Friday, November 8, 2013
Hearts: Social Emotional Learning
Just want to take a moment to thank you all. You have been patient with my mistakes, given me kind feedback, answered my many questions, asked me great questions, challenged my thinking, supported me, and made me laugh so many times. I wake up every morning excited to come to work and grateful that I get to be part of this community! Our students are so lucky to have you all….
Homework Club for Spanish Speaking English Learner students
At the Spanish speaking parent group, mothers requested homework support for their EL students. PTA has allocated funds for this and Kathleen is working on finding someone to lead this after school intervention 2X a week. If you have a student who might benefit please let Kathleen know.
Fifth Graders at Friday Morning Meeting
Minds: Teaching & Learning
MLK Jr. Oratorical Festival
MLK 2014 Oratorical
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
8:45 a.m. - 3rd-5th grades
10:30 a.m. - Kinder - 2nd grades
Field Trip Opportunity- Kids for the Bay
P.D. Next Two Weeks
Weds, 11/13: P.D.: Time to finish up parent conferences & Report cards
Weds 11/20: Moving ELA work to this Week
Funds for Teachers! $$ for traveling and pursuing opportunities around the world!
Fund for Teachers enriches the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities.
Writing Units Reminders
In order to create future PD that is built off of our strengths and challenges, please email me the 3 dates you will be trying the 3 mini lessons in the next five weeks by next Weds, 10/14. Linda or I will try to pop in to at least one of these sessions in order to get a sense of how we are doing.
Read: The Mini Lesson (pages 60-69) in a Guide to the Common Core Writing Workshop
Teach: At least 3 writer's workshop session to your class using the new writing program including: the Mini Lesson, the Independent Writing, and the Conferring
Bring: 3 samples (only 3).
Reflect: Lessons Learned- What builds off of our previous work? What is new? How can this help strengthen our K-5 writing program? How does this program help with your classroom writing program?
Rainy Day Schedules
Rainy day schedules will be in your boxes.
Laptops- 2 ready!
Two of the 10 laptops are up and running….Mr. Kong is continuing to get the other 8 up. Let me know if you'd like a laptop for your use.
11/6 Staff Meeting (math)
11/13 Staff Meeting: Parent Conference/Report Card work time
11/13 PTA Meeting (Equity Focus)
11/18 Staff Meeting (Nuts & Bolts Operations)
11/20: Staff Meeting: ELA
11/20 School Council Meeting