What's Happening at School?

Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Schools Sept. 2019

The Beginning of the School Year....

...is a busy time for teachers and students! Creating relationships with new teachers and students, learning expectations and routines, and determining where to start teaching and learning are important for a great school year. The first month at GT/RA has been fun. This is the way to build a respectful and collaborative culture.

Reading and Math Assessments

Teachers spend most of the first month learning about students. Students take computer-based reading and math assessments, fill out interest inventories, and other pre-assessments. One of the ways that this is done is by individual conferences. This picture shows Mrs. Fredericksen listening to a student count.
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Standards and Objectives

Students are made aware of the learning that will take place in classrooms in many ways. Many times teachers may communicate them verbally. Many classrooms have the standards identified through "I Can" statements on a bulletin board or white board. Students know what they will be able to do at the end of the lesson. Students also show mastery of these standards through their work.

Mrs. Kirk' College Composition Class

ENG105 and 106, College Composition, is offered at G-T/R-A on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7-8 a.m. Each of these students arrives early to get college credit for their English course. Students in the class delve into vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar, and writing techniques by looking at mentor text and writing their own pieces. The face-to-face course is offered because it is easier to get help from an instructor and immediate feedback. Face-to-face also allows students more time to practice the skills they need. ENG105 focuses on writing skills and forms, and ENG106 focuses on literature analysis.

Activities and Materials

The teachers at GT/RA are constantly looking for student engaging activities and materials to cover the standards that need to be met in the classrooms. The activities should meet the objectives, be relevant and challenging, create curiosity , and incorporate resources beyond a text book. Take a look at the activities that are happening at GT/RA!

I Like it Here sung by the GT Kindergarten

September 9, 2019

Physical Education at GT/RA

Mr. Dyhrkopp's Class Researches the Presidential Candidates

Students in Mr. Dyhrkopp's class researched the platforms that the presidential candidates are standing on. Below the pictures are research papers to learn about the candidates.
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GT Transitional Kindergarten Class

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RA Kindergarten

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Miss Doerder and Middle School Band Lessons

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Learning Spanish with Ms. Magana

Mrs. Dreeszen's Second Grade Math Activity

Creating a Safe Environment

GT First Grade Classroom's Reading Corner

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High Five Friday

September 9, 2019

Famous Friday's at Ruthven-Ayrshire

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