Curriculum Connections

News from Ms. Welch, CST for the Week of Feb. 12

Upcoming Dates:

Feb. 5 Teacher of the Year Committee Observes & Interviews Finalists

Feb. 6 Heather @ CST Mtg.

Feb. 7 CORE Team

Feb. 7 Owl Art PAWS PD @2:45 Art Room

Feb. 8 5th grade CORE Team

Feb. 12 Reflections Breakfast

Feb. 12 Teacher & Employee of the Year Celebration @2:45 Media Center

Constructed & Extended Response for GMAS

Heather will meet with your grade level during the week of March 5 to help you integrate Extended and constructed responses in your daily instruction. We will work together to calibrate expectations and grading with your team.

Building Excitement Around Reading

How do you build excitement around reading in your classroom? Here is one way a teacher highlights texts in her class.
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Strategy Groups

https://youtu.be/IRcjDpRbBmE
https://youtu.be/azi2iASKv3I
Did you notice that the students are using different texts?

Check for Understanding Strategy

View this Check for Understanding: Look how she quickly assessed who needed additional support and clearly communicated, “If i need you I’ll tap you for my back group.”

Such smooth transitions, too! See clip below.

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Quick Key

Quick Key’s gridded response format will let you create math questions that your students can answer on paper or online. If your students respond on paper, you can use the Quick Key mobile app to scan the paper and have your students' responses quickly graded. If your students answer online, their responses are automatically graded upon submission