SANFORD october 25


State of the WORD wall: Action Item

A source of words for the word wall should be a natural harvest from student writings of words that you expect students to spell correctly.

Students can then reference those words when they are writing so that they are correctly spelled and used.

Please make sure your word wall is active and being used over the course of the next week so that no later than Monday November 4 you have an active word wall in your classroom.

see Catherine for more specific grade level questions

Anchor Charts

Visible, accessible, and students can reference (photo from Mrs. Breitbeil's room).

Sanford Learners-always learning

I am always learning just like the students. I went into Mrs. Correiro's fifth grade room and saw the anchor chart for 'chunking' division. I referenced the anchor chart and tried to figure it out on my own, but fortunately her STUDENTS stepped in and explained it to me.

Reading and writing scenes that caught my eye this week

Students in Mrs. Morford's room buddy reading a big book. I also note that all students in the background are actively engaged--reading group, writing, and use of technology resources.

This photo from outside Mrs. Dwyer's room on descriptive words.

Upcoming Events

Oct 28 TalentEd workshop (optional) in computer lab 315

Oct 28 Posting window opens for teachers to post report card grades

Oct 30 Dr. Garett Smith walk through 9am-11am

Oct 31 Book Character Day

Nov 4 MP1 ends

Nov 5 Teacher Workday; Sanford is election day polling place

Nov 5 end of day: Report cards completed and ready for review

Nov 6 NNPS Implementation Team Meeting location TBD 430-630

Nov 11 Student 1/2 day; teacher planning

Nov 12 Principal Cohort Meeting at Sanford 130-330

Nov 13 Lead Team Meeting 7am

Nov 13 Report Cards issued

Nov 21 5th grade performance and PTA 6pm