Cordelia Hills Staff Update
Glows and Grows
Grows: How do you check in with all of your students each day? How do you gauge the social emotional status and needs of 100% of the students?
MAP Testing Coming up
A few important notes from assessment operations:
· Students will have ONE opportunity to test in Reading and mathematics. They will no longer be able to retest. This will help keep testing to a minimum. It is critical that you proctor and monitor the students closely so that you can be sure students gave their best effort so that accurate data is measured on where students are in their learning. In addition, the system will prompt the proctor letting them know if a student is "rapid guessing".
· Equity for All - Accessibility & Accommodations - Removing Barriers - Be sure to look at the available supports. Here is the link to see what is available in MAP
· To turn on Text-To-Speech - Simply turn the Chromebook on and click on "Ctrl Alt Z and this will turn on the ChromeVox spoken feedback feature. Then open the MAP APP and the screen content will be read aloud. Students will need earbuds.
Here are the test names for each assessment by grade level.
PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT THE CORRECT NAME FOR YOUR GRADE LEVEL WHEN SETTING UP YOUR TEST SESSIONS. This will ensure that students do not have the ability to select the incorrect test.
Grades 1 & 2
Growth: Reading K-2 CA 2010
Growth: Math K-2 CA 2010
** Reminder **
Grade 2 take these tests and not the Growth 2-5 tests ***
Growth: Reading 2-5 CA 2010 V2
Growth: Math 2-5 CA 2010
Growth: Reading 6+ CA 2010 V2
Growth: Math 6+ CA 2010
The Help Desk staff is currently operating with two vacant positions so please be patient for a response from them and refer to the step-by-step guide as much as possible before calling 399-5100.
Spring Social Skills Groups
If you have a student that you think would be a good candidate, please let me know (even if you submitted the name before). Your attention to this is appreciated.
ELPAC Coming up
Mindfulness/Brain Break Pilot Info
Schedule Link for MindUp Lessons with Mr. Matthew
Remember, we want to practice mindfulness with our students (everyday)! If you aren't using Inner Explorer, email me and I will send you a new log-in. Here are some other cool mindfulness links that are kid friendly.
Interested in piloting brain break ideas in your classroom? Please reach out to me. I am looking for pilot classes with folks who are committed to trying brain break strategies in their classroom and are committed to sustaining the effort for several weeks.
Past Links on mindfulness/trauma/brain science:
http://www.justmindfulness.com/ , kid friendly hip hop music with a mindful message.
http://www.mindfulartssf.org/puppy-mind/, kid friendly art and mindful activities.
2/1: Progress Reports due to admin (we are working on an updated parent communication related to this); Student of the month lunch
2/5: Staff meeting, PBIS Intervention Team Meeting, EdEquity Visit
2/6: Trotter @ Expulsion Panel 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Sullivan
2/7: School Site Council @ 4:30, library
2/11 and 2/18 : No School
2/12 and 2/13: Emergency Preparedness for Grades 3-5 (both days)
2/22: Open Upon A Time (Daughters Dance)