North Washington Elementary School
September 16, 2016
Friday... and a Full Moon
In case you need reminding, it's Friday! Would anyone have guessed that tonight is a full moon? Actually, tonight is the full harvest moon eclipse. It might be something special to watch for with your little ones.
A huge thank you for getting all of our teacher webpages updated! Since the teacher webpages are the only place we are storing pacing guides, it is important that they house the most recent version. Please remember to update your teacher webpage pacing guide as you make adjustments during the year.
I know it has been a busy few weeks. Thank you for your time and focus. Our kids are blessed beyond measure by your commitment! Remember, we have 2 weeks until fall break! We can do this!!
Mrs. Mattingly and Mr. Hudson say, "Great Job This Week, Team!!! Enjoy Your Weekend!!"
Halls of Learning: Student Work Displays
Preschool students are cognitively engaged as they decide what dots can be. They create pictures using the dots.
First grade students are applying their reading comprehension skills to a book of their choice and illustrating to support their writing.
Third grade students are practicing summarizing their independent reading selections.
WE NEED YOU!!!!
Focus on Cognitive Engagement: The Stand Up Game
Focus on Formative Assessment
60 Techniques: Checking for Understanding
I see many of you using these types of strategies such as gallery walks and Four Corners, just to name a few. This resource has a quick list of 60 techniques for formative assessment that you may find interesting. How many do you already use? Are there any that will compliment your grade and content?
I would love to share out some of the great formative assessment strategies that you are using in your classrooms! Send me an e-mail, pictures, or video. Or even better invite me when you are using a strategy that I can share! We have an amazing amount of talent in our building! :) We have so much we can learn from each other!
Commander Day Lessons
Several folks are beginning to work on Commander day lessons.
The lessons will need to be updated, even if you are reusing last year's. Make sure that you complete the new cover sheet. The cover sheets will not go home with students this year. That means that directions will need to be clearly marked on the student pages. When you save your lessons the file name should include the course name (grade level and subject) and lesson number.
For example: Commander Day 1.Grade 8.Social Studies
I would encourage you to label the student pages with the day of the lesson and content. For example: Commander Day 1 Grade 6 Math.
Follow the links below to access your folders or go into VClass:
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. I'm glad to help!
Surprises and Delights
Digging in to Character Traits
Miranda's students went to medical school this week to practice with character traits.
We have been learning that character traits come from inside the character and are displayed by what they say, feel, do and think.
After reading "The Red Kayak", students completed an "autopsy" of the main character, Brady, to analyze his character traits.
Young Scientists at Work
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Our young scientists exploring scientific ideas through hands-on experiences!! Great job Cathy and Randy for giving our students the BEST foundation in science!
Upcoming Dates and Reminders:
- August 29-September 23rd Fall MAP window
- September 23- Family Flick on the Field
- September 26th- SBDM 3:45
- September 27th- Math and Reading PLCs 3:30-4:30/MAP Analysis Meeting
- September 28th- Round 1 RTI Ends
- September 28th- 1st grade field trip: Louisville Zoo
- September 29th- Family Learning Night 5:30-7:00
- September 30th- Professional Development Day
- FALL BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oct 3-7!!!