The Weekly Rocket

Week of December 14 - December 17

This Weeks Updates

Our weekly electronic newsletter supports the communication and learning community at PS 107. We welcome any ideas or information to enhance our weekly newsletter.


Weekly Highlights

  • Bulletin boards are dude 12/21. Please make sure all bulletin boards are changed, inside and outside.
  • All teachers please REVIEW BLAST and WWT.
  • All students must be ESCORTED at all times-- To the bathroom, lunch, prep classes, etc.
  • It's the Holiday Season! PS 107 is having a Holiday Door Decorating Contest...Will your door win the prize? Looking for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place doors! The will be judged on creativity, and students inclusion. Doors will be viewed on Tuesday 12/22 by all staff for judging!
  • All Holiday Doors decorations will need to be taken down on Wednesday, 12/23. They may not be left over the holiday.


Announcements:

  • Goals and Communication Notices should have gone home. Make sure Ms. Diaz gets a copy.
  • Teachers please review Chancellors Regulation 420 and 421.
  • Teachers please check the Public Library Schedule for your slotted time. It is vital for our students to be reading daily.
  • Homework should include daily reading HW: Kinder-10 min/ 1st Gr-15 min/ 2nd & 3rd Grade- 20 min/ 4th and 5th Grade- 30 min (this time is to start as we build stamina and increase time during the second semester of the school year). Students should log their reading weekly and teachers should collect reading logs and include in their student binders.
  • All teachers Grades K-5, enrichment teachers, SETTS, Speech and Language, ESL, Instructional Coaches---MUST be downstairs in the auditorium for Morning Arrival at 8am and Dismissal at 2:10pm
  • ALL Classroom Teachers MUST have their OWN DAILY lesson plans for ALL Content areas: Math, ELA, Guided Reading, 2nd Math Block, Science, Social Studies.
  • ALL enrichment teachers MUST have lesson plans for each class they service. All other support staff MUST have lesson plans for students they service. This is part of Danielson Standard 1e- Designing Coherent Instruction


This years instructional focus:

1. Guided Instruction in ELA and Math 2. Analyze Data to Drive Instruction

3. Incorporate technology in instruction


Important Reminders:

  • Morning line up @ 8:00 a.m. Auditorium All staff (K-5 teachers, ESL, Speech and Language, SETTS, Coaches--- to report to the Auditorium)
  • Period 7 ends at 2:10pm
  • End of day dismissal @ 2:10 p.m.- 2:20pm --- All staff (K-5 teachers, ESL, Speech and Language, SETTS, Coaches--- to report to the Auditorium)


Monday 12/14 --- Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading, Writing, Science

  • Pictures with Santa Claus. Classes will be called and students will be escorted.
  • Benchmark Make up tests.
  • Monday PD 2:20pm - 3:40pm --- Topic: Grades K-2: Guided Reading in room 428.

Grades 3-5: Mastery Connect/ Test Preperation w/Ms. Najera ---

Room 423 --- Paraprofessionals ---- Room 320 w/Ms. Taylor

  • Guided Reading: Groups should be scheduled, independent tasks for students in place, organized guided reading material should be visible. For guided reading material visit room 211.NO WHOLE CLASS TEACHING SHOULD OCCUR.


Tuesday 12/15---- Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading, Writing, Science

  • Parent Engagement & Inquiry Time 2:20 - 3:35 pm: All teachers to bring their MOSL DATA ELA & Math (K-2)/ MasteryConnect Data ELA &Math (3-5) and report to the following rooms :Grade K & 3= Rm 428 / Grade 1 & 4= Rm 427 / Grade 2 & 5= Rm 425
  • Guided Reading: Groups should be scheduled, independent tasks for students in place, organized guided reading material should be visible. For guided reading material visit room 211.NO WHOLE CLASS TEACHING SHOULD OCCUR.


Wednesday 12/16--- Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading, Writing, Science

  • Guided Reading: Groups should be scheduled, independent tasks for students in place, organized guided reading material should be visible. For guided reading material visit room 211. NO WHOLE CLASS TEACHING SHOULD OCCUR.


Thursday 12/17---- Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading, 2nd Math Block, Social Studies

  • Trips: Selected 3-5 students to Radio City. Grades 2-5 to Leman College for The Christmas Carol. 5-402 & 5-401E to NY Botanical Garden for Xmas Tree decoration. 1-305 & K/1- 317 to A Taste of Broadway.
  • 2nd Math Block: Grades K-2: Math centers and reteach of identified standards should occur in small group. NO WHOLE CLASS INSTRUCTION, Grades 3-5: Identified standards focused lessons should occur to close the gap on identified standards based on MOSL.
  • Guided Reading: Groups should be scheduled, independent tasks for students in place, organized guided reading material should be visible. For guided reading material visit room 211.


Friday 12/18--Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading, 2nd Math Block, Social Studies

  • SMALL groups of 5-7 students per adult in the room. Review of student assignments. goals, and next steps should occur. NO WHOLE CLASS BINDER WORK SHOULD OCCUR. Individual one to one/small group discussion of work is powerful and will help improve students ownership of learning.
  • 2nd Math Block: Grades K-2: Math centers and reteach of identified standards should occur in small group. NO WHOLE CLASS INSTRUCTION, Grades 3-5: CUBES Word Problem Solving


Ongoing Reminders:

  • All STAFF must be at their Morning post at 8:00 am and Dismissal post at 2:10 pm.
  • Period 7 ends at 2:10 pm ---- Dismissal post is from 2:10pm - 2:20pm
  • Book Baggies: All students should have book baggies with just right books: 5 books max levels A-K / 3 books max levels L-Z--- Check students books for accuracy. Students should be shopping for books weekly and MUST keep a weekly reading log.
  • As you greet our rockets this week please remember to greet our learners with kindness, organized, colorful, learning environments and with honest preparation for becoming literate, mathematicians, scientists, historians, critical thinkers willing and able to solve world problems, in other words PLAN, meaningful, productive interactive, and engaging lessons


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Upcoming Events:

Ongoing --- Writing Unit, GoMath, ELA Curriculum, Science, Social Studies, Guided Instruction, Differentiated instruction, weekly assessments, vocabulary, spelling

ONGOING --- LESSON PLANS FOR ALL CONTENT AREAS/ CLASSES-GROUPS SERVICED

12/14--- Pictures with Santa Claus

12/21--- Bulletin Boards Due

12/22--- Door Decorating Contest

12/23--- Holiday Celebration Assembly

12/24-1/3--- Winter Recess

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