Clear Spring Elementary Staff Newsletter: September 4-7
Welcome Week... A GREAT start to a GREAT year!
Guarantees and Celebrations
Clear Spring will guarantee ALL students…
Engage in increasingly complex texts and tasks that promote reasoning and problem-solving
Therefore, we will celebrate when students…
persevere through grade level texts and tasks requiring high cognitive demand
set a purpose, track their thinking, justify their reasoning with evidence, and communicate with increasingly sophisticated responses
Make meaning in order to earn their understanding
Therefore, we will celebrate when students ask questions, challenge others, and defend their understanding through speaking and/or writing
Therefore, we will celebrate when students rethink, revise, and reflect to create increasingly sophisticated evidence (model, work sample, writing, etc.)
Back to School Picnic
PTA, donations, and families created a nice spread of food!
Having fun "selling" free books!
Face painting was a hit!
Week at a Glance
- Sept 4: Day 1A
- Sept 5: Day 2B
- Sept 6: Day 3C
- Sept 7: Day 4A
Sept 4-7: The Dot Read Aloud and "Expectations" with Mrs. Pumphrey (see schedule)
Sept 4 & 5: Pre-K home visits
Sept 6 & 7: Pre-K staggered start
Sept 7: Fire Drill (will be announced)
Sept 10-14: The Dot Read Aloud and "Expectations" with Carly (see schedule)
Sept 10: Submit artifacts for CFIP (work from Challenge- 3 students)
Sept 10: SSTSept 11: First CFIP- looking at student work from "Back to School Challenge"
Sept 17: First PLC meeting after school