Hall Elementary Teacher Newsletter
March 23, 2015
March 23- Report Card Distribution
March 26- Data Meetings
March 27- National Honor Society Ceremony - 9:00
March 30 - Faculty Meeting: Test Security
March 31 - Instructional Rounds
3rd – 5th grade teachers: Please continue to review ACT Test Exemplars and Interim assessments. Model and practice how to use scratch paper effectively (in all subjects), go back to the passage or text to find the answers, answer constructed response questions with time constraints, answer technology enhanced items. We have two weeks until Spring Break – please make the best use of your instructional time to prepare students.
Sickness Clean- Ups
Please call the office if someone in your class becomes sick and needs a clean up. We will send a custodian to clean the area. We have created a schedule that has each custodian on call several hours per day. They are to provide sickness clean-ups in all areas of the building during their designated time.
Weekly Professional Development
Please complete activity by Sunday, March 29.
Rigor is not a four letter word: Chapter 4 – Increase Complexity
The author identifies five specific ways to increase complexity in instruction (p. 53):
· Complexity through Problem Based Learning
· Complexity in Writing
· Complexity as You Assess Prior Knowledge
· Complexity with Vocabulary
· Complexity in Review Games
Choose two of these areas, and reflect on how you can increase complexity in the two areas you identified by describing how you plan on applying the information read into your daily instruction.