Waterville Primary School
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Formative Assessment Techniques
Formative Assessment Strategies for:
* How is ______ similar to/different from________?
* What are the characteristics/parts of......
*In what other ways might we show or illustrate.....
*What is the big idea, key concept, or moral in....
*What ideas/details can you add to....
* Give an example of.....
*What is wrong with....
*What might you infer from.....
Performances of Understanding: *Debate; *Perform a TV show; *Performa a TV commercial/informercial; *Improvisational role-play; *Simulation and reflection; *Mock Trial and reflection; *Create advertisements; Create a newspaper; *Editorial cartoon analysis; *Create an editorial or opinion piece; *Write and perform a song (karaoke); *Write and perform a play; *Poetry; *Role-play journals/diaries; *Stand up comedy routine; *Critique an article, work of literature, work of art; *Present and support your answer to a "what if" scenario; *Culture Clash-combine disparate cultural features and report on the predicted consequences
Procedure Brochure: Students create brochures outlining proper procedures for academic content-related tasks/processes.
If you use any of these strategies, please share with me how it went! Student work samples are also welcomed! Thank you for your commitment to professional growth!
Events for the Week of January 18th-January 22nd
Dates to Remember
Monday, January 18th: No School
Tuesday, January 19th: PBIS Mtg with grade level during lunch to review bus and recess expectations
Tuesday, January 19th-February 5th: Winter Benchmarking period
Wednesday, January 20th: Informal Obs Ernsthausen @ 10:55am
Thursday, January 21st: Bucket Filling Store
Thursday, January 21st: Box Top Cookie Treats!
Friday, January 22nd: Bucket Filling Store
Friday, January 22nd: Informal Post Conf Ernsthausen @ 2:15pm
Monday, January 25th: Meeting with Intervention Specialists @ 8am
Tuesday, January 26th: Informal Obs Siravo
Tuesday, January 26th: Jamie meets with Mr. Herman @ 9am
Tuesday, January 26th: Informal Obs Snyder @ 1:45pm
Wednesday, January 27th: K-6 Principal's Mtg @ CAO 9am
Thursday, January 28th: Fire Drill AM
Thursday, January 28th: Informal Obs Radwan @ 11am
Tuesday, February 16th: 2 Hour Delayed Start
Tuesday, March 15th: Full Day Professional Development Day
*Sumdog's next round of Lucas County contests will start Friday February 5, 2016 and will run until the following Thursday.
The contests are aimed at ages 5 - 14 but if a teacher feels a student is at an appropriate level for other students, they are also welcome to join in.
Students can play online either at school or at home using the website or the app!
* Lori and I are planning to hold our PBIS meetings with each grade level during lunch time in the cafeteria. We can then have access to the entire grade level at once without interrupting your academic time (especially since these next 2 weeks are shortened). We will be focusing on the review of appropriate bus and recess behavior. If there are additional topics that you feel should be discussed at your grade level, please let one of us know. We will plan to meet with each grade on Tuesday, January 19th.
*Please remind families that breakfast is not served to the students on a 2-Hour Delayed
Start Day. Thanks!
*Please remember to wear your school ID badges while at work.
*Formal OTES timeline:
First observation completed by 1/15/16
Second Observation completed by 3/25/16
Entire process completed by 4/15/16
Informal OTES timeline:
Staff only needing: Professional Growth Plan, Observation, and Meeting:
Observation and meeting completed by 2/26/16
*Please make sure to check your mailboxes for updates (especially possible student transportation plans) each day at 2:00pm or after.
*Please remember to sign up to observe one of your colleagues. Everyone has received their golden pirate booty and tickets! Let the fun begin!!!
Winter RTI Benchmark Screening
Grade K STAR Early Literacy is the week of Jan 19th-follow up with DIBELS for 25th percentile and below
Grade 1 STAR Early Literacy or STAR Reading is the week of Jan 19th-follow up with DIBELS for 25th percentile and below
Grade 2-4 STAR Reading is the week of Jan 19th-follow up with DIBELS for 25th percentile and below
Grade 1-4 STAR Math is the week of Jan 25th.
Grade K-4 Writing is the week of Jan 19th or Jan 25.
Make up screening is week of Feb 1st.
BGSU Student Teacher Matching
WPA Box Top Cookie Treats!
Congratulations to the class at each grade level that turned in the highest number of box tops: Kindergarten: Mrs. Buehrer, First Grade: Mrs. Ansted, Second Grade: Mrs. Ernsthausen, Third Grade: Mrs. Snyder, Fourth Grade: Mrs. Foore.
The cookies will be delivered to the office on January 21st by 9:30am for these winning classes to enjoy! Thank you WPA!
Here is the timeline for SLOs this year...
11/9: SLOs Due to Building Principal: COMPLETED!
11/10: Elementary Committee Meets to Review SLOs: COMPLETED!
11/13: SLOs returned to teachers:COMPLETED!
11/18: SLO's needing revisions returned to Building Principal-COMPLETED!
11/20: Revised SLOs reviewed by committees-COMPLETED!
11/21: Revised SLOs returned to teachers-COMPLETED!
Below are three links related to testing. The first is simply the log in for AIR. You may want to bookmark that as we will be using that frequently in the months to come.
The second is a link to the PDF of the test administrator user guide.
The third is an actual test administrator certification course. It is pretty good. AIR works basically the same as it did last year with some minor modifications.
Test Administrator User Guide:
Log In URL:
Test Administration Certification Course: