"Captivating Every Student, Every Day!"
Kudos - singing the praises of our staff :)
January 4 - 8, 2016
Mon., Jan., 4:
Tues., Jan., 5:
SCA Officer and Homeroom Rep Meeting, 2:40 – 4:00 pm
ILT Meeting, 3:00 pm
PTA Board Meeting, 6:30 pm
Wed., Jan., 6:
Lisa Lee, OTB, 1/2 day pm
STEM, 2:40 – 4:30 pm
Thursday, Jan., 7:
Terri Hawley, OTB 1/2 day pm
Nancy Lambert, OTB, 1/2 day pm
January 11 - 15, 2016
Learning Walks all day with Ray Jones
Tues., Jan 12:
Mrs. M OTB 1/2 day pm
PAC Meeting, 3:00, collaboration room
Wed., Jan 13:
Mrs. M OTB all day
Thurs., Jan 14:
Nancy Kurz, OTB 1/2 day am
Mrs. M. OTB all day
Fri., Jan. 15:
School Club Pictures, All day
Jan Roewer, OTB, all day
Mrs. M. OTB all day
Kudos to Kindergarten for exploring during collaboration and discovering this awesome STEM site. On this site, they found learning plans that supported their content instruction and were able to begin to answer one of the most important questions that should be answered during collaboration: How will we know they learned it?
Congratulations to Lisa Lee. Trantwood's 2017 Teacher of the Year!
Talent Ed Deadlines
Mid-Year Professional Goals: Jan. 29
Formative Option #1: Feb. 5
Please see Mrs. Z or Mrs. M if you have any questions. We highly recommend starting your assessments early so you have time to reflect on the data and to make plans to ensure every child is learning at high levels every day.
Tasks done already? Hit the "submit" button now! :)
Instructional Technology Resources
Integrated Cross Content Resources:
DefinedSTEM: provides online STEM performance task bank aligned to the SOLs and the VBCPS curriculum in grades k - 5.
Achieve 3000: Provides digital nonfiction text aligned to the SOLs for language arts and content areas differentiated to the independent reading levels of all students (Every student should be assigned at least two articles per week) in grades 3 - 5.
CoreClicks: Provides students with a digital fiction and nonfiction text resource for independent reading time in grades k - 2.
Bookflix: Provides students with digital paired texts of fiction and nonfiction for whole group reading instruction or independent reading time in gr. k - 2.
Fastt Math: Helps students in grades 3 - 5 and grade 2 that have demonstrated efficient strategies, improve Fact Fluency during school hours.
Fraction Nation: Builds conceptual understanding of fractions during school hours in grades 3 - 5.
TenMarks: Provides a mathematical tutorial program to be used both at school and at home in grades 1 - 5. The program reassesses students and they work through lessons on their level.
ConnectEd: Provides an online textbook and various other resources to grades k - 5.
Five Ponds Digital Textbook: Allows students to access the course textbook at home and via multiple devices, hear text read aloud, and access textbooks from previous grade levels; also allows teachers to project textbook pages and access to teacher's annual in grades k - 2, 3, and 5.
ArcGIS (VBCPS Portal) : provides digital map-based resources in conjunction with science/social studies inquiry based lessons and is provided on the SharePoint for students and teachers to explore. http://vbcpsgis.maps.arcgsis.com/home/
NBC Learn: provide video content based on current events and aligned to social studies content (alignment charts organized by both VBO and unit can be found under "General Information" on grade level SharePoint pages.) for grades k - 5.
As you may have noticed, the Lexile levels for students categorized as "Developing Readers" are not automatically adjusted at the end of each month. Their Lexile levels will be adjusted once they take the interim assessment.
The first time eligible students log in or on after January 11, the assessment will automatically populate. Once these students complete the January administration of LevelSet, they may proceed with the resource as usual. Therefore, it is recommended that plans be made for this LevelSet administration prior to continued use. The assessment must be completed in school.
Got questions? See Jan Roewer.