AT A GLANCE
November 30, 2015 :: 11 Items
From Ms. Finn
I am Jessica Finn. I'm a fifth grader in Mrs.Tate's class and I'm principal for the day. Since its almost Thanksgiving I wanted to tell you why I am thankful for all of you. The first reason is that you genuinely care about all of your students. The second reason is that you push us to do our absolute best. The third reason I'm thankful is because you're all very supportive in everything we do. The fourth reason is that you make learning fun so that we all want to learn. The fifth and final reason I am thankful is because you teach in a way everybody understands. That way nobody gets behind. You are great teachers. Thank you!!!
School Goals to support our LSPI
Collaborative Planning Goals
- Collaboratively plan lessons
- Use data/student work to plan
- Deconstruct the standards
- Class websites should be linked through eCLASS.
- Classwork/Homework assigned weekly through eCLASS (not 'extra' work).
- Use discussion boards at least 1x for Language Arts and 1x for Math each Semester.
- Newsletters should be housed in eCLASS.
Grade chairs, please email me by December 4 with the name(s) of individuals on your grade level and which route they will take for certification. We will look at the same process next year. Grade levels may send more than one person. There are three routes to ESOL certification:
20 seat hours + 10 at home hours
$300 stipend paid to teachers to take the ESOL GACE test
Will include teachers from across the NG cluster
Tuesday or Wednesday (tbd) meeting days (10 days)
Sessions start January 12th or 13th
Session hours will be 4:30 until 6:30
150 hours offered through GCPS
Tuesday or Thursday (tbd) meeting days
Sessions start Spring 2016- Spring 2017
Upon successful completion of the GACE teachers will earn their ESOL endorsement without the need to take the GACE
- The school cannot directly pay for a teacher's GACE test. However, a teacher may elect to pay for and take the GACE to earn certification
- The test is a short answer and multiple choice test. If you have a very strong early literacy background this may be an option.
Student-Centered Math Activities
Looking for a way to engage your students in mathematical conversations? Check out this article from emergent math that highlights different activities that you can use in the classroom to engage students in critical thinking: