February 8, 2016
To Tanya for starting and sharing a folder in Drive for all things Daily 5.
To Lexi for taking initiative on getting a Literacy Night going and inviting others to join.
Fountas and Pinnell created levels for the professionals, not the students or parents...
"Highly effective teaching provides a range of opportunities with different texts for different purposes."
The article is below, but this link will take you easier reading.
If you want to apply for a grant to benefit your class, the school, or the playground, come to the School Council meeting on Tuesday, February 9 at 7:15. Robyn McBride from Alberta Health Services will be the guest speaker; she will provide us with recommendations on filling our grants, and we plan to get started right there.
Words Their Way Workshop
I hope you all enjoy your day!
Feb 5th EA PD Day
PGP Meetings for Educational Assistants
I have decided to bring in some sub coverage for me, so I can meet with each of you. There will also be EA sub coverage to relieve each of you for your meeting. I am really excited for these professional growth conversations; I've greatly enjoyed the few I've had so far. I'm planning for half hour meetings on Feb 22, 24, 29 and March 2. Emails will be sent out with times. **Please remember to bring your professional growth plans.**
Expectations for All Staff Members to Enforce (AKA - The Tights)
Also, could any support staff who wait for students at the doors - especially the main doors - please stop students coming into the school, and find out why they are entering before the bell. They can come in if
- they are with a parent
- they are in kindergarten
- they are with a kindergarten student and are delivering him/her to class
- they have to go to the bathroom
- they are sick, injured, etc.
- use your discretion if there are other valid reasons to enter early
If students do not have a valid reason to enter, please send them back outside until the bell goes. If they are supposed to enter through a different set of doors, send them on their way around to their own doors.
Feb 16 Collab Day: 8:30 - 3:30
9:00 - Accountability Pillar with admin
10:00 - Small Moments Writing with Jan Ingram
12:00 - Lunch: on your own
1:00 - Literacy Beliefs with Marica and Kacey
2:30 - Real World Problem-Solving with Marica