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School-Based PD on March 15
Teachers in Grades K-2 will be in the Media Center for a training provided by Apple. This is an introductory PD that will help us learn how to integrate the iPads into our instruction since all K-2 classes will use iPads next year.
Teachers in Grades 3-5 will work with their grade level teams to review LeAnn's PD on formative assessments so they can continue to be incorporated into our units moving forward. Our expectations for this time is that by the end, you will submit to administration the following: lesson plans for the week after spring break on LeAnn’s template, data monitoring forms for the standards/learning targets to be covered, and formative/student assessments for the week after spring break. Ms. Keeley will be supporting the 3rd grade group in Ms. Berwick's room, Ms. Ragley and Ms. McMillan will support 4th grade in Ms. Swink's room, and Ms. Van Brimmer will support the 5th grade group in Ms. Rochon's room. Ms. Wilson will also attend the 5th grade group.
Pre-K teachers will be attending the iStation training through Brooke Flood.
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Kagan Check-Up from Ms. Fiori
Happy Friday, Kaganers. I am excited to see how things are going and to help troubleshoot any issues that have arisen. I am available on Monday mornings. Please come in Monday, March 13th or Monday, March 27th, to provide a status update. We will meet at 7:45, and I promise to bring treats! Please shoot me an email to let me know which day works better for you. Happy Cooperative Learning!
Math and Science by Ragley and Keeley
From the iReady website - "Students using i-Ready Instruction for 45 or more minutes per subject per week for at least 25 weeks showed significantly greater gains than the average student for the 2013–2014 school year."
Spring Forward into our iReady Challenge
Classes that have 90% or greater meeting their 45+ minute iReady Math instruction will receive a class treat. The challenge will be next week from Monday through Friday and the reward will be given on the Monday we return from Spring Break. Bring it on!
Congratulations to Mr. Trevisol for having 93% of his class meet their iReady math minutes last week!! Sweet treats for sweet success.