Sept. 28, 2017
I love that we work so hard everyday to make a difference. We are purpose driven warriors!
Literacy Committee Ideas
We plan to implement a reading assembly each month where we read to students and promote books. During this time, you will be able to meet with each other for planning particularly with reading. I will send more information out to you in the coming weeks about these assemblies.
Emily shared that she has a Motivational Monday, Booktrailer Tuesday, Wonderful Word Wednesday, Book Share Thursday, and Finish It Friday in her classroom. She uses this time to motivate her students to love reading. When you see Emily, ask her about this. Several of us loved this idea during our meeting.
Don't forget the importance of reading aloud to your students. Reading aloud great books should be a protected and important part of your day. Don't forget to talk with Katie about books and ideas. She is a valueable resource in our school!
Ideas for Assessment
- Ask students to reflect by writing down what they learned.
- Ask students to summarize important concepts orally, visually, or otherwise.
- Have students use hand signals to signal understanding.
- Use response cards such as index cards, signs, whiteboards, magnetic boards, or others for students to hold up to indicate responses to a question you pose.
- Use Four Corners to get an easy snapshot of student understanding. This promotes movement while allowing you to assess understanding.
- Think-pair-share where students compare thoughts with a designated partner before sharing with the class.
- 3-2-1 where students respond to 3) things they learned from the lesson 2) things they want to know more about and 1) question they have.
- Ticket out the door where students write a response to a specific prompt.
- Journal reflections where students write about what they learned, what caused them difficulty, what they found helpful, or other lesson related topics.
- Peer Instruction: Have one student teach another student what they learned.
Oct. 4th: Grandparent's breakfast for grades k-2.
Oct. 5th: Grandparent's breakfast for grades 3-5.
Oct. 6th: House elections for president, vice president, and secretary
Oct. 6th: F & P Levels due
Oct. 13th: Rikki Brown will be here all day if you have insurance needs
Oct. 13th: ALICE drill- I will get letters to you to send home prior to the drill. You will also need to talk with your classes about procedures in the event of an intruder prior to the 13th.
Oct. 16th: Bookfair Week!
Oct. 17th: Fall Festival-I can't wait to see your costumes!
Oct. 17th: Fall Picture Make-ups