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Please keep these things in mind as you all meet with your teams on this week:
- The TLI team wants to commend each campus for the great work you are doing this semester on your Implementation Plans. The plans are looking great and the weekly discussions are amazing! Keep up the good work!
- There is much enthusiasm in the air regarding the upcoming literacy nights. I have listed below, all nights that will be occurring on this week. You are welcome to visit the literacy nights to show your support.
- The TLI team has opted to request for checks to be cut only for each campus that is having a literacy night this spring. This means that you will be responsible for taking care of any arrangements for food and/or supplies as a campus. Our team would like to ensure that the request for the $200 is made prior to Tuesday, April 8. Once we receive the checks, I will hand deliver them to each principal whose campus is having a literacy night this semester. Some campuses have changed the dates of their literacy nights since our MOY meeting. With this in mind, please let me know the status of your campus on today. If you have any clarifying questions, feel free to contact me.
- Over the next two weeks, all age/grade levels will work on Lesson 5 of the TSLP Process Module. Each CBLT has until April 20th to submit the latest version of your TSLP Implementation Plan and summary form for steps 5 and 6 (if applicable), as well as complete the quiz. Before uploading your TSLP Implementation Plan and summary form for steps 5 and 6 to the Lesson 5 Workgroup Forum, please make sure you have followed the proper naming conventions outlined in the Lesson 5 Assignment section.
- Over the course of the next two weeks, a signed copy of all team members' Commitment Agreement will be delivered to each CBLT. If you have any questions about your status, feel free to contact me.
Have a great week & see you online!
Always with digital literacy in mind,
Pre-k Information Session
The Schwa Was Here! Submitted by Jill Brady, Media Specialist at Decker Middle School
A group of thirty-six sixth grade students at DMS completed reading The Schwa was Here by Neil Schusterman in March. Students were then invited to attend a culminating event afterschool with community member and retired teacher, Ms. Bullock, as well as the school librarian and another DMS teacher. In the story The Schwa was Here, a middle school student who feels invisible attempts to become visible through renting a billboard on a busy street. DMS students created their own billboard which they signed and labeled with all the ways in which they want to be seen, or visible. Some students listed colleges they would like to attend and careers they aspire to. Other students wrote that they wanted to be seen for the small things they do every day, such as recycling and helping out their parents. The billboard was then posted in the hallway.
Students enjoyed munching on biscuits that resembled dog biscuits (there are fourteen dogs in the story) and drinking juice while engaging in discussion about the book with both adults and other students.
From the Library of Alex & Colleen
Please send this link to all teachers on your campus(es). Some of the teachers have responded, but most campuses have not sent out this link and we have only received a few responses from those campuses that did send it out. We need feedback, so please encourage your teachers to fill out this form. It should only take 2-3 minutes to complete, but the feedback will help inform our work next year. Here's the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BvfLuHtaQABVNuEeU-IQhZDHyoDXlfGOQZo4moq14Ng/viewform
The Heart of Texas Writing Project (2014 - 2015 )
On this week, YOU are cordially invited to…
Paws for Literacy
Thursday, April 10th, 3-5pm
Manor Child Care Development Center
The CBLT at Manor Childcare Center cordially invites you to their upcoming literacy night, “Paws for Literacy”. They will have dogs coming from the Humane Society and books will be given away to all of the children. There will be sensory tables, kids making paw prints on easels, and much more.
Manor's Grant Implementation Team
Amelia Brown, TLI Account Manager,firstname.lastname@example.org
Muya Hayes, Early Childhood Coordinator, email@example.com
Alex Carrillo, Elementary Literacy Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Rivera, Family Literacy Specialist, email@example.com
Colleen Stearns,Secondary Literacy Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Felicia Turner, 21st Century Literacy Coordinator, email@example.com