A Peek at the Week
January 21, 2019
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Student's Who Inspire Us to Come to Work
We will do this in different ways each time, but this time we would like for you to write a letter to the student who you chose and video yourself reading that letter to that student. Please send your video to Matt. We would like to encourage writing, give our students something to keep, and video it so that all can see why that student was chosen. Please try and have your video sent in by next Tuesday, January 29th. Don't tell students about this yet. We plan to do this in an exciting and surprising way. :-)
Word of the Week
1. What does it say?
2. Why does it say it?
3. What does it mean?
We discussed how our students struggle with thinking deeply and that we must teach them how to think. Modeling your thinking while reading aloud as you answer these questions repeatedly will help our students to think deeply and will hopefully carry over when they read independently.
We also discussed how many of our sudents lack strong vocabulary. Because of this, we are going to begin a Word of the Week. This word will be schoolwide. The first word is Spectacular. The success of the Word of the Week is up to us. We would like for you to use it daily as you interact with your kids and would like for you to post it in your rooms. We discussed posting it in areas that students pass by or look at everyday. We will post it in the halls, bathrooms, and cafeteria. We will discuss the word on morning and afternoon announcements. Please incorporate the word in your teaching. We would like for everyone to use this word from related arts, to our custodians, to Officer Cole. If we all repeatedly use the Word of the Week with our students, we will begin to build their vocabularies. This begins tomorrow so be ready to be spectacular in teaching the Word of the Week!
1. I need a copy of your norms and your two common formative assessments.
2. Meet this week to plan how you will teach your promise standard for two weeks.
3. At the end of the two weeks, give one of your common formative assessments to your class.
4. Record your class scores on the sheet that I will share with you.
5. Plan to meet the week of February 11th to look at scores. Matt and I will attend these meetings to discuss next steps.
If you have any questions, please let me know.