Dates and Events
4-7 Iowa Assessment Make-ups
8 The Day in The Arts
12 Kindergarten Open House for Parents for 16/17 Kindergarteners 6:00-7:00
PTA Meeting 6:00-7:30
13 Celebration - Recognizing Habit 3 :Put First Things First and Habit 4: Think Win-Win
14 4th Grade Field Trip to the Iowa State Capital
18-22 Spelling Challenge
20 Kindergarten Registration
2- 13 K-2 FAST Assessments
2 3-5 Spring Concerts in Weitz Commons
26 Bloomcamp Relays ( Rain Date May 31) 13:30-2:45
27 K-2 Fun Day (Rain Date June 1) 11:30-2:45
30 Memorial Day - No School
2- Last Day of School 12:00 Dismissal
5th Grade Celebration
School Improvement Planning
FAST K-3 Assessments
We have school, classroom and student goals for growth and are confident that working together we can reach them.
March Mad About Reading
Other Books in The Challenge
Too Many Toys
So You Want to Be President
And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
Everyone Sings in the Same Voice
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Horton Hears a Who
The Amazing Body
Book Character Dress Up Day
The Paper Bag Princess aka Mrs. Grady was seen reading throughout the school, Waldo was trying to find some happiness for Blue and everyone was on the hunt for One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!
Minutes To Wn It Challenge
Jr. Great Books
There are five key guidelines to engaging a successful Shared Inquiry discussion:
1. Students must read the selection carefully before the discussion
2. The goal of the group is to discuss the ideas in the text and explore them fully.
3. Participants should support interpretations of the text with evidence from the work.
4. Everyone needs to listen carefully to the other participants and respond to them directly.
5. The teacher is theres to ask questions rather than offer his/her own interpretations of the text.
Students and teachers are very positive about the level of engagement and the higher order thinking skills that students are exhibiting during their Jr. Great Book discussions. If you follow @linebaughkdg on Twitter you have seen that she and her class have gotten the attention of the Jr. Great Books Foundation! We are growing our circle of influence. It is the hope that we will expand the Jr Great book pilot to other grades in the future.