Week ending March 18, 2016
Mark Your Calendar!
TELPAS Reading - Grade 2, 8:30 AM
Major Saver Assembly, 9:45 AM
Spring & Class Pictures
Third Quarter Ends
PD Day, Student Holiday
*See schedule below*
Student & Staff Holiday
TELPAS Reading - Grade 3, 8:00 AM
Ocean Adventure Program, 7:50 AM
PD Day: March 24
Our day will go as follows...
Breakfast Pot Luck - Sign up in the lounge!
Easter Egg Hunt - Get your running shoes on! Grab your glasses! Bring a bucket..or a pocket!
9:00 to 11:30
PLCs: intervention schedules, purposeful planning, data disaggregating, common assessment creation
*PLC Leaders: Please send an agenda with room number to Duvall & Branch by Wednesday, March 23. Let us know if you need us to pop by or to provide any information!*
11:30 to 12:30
12:30 to 2:00
STAAR General Training - all certified staff must attend
RtI Check-Ins (At some of the MOY RtI meetings, we said that we would check in on some students after Spring Break. This is a time for those "check-ins." Schedule to come soon!)
If you have not (or even if you have), I have added a super short video below to introduce the concept.
I played devil's advocate for a bit--Is it just playing? Is it a waste of funding? Is it a short lived fad? Can it even be tied to curriculum? I've found mixed reviews. And though opinions of Makerspaces vary, I am intrigued by the basis of such a movement in education, especially with elementary-aged students. Here's a pretty good article I recently read: "How to Ensure that Making Leads to Learning."
Interested in learning more? Or forming a team to make a Dino Makerspace? What are your thoughts? Give it to me: HERE.