Camacho Curriculum Corner
Brought to you by your Instructional Coach Christa Alvarado
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New Intervention Resource in Bridges Mathematics
Volume 1 - Number: Counting & Early Place Value
Volume 2 - Operations: Basic Addition & Subtraction
Volume 3 - Base Ten Operations: Addition & Subtraction with Multi-Digit Numbers
Volume 4 - Addition & Subtraction Word Problems
Volume 5 - Operations: Basic Multiplication & Division
Volume 6 - Base Ten Operations: Multiplication & Division of Multi-Digit Numbers
Volume 7 - Multiplication & Division Word Problems
Volume 8 - Adding, Subtraction & Making Sense of Fractions
Volume 9 - Money & Decimals
Be sure to look in the Units of Study for your grade level to know what volume and lessons to use with your students. Our Math curriculum team already did the research & homework for you, correlating the intervention guides to your current units of study. Once in the Unit of Study look under the Learning Plan for what intervention lessons to teach. These lessons are great to use in small group because they take about 20-30 minutes. Gena and I will be training teachers on these resources soon!
Language Arts Online Resources
The Reading adopted materials can be found in Think Central. Teachers will need to log in with the state, district, and campus information.
Username: firstnamelastname (eg. jasonjohnston)
Password: campus#Teacher$ (eg. 101Teacher$)
Students will need to log in:
Username: first8oflastname_studentID# (eg. Johnston_763456)
Password: Date of birth in YYYYMMDD format (eg. 19990513)
If teachers need assistance concerning ThinkCentral accounts, please enter a HelpDesk ticket in Eduphoria.
Texas Write Source (2nd-5th Grade):
Texas Write Source is the Writing/Grammar textbook that was adopted. Teachers should have received an email directly from Write Source to set up their account. If they forget how to login:
Username: district email address (eg. Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Password: campus number + ”teacher” (eg. for a Bagdad teacher - 109teacher)
Handwriting Without Tears (PreK-3rd Grade)
To log in to HWT teachers should create an account with them using their LISD email account. This will grant you access to the online adopted materials. Teachers will create their own password. When it asks for an access code, have teachers look on the inside front cover of their TE (1st log-in only).
PACE Language Arts
Science Modules: Will be picked up during the week of October 12. New modules will arrive on campus the week of October 26.
3rd Grade Testing Window (September 23-October 16)
4th & 5th Grade Testing Window (October 5-October 16)
Tweener Time (While you wait for your new kit to arrive):
-Use the data from Science assessments to focus instruction and reteach during the "tweener" time.
-5th Grade can use the STAAR Connections during this time.
-This is a great time for students to engage in Inquiry, PBL, and STEM investigations. Let me know if you want to plan one of these investigations together!
Science STAAR Connection Training for 5th grade teachers. September 22nd 3:30-5:30 at LEO 112B
Social Studies Online Resources
-Go to Camacho Library homepage
-Click on green star (online books)
-Click on Spotlight on Texas (Username: leander, Password: texas)
-Click on book and it will read it to students
Maps 101 (all Grades):
-Go to Camacho Library homepage
-Click on the blue star (databases)
-Click on Maps 101(Username: leanderk12, Password: leander)
Social Studies Training for DBQs & CRQs
DBQ = Document Based Questions in 3rd-5th Grade
CRQ = Constructive Response Questions in Kindergarten-2nd Grade
DBQs & CRQs are embedded in the Social Studies Units of Study. 4th & 5th grade have DBQ binders for Texas History & American History. If you are interested in learning more about DBQs or CRQs, then let me know. If you want me to model one in your classroom, then let's set a date!
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Want five great ways to use Go Noodle? Here's a list...
1. Morning Meeting
Pick a stretching brain break to get the day started on the right foot.
My pick: Tight Rope with Maximo
2. Subject Transitions
Take a vigorous break to release the wiggles and re-energize the brain before moving onto the subject.
My pick: Pop See Koo by Koo Koo Kangaroo
3. After Lunch or Recess
Calming breaks are helpful to bring everyone back down to Earth so we can transition into learning.
My pick: Airtime Space
4. Before (and After) a Big Test
Take the time to do something relaxing beforehand, then something fun afterward.
My pics: Flow before a test. Happy with Zumba Kids after a test.
5. Indoor Recess
When it's too cold, rainy, or blazing hot to go outside try Go Noodle's Indoor Recess Mega Mixes!
My pick: Mega Mix #3
August 31-September 25: DRA Window for 1st-5th Grade
August 31-October 23: DRA Window for Kindergarten (usually last 4 weeks of the window)
September 8-September 21: TPRI Window for 1st and 2nd Grade
September 23-October 16: Science Assessment Window for 3rd Grade
October 5-October 23: PreK Testing Window
October 5-October 16: Science Assessment Window for 4th & 5th Grade
October 5-October 19: TPRI Window for Kindergarten
October 19-October 23: PACE Math Screener Opens for 1st Grade