Belair News

March 16 - 20, 2015

Things to Note/Upcoming Events......

Monday, March 16 - Belair Literacy Team @ 8:00 AM (Jaime's room); Team meetings @ 8:15; weekly assembly @ 8:55; Scott Out of District

Tuesday, March 17 - Tier 2 Team @ 8:15 (Binkley's room); Scott Out of District until PM

Wednesday, March 18 - Two Hour Late Start (see agenda); Scott Out of Building 10 - 4

Thursday, March 19 - Fifth Grade to visit TJMS switching lunch with first grade; Scott Out of District

Saturday, March 21 - JCPS Wellness Team Challenge @ JCHS

Happy Birthday: Susie Farmer (March 15) and Beth Hillis (March 19)

Student Meetings: Thursday - B Cayou @ 8:15; Friday - A. Richmond @ 8:15

Upcoming Culture/Belair Cares Events: March Madness - begins next week - Monday is jean day and favorite college shirt

AMP Schedule: Monday - Yellow; Tuesday - Red; Wednesday - Blue; Thursday - Yellow; Friday - Red

Morning Duties: 8:30 - 8:45 Gym (Farmer/Schulte); 8:30 - 8:45 Cafeteria (Cordray); 8:30 - 8:45 Car Riders (Glenn/Dixon)


March 15 and 31 - at minimum grades updated in Infinite Campus

March 19 - Monthly Awards due

March 27 - Active Shooter Training Video Viewing Completion

March 31 - Website updated for month

Belair Professional Learning Community Teamwork

Here is a quick overview of five key strategies for effective formative assessment. There is a nice tie to the Seven Strategies we have been talking about as well. Consistent conversations surrounding formative assessments should be occurring in all team meetings.

"Innovations that include strengthening the practice of formative assessment produce significant and often substantial learning gains." - Black and Wiliam

Assessment for learning

Belair School-Wide Positive Behavior Support

Is it ok to look at our kids differently? This video clips says, yes, we need to have a mindset that some kids need to be looked at with a different lens - feeling ok about differentiating the way in which we address behavior and reinforcement with some of our toughest kids. Think about it this that are at risk or of poverty need MORE not less.
Differentiating Behaviour Management

Link for SMARTER BALANCE Practice Tests and Information

ELA, Math, and Science tests are now available. Practice tests are a great way for students to become familiar with the format of the online tests and the various tools available. You must utilize GoogleChrome to access the link.

Anchor Chart Idea of the Week.....

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