Degan Elementary Eagle Eye
Avengers: Age of Degan--No Excuses!
I need to start by saying thank you for making last Monday a fabulous day of learning. You never know how it is going to go when you are trying something you have never done, but then again, you never cease to amaze me with your desire to learn. The conversations I got to overhear were outstanding. It goes to prove, "the smartest person in the room is the room".
I appreciate your open-mindedness to think and consider new ways to look at Response to Intervention. It is a sticky process. It can be frustrating with no clear-cut answer. I think as long as we are trying to reach "bankruptcy" with our general education opportunities and interventions, then we are doing exactly as was intended by the federal law.
Last week was a fantastic week. Thank you for helping our students transition back into school. It is your positive vision, believing in the best and your dedication to giving your best that makes the difference. Our students are blessed by all that you do every day.
Suspecting a Learning Disability
Criterion 2 (lack of progress in research-based interventions given systematically over time) and guaranteeing appropriate instruction in Reading and Math, Criterion 4, are two of the biggest responsibilities for the general education teacher. Remember, appropriate instruction includes not just what you do, but that they haven't had so many absences, that they have missed appropriate instruction and created learning gaps.
The picture below is a summary. This website goes into more detail for each Criterion if you are interested in learning more: http://rtinetwork.org/getstarted/sld-identification-toolkit/ld-identification-toolkit-introduction
Week at a Glance
January 12th- Vanessa @ Central Zone Principal PLC
January 13th- Norma on Campus to work with 4th Grade
January 14th-Think College Thursday
Vanessa @ Killough 8:30 to discuss NEU with Secondary Principals
January 15th- Early Release Day 12:30 p.m.
Your afternoon is for parent conferences and finalizing grades for the semester.
Raising Cane's Fundraiser
Take Flight/SOAR Numbers due
Think College Thursday 4th/2nd
Report Cards and SOAR Invitations go home
Think College Thursday
Data Meeting During Conference
Club Friday 3rd/1st and SOAR Initiation