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January 4 - 8, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dates to Remember

Jan. 6 PLC Meeting

Jan. 6 PreK Meeting at 1:30 PM

Jan. 6 1st/2nd Grade ELD Meeting (Reighley's Classroom)

Jan. 6 Office Manager Meeting at 2:30 PM (Lida)

Jan. 7 PLC Meeting

Jan. 7 Math Leads Meeting

Jan. 7 ELA/ELD Workshop at SCOE (Jacqui)

Jan. 8 PLC Meetings

Jan. 8 PLC Admin. at 3:30 PM (Jacqui)

Upcoming Important Dates

Jan. 11 Staff Meeting at 3:00 PM, Library

Jan. 12 Academic Coordinator Meeting at 3:30 PM, (Laura)

Jan. 13 Instructional Leadership Meeting at 8:30 AM, Location: TBD

Jan. 13 GLPP Monthly Meeting at 2:00 PM

Jan. 14 Administrative Cabinet and Elementary Principal Meeting at Sassarini (All Day)

Jan. 15 Noon Duty Meeting at 10:45 AM

Instruction

Professional Learning Community

Upcoming Schedule


January 6th 10:30 - 12:00 PM

4th Grade


January 7th 1:00 - 2:30 PM

5th Grade


January 8th 8:30 - 10:00 AM

3rd Grade


January 8th 10:00 - 11:30 AM

2nd Grade


January 8th 12:00 - 1:30 PM

1st Grade


January 8th 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Kindergarten

ELD

I am thrilled the launch of our first ELD Kindergarten Cycle.

Thanks, Ms. Campos and the Kindergarten Team for making this happen!


Kindergarten ELD Plan ___________________________ Jan. 4 – Jan. 28


ELA Standard

Speaking and Listening

SL K.1

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about Kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

  1. Follow rules for discussions

  2. Respond to others in multiple exchanges


ELD Standard

Part 1: Interacting in Meaningful Ways

Collaborative

Exchanging information and ideas

Emerging

Contribute to conversations and express ideas by asking and answering yes-no, wh- questions and responding using gestures, words, and simple phrases.

Expanding

Contribute to class, group and partners discussions by listening attentively, following turn taking rules, and asking and answering questions.

Bridging

Contribute to class, group and partners discussions by listening attentively, following turn taking rules, and asking and answering questions.


Activities and Strategies

Think-pair-share

Music Mingle

Talking chips

Sticks (random selection)

Establish norms for discussion (like Science Talk guidelines)



ELA Standard

SL 1.2

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or presented orally or through some other form of media.

a) Give, restate and follow one and two step oral directions.



ELD Standard

Collaborative

Part 1 : Interacting in Meaningful Ways

Emerging

Collaborate with the teacher and peers on joint composing projects of short informational texts that include minimal writing (labeling with a few words).

Expanding

Collaborate with the teacher and peers on joint composing projects of short informational texts that include minimal writing (short sentences).

Bridging

Collaborate with the teacher and peers on joint composing projects of short informational texts that include minimal writing (a very short story).


ELD Standard

SL 1.3

Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says to gather more information


ELD Standard

Collaborative

Part 1 : Interacting in Meaningful Ways

Emerging

Offer opinions and ideas in conversations using a small set of learned phrases (I think) and open responses.

Expanding

Offer opinions and ideas in conversations using an expanded set of learned phrases (I think, /don’t think, I agree with) and open responses in order to gain and or hold the floor.

Bridging

Offer opinions and ideas in conversations using a small set of learned phrases (I think/don’t think, I agree with ____but...) and open responses in order to gain and or hold the floor or add information to an idea.


Sentence starters to teach

I agree…

I noticed…

I observed...

I disagree..

I think…

I believe….

Please note that these are different possibilities, you may be starting with just one and expanding their vocabulary as they master the previous starter.


For these standards the main focus will be learning the Science Talk Guidelines and practicing the skill of think-pair-share.



Exploratorium/ Landforms


This particular unit is not aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards for Kindergarten, however, it supports the standards listed above.


There are 5 lessons in the Exploratorium unit. We will also focus on prepositions of location.

2nd Grade

Exploratorium Unit: Magnets

Past Tense Verbs

Ms. Campos's Curriculum/Strategies Updates

Listen to each other.


Take turns talking.


Politely agree or disagree.


Stay focused on the topic.

Social Emotional

If your students were the Sassarini Success Ticket winners, I will be treating them to a warm chocolate on Tuesday, January 5th, during their morning recess.


Please continue to recognize your students with Sassarini Success Tickets.

Be Safe ~ Be Responsible ~ Be Respectful

Please review the three rules with your students on a daily basis.


BEST

Goal I: Teach the 3 rules (Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful) T-Graph

Goal II: Define School Wide Behavior Expectations

Goal III: Analyze Data

Goal IV: Positive Home Communication (Phone Call/Post Card)

Building Community

Santa Claus Event Hosted by ELAC

We had a great turnout! Families enjoyed the delicious food prepared by our own school community members, and many children took beautiful pictures with Santa.


Our raffle winners were thrilled to walk away with a new bike and with a new tablet.


We were able to raise approximately $3,000.00 for our school community! The event was a huge success. Georgina, ELAC President and Maria Rodriguez did an amazing job at planning and coordinating the event.

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Kindergarten Holiday Concert

The annual Kindergarten Holiday Concert was a success. Thanks Mr. Gossett, Ms. Schmitz, Ms. Tomasello, and Ms. Carroll for all of your efforts!

Holiday Staff Luncheon

We had a lovely holiday gathering with great food and company. Thank you Ms. Tomasello and Ms. Carrol!

Thank You ~ Gracias ~ Mahalo ~ Merci