Cardinal Connection

December 2012

Text Dependency (common core) Gradual release (instructional delivery)

Mrs. Harrigan builds confidence in students by intentionally creating a climate of communication and collaboration. Students working with partners and participating in student discourse enhances the comprehension of the content. Mrs. Harrigan also allows students to utilize all areas of the learning environment. Can you find the teacher in this video? She is not sitting behind a desk, sitting in a chair or standing in front of the whole group.

Chancey Students Are Getting Ipads!!!!!!

Thanks to our hardworking students and passionate PTA we will be getting 25 Ipads that will be catalogued in the library and available for checkout. Northeast Christian Church challenged the congregation this weekend to donate funds to provide 75-100 Ipads for students at Chancey. As part of a research project we are also slated to receive an Ipad from the GE grant for every staff member that teaches mathematics I am also ordering an additional 20 Ipads. Providing 4-5 Ipads per class is the ultimate goal. We have a team of teachers that are piloting the integration of one Ipad in their classroom. Our We Succeed after school program is utilizing a blended learning platform. Mobile technology has infinite possibilities for the classroom. The 25 Ipads will arrive this week but there are several procedures that must take place prior to check out. Stay tuned.

"Mobile learning is not about handing out iPads, it's about having access to info. anywhere, anytime on any device."

Using Technolgy The Right Way

Please RSVP by Tuesday morning!! NECC has reserved two tables for Chancey staff members!! Plus our Show Choir is performing

I will be attending and I hope some of you will attend also. You should have received a postcard in your mailbox a few weeks ago.

Show Choir is performing that evening 6:15p.m.

Welcomes author, Lisa Harper

ONE NIGHT ONLY - Friday, December 7

Boutique - 5pm • Program - 8pm

Northeast Christian Church invites you to join us for our 13th annual Christmas Gala. This is a great way to start the holiday season and to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas! This event will provide a Christ-centered evening of inspiration, love and laughter for the women of Northeast, family, friends, co-workers and neighbors.


5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Shop at the Christmas Boutique

8:00 pm Program and Speaker: Lisa Harper

9:15 pm - Close Shop at the Christmas Boutique and meet Lisa Harper

KPREP School Summary by Content Areas

Click the link below. This summary can be found in the public dropbox folder under KPREP also.

My Math

We are placing the order this week for this McGrawHill math program. We have to get the PO approved through JCPS before the order can even reach McGrawHill..............My goal is to get it before the break. I believe having a common curricular framework and utilizing supplemental resources will enhance our K-5 math program at Chancey. Math Investigations II, Singapore math, and McGraw Hill can support the teaching and learning of the Common Core Mathematics. Inquiry based and traditional instruction can exist in the same classroom. There has to be a balance between the two strategies.


Tuesday, Dec 18th 2012 at 7pm

7900 Shelbyville Road

Louisville, KY

Happy Holidays. I would like to invite each of you to BJ's for food, fun and relaxation for our annual staff holiday party. The dinner is my gift to you. Grown up beverages are on you!:) If you would like to bring a guest the cost is $14.50. I will e-mail the RSVP date as soon as possible.

Remember PD 360?

PD 360 is now part of CIITS (Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System). Stay tuned for more information about this resource. It supposedly has 11,000 common core related questions developed by Pearson (creator of the KPREP test).

You or your team can access PD 360 using the same username and password.


Chancey News

Happy Birthday

Carri Rogers December 2

Deloris Malone December 9

Marsha Smith December 11

Helen James December 13

Brenda Brooks December 24

Brook Lotze December 30

Congratulations National Board Certified Teachers

Susan Baucom

Shelia Ciarlante

Thank you to Mary Robertson and her technical skills for supporting our explosive technology at Chancey. She will now have more time to integrate technology into the core curriculum. Our new STC is Julie Bucalos. Please shoot her an e-mail if you have concerns. You are also encouraged to call 3552 or put in a work order on-line. All three resources are available to you.