APE Weekly News
Week of February 1st
Ms. Dally's Class
No Football During Recess
Due to the growing number of incidents & injuries occurring on the playground related to football, students are no longer allowed to play football or catch during recess.
Character Trait - Cooperation
This is a friendly reminder that the DRA2 window closes Friday, February 5th. Data needs to be entered by Tuesday, February 9th into Eduphoria and Excel reports put in my box by the end of the day. I’ve attached directions on how to do that. EVERY CHILD NEEDS TO HAVE DATA. If you did not test a student’s DRA2 because their level made it optional, you will need to do the drop down menu to say they were not assessed.
See the email sent by Gina on 1/17/16 for additional information.
Hallway Progress (morning)
Going well in the classroom hallways
Still need many reminders to walk on the right in one line down the main hallway
Colleagues and Ms. Hamilton from Foundations rated us and overall all our Common Areas. We did really well. Always make sure that you are using a positive tone with our students!
TRASH on the floor—teachers must monitor and ask students to pick up trash on the floors. Too much is being left for Ms. Maria and her crews.
LEVEL ZERO when lights go out--all kids will be silent this whole time anyway--whether it's sitting at the table or walking in the hallway
Staff Culture and Climate
Email Mrs. Dickey some fun ideas for us to do as a staff at school
If you have ESL students in your class...
...but you are not a trained ESL teacher, chances are you sometimes feel uncertain about how to best meet the needs of these students. Not long ago, my friend Kim, who is an ESL teacher, told me about this tool that all teachers in mainstream classes need to get their hands on. It's this chart that shows you how to scale down most any class activity to a level that's just right for a student with limited English proficiency.
The chart is called the Can-Do Descriptors. It's free, you can download one in the next 3 minutes, and in today's post I show you how to use it. Come take a look.