Sabrina's Coaching Corner

Keeping Scott teachers in the KNOW!

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January 6, 2016

Happy 17th Week of School & Happy New Year!!!

Please read the district & campus news below. As always, let me know if you have any questions or would like to meet.

ELAR

MOY Literacy Assessments:

The window for literacy assessments is open until January 29th. Scores must be entered into Aware by Friday, January 29th.

K-2 Expectations:

  • Istation for ALL students
  • DRA2 and PAPI for students who are Tier 2 or 3 on Istation.

3-5 Expectations:

  • Istation for ALL students
  • DRA2 and QPS for students who are Tier 2 or 3 on Istation.


Reading Question Cards:

Each of these cards contains questions, mostly related to the process standards. You can print the cards and put them on a ring for students to use during reader's workshop. The questions can support students during partner discussions, reading responses, small group reading, and/or reading conferences. You can also edit the cards to meet the needs of your students.

-ALL Questions on One Page
-Question Cards on Separate Pages (for printing or ordering):


Reading Response Tic-Tac-Toe:

This document can be used as an extension for students during reader's workshop. You can edit the directions in each box to meet the needs of your students. Students can write a response or have a discussion with a reading partner to answer a question. (click here)


Curriculum Updates:

Cluster 5: Ask Questions to Infer is available in Eduphoria. You will notice the following:

  • All cluster planners now have a link to the video. There is also a new format for the videos so you can see the writers and the documents.
  • In grades 4 and 5, the cluster planners now include some guidance with "look for" answers for the cluster pre-assessments. The videos for these clusters provide additional guidance.

MATH

TEMI (Kinder only):

Administer Form B for mid-year math screener. (1st Grade - administer to specific students for SST purposes, if needed)


Process Standards Grid:

This grid can be used to support students with their thinking and communication during problem solving. The questions and sentence stems are color coded and align to the process standards on the rubric. (click here)


App for Math Manipulatives:

Schoolkit Math is a toolkit that gives you QUICK and EASY access to manipulatives that students commonly use in the classroom. This app has been loaded on the Student Learning Hub Symbaloo. How could you incorporate Schoolkit Math into your math workshop?

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DISTRICT PDs

Due to sub shortages, the district is has made changes to the grade level curriculum PDs. Please cancel all subs that are currently scheduled for any grade level district PDs. Read below to find out how the new PDs will take place.


MATH:

The district will be replacing the job-embedded math PDs with online PDs for teachers. Each PD will be done through Google Hangout on the designated dates. This will allow you to receive the PD as a team, and special program teachers can be a part of the learning (SpEd, DLC, Dyslexia, GT, etc).


The schedule for online math PDs:

  • January 14: 5th grade
  • January 21: 4th grade
  • February 11: 2nd grade
  • February 19: 3rd grade
  • February 25: 1st grade
  • March 22: Kinder


ELAR:

The district will be replacing the ELAR job-embedded PDs with morning PDs. They will take place from 7:30-8:30. If you are attending the PD, you will need to split your class with your teammates from 7:30 until you arrive on campus (by 9:00). Please see the schedule for the ELAR PDs below:
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SCIENCE

Science curriculum documents for the second semester will be uploaded to forethought by January 8th. The writers will be working on updating the spring semester on January 7th. If a document on Forethought shows that it is linked, then the lesson is ready. If there is not a link, then it is still being completed.
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