The Hero Focus

Heritage Staff Newsletter - February 27, 2017

Writing Strategies Book!!!

So excited about the new Writing Strategies book! What a great support to the Writing Workshop!!!! The book will help with student conferences, mini lessons, and small group work. It will also help us when we analyze the CBA data and plan next steps based on the student information. The prompts, Anchor Charts, strategy language, mentor texts, ideas for name a few....will be invaluable as we continue to increase the writing skills of our students. Hope you are digging in!!!

I have also included the links that Mallory sent out....take a look when you get a chance.


Facebook Live with Jennifer Serravallo

FREE Webinar: Conferring with Partnerships and clubs, with Jennifer Serravallo; May 4, 2017

Facebook: Heinemann Publishing

Facebook: The Reading and Writing Strategies Book Community

Georgia Heard – Poetry

Updates and FYI's

  • Feb. 27th: Final grades uploaded by 4:00 so Report Cards can be prepared
  • March 2nd: Dr. Seuss' Birthday
  • March 3rd: Career Day
  • March 3rd: CBA Data due in Aware
  • March 3rd: Report Cards Available in HAC for parents
  • March 3rd: TELPAS Collections Due
  • March 3rd: Career Day
  • March 7th: Open House 5:30-7:00
  • March 7th and 8th: Mock STAAR

Upcoming Events to have on your radar:

  • March 24th - 12 hours of EQ time due
  • Check to see how you are doing on getting your 6 hours of GT update
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Professional Development

  • Feb. 23rd, 24th, 28th, and March 1st: Kasey Smith on Campus and conducting Letterland Walkthroughs and follow up coaching conferences

  • Feb. 28th: Toolbox Tuesday: IStation Reports Grades K-4

  • Feb. 28th: Amber Richards on campus - please have her observe or model number talks and problem solving using UPS check.

  • March 1st: STAAR Training during PLC's

  • March 2nd: Staff Meeting - Working agenda: Stevens - Recess Presentation, PBIS team presentation, IST's - Intervention Documentation, AIMSweb, and I-Station work.

  • March 8th: PLC Meetings Cancelled

  • March 9th: STAAR Accommodation Training 3:30-4:30

  • March 10th: District Training and Grade Level Planning - Sign up in Eduphoria - see more information below.

March 10th Professional Development Update

As we continue to review feedback we have made changes to our March 10th PD. On Friday, March 10th you will go to your assigned campus. The session is from 8:30 – 11:30 am. Be sure to sign in when you arrive and we will meet in the Cafeteria.

The changes made will allow you to remain with your team, hear curriculum updates, and have more time to plan together as a team. Remember to bring your data folder, charged laptop and power cord, highlighters, and planning materials to get started. You will go back to your campus after lunch and complete your planning day. If you prefer having a hard copy of your unit document(s), you will need to print those ahead of time and bring them with you.

The schedule for the day will be as follows:

  • 8:15-8:30 Sign In
  • 8:30-10:00 Content Curriculum Overviews (in the Cafeteria)
  • 10:00-11:30 Team Curriculum Planning
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-3:30 Team Curriculum Planning (Back to Campus)

  • Please be sure to register for the session prior to the 10th.

  • Kinder - Hidden Lakes Elementary
  • First Grade - Bette Perot Elementary
  • Second Grade - Willis Lane Elementary
  • Third Grade Park - Glen Elementary
  • Fourth Grade - Eagle Ridge Elementary

Please be back at Heritage to sign in in the library at 12:30. You are then welcome to go to a grade level team members room to continue to plan together until 3:30.

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