sanford book pushers

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uPcoming eVents

Oct 17 STAND Together day Wear Blue to STAND Together against teasing and bullying

Oct 18 First three items in Talent Ed are due (see email)

Oct 18 A Major Event: Math PD for grades 2-5 at 3:15 (all grades 2-5 teacher must attend)

Oct 20 Grades 3-5 teachers submit name of the classroom SCA Rep to Jena

Oct 20 Social Committee: You've Been Mugged Event

Oct 26 Wear Pink and Jeans day for Cancer Awareness

Oct 27 Book Pusher Shirt Day

Oct 27 Reading Night and Launching 40 Book Challenge to families 530-700 (all teachers encouraged to attend)

Oct 31 Book Character Day

Nov 1 Make up pictures

Nov 7 Share Day 315

Nov 8 Teacher workday-students do not report

Nov 8 Report cards due for review by 3pm

Nov 16 Report cards go home

Make sure Book Pusher/Book Challenge culture is clearly expressed in your room

Text Immersion is a yearlong ongoing theme. Use the blog and your teammates to generate ideas for your room if you need to. If your room does not express similar themes as to those that have been shared on the blog today and the past few weeks, then please get it up and running or get assistance from your colleagues in the building.

Look for's include:

  • Celebrating student reading and documenting books that students read
  • Organized classroom library
  • Comfortable places for students to read

Action Items

Bulletin board space in classroom devoted to Book Pusher/40 Book Challenge culture in your room.


Student work is posted in the hallway. Student work that is posted is current and includes a guiding question, guiding statement or Learning Target.


Current schedule posted outside classroom.


Keep up with the blog and the information that is shared

Read Simple Starts Chapter 9 on Conferring

Please read chapter 9 in Simple Starts: Leverage the Power of Conferring: Get to Know and Support Your Readers.

This will form the basis of our work on our next Share PD Day. You will also find great tips and suggestions you can implement right away in your classroom.

Congratulations Jackie on her audit

This is the note from her yearly audit:

Congratulations on the superb manner in which you have handled your school’s finances this past year. You had no auditor comments for the 2015-16 school year.

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Reading in the Wild picture from a student in Melanie Martz first grade room. Please take a picture of you reading in the wild for the display in the lobby.

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Use the Curriculum. Fifth grade using the curriculum for Fish In A Tree

Photo of the Week: Mr. C ran back into the 'burning' building to retrieve work for his students during the fire alarm

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