FHSD Elementary ELA Newsletter

February 2016

Important Dates

Galileo Benchmarks: March 2nd-18th

Mastery Connect Data Entry for ELA Writing Assessments

Third Quarter: Was: March 1-4 Changed to March 1-April 3

Fourth Quarter: Was: May 9-13 Changed to May 9-May 31

Assessment Wall

Third Quarter: February 29th-March 9th

Fourth Quarter: May 6th-13th

Valentines for Veterans

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer is calling for all constituents in Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District to participate in his first ever “Valentines for Veterans” program. The Valentines for Veterans can be dropped off or mailed to Luetkemeyer’s district offices until Friday, Feb. 5. The following week, the valentines will be distributed to various VA hospitals and veterans service organizations.


The addresses to each of Luetkemeyer’s district offices are:

- 2117 Missouri Boulevard, Jefferson City, 65109

- 113 East Pearce Boulevard, Wentzville, 63385

- 516 Jefferson St., Washington, Mo., 63090


In addition, please be sure to follow these few rules:

- Do not address the valentine to a specific person.

- Do not sign your last name or include your address.

- Do not seal the valentines in individual envelopes.

- Please note that all valentines are reviewed by staff for appropriateness prior to distribution. We encourage you to write a kind note thanking the veteran for their service.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten 3rd Quarter ELA Assessments
  • Sight Words
  • Assessment Wall

Links to Important Resources:

ELA standards checklist by unit

Annotated Student Writing

Abbreviated scoring guides for non-focus genres

First Grade

First Grade 3rd Quarter ELA Assessments
  • Galileo Reading Benchmark
  • Opinion Writing
  • Assessment Wall

Links to Important Resources:

ELA standards checklist by unit

Annotated Student Writing

Abbreviated scoring guides for non-focus genres


Third Quarter Collaborative Scoring Opportunity

First grade teams are invited to come together to collaboratively score third quarter writing the afternoon of March 29th or March 31st. Any first grade team interested in participating will have the support of Melinda or Carrie through the collaborative scoring process. Please contact Carrie Hepburn if your team is interested.

Second Grade

Second Grade 3rd Quarter ELA Assessments
  • Galileo Reading Benchmark
  • Assessment Wall

Links to Important Resources:

ELA standards checklist by unit

Annotated Student Writing

Abbreviated scoring guides for non-focus genres

3rd Grade

Third Grade 3rd Quarter ELA Assessments
  • Galileo Reading Benchmark
  • Assessment Wall

Links to Important Resources:

ELA standards checklist by unit

Annotated Student Writing

Fourth Grade Curriculum Work

Fourth Grade 3rd Quarter ELA Assessments

  • Galileo Reading Benchmark
  • Assessment Wall

Links to Important Resources:

ELA standards checklist by unit

Annotated Student Writing


Second Semester Revisions Day is May 24th, PLC representative will bring

  • Curriculum
  • Feedback regarding the curriculum
  • Student writing from third and fourth quarter writing assessments
  • Daily Lesson Plans for Units 4-7 (optional)

5th Grade Curriculum Work

Fifth Grade 3rd Quarter ELA Assessments

  • Galileo Reading Benchmark
  • Assessment Wall

Links to Important Resources:

ELA standards checklist by unit

Annotated Student Writing


Second Semester Revisions Day is May 25th, PLC representative will bring

  • Curriculum
  • Feedback regarding the curriculum
  • Student writing from third and fourth quarter writing assessments
  • Daily Lesson Plans for Units 4-7 (optional)

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