SEES Weekly Bulletin

week of September 28th

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This Week:

LexiaCore5 placement assessments - chromebook carts in grades K-2

Monday, 9/29 Picture Day

Wednesday, 9/30 Parent Volunteer Breakfast, 9am

Wednesday, 9/30 Vallecitos Water District Field Trip 5th Grade, Manaktala, Phinney, McCormick, Nicolick9am - 2pm

Wednesday, 9/30 Parent Math Night, 6pm - 7pm at Discovery Elementary School

Thursday, 10/1 Parent Volunteer Training, 8:45am

Thursday, 10/1 Vallecitos Water District Field Trip 5th Grade, Smith, Paulson, Cali, McCarthy & Ceko, 9am - 2pm

Thursday, 10/1 3rd Grade ELA/ELD 8:30-3:00 IS Conference Rm.

Friday, 10/2 Bookfair Luncheon

Next Week:

Monday, 10/5 Leadership Meeting, 3:30pm

Wednesday, 10/7 Walk to School Day!

Thursday, 10/8 2nd Grade ELD/ELA Professional Development, 8:30 - 3pm

Thursday, 10/8 Early Release Day Illuminate Training, 2:10pm

Friday, 10/9 Scholastic Bookfair Teacher Preview, 11-2

Getting Out of our Comfort Zone!

What the Research Says about Learning Goals.....

"Learning targets convey to students the destination for the lesson - what to learn, how deeply to learn it, and exactly how to demonstrate their new learning. In our estimation and that of others, the intention for the lesson is one of the most important things students should learn. Without a precise description of where they are headed, too many students are 'flying blind'. Moss, Brookhart, Long

"The starting place for all effective instruction is designing and communicating clear learning goals." Marzano

"Our collective goal is that the largest possible percentage of our students get there. To reach that goal we must define for ourselves and them where 'there' is. Any energy you invest in becoming clear about your targets will pay dividends." Stiggins

So Many Things to Be Thankful For!

  • Thank you all for wearing purple in honor of our colleague and friend Jen Mullane.

  • Thank you for your willingness to walk your students all the way to the gate at dismissal.

  • Thank you for providing your students opportunities to engage in collaborative academic conversations.

  • Thank you for making time to get your students assessed and working on LexiaCore5.

  • Thank you for supporting your students in earning over 8000 AR points!

Thank you Math TOSAs for 10 Frame Calendar Lessons in all our TK, K and 1st grade classrooms!

Duty Schedule for the week of September 28th

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Character Trait of the Month: Empathy

"I will show concern for others"

How can you show empathy at the lunch tables?

Suggested Primary Video:

Sesame Street with Mark Ruffalo

Suggested Grades 3-5 Videos:

Empathy Can Change the World

Book Resources:

  • Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco

  • Cinderella by Marcia Brown

  • Corduroy by Don Freeman

  • Song and Dance Man/Karen Ackerman

  • The Teddy Bear by David McPahil

  • Thank you, Mr. Falkner by Patricia Polacco