Rocket Weekly News

Week of Feb. 15 through Feb. 20

Each Day, Each Child, SUCCESS!

Core Beliefs

  • *Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.
  • *Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.
  • *There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.
  • *With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students.
  • *Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.
  • Visuals, Graphic Organizers, and Anchor Charts- Oh My!

    In my Principal PLC las week we were discussing best practices of some of our most effective teachers. One of the practices across the levels was the effective use of Anchor Charts, Graphic Organizers and Visuals. These are a high leverage tool in your classrooms. We know that second language learners, struggling learners, and learners with special needs all need to connect their learning to something. Visuals and Anchor Charts allow them to know the expectation, remind them of previous learning, or connect it to new learning.

    Here is an article describing how to use Anchor Charts. This was shared with the principals.

    Week at a Glance 2/15 to 2/20

    Monday 2/15

    President's Day - No school :)

    Tuesday 2/16

    2:00 2:45 WTG Planning 4th grade (Derrick's office)

    3:15- 4:30 Monday Meeting on Tuesday - TELPAS CALIBRATION

    Wednesday 2/17

    2nd grade Field Trip- Perot Museum

    1:00-5:00 District Principal Meeting - Derrick out

    Thursday 2/18

    8:00-10:00 Dual Language Cadre Support Visits

    9:00-11:00 Think Through Math Training- Birdsong out

    5:30 PTA Meeting 5th grade program

    Friday 2/19


    Celebration of Black History Month- Potluck- Sign up in the office

    Saturday 2/20

    Saturday School