Lakewood Ledger


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Celebrations AND SHOUT-OUTS!

-Shout out to Amy Morgan for organizing a GREAT Science Night!

-Shout out to Monica Powers, Stephanie Larsen, Donna Braziel, Johanna Jenkins, Darlene Collins, Margaret Miller, Lindsey Deleon, Aleksandra Marcyzk, Becca Hile, Delta Naps, Tricia Garcia, Diane Carter, Emily Pryor, Amy Morgan, Jennifer Landers, Mallory Watkins, Sarah Moore and Mackenzie Krus for coming and engaging with our parents and students!

-Shout out to Katie Adams and her work with the Honor Orchestra

-Shout out to Lindsey Deleon and Jessica Kirkley for their wonderful writing celebrations!

-Shout out to Julie Scott and Beth Gilley for reaching out to visit the Momentous Institute.

-Shout out to 3rd grade for some fun team building!

-Shout out to Angela Barraclough, Johanna Jenkins, Sarah Moore and Amy Morgan for helping out with whiz quiz!

-Shout out to the entire PACES team, Monica Powers, Sue Youngs, Stephen Beckman, Jessica Richardson and Sonya Moreno for all the team work to make sure all of our students are supported!

-Shout out to the Kinder team and a fun Read Across America week! The kinders told me all week about what they were doing in class. Way to engage and make learning fun!

-Shout out to Mrs. Rogers for a fun week of activities!

-Shout out to Coach Taylor and Coach Stacy for taking on a lot of kids and being super positive about it! We appreciate it!

-Cameron Ramirez

Shout out to Everyone who came and helped at Science night. Y’all took care of everything and it was a success!

Shout out to Becca for always saving the day when I am forgetful!

Shout out to Tricia for all the times you’ve helped me talk through things. You’ve taught me so much this year.

-Amy Morgan

Thank you to Andrea Howard who has been laminating up a storm, and she got the NEW laminator up and running! Thank you again!

Johanna Jenkins

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Pastries with the Parents

Many of you who are new to the campus may not know about Pastries with Parents (Friday, March 8th) and what that entails. This is like an Open House. PTA will provide pastries and drinks outside of the Eagle’s Nest. Parents are able to walk their child(ren) to class. The doors will open at 7:00.

1. Be sure that you are here before 7:00 a.m. If you get here later than that, be prepared not to find a parking spot. If someone on your team is not available to be at school by7:00, be sure you have made arrangements as to where those parents and students will go.

2. You might want to have some of the student’s work displayed or data folders for the parents to view.

3. Encourage parents to head to the library for Book Fair.

4. If parents leave before the bell rings at 7:40, students can go eat breakfast or to the gym. Students should not be left unattended in the room as you will be busy mingling and visiting with parents.

5. As soon as the 7:40 bell rings, we will make announcements to inform the parents that it is time to exit the building.

This event is usually very well attended and we will most likely have many parents in the building. Danee and Lindy will be very busy that morning so be sure to keep your phones or walkie talkies handy in case you have any questions or need help with anything.

This Week


Beginning of the 5th 6 weeks

TELPAS online testing – 2nd, 5th and any students who were absent – 8:00

Book Fair begins – Preview day

Whiz Quiz – 3:00 – Eagle’s Nest

Environmental Club – 3:00 – 3:45

PTA Executive Board Meeting – 6:30


Book Fair – 8:30 – 4:30; 5:30 – 7:00

Reading DBA – 3rd, 4th and 6th

Closed Campus

No intervention

Suzuki Solo Recitals – 5:30 (Eagle’s Nest); 7:00 (Cafeteria)


Book Fair – 8:00 – 4:30

Talent Show Rehearsal – 3:00 – 4:30


Book Fair – 8:00 – 4:30; 5:00 – 6:30

Spring and Group Pictures

Talent Show – 6:30


Book Fair – 7:00 – 2:00

6th Grade Hat Day

Pastries with Parents – 7:00 a.m.

Talent Show (all grade levels) – 8:30

Reading 3D Reflection

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Lakewood Goals

District Focus for Lakewood:

· Early Literacy: Kinder TRC, 1st DIBELS, 2nd DIBELS

· 3rd Grade Math (Masters)

· 4th Grade ELA and Math (Masters)

· 5th Grade All Subjects (Masters)

· Meets level for Special Education Students

· Meets level for Asian Students

Our Goals:

100% Implementation of Continuous Improvement

100% Implementation of CHAMPS

97% Attendance

Reading 3D- 90% of students will make OR surpass their EOY grade level target

Kindergarten- Level E

First Grade- J

Second Grade-N

Goals in Approaches/Meets/ Masters

3rd Grade Reading- 86/60/40

3rd Grade Math- 85/50/30

4th Grade Reading- 85/55/30

4th Grade Writing- 75/45/25

4th Grade Math- 85/55/30

5th Grade Reading- 90/60/35

5th Grade Math- 95/70/35

5th Grade Science- 90/59/39

6th Grade Reading-88/50/35

6th Grade Math- 90/60/40

DATA Celebrations

READING 3D made gains in 5/6 categories! Congratulations!!! Tons of hard work went into these gains!

WE have ranked in the top four 13 times this year compared to once last year. We have been #1 SIX TIMES!

Last year to this year in STAAR tested grade levels 653 to 782. +129 points

Last year to this year in ALL tests 851 to 1008. +157

(This is HUGE!)

Growth Increases (2019 – Math, Science, Reading - CBA’s and DBA’s)

2nd grade

2 out of 2 for 2019 with CBA1 Math

3rd grade

8 out of 10

4th grade

5 out of 14

5th grade

11 out of 14

6th grade

1 out of 8

Ranking Increases (2019 – Math, Science, Reading – CBA’s and DBA’s)

3rd grade

8 out of 10

4th grade

3 out of 12

5th grade

13 out of 16

6th grade

4 out of 14

3rd grade Math

CBA1 Meets – Ranked #1

CBA 2 Meets – Ranked #1

CBA 2 Masters – Ranked #1

DBA1 Meets – Ranked #3

DBA1 Masters – Ranked #4

5th grade Math

DBA1 Meets – Ranked #4

5th grade Science

CBA1 Master – Ranked #4

CBA2 Meets – Ranked #2

CBA2 Masters – Ranked #2

CBA 3 Meets – Ranked #1

CBA 3 Masters – Ranked #2

Sub Pop Increases – (2019 – Math, Science, and Reading CBA’s and DBA’s)

Asian and Sp. Ed

2nd grade

2 out of 2 for CBA1 Math

3rd grade

5 out of 10

4th grade

2 out of 14

5th grade

11 out of 16

6th grade

5 out of 14

Reading 3D

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Lakewood Data Comparison 2018-2019

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Lakewood SubPOPS Comparison 2018-2019

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Lakewood CBA-DBA Rank 2018-2019

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Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Goals

Hurst- Euless- Bedford ISD Goals

☐ Goal 1: Student Achievement

☐ Goal 2: Effective and Efficient Operations for all Components

☐ Goal 3: Quality Teaching, Administrative, and Support Staff

☐ Goal 4: Safe, Healthy, and Nurturing Schools

☐ Goal 5: Enduring Relationships with Stakeholders

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February Birthdays

Carla Flores- March 12

Amanda Maclaurin- March 17

Linda Zachry- March 20

Debe Yatko- March 23

Jade Jaramillo- March 25

Valerie Torres- March 27

Cecilia Arceo- March 29

Deundra Clayton- March 30

Jennifer Landers- March 30

Vy Nguyen- March 31

ROCK 1- Small groups

The research is clear. I have linked several articles. I encourage you to at least peruse the first article. I really enjoyed reading it. Small group instruction leads to the highest results for students. This includes students from Kindergarten all the way to their senior year. I am so happy that the majority of our school implements small groups that continue to grow stronger each day. Attached are some tips.
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Small Groups

Strong small group tables are organized:

  • Standard-aligned questions

  • Teacher exemplar

  • Teacher question stems

  • Dry-erase boards/markers

  • Paper & pencils

  • Manipulatives (if applicable)

  • Anchor chart

  • Designated Supports (if applicable)

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Small Group Preparation

Successful small group preparation involves thoroughly analyzing student work. Examining student work and talking directly to students about their work is the most reliable method for determining students’ misconceptions and determining if there is a procedural or conceptual gap.

These are the steps involved in planning a data-based small group session:

  1. identify students in need of support
  2. select student expectation
  3. select standard-aligned problems (standard aligned questions may isolate a particular part of a standard or may break the skill into bite-size pieces that are along the trajectory of understanding the standard to its fullest.)
  4. create an exemplar & sequence problems
  5. list common or observed misconceptions
  6. write diagnostic questions to isolate the misconception(s)
  7. teach/fine tune a specific strategy

Steps 4-6 are really not linear. As you create the exemplar, misconceptions may surface, and questions to ask to identify the gap or a misconception may also surface.

The goal of a small group session is to identify a gap and correct a misconception regarding conceptual or procedural understanding. Therefore teachers should focus on the concept or procedure within the context of a problem – not the problem. Use the problem as a vehicle to address the underlying issue. Then, strategically sequence the problems to be completed based on a learning trajectory geared towards comprehension and mastery of the targeted student expectations.

Guided Reading Refresher

Clarification: This is not including STRIPE. STRIPE is our intervention time but does NOT replace Guided Reading that should be going on every single day in our ELA blocks in K-2.

How often shout I see my Guided Reading groups? Tier 3 should be seen everyday. This means that Tier 3 will have AT LEAST two groups a day including STRIPE.
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Narrative Guided Reading Prompting Guide

Informational Guided Reading Prompting Guide

ROCK 2- Progress and Aggressive Monitoring

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When do I aggressively monitor and how?

Aggressive Monitoring should happen whenever you ask students to practice during the lesson. Here's how:

  1. Have your exemplar for all independent practice in hand.
  2. Announce the purpose of each lap (identified through your exemplar).
  3. Follow the pathway of highest performing to lowest performing student.
  4. Provide written and verbal feedback to students using the established coding system and assessing and advancing questions.
  5. Collect qualitative data to inform instructional decisions based on each lap.

Rock 3- Building Relationships inside the building- Restorative Practices

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Rock 4- Relationships in the Community

Seen AROUND Lakewood!

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