Acton Weekly Update: 4/7/2017
Nuts and Bolts
Additional ISTEP information will be published mid week.
Curriculum and Instruction
FTCSC DIBELS GOALS: Accuracy 85%and Fluency 80%
Ways to Respond to Independent Reading, Read with A Buddy, or Read Aloud Time~
1.) Review: Read back through everything you’ve read so far, glancing at the first sentence in each paragraph. Write a journal entry summarizing the main ideas in what you’ve read.
2.) Let’s Put on a Play: With your group, write a scene for a play based on the book that you are reading.
Fluency Development Lesson:
Teacher reads a short selection aloud several times. Class reads it chorally several times. This can be done in paired reading groups. Students read the selection at least 3 times. Selection is sent home to read with parents. Selection is then performed. The performance can also be done in paired reading groups/with partners.
Reaching ALL Learners
Ronna will lead the Tuesday PD in the LGI at 7:45.
Students want the safety of a primary safe and reliable relationship. Students would prefer parents, positive friends, and teachers, but they’d take an “iffy” friend if no one else were available. The relationships that teachers build with students form the single strongest access to student goals, socialization, motivation, and academic performance. For our schools to foster high achievement, every student will need a reliable partner or mentor.
From: Eric Jensen’s Teaching With Poverty in Mind
Our Chromebook Cart has arrived! We will now have two carts in the building. We will call one blue and one gold. Please check the outlook calendar for availability and then email Krissy for the times you want. I will be blocking out labs and carts for April 17-May 5th due to ISTEP testing.
What's Coming Up
Weekly Updates 2016-2017 : 2nd Semester
11 Chicago’s Pizza/Redline PTO Fundraiser Night 5:00-8:00 PM
12-CHOW WITH THE COW FINAL COMPETITION!!!!
12-14 Kindergarten Registration-online
13 Reach and Cluster Committee Meeting
17- May 5 ISTEP Multiple Choice (grades 3-5 only)
21 All Pro Dads 7:45- 8:30 AM
26 Midterm ends
27 Grading window closes
28 Midterms posted
28 KG Field Trip Indy Zoo
28 Family Game Night 6:00-7:30 PM
29 Music Folk Dance Festival Time TBA
2 PTO Meeting 6:30-8:00
3-19 EOY Dibels
4th Fifth Grade Music Program 6:00 PM
9 5th gr field trip Symphony
10 Kindergarten Assessments
12 Kindergarten Assessments
17 Grading window opens
22 Kindergarten (AM) and First Grade (PM) Awards Celebrations
23 Second (AM) and Third Grade (PM) Awards Celebrations
24 Fourth (AM) and Fifth Grade (PM) Awards Celebrations
25 Grading period ends
25 Last Student Day (pending no snow days)
26 All Grades posted & Verified
2 Report cards mailed