Curriculum Connections

News from Ms. Welch, CST

Week of September 26-30, 2016

Upcoming Dates:

Oct. 10 - NO SCHOOL

Oct. 11 - Conference/PD Day
Oct. 12 - IOWA teacher training @2:45pm

Oct. 12 - Write Score for grade 3
Oct. 12 - Write Score for grade 5

Oct. 13 - First PAWS PD

Oct. 14 - Write Score for grade 4

Oct. 17 - IOWA test begins for grades 3 and 5

Everyday - Log into SLDS (TAC)
Each Week - Log your RTI interventions in Fulton Connect

Favorite Pics/Vids this week:

Tech Team Interview

Roving Reporter - New Prospect ES - SWAT Team

Write Score - Grades 3, 4, & 5

A Write Score webinar was offered on Sept. 20 but it was during instruction. The recording of that webinar has now been posted. It is here: http://tinyurl.com/oorhmxc and then scroll to “Webinars by Write Score”. You will se a link labeled "Write Score Writing Webinar - ES - 2016". You will need your county credentials to sign in to view these items.

PLEASE NOTE the resources available on that page as well, including a guided script for how to administer the Write Score assessment, rubrics used for scoring the assessment, and test-taking features the students will have access to when they take the assessment.


Our first window for Write Score is the week of Oct. 3-7. Please sign up for a computer lab/chrome book time for your class to take this assessment.

Spelling Bee Info

Check your email for detailed Spelling Bee lists and information.

Grades 4 and 5, please hold a classroom spelling bee. I need the winner (and runner up) of your class bee by October 28 so they will have time to prepare for the school bee.


Grades K-3, if you choose to do a classroom bee, let me know your winners by November 11 and I will get Bee certificates for your winners along with recognition at the school bee.


The school spelling bee will be held December 2 at 8:15 am.

More logistical information will come soon for the school level bee.

Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours
Implement technology and take a virtual field trip all from your classroom!
Here are a few I've found and one I created!

Take a Virtual Tour of the National Constitution Center on Constitution Day

Roots of Democracy—Greek-inspired Architecture and Columns in Roswell, GA Virtual Tour
I created this one...
https://sites.google.com/site/welchsclass/sem/semvirtualtour-g reece

Judicial, Executive, and Legislative Branch Virtual Tours
http://www.congressforkids.net/ Judicialbranch_supremecourt.htm
http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/overview.htm
http://www.congressforkids.net/Legislativebranch_house.htm

Paul Revere’s House
http://www.paulreverehouse.org/

WWI Interactive Poems
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/worldwarone/hq/activities.shtml

Virtual Cell
http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm

How Are Fossils Formed Scavenger Hunt
http://welchsclassscience.blogspot.com/2012/02/how-are-fossils-formed.html

Virtual Pond
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/index.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/ponddip/index.html

Articles & Resources

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