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Week of October 12, 2015 - Columbus Day

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Lesson Plans Due

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 8:30am

Bullock School

Bulldog Buddies Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 2:45-3:45pm

Demo Room

  • Fall Data Review
  • Planning for our Universal Reward: Bullock Disco!

CAST Meetings

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 8:30am-2:30pm

Small Conference Room

  • There will be no BSI support today due to CAST meetings.

Comprehension through Conversation PLC

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 3-4pm

Media Center

  • We will be covering Chapters 4-7 during this session.

SGO's are DUE

Friday, Oct. 16th, 2:30pm

Bullock School

The Curriculum Corner: Comprehension Through Conversation, Part 7

In Chapter 7 we move across the Release of Responsibility continuum to focus on shared reading, guided reading, partner/independent reading and literature circles. Throughout the chapter, Nichols provides several examples of read-think-talk routines that are applicable to all grade levels! Once again she focuses on the importance of modeling as our young students take ownership of the reading process and on the role that various charts can play in helping to make this process interactive and authentic.

As we incorporate these routines into our literacy block, consider the implications for conferencing, mentor texts and anchor charts during Writer’s Workshop…imagine the meaningful connections our students will be making as these routines become seamlessly integrated!

To learn more about how to support independent reading routines within the reading workshop check out Chapter 7 of Comprehension Through Conversation, and don't forget to share your own bite-seized best practices via social media, email or in the footer of the Buzz!

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News & Notes

  • To the 3rd Grade Team: Just a reminder, Dental Assemblies will take place on Friday, October 16th.
  • Please remember to park in the lots on either side of the building so that parents & community members have a place to park.

You're the Best...Quotes from the Staff!

  • To Anthony! Thank you so much for helping me with my table this week! (And for the other situation too!)
  • To my school wife Mel, always look upJ You Rock!
  • Thank you to Aileen for being such a techy, so kind and helpful!!!!
  • To all the staff for ongoing concern for the health and emotional needs of our children
  • To all of our Epi-pen delegates and MERT team members. I feel so relieved knowing that I can count on you!
  • To Marcy and Katie- keep up the good work!
  • Yea SOS team, great meeting on Wednesday! Thanks to Joan for getting this started!!!
  • Mrs. Young-Thank you for helping with RAZ kids!
  • Mrs. Buchanan- Thank you for always listening and being a great neighbor!
  • Mrs. Wilson- Thank you for working so well with me!
  • Mrs. Brice- Thank you for the lesson this week

Schoolwide Events

  • 10/08 - Faculty Meeting (2:45 PM, Media Center)
  • 10/14 - Bulldog Buddies Meeting (2:45 PM, Demo Room)
  • 10/15 - CAST Meetings
  • 10/15 - Comprehension Through Conversation PLC (3:00 PM, Media Center)
  • 10/21 - Administrative Learning Walk
  • 10/22 - PTO Meeting (6:30 PM, Bowe School)
  • 10/21 - Leadership Team Meetings (2:45, Demo Room)
  • 10/29 - Comprehension Through Conversation PLC (3:00 PM, Media Center)

Happy Birthday!

  • Nicole Werner - 10/01
  • Stephanie Bernstiel - 10/06
  • Karen Richards - 10/08
  • Ronnie Gianforcaro - 10/14

The Curriculum Corner PLN

Weekly updates, reminders & bite-sized best practices for the faculty & staff of the Bullock School!