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Week of September 21 , 2015

Staying the Course of Success!

Core Belief #5: Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence. ~Last Friday the Team Leaders met to collaborate and give feedback on important information about curriculum and class expectations. Thank you, Teams, for your support. Your hard work and commitment is priceless!!

Teachers Nurture Growth Mindsets in Math - Article from Education Week

September 09, 2015 by Evie Blad


Despite skepticism from some parts of the mathematics field, new strategies are emerging for teachers to help students develop positive learning attitudes toward math.


http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/09/09/teachers-nurture-growth-mindsets-in-math.html?tkn=TZNFjaReBQDTw4mZ%2FaAS70EvpAj3g647u2DI&intc=es

How to Make Essential Questions Essential? From Educational Leadership - September 2015 | Volume 73 | Number 1

Essential questions rarely arise in a first draft. Here's how to construct good ones.


The well-known aphorism that "writing is revision" applies particularly well to crafting essential questions. With more than 30 years' experience in teaching through questions and helping educators create great unit-framing queries, we've repeatedly seen the wisdom of this saying.

But what makes a question essential in the first place? Essential questions foster the kinds of inquiries, discussions, and reflections that help learners find meaning in their learning and achieve deeper thought and better quality in their work. Essential questions meet the following criteria:


http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept15/vol73/num01/How-to-Make-Your-Questions-Essential.aspx

Itinerary ~ Week of September 21-26, 2015

Monday 9.21 Announcements this Week 5E

  • Attendance is due by 9:00am

  • Coordinated School Health Kickoff Week

Tuesday 9.22

  • Attendance is due by 9:00am

  • HIPPY Enrollment

  • Faculty PLC @ 3:15PM

Wednesday 9.23

  • Attendance is due by 9:00am

  • Science Club 3rd & 5th Graders 3:00-4:45pm

Thursday 9.24

  • Attendance is due by 9:00am

  • Grade Level PLC

  • Administrators Two-Way Dual Language PLC

    2:00-4:00- Visitors from the District

Friday 9.25

  • School Spirit Day – Wear School T-shirt or college shirt

  • Attendance is due by 9:00am

  • Lesson Plans due on Schoology @ 4:00PM

Saturday 9.26

  • Bryan Adams Homecoming Parade @ 9:00AM

    Everyone is invited!