The Weekly Knot

Issue 39: How do we Learn?

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ESOL Tip of the Week

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Last week in the Weekly Knot Mr. Reap highlighted the importance of culturally responsive teaching. In his message he called on us to:

"Get to know the culture of your students by researching their backgrounds, the countries they are from, their languages, values, behaviors, beliefs, holidays, traditions, customs, and foods. When educators possess profound cultural information about their students, they are better able to discern behaviors and to provide effective instructional strategies. "

CultureGrams (part of our district's library subscriptions) is a wonderful resource to use to research students' home countries. The site contains a plethora of information on every country in the world, including information on language, food, religion, family, greetings, and gestures, just to name a few. When visiting the site, click on world edition to begin navigating the site.

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Check Out Ms. Parker/UMD's Artist-Curator Project

check out the email for the password

Weekly Happenings

Monday June 1, 2015

Work on appropriate parts of your closeout packet this week.

Reflections theme for museum night begins: What exhibit will your students build?


Tuesday June 2, 2015



Wednesday June 3, 2015

Faculty Meeting


Thursday June 4, 2015

PG Library Summer Reading Assemblies in the gym

9-9:40 AM Grades K-1

10-10:40 AM Grades 2-5


Friday June 5, 2015

A look at Edcamp Level Up! Thanks to Mr. Reap, Ms. Twitty, Mr. Gachelin, Ms. Wismer, Mrs. Golladay & Ms. Kent for the support.

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