RCE EL Newsletter- December/January Edition
To communicate up-to-date information and strategies on English Learner instruction with all stakeholders at Russell Cave Elementary.
EL Happenings and Celebrations
ACCESS Testing begins when we return from winter break. It will last most of January. Please be flexible with us as we pull your students to assess. Remember their are 4 domains they are tested in, which for most will mean 4 different testing times. A schedule will be coming soon as the date gets closer.
* ACCESS Kick-off Parade- (TBD) We will send out more information when we return from winter break.
We are excited that RCE was chosen to be a pilot school for a new EL progress monitoring tool. We are hoping this is a more effective, consistent way of collecting data for all four language domains. We will be sharing this data with teachers and at MTSS meetings to help us better determine students needs.
Thank you Irina for making labels for our flags in the front hallway! A Honduras flag has been ordered.
1st grade is working on hard on opinion writing!
Second grade took a trip to see the play Junie B. Jones!
Our Thanksgiving Day Quilt. Our students have a lot they are thankful for!
Want to get your students reading something timely and interest based? Get them hooked on magazines, now available in Sora. Our Sora Magazine Collection has something for all ages and all readers, all available with simultaneous use- no waiting and no holds! Want your students to read an article in Time for Kids? EVERY student in your class can check out the same issue and read at the same time. Check out bit.ly/fcpsmags to see the full collection and share with your students and families.
Have your students download Sora on their personal devices, access the Sora app through the Google Waffle, or visit https://soraapp.com. Students can use the setup code fayetteky to access FCPS materials and log in with their student credentials. Fayette County has also partnered with the Lexington Public Library to connect LPL materials to students’ Sora accounts by using FCPS credentials. To learn more, visit bit.ly/LPLSora.
EL Strategy Spotlight
This activity allows students to demonstrate learning using a book of images; allows more advanced students to add text to visuals; share completed book as a different form of a summative assessment.
Passport Express-Let's Travel to Honduras!
Hondorus Fast Facts:
*Official Name: Republic of Honduras
*Official Language: Spanish
Where is Honduras?
Honduras is located in Central America.
Known as plato tipico when served in Honduras restaurants, is grilled beef steaks cut into one-inch strips. It is served with rice or beans or put in tacos/burritos.
Mountains are plentiful in Honduras. Although it is the only Central America country with no volcanoes. Honduras is the second largest country in Central America.
Plaza Los Dolores
Plaza de los Dolores is one of the principal squares in Tegucigalpa, it is most notably known for the synonymous 19th-Century church that dominates the background.
Honduras has several distinct ethnic groups of which 90% are mestizo. There are strong Spanish influences, but the majority of the population is mestizo, mainly leading an agricultural way of life
Tegucigalpa is the capitol of Honduras.