Wright Jet News

Week of February 8th

Cline's Corner

I came across this anonymous quote the other day.

"We can't wait for the storm to blow over. We have to learn how to work in the rain."

It made me think about the conversations we had last week as we triangulated data (MAP, DRA, summatives and formatives) in grade level teams. One thing that stood out to me was how well you know your students. You spoke of their academic strengths and struggles and their personal and environmental challenges. Some of our students are in the midst of some big storms. Our challenge is to learn how to best unlock learning for them in spite of "the weather " they are experiencing. Please continue to track data and continue to think innovatively to unlock student learning.

Please remind students that we are out of school on Friday and Monday.

Enjoy your long weekend.

Sue Kempton Videos

K/1 teachers have heard about Sue Kempton, author of "The Literate Kindergarten and Let's Find Out." Stenhouse Publishers has a collection of videos that correspond to each chapter in Let's Find Out. Click on each of the chapters to view the videos.

Collection of Videos on Reading and Writing

I found this collection of videos on Vimeo from the Teacher's Reading and Writing College. There are lessons at different points of the workshop in a variety of genres and types of writing.

What's Going On At Wright?

Admin Team Will Be Out of the Building...


Tracey:

Kat:

Juanita:

Hettie:

Donna: Monday 2/8 (AM)- Meeting with PEBC,

Wednesday 2/10 (8:30-11:30) OVEC

Dates to Remember

Student Voice Survey- Grades 3-5 and Related Arts starts: Monday, Feb. 8- Kat will send an email to schedule with your homeroom to administer to your students. It should take about 20 minutes.

Dental Education: Tuesday 2/9, Grades K-2 ( 9-11) in gym

Personalized Professional Learning: Tuesday, 2/9 (2:45-4:00) This week, Schoology, Thinking Strategies and Standards Based Grading

Report Cards Go Home: Wednesday, 2/10

Conservation for 5th grade: Thursday, 2/11( 1-2:15)

Personalized Learning PD: No School: Friday, 2/12- Blair Center- Only if you need PD hours or are interested in topics offered.

Presidents Day: Monday, 2/15, No School

Dental Education: Tuesday, 2/16 Grades 3-5 (9-11) in gym

Emergency Preparedness Management-4th grade: Thursday, 2/18

East Middle Band - 5th grade- 2/19, Friday (8:45-9:30)

Native American in Art: Feb. 22- March 18

PTO After School Movie: Wednesday, 2/24 (2:30-5:00)

BBY Math PD- Wednesday and Thursday, 2/24 & 2/25

Abe Lincoln: 5th grade: Friday, 2/26 (10:30-11:45) Library

Spring Photos: Friday, 2/26 Class and individual

Academic Team:Governor's Cup Competition: Saturday, 2/27, Simpsonville Elementary

Parent Teacher Conferences- March 14 &15- (3:00-6:00)