Dec. 11, 2015
Winter Open House Info Reminder
If you have food/beverages to share, please do. If not, know I'll be providing some of each.
Parking will be an issue. You are welcome to park out front or around back on the access road. Looking forward to seeing those of you that can come.
Address is 13332 Alston Drive in Saxony off of 126th and Pennington. Dark gray house, red front door. Second on the left.
Growth Mindset Thoughts
Instructional Strategy: Fan-N-Pick
Each team receives a set of question cards. These can be teacher made or student made. If students make the cards, be sure to teach them how to ask a good question and avoid yes/no or one word answer questions.
• Student 1 holds question cards in a fan and says, “Pick a card, any card!”
• Student 2 picks a card, reads the question aloud and allows 5 seconds of “think time”.
• Student 3 answers the question.
• Student 4 paraphrases [says in own words] and praises or coaches.
Students rotate roles one person clockwise for each new round.
Upcoming PD Reminders and Revisions
- Jan. 15 1:00-4:00 PM Our next early release PD will focus on Socratic Seminar/Questioing wiht Meg Strnat. We will also be talking about The Myth of Average and HSE21.
- Jan. 22 7:35 Staff PD - The Art of Teaching Reading Chapter 4
Monday, Dec. 14 Day 1
- Pledge/MOS - Snair
- 8:15 Share the Load - Jesse - Greiwe
- 3:10 Collab Team 2 - Math
Tuesday, Dec. 15 Day 2
- 9:30-10:30 Admin Team meeting - Central Office
- 12:15-4:00 Math Planning - Team 1
- 3:10 Collab Team 3 - Math
- 6:00-8:00 PM CRES Winter Open House - Lederach's home
Wednesday, Dec. 16 Day 3
- 8:30-4:00 ELA Planning - Team 3
- 3:10 Collab Team 4 - Math
Thursday, Dec. 17 Day 4
- 8:00 New Teacher Breakfast - It's been a roller coaster
- 1:45 Music Showcase Roth, Omeish, Dankoski - gym
- 2:20 Music Showcase Cook, Koewers, Meng - gym
- 3:10 Collab Team K
- 4:05 Discussion
- 5:30-8:30 STEM Scouts Lab Open House in Parking Lot
- 6:00 Third Grade Showcase - Cook, Meng, Koewers
- 7:00 Third Grade Showcase - Roth, Omeish, Dankoski
Friday, Dec. 18 Day 1
- $1 Hat Day
- Ugly Sweater Competition
- PTO Surprise
Dec. 19-Jan. 3 Winter Break - Have a marvelous one!