Friday Coach Note
May 20, 2016
News and Updates
Many of you have been working hard to update the I-Plans! We are almost there!
Please update if you have not, Rti I-plans (any areas that are highlighted except for name) and I will put Spring scores and progress monitor charts in. Mrs. Haynes is working on the blue folders and running off copies of the I-plans to go in the cum folders, so everything needs to be up to date. Thanks!
Things to send home in the Report Card:
*K-3----I will prepare your IRI parent notification letter and put them in your boxes.
*3-5--- I will print your ISAT results and parent letters and put them in your boxes.
*K-5--- I will print your WIDA ACCESS results and parent letters and put them in your boxes.
IRI results have already been entered on the Blue Testing Card in Red Testing Folders.
Copies of ISAT Test Reports will be in the Red Testing Folders.
Copies of WIDA ACCESS test report will be placed in Green LEP Folders along with copy of the parent notification of services for 2016-2017 (exception incoming Kindergarten).
I will also run stickers for your report card envelopes, unless you let me know otherwise.
Renaissance is Helping Students Find Their Summer "Mojo"
Share with your students and their parents.
Encourage them to keep learning all summer!
Book Buddy Programs at Shelters~~~Talk About Great Summer Reading Programs!!!!
Kids Get Dogs' Tails Wagging by Reading Them Tales!
Photos are from The Humane Society of Missouri and Animal Rescue League of Pennsylvania.
Alex and Annie
Volunteer Alex, 8, with Annie. Alex believes the dogs listen better to stories about other dogs.
The Purrrrfect Buddy
Cat in the Hat....It's a favorite!
Trained Book Buddies read to the shelter dogs, helping them gain confidence and comfort with visitors.
Is that dog engaged or what?
Volunteers line up in front of dog kennels to read to their buddies.
It's always nice to snuggle up with a good book!
I can't wait to hear the ending!
Are you ready to listen?
Ummmm.....excuse me but it's kind of hard to see the words!
Although Some Cats Would Rather Play.......
One Student talks about her experience reading to the dogs.......
"She was a shy dog, but she paid attention when I read to her," Alex said. "By the end of the week, she was so open and nice and polite." Annie found a "forever home" shortly after.
Now Alex, an aspiring veterinarian, begs her mom to drive the 20 miles to the Humane Society at every opportunity. "I'm like, 'Get in the car woman, let's go see those dogs!'" she said.
Alex keeps a bag of books in her room, so she's always ready to go. She passes along a pro tip: She believes the dogs prefer stories about other dogs, such as Scooby-Doo and Clifford the Big Red Dog.
Meanwhile Back At Acequia.....
It's Macbook Christmas for a few teachers!
Our Smiling Tech Force!
In the afternoon, "Decodable Elves" magically assembled books for 2nd grade! Thanks Mrs. Tyler, Mrs. Garner, and Mrs. Haynes!