The Bulldog Buzz!
Week of January 21, 2019
How will you think like a scientist to understand the world around you?
School Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, Jan. 21st, 12am
Home Sweet Home
Lesson Plans DUE
Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 8am
- To the Gr3 Team: My Chat & Chew block is during your lunch block this week! If you would to dialog about any of our initiatives, let me know!
Power PD Session w/Mrs. Price
Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, 3-3:30pm
- Topic: Poverty
- Please come prepared with your laptops!
Friday, Jan. 25th, 9am-2pm
Small Conference Room
The Principal's POV on...Maintaining Accurate Records (4b)
As Danielson says, effective teachers "live in level 3 and vacation in level 4" on the FFT rubric. The good news is that the very nature of our schoolwide routines helps to ensure that this is the case when it comes to 4b (Maintaining Accurate Records). From logging daily attendance, to maintaining our benchmark data spreadsheets, behavior referrals, CAST interventions, etc., Bullock certainly has system for maintaining information on student completion of assignments, student progress in learning, and non-instructional records that is effective (YES, that's right from the rubric!).
What about taking it to the next level? Well, 4b has much in common with Domains 2 & 3 (as does 4c, which we will talk about next week's edition of the #PrincipalsPOV), in that the more students are involved, the higher an artifact will fall on the rubric. In other words, what routines have you established for students to log completion of assignments or for tracking their progress towards learning goals? One EASY way to make this happen: student friendly rubrics/checklists. After all, self-assessment is an essential part of learning and appears in the attributes for 1c, 1f, 3c & 3d!
Always remember, when you're looking for artifacts & evidence to support Domain 4, focus on practices that you can infuse into your regular routines or that we're already engaged in! This way you're not adding more to your plate! Thank you for a fantastic week & don't forget to "record" your thoughts on 4b via email or social media!
News & Notes
January Grade Level Meetings: We will be closing out our mid-year SGO's during January's grade level meetings. Our PLT investigations will resume in February. Don't forget about our "anxiety" article book talk as well. Copies of the article are available next to the sign-in sheet if you still need one.
Gr3 Honors Choir: Choir will restart on 2/12/19...can't wait to see Ms. Tursi!
African American Read-in: Readers are needed for our upcoming Read-In on 2/22 for Black History Month. Reach out to Mrs. Castro if you are interested!
Mid-Year Assessment Updates: See below for our assessment timelines. If you have any questions, just let me know!
- DIBELS: please administer next week (if you haven't started already). Results are due on Friday the 11th.
- Gr3 Informational Passage: Please administer next week. Baseline data for the "deer" passage will be due on Monday, January 14th.
- F&P Benchmarks: Benchmark week will be from 1/28-2/1.
Our 3rd graders are partner reading with our 1st graders!
Words to Inspire...
SEL in Action!
We're kicking off 2019 with mindfulness at Bullock!
Words to Inspire...
Shout-outs from the Staff...BOOM!
- Thank you to Mrs. Dunn for getting the ball rolling on a wonderful initiative for our students and their families!
- Thanks for being so flexible Miss Miner!
- Thanks Castro for planning Unless projects!!
- Thanks Mike for working so hard!
- Thank you Beth T. for the great PSU shirts!
- Thank you Toni for sharing your Bubble Gum Math information with me!
- Thank you Theresa for finding a much needed text!
Boom to Ms. A for being our eyes and ears while we were away.
Boom to Andi for helping us with the new data collection sheet.
- A huge shout out to our OG girls who successfully completed semester one and are now off and running in semester two. Last Thursday and Friday night the girls completed almost 8 hours of upfront lecture for this semester! Way to go Toni, Robyn, Laure and Dana (Bowe).