
~May 20 marks end of Interventions and gives you enough time to get together the MTSS/RTI files on each student. Those files are to be given to Bethany Phelps by Tuesday, May 24.
~Don't forget that ESL traditional schedule ends on 5/20 and is adapted for EOG reviews
~Be talking about PERFECT ATTENDANCE on EOG testing days---we have prizes planned for staff and students ! ! !
~~~~CHALLENGE to all of our students: GET 100% of AR goal this last nine weeks. PLEASE make a point to call/email the office when your classroom reaches the 100% goal marker for AR. Practice is SOOO important! Thank you for staying on top of this valuable reading experience for our students!~~~~
Great News to Report: ESL After School program saw MAJOR growth in student understanding from February through May. THANK YOU all for ALL you did to make this happen! What a great uplifting way to go toward the end of the year and our EOGs! Keep up the great work!
How to Be ACCOMPLISHED/DISTINGUISHED as a TEACHER LEADER???
"A call for presenters at The Burke County Digital Teaching and Learning Conference will be opening soon for the entire district and presenter space is limited! As an NCTIES participant we wanted to remind you about your opportunity to share what you have learned and how your classroom has been impacted by leading a session at our DTLC." (from CIO- Melanie Honeycutt)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________Below is a document to review...it shows teacher behaviors to be ranked proficient, accomplished, or distinguished in each standard. Second attachment is actually examples of questions to ask of yourself...do you do ALL these things every day and consistently? If so, you would be ACCOMPLISHED in this area. Sometimes would be PROFICIENT.
Tech Tip- Making Mind Maps of What You Study
For many of our LEP/EC students, diagrams, flowcharts, and graphic organizers are built into the accommodations we make for them everyday.
If one of you try this out and find out how it works, please SHARE!!!!
Here's the LINK
Visual NoteTaking....yes, that idea AGAIN!
I attended sessions and discussed it in my TED Talk at the faculty meeting after NC TIES, but I am still learning about how to do this.
I LOVE how this makes people think about what they are learning. In reviewing 8th Grade Science with my daughter these next few weeks, we're planning on doing this. I encourage ALL grades to at least watch the video below and see how this could be used to discuss and remember what it is we want them to learn (AND KATHY SCHROCK is one of the first technology integration in education GURUs!)
Check this out. Worth the watch!