The Coach's Corner

Keeping Taylor Teachers in the Know- February 8-12

Calendar

*PLC:

Monday- 3rd Grade

Tuesday- 2nd Grade

Wednesday- 1st Grade

Thursday- Kindergarten

Friday- Valentine Parties


*Wednesday-

5th Grade Reading STAAR Simulation- WIN Tutors and Heather will be pulling small groups starting at 8:30.


Staff meeting after school:T-Tess information, Introduction to Classroom Libraries (Lorie Squalls visiting)

Rubik's Cube: A question, waiting to be answered

Math

Updates from the curriculum department:


  • 2nd Grade PD, Feb. 11, 3PM-4PM

We will be using a different platform for this PD, Moodle. It will allow all campuses to

participate at once; therefore, we will offer one-session after school so hopefully more

can collaborate with the 2nd grade team. Please make sure teams and other staff that

will be joining us for the PD register on Workshop. We will be sending handouts for the PD via email on Workshop.

  • 3rd Grade PD, Feb. 19, we will be offering several different time options that will be shared soon.
  • 1st Grade PD, Feb. 25
  • 2nd Grade: The new Engaging Mathematics resource has arrived. I will get it inventoried and delivered to you this week (great resource for stations! wahoo!)


CHECK OUT THE NEW APP WE HAVE PURCHASED FOR K-5 CALLED "NUMBER BOND BLASTERS."

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ELAR

Friday, February 12th 5th grade PD



  • Admin training room 7:20-8:20
  • Teachers need to bring a way they are using data from the Pre-Assessments to share.
  • This is a time for teachers to share their practices, build their individual and collective capacity, and CELEBRATE!!!


WHY DO WE USE THE COMPREHENSION TOOLKIT? CLICK THE LINK BELOW:

http://www.heinemann.com/blog/visibleaudiblethinking-2-2-16/?utm_campaign=Harvey-Goudvis&utm_content=29479627&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter



ASKING QUESTIONS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN FINDING ANSWERS: WHAT ARE YOUR STUDENTS WONDERING ABOUT?

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SCIENCE

* Please be sure to double check your data in Aware after you have scanned your CBA bubble sheets to ensure that all student responses have been recorded!


*FEBRUARY 20th:

Mini-CAST conference

Free to all FISD employees

Wakeland High School

Focus will be on interactive word walls/vocabulary

Register on Eduphoria


Upcoming Collaborative Dates:

February 16- 4th Grade

February 23- 5th Grade