FRIDAY FLASH

Important RCPS Updates

"It isn't what we say

or think that defines us,

but what we do."

~Jane Austen from Sense & Sensibility

Great Things Going On!

  • Data meetings this week were productive and positive. The sharing of ideas and problem solving of solutions were appreciated. Everyone's input is valuable!! Thank you for hard work to make our meetings look different this year.
  • In visiting classrooms this week, I was able to have some conversations with students about their data folders. How exciting to see them so excited about their growth!!
  • All our students were AMAZING at the Fire Prevention Programs. I am interested to hear your thoughts on this change of format from last year. Let me know what went well, what could be better and if there is anything that should be included for next year. I will share these suggestions with the RFD!

Week of October 17-21

Monday, October 17

3:15 pm--New Teacher Meeting in Conference Rm

Teacher Substitutes

  • Deb Bryant--Sheila Sutter
  • Maggie Sayler--Libby Pickett


Tuesday, October 18

PENNIES FOR PINK: WEAR PINK & KIDS BRING LOOSE CHANGE

Teachers sign up for walk after school by mailboxes ($3)

8:45 am--Kindergarten Data Meeting

9:00 am--Admin Meeting (Norris)

10:05 am--First Grade Data Meeting

5:00 pm--Board Meeting (RCPS Instructional Report)

Teacher Substitutes

  • Kelly Geleott--Pat Weigand
  • Angie Wuethrich--Sheila Sutter


Wednesday, October 19

UNITY DAY: WEAR ORANGE

EARTHQUAKE DRILL

ALL POSTERS FOR DRUG FREE WEEK MUST BE DONE

7:10 am--Wednesday Morning PD: Personal STAR data evaluation

9:30 am--PK Data Meeting (changed due to PBIS celebration)

10:50 am--Second Grade Data Meeting (changed due to PBIS celebration)

3:00 pm--Meet in Gym to hang Drug Free posters from your class

Teacher Substitutes

  • Tina Canaday--No Sub


Thursday, October 20

STAR WINDOW ENDS

REPORT CARDS HOME

9:00 am--First Grade PBIS Celebration

10:00 am--PK PBIS Celebration

11:00 am--Second Grade PBIS Celebration

12:30 pm--K PBIS Celebration

Teacher Substitutes

  • Austen Hensler--Pat Weigand


Friday, October 21

FALL BREAK--NO SCHOOL

Week of October 24-28

Monday, October 24

FALL BREAK--NO SCHOOL


Tuesday, October 25

RED RIBBON WEEK: WEAR SUNGLASSES & YELLOW SHIRT

8:45 am--Kindergarten Team Meeting

10:05 am--First Grade Team Meeting

5:00 pm--Board Meeting (RCPS Instructional Report)

Teacher Substitutes



Wednesday, October 26

RED RIBBON WEEK: WEAR CRAZY SOCKS

7:10 am--Wednesday Morning PD: Close Reading @ RCPS

Teacher Substitutes

  • Tiffany Borman (pm only)--Sheila Sutter


Thursday, October 27

RED RIBBON WEEK: WEAR MISMATCHED CLOTHES

All Day--Ag in the Classroom (2nd Grade)

9:30 am--PK Team Meeting

10:50 am--Second Grade Team Meeting

6:00 pm--Second Grade Open House & Music Program

Teacher Substitutes

  • Samantha Mitchell--Kim Jones


Friday, October 28

RED RIBBON WEEK: WEAR BOMBER COLORS/BOMBER GEAR

2:00 pm--School Drug Free Assembly in Cafeteria

Teacher Substitutes

  • Kelly Geleott--Libby Pickett
  • Alyson Kieffer (pm only)--Kim Owens

Nuts & Bolts

Finding evidence in the text to support your answer has always been important in education. Now it is important to state testing as well. A strategy for helping students to develop this skill is called CER or Claim--Evidence--Reasoning. Check out the infographic below for more information on what CER is and how to use it. Also, follow the link to a FREE mini-lesson and graphic organizer that can be used in your classroom.


Just because your students can't fill out the graphic organizer or write a paragraph using CER doesn't mean that this isn't a useful strategy. Developing this skill verbally can lead to a student automatically using this strategy in their writing.


If you try it out....let me know how it works for you and your students!

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