January 18 th, 2016
This week’s elementary blog post is all about digital math manipulatives! There are app versions for the iPad (FREE). In addition there are web versions for your SMART Board, teacher computer, or student computers! Check it out!
Thank you Mrs. Wasserman for the neat video on how a teacher inspires her students to be kind every day inside and outside the classroom. Great idea to celebrate kindness on Valentine's Day!
Thank you Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Trejo, Mrs. Delgado, Mrs. Grubb, and Mrs. Thompson for organizing and directing our campus spelling bee!
Shout out to Mr. Georges for assisting Mrs. Elliott with science lab duties!
Shout out to Mrs. Burroughs for ensuring all students completed their STAR math test before the window closed!
Shout to Carrie Rushing for her dedication and cheery attitude at Binion for past several years. We will certainly miss you!
Tuesday January 19th Orange 1-3rd 6 Weeks Grades Due, Dynawriter 4th grade during specials
Wednesday January 20th Yellow 2- Windsuit Wednesday, ARDS, BWBA Luncheon, District LOL meeting, Dynawriter 4th grade during specials, Smith-AP ILT (AM)
Thursday January 21th Green 3-5th grade symphony, Speech ARDS, Dynawriter 4th grade during specials, 6 Weeks Birthday Luncheon
Friday-January 22th Blue 4- 5th grade visit to RMS, Dynawriter 4th grade during specials
Saturday January 23rd-NRH PD Unidos Hispanic Outreach program 9:00-4:00 p.m.
Monday January 25th Purple 5- Math MOY Collaboratives during conference,
STAR Math, K-12 - If you have students who didn't complete their STAR math test, please have them do so on Tuesday.
Collaborative Conferences, K-12 math - We will have MATH collaborative conferences during your planning time on this day. Please come prepared with your STAR math data and any other data that you feel will be beneficial to determine the Tier placement of your students.
STAR Early Literacy/Reading, K-8
ISIP, K-3 (Bilingual classrooms only)
STAR Reading in English
(Bilingual 4th and 5th)*
All written composition scores are DUE in AWARE. I will hunt you down, I mean remind you, as we approach that date if your scores have not been submitted. :-)
Collaborative Conferences, K-8 reading
*Bilingual students who are newcomers (3 years of less in US schools) or significantly below grade level in reading (Tier 3 in English) will also need to be tested in Spanish with the WRAP.
I know the bilingual testing expectations were kind of confusing, so if you have questions about what your students are supposed to be taking, please don't hesitate to ask.
As always, you can allow your students to take their MOY screener during their computer time with Mrs. Dotson OR you can sign up to take your class at another time. Please see Mrs. Dotson or Ms. Venegas for open computer times.
Mrs. Calahan told me that she still has several openings for K-2 students for Istation in ASPIRE. Guys, this is a GREAT opportunity that can truly be beneficial for our Bobcats. If you have any Tier 2 or Tier 3 reading students, please submit their name to Lydia.
The video below reminds me of WHY we do what we do. It even made me teary-eyed and I DO NOT get teary-eyed easily. Make sure you watch until the very end. You have the power to truly impact and change lives. Not many people get the privilege of doing that. I'm so blessed to work alongside so many talented, loving, and compassionate educators.
With the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday approaching, look for those teachable moments about an individual whose contributions and sacrifices have benefited us all.
Have You Seen This!!!
StoryKit is a multimedia storytelling mobile app. It allows users to create electronic storybooks and share them with others. StoryKit is a practical tool for teachers. They can use it to create their own storytelling books and share them with their students. It is all free and anyone can use it easily. StoryKit is compatible with iPod touch, iPhone touch, and iPad.
http://bie.org/project_search/results/search&channel=project_search&category=315&&316&ps_first=315&ps_second=316/P30also Tier 1 Project Base Learning Ideas
http://www.texaspsp.org/ Project Base Learning Ideas
- Reading Fluency Passage Generator
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