Monday Memo - September 19

Building Bridges of Access for All Students

Big image

7 Steps Google Classroom

Remember to join Jane's Google Classroom on the 7 Steps to a Language-Rich Interactive Classroom.


https://classroom.google.com/r/MTkyODI3ODQxN1pa

Big image

Safety Audit

9/26: 9:45 - Safety/Security Audit Interview - people will be in the building to conduct interviews at random to determine how well you know our safety and security procedures.

9/29: 9:45 - Safety/Security Audit Walkthrough - looking for safety issues. Be sure:

*no items are stored higher than 18" to the ceiling - talk to us about over cabinet decorations

*no items blocking doors

*nothing hanging from ceilings (sorry - you must take down your decorations)

Big image

Grants

Remember that the grant submission deadline for teachers is Friday, September 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Jane must have your grants by this date. See the link below for more information about grants. Many of our staff have won grants in the past and it’s a great way to get more resources for our students.


http://www.pisd.edu/about.us/foundation/grants.shtml

Marzano's Steps

Step 1: The teacher explains a new word, going beyond reciting its definition (tap into prior knowledge, use imagery)

Step 2: Students restate or explain the new word in their own words (verbally and/or in writing)

Step 3: Ask students to create a non-linguistic representation of the word (a picture, or symbolic representation)

Step 4: Students engage in activities to deepen their knowledge of the new word (compare words, classify terms, write their own analogies and metaphors)

Step 5: Students discuss the new word (pair-share, elbow partner)

Step 6: Students periodically play games to review the new vocabulary (Pyramid, Jeopardy, Telephone)


Marzano's six steps make learning vocabulary fun. Students think about, talk about, apply, and play with new words and . . . Webster doesn't get a word in edgewise!

Important Dates

Week of September 19 - 23:

Book Fair:

M - Th: 7:30 - 3:00

F: 7:30 - 12:00


September 19:

11:45 - Instructional Support Meeting


September 20:

Grandparents Day - K-2


September 21:

Grandparents Day - 3 - 5

3:00 - 4:00 - Department/Vertical team meetings


September 22:

6:00 - Reading Event (Book Fair Open - 6:30 - 7:30)

Janet out 1/2 day pm


September 23:

9:00 - 1:00 - Principal's Meeting


Week of September 26 - 30:

Multicultural Week


September 26:

9:45 - Safety Audit

Data Day w/ Jennifer Ruth


September 26 - September 30:

Box Top Contest


September 27 - 29

Cogat

3rd grade: 10:00

5th grade: 8:45 & 12:45


September 28:

3:00 - 4:00 - Staff Meeting - Melissa Patton


September 29:

3:00 - New Teacher Meeting - Monica's room


September 30:

11:00 - 1:00 - Spirit Store

2:00 - 2:30 - Multicultural parade

5:00 - 7:00 - PTA Multicultural picnic

Janet out all day