Good Things Newsletter
M-Powerment Focus: M-1
You've Been Busted!
Our teachers have been setting September on Fire with great instruction!
Meghan Andreoli-- a new teacher to the Social Studies department, creates a weekly newsletter using Smore to update her parents on what has happened in her American History II class. Andreoli's newsletters focus on building relationships with her students and their parents. Each week she selects a "Student of the Week" to highlight. Check out the video below to learn more about Meghan's weekly newsletter and click here to view an example of her newsletter.
Jordan used a QR Scavenger hunt with his Biology classes for his unit on animal and plant cells. We heard fun was had by all :)
Nominations for October
If you know of someone who is doing a great job, and you would like to see them highlighted in October's "Good Things" newsletter, let us know!
Jen had her students create body biographies and movies about a tale while studying the Canterbury Tales
Nominations for October
Instructional Strategy Highlight: The " 6 Word Story"
By writing a summary with a limited number of words, students must focus on the important ideas and become thoughtful in their word choice. The purpose of this strategy is for students to discern the most important ideas and summarize information for any topic by studying an image, video, or article. Click here for a link to the handout: The Six Word Story.
Check out some examples from Mike Kelley's AP US History class!
"Chalk Talk" with Mrs. VanDyke
Literacy Strategy: "A-E-I-O-U"
This strategy provides scaffolding that helps students look for and remember key ideas about the information presented to them. It also provides a conversation structure for debriefing with classmates and reporting out, in small groups or as a whole group. Click here for a link to the "A-E-I-O-E" Literacy Strategy.
"Tuesday Tech Takeout" Sessions
News from the Media Center
Need a change in your students’ learning environment? We encourage you to schedule some time in the Media Center. Check out our calendar & contact us to reserve our help OR our space! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Thank you for caring about literacy and supporting our Back to School Book Fair! As a result of student & staff member purchases, we were able to add 45 new books to our collection.