The Freedom Flyer

4-24-15

Thank You

Thank you for a successful testing week! Again, we appreciate all of you for making the week a success. The test is a team effort, and we could not do it without the help of all of you!


If you see Mrs. Fox, please let her know how much we appreciate her stepping in for Mrs. Spradlin. She has been a constant for those kiddos the last few weeks. She will be with us one more week before Mrs. Hayes will take over the class until the end of May. Thank you in advance for welcoming these ladies onto our team.



Our jeans passes go to Debby Richey and Linda Thorson for their Hearts at Work! Thank you, ladies. Your jeans passes will be in your boxes.

FYIs

Pink and blue sheets will be in your boxes on Monday. These are due to your team leaders by May 29th. Please turn the grade level stack into me on May 29th. Directions will be with the sheets. If you have questions, please see me or Kim.


DRAs- Due by May 29th. Please move sticky notes by then as well. I have the sheets with the codes, so see me when you are ready to move the sticky notes in our data room.


At this time, we have been chosen to use Letterland in grades Kinder and 1st next year as a supplemental program to our balanced literacy. Schools were chosen based on their 3rd grade BOY and MOY AIMSWeb averages. When listed from lowest to highest, we ranked 8th between Caprock and Basswood. Kinder and 1st grade teachers will be trained in May during the school day. More information will be coming.


As you are planning your summer, thinking about next year, and reflecting on your own learning needs, consider attending some of the Keller University trainings or Abydos. The district expectation for next year is balanced literacy which includes readers' and writers' workshop.

Upcoming Dates

Monday: Module 2 3:20-4:20 PM bring a sample of your quick writes/PTA Board Meeting 5:30 PM/PTA General Meeting 6:30 PM

Tuesday: 4th Grade Trip to Austin

Wednesday: 1st Grade Field Trip

Friday: SOAR Assembly 8:00 AM

May 4th-8th Nurse Appreciation Week

May 4th- Cinco de Mayo Eve lunch provided by Social Committee/4th Grade PHI visit/Library closed for inventory/Module 3 3:20-4:20 PM

May 5th- Library closed for inventory/4th Grade Play Day

May 7th-8th- Book Fair Preview

May 8th- Last day to check out books

Exemplar Work Examples and Halls/Walls

Please get with your teams and select one piece of writing and one example of problem solving to submit to me by May 8th. Please include first and last name of student, grade, and homeroom teacher.


Halls and Walls: Please take down all the table cloths and paper covering all the words and works in the hallways. If your displays are torn, please take those down and replace with something else. Since we still have 6 weeks of school, we want our walls to reflect our learning.

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