Meadow Brook Staff Newsletter
Week of January 14
Quote of the Week
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Tech Tip from Mrs. Pool
Tech tip: Use Google Slides to create a comic strip template
This is a fun way for students to show what they know! It could be used in any subject to show steps in a process or cycle, to summarize content, or to explain a concept.
On a blank slide, choose Insert > Table. Adjust the size of your table by dragging the edges.
Draw in the template using Insert > Shape and Insert > Line, or insert an image to caption. You could make the template ahead of time or have students make their own. Make it work for you!
We also want to communicate with parents about how their student is scoring. We have a half sheet of paper where the students will write in their reading and math scores. I have made copies and given them to all the math teachers. ELA and Math teachers you guys will need to coordinate a day so that both classes can write in their scores.
This half sheet is short and sweet for parents. The point behind it is for parents to see if their student's scores are increasing and if their student is meeting benchmark. For the parents who would like to have more information about STAR scores we will post the following pdfs on the website and ask that you send these out through Remind when the half sheets go home.
A few tips for getting scores quick and easy:
The "Test Record" report in Star is a great report that will give you all the test scores for each student of your students. Choose the following settings:
-scroll to the bottom, choose "Test Record"
--Select Students: click on "classes" and choose one class at a time
--Reporting Parameter Group: leave alone
--Reporting Period: leave alone
--Show Grade Equivalent: No
--the rest leave the same
This will give you each student's test scores on individual pages.
This is a direct link to the shared PLC folder. Once you open it you may want to star it so it won't get lost in the "Shared with Me" folder.
- Sloan and Stacy are working on Career Connections day. They will be getting more information to you shortly.
Dates Coming Up:
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Day/ No school
Jan. 25: Career Connections (6th grade, starting at 12:30)
Jan. 29-Jan. 30: Vision Screening *We are currently working on a schedule.
Feb. 4- Feb. 22: STAR progress monitoring window
Feb. 11- Feb. 15: Kindness Week
Grade Cam Camera
We now have a camera to use to score your Grade Cam assignments if you want to save your phone battery. We will keep the camera in the Maker Lab where the software will be loaded on to one of those computers. You will also have the option to check out the camera through Mrs. Pool if you want to load the software on your computer in your classroom.
Robotics Camp--5th grade
There will be an after school robotics exploration camp held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 3:05pm to 4:30pm, and again on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 3:05pm to 5:00pm for 30 students in 5th grade. On Thursday, January 17th from 4:30pm to 5:00pm family members are able to attend our showcase to see what students have accomplished over the 2 day camp.
The first 30 students to return this signed permission slip will be allowed to participate. Permission slips must be returned to Mrs. Edwards NO LATER than Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 3:05pm. Student will only be able to stay after school with this signed permission slip.