Peek at the Week
Where no man has ever gone before....
Mr. Ross and Third Graders in the Belly of the Beast
Whale of Good Time!
Happy Admin. Assistant Day!
Ms. Brown-Clarke and Ms. Walker celebrated Admin. Assistant Week by going inside a whale.
Monday, 4/27 ILT Meeting, 3-4pm
Tuesday, 4/28- K-3 Zsharp Concert
Weds, 4/29- SSC Meeting (Ratto, Toller, Jacobsen, Havenar)
Weds, 4/29 Kinder Visit Day, 2-3pm
Weds, 4/29 Construction Team Meeting
Thurs, 4/30- Science Fair Projects Due
Friday, 5/1 Science Fair
Saturday, 5/2- Glenview Groove
Monday, 5/4- SEL Team Meeting, 3-4pm
Weds, 5/6, Interim Housing Committee (Morgan, Toller, Ratto, Wong)
Friday, 5/8- Talent Show
Tuesday, 5/12- ILT Retreat (put in your sub request!)
Weds, 5/20, PTA Meeting
Thursday, 5/21, 1:15- Day Orchestra Reception
Thursday, 5/21, Open House & Volunteer Tea
Weds, 6/3, Interim Housing Committee (Morgan, Toller, Ratto, Wong)
6/4- Evening Orchestra Performance (note change of time from last week)
ILT Retreat: June 17 & 18
Teaching & Learning
Welcome Back Team VI!
For PD This Week
2) Bring your assessment, thoughts, reflections, and A-ha's from Last Week's F & P Callibration, we will debrief the group process.
3) Time for Working on your F& P prepping for testing coming up in the next month!
Keep on Conferring!
4th Grade, the end is in sight!
Next Up: Fifth Grade!
April 27- May 13 5th Grade
Please continue to be mindful of noise in the halls these weeks.
Summer BAL Offerings
BAL Summer PD Opportunities
Here is a sample of the professional learning offerings the district will providing this summer. Exact times, locations and logistics are still being worked out, but here's u a sneak peek to help you in your summer planning.
I STRONGLY recommend if you haven't didn't attend BAL last summer, that you plan to spend some time this summer in training.
BAL 201: Next Steps in Balanced Literacy: June 16, 17,18, 23, 24, 25 (9 AM - NOON)
These six half-day trainings will give you the tools you need to refine and deepen your Reading. A la carte, or as a series, the modules will cover topics such as Conferring, ELs in the Reading Workshop, or Backwards Planning a Writing Unit.
Reading Workshop Training of Trainers: July 27- 30
Trainers from Teacher's College will be in Oakland to give a one week PD. Focusing on Reading Workshop, this training will be delivered to teams of 5 from each school. These teams will be expected to deliver a condensed version back at their sites during the Fall of 2015-16.
BAL 101 Training: August 11 and 12
This training is for new teachers, or teachers who have not been trained in the basics of Balanced Literacy. Participants will get an overview of the theory and components of OUSD's Balanced Approach to Literacy, and have the tools to get Reading and Writing Workshop started in their classroom.
F & P Benchmark Assessment Training: August 13 and 14
This training will introduce new teachers to the components of the Benchmark Assessment System and train them on administering, coding, and scoring the Reading Record
Word Study in the Balanced Literacy Classroom: Week of August 17th (Exact Dates and Times TBD)
This workshop will review the best practices for the teaching of phonics, spelling and vocabulary in order to prepare teachers to plan and implement a daily word study lesson in their classroom. In addition, participants will learn to differentiate their word study within their workshop time and guided reading.
Keep your eye out for the official Summer Catalog, which should be out in the next few weeks. It will contain the complete list of Summer PD offerings and include directions for registration.
F & P Assessment in 2015-16
Operations & Logistics
Orders for Next Year- Past Due
If you didn't turn in your order, please communicate directly with Ms. Walker and Ms. Brown-Clarke to ask for an extension. Our school budget closes very soon and we are not allowed to make orders when the books close, so all order that aren't in ASAP will not be filled until August.
Say Goodbye to Edusoft- New Technology Platform for 2015-16
This will our new one stop shop for teachers that we will be trained on soon!
OUSD1 will provide one starting place for accessing all online resources using the same sign on information.
As part of OUSD1 we will also be transitioning from ABI to Aeries.net for attendance and grade reporting.
This month we are working with school representatives and other partners to build a comprehensive training and support plan. Go to the OUSD1 website for more details
Social Emotional Learning
Re-teach and Stay Positive
1) Drop under the desk and hold on.
2) Exit the building calmly and quietly like a fire drill and wait for directions.