January 19th-30th, 2015
19th: Student/Teacher MLK Day Holiday
20th: 4th and 5th Grade Spelling Bee!
20th: Tutoring Resumes
21st: Stacy K to Principal's Meeting in the AM
21st: Sunshine and Wellness Committee Meetings after school
22nd: BJ Chambers, Watch DOG Dad
22nd: Cafeteria Cops here
23rd: Stacy K off campus (tentative at this point in time)
27th: Joshua Barrow, Watch DOG Dad
28th: Stacy K, Melody and Mahdavi to STAAR security training
28th: Grade level and Department Meetings after school
27th: Citizen of the Month names due to Michael (as a team, please)
29th: Stacy K to Meeting in the AM
30th: Citizen of the Month at 2:25 PM
We have a replacement for Cindy Banks who will start on January 26th. Her name is Terry Kardos and I hope you all will give her a warm McCall Welcome on her first day with us. Debbie may be back at the end of the month, but at this time, I am just not certain of a firm return to work date. She's in great spirits and ready to rejoin us.
We have spent an inordinate amount of time making instructional decisions for kids in the last several weeks. Please make sure that you communicate with parents if a child is making changes in teachers for a subject or two this semester. They may not have viewed the portal and seen MAP scores, so they may be unaware of their child's current progress. We want parents to be our partners and they are left out of that partnership when we fail to communicate what is happening with their child. Be proactive so that they know you are on their side!
I have included a LOT of links for you to view for your professional development in this edition. The links are surrounding two themes: digital citizenship, questioning strategies and assessment. Digital citizenship is not something we have discussed a lot as an instructional team, so in coming weeks in the Chronicle, we will explore that topic. I know many of you have a goal about technology usage in the second semester, so digital citizenship is an important first step in embarking on that goal that you need to include in your lessons.
I hope you all have a restful three day weekend!
Digital Citizenship--please review before the next smore!
Article on Digital Citizenship:http://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=192
PISD Tech Page Link with Digital Citizenship:
Primary Digital Citizenship Poster: