Teachers and students co-write anchor charts as a tool to make their thinking visible for a procedure, concept, or strategy. The charts provide a track of their thinking, a resource they can refer to, and follow. They serve as a reminder. As I walk through the classrooms at Fisher, I hear teachers referencing the anchor charts and children adding their pictures or phrases to the chart. Some charts remain posted for months since they serve as a reminder for a procedure or routine such as cooperative group work or what to do when reading expository text which they will do all year. Most anchor charts are dynamic and change due to concept (inference) or a strategy (draw a picture, look for a pattern, work backwards) that the students are currently working on. Take notice of these charts when you come in for conferences. They provide you a window into the classes’ thinking.
Ride a Wave of Kindness
This month we will focus on kindness and the small acts each one of us can do that will send a ripple effect of kindness throughout Fisher School. Through a series of school-wide activities and classroom lessons, students and staff will perform simple acts of kindness for each other and those in our community.
Kindness and service are nurtured at Fisher School on a daily basis. Our goal in spotlighting kindness is for students to envision what kind of community they would like to have, and then brainstorm activities that will help them create that reality.
100 acts of kindness by the 100th day of school? "No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted." - Aesop
This month and looking ahead
Feb. 5- Jennifer Rogala, Author, visits Grades 2-5
Feb. 9- Kindergarten Report Cards
Feb. 9- School Council
Feb. 9- 100 day of school
Feb. 10- Parent Teacher Conferences 6:00-8:00 pm
Feb. 11- Strategic Planning
Feb. 12- Early Release Day -11:55 Dismissal
Feb. 12- Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00-3:00 pm
Feb. 15-19 February Recess
March 13- Family Carnival- 1:00-4:00 pm