The Bulldog Buzz!

Week of January 18, 2016

How does thinking like a scientist help us understand our world?

Lesson Plans Due

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 8:30am

Bullock School

Schoolwide Initiative Team Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 3-5pm

Demo Room

  • Literacy Initiative - LBD Units

CAST Paperowork DUE

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 8:30am

Bullock School

This includes the CAST Follow-up Form, Intervention Log & any additional data. We will not be holding meetings for students if these items are not submitted. If you have any questions or need assistance let me know or reach out to your BSI/Case Liaison.

PTO Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 6:30pm

Bowe Media Center

The Curriculum Corner: Fluency

The Curriculum Corner at WordPress has a fantastic 8-part series of fluency articles all taken from our Fountas & Pinnell texts. See below for a list of topics or click on the "red bar" below to view the series in its entirety. Don't forget to share your thoughts regarding fluency via email, social media or in the footer of the Buzz!
  • The 6 Dimensions of Fluency - Click here
  • From Pointing to Phrasing - Click here
  • Levels of Fluent Processing - Click here
  • Fluency & Emergent Readers - Click here
  • Fluency in Levels A through C - Click here
  • Fluency in Levels D through I - Click here
  • Fluency in Levels J through Z - Click here
  • Fluency & Text Features - Click here
The Curriculum Corner Online

Click here to visit The Curriculum Corner Blog at to view our series on FLUENCY!

News & Notes

  • Just a reminder/clarification for Writer's Workshop: All students should be working with "booklets" as they publish. Should they move beyond the number of pages provided we can always add more pages. Working in booklets helps to keep students organized & assists with editing routines.
  • Don't forget to review the "instructional schedule" spreadsheet that is attached to this email. If you have made any adjustments to your routines, please let me know.
  • The Star Math Assessment will be administered during the week of 1/25. This will be done during computer time. Please remember to run your reports so that we can determine if it is necessary to adjust our math SGO's.

Schoolwide Events

  • 01/04 - Bulldog Buddy Roleplays (1/4-1/8)
  • 01/07 - Faculty Meeting & CAST Paperwork DUE
  • 01/14 - CAST Meetings
  • 01/13 - Bulldog Buddies Meeting
  • 01/15 - Inservice Day
  • 01/20 - SIT Meetings & CAST Paperwork DUE
  • 01/21 - PTO Meeting (6:30 PM, Bowe Media Center)
  • 01/25 - DIBELS & Star Math Window Opens (1/25-1/29)
  • 01/28 - CAST Meetings
  • 01/25 - Star Student Luncheon

Happy Birthday!

  • Donna Romalino - 1/1
  • Karen Peale - 1/2
  • Melanie Sweeney - 1/2
  • Rita Procopio - 1/4
  • Amy Masso - 1/9
  • Cindy Henik - 1/11
  • Lisa Blanton - 1/17
  • Marian Dunn - 1/29

The Curriculum Corner PLN

Weekly updates, reminders & bite-sized best practices for the faculty & staff of the Bullock School!