Helen Edwards Friday Focus
January 15, 2016
YOU KNOW THE PROGRAM....YOU'VE BEEN STUDYING THE DATA....WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT ALL YEAR LONG.....AND....YOU HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR THIS.....
Mrs. Janie has been on our campus every day this week...running data, brainstorming, going into classrooms, leading professional development, and planning for more guided reading training. This past Wednesday, several of our teachers joined her in the afternoon to learn more about the Pre-A Guided Reading Lesson Cycle. The turn-out was great, but what really made my week was SEEING the strategies that she taught in ACTION the very next day in our Pre-K & HS classrooms!!! The most important part of any professional development is making sure that it's relevant and useful in the classroom. It is through your feedback, that we are able to target our campus needs and provide the specific professional development that we need. Speaking of feedback.....our Pre-K and Head Start teachers enjoyed visiting the kindergarten classes during their guided reading & Daily 5 time. It's so helpful to not only observe the process of guided reading, but to also see the organization and classroom arrangement that is so important for a successful reading program.
So, what next? We have more professional development coming your way in February that will focus on the Emergent Reading level (A-D). So, start checking your email for more information!
LOOK AT US IN ACTION!
Belinda working one-on-one during the Daily 5.
Mrs. Shelton is ROCK'IN some new GR strategies for her Pre-K students!
Guided Reading & iStation in Mrs. Dawson's class!!
Reinforcing rhyming, blends, CVC, and basic phonic skills with letter vests!
Learning about blubber and how whales stay warm in the cold!
Mrs. Gentzel enjoying lunch in the Tree house with her buddy!
Mark Your Calendars!
19: Circle Test (Pre-K, HS), LPAC Kindergarten Meeting in Marcellus' room
20: Circle Test (Pre-K, HS)
21: Circle Test (Pre-K, HS)
22: Lunch & Learn (Reading) @ 11:00
26: TPRI Test (Kinder)
27: TPRI Test (Kinder)
28: TPRI Test (Kinder)
2: Bowers will be out in the morning
3: T-Tess Meeting (Teachers only @ 3:15)
4: Planning Day
5: 100th Day of School for EVERYONE!!! Have fun!!!, Staff Luncheon
9: SST, Valentine Pictures (students must be in dress code)
10: SST, Valentine Pictures (students must be in dress code)
12: Kinder Valentine’s Party / HS Field Trip to Perot Museum
17: Tooth Fairy Visit @ 1:00
18: HS Circus @ 6:00
25: Pre-K Circus @ 6:00
January 10: Loretta Petsch
January 19: Tiffany Wolfe
January 21: Julie Harris
January 28: Zan Turner