Week of January 18, 2016
BE THERE! Dates and Times to put in the Calendar
Workday- 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Supervision Spots by 8:35(am) and 3:40 (pm)
Jan.19 - District PD Day Students do not report - Teachers to assigned locations
Jan. 20 - ISTEP Readiness Stress Test @ 10:00 - 11:00 (not for students)
Jan. 20 - PD in the media center @ 4:00 - 5:00
Jan. 21 - District Monitoring Calibration Visit @ 10:00 - 4:00
Jan. 22 - PLC's Meet in Data Room @ regularly scheduled times
Jan. 27 - PD in the media center @ 4:00 - 5:00
Jan. 30 - Near Eastside Education Summit @15 9:00 - 1:00
IN THE KNOW! Information to Plan By....
Bulletin Boards displays in the hallway provide a window to your classroom. The information and student work that is posted should be recent and updated regularly. Please make sure bulletin boards are updated and current by 1.22.2016. Please use the schools bulletin board information card that was shared in your teacher handbook and in back to school emails.
K-6 teachers now have access to https://www.readinga-z.com/ and K-2 also has access to https://www.headsprout.com Please begin to have students using the new software. Ms. Stockton is available to assist with the wonderful blended learning opportunity.
Grades 2-4 check your email for ZEARN account information. This is a powerful resource that supports student learning and is aligned with EngageNY Math.
ISTEP+ Support Plans should be in full swing again this week. Please make sure we are covering the material outlines by the district. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Scores from last week should be submitted to either Ms. Jackson or Mrs. Carlisle.
Observations continue this week. I will be in rooms throughout the week. When I enter your room for the observation I will ask to see your lesson plans.
PIVOT Groups continue this week. The focus will continue from last week. Copies of the PIVOT form will be placed in your mailbox. I hope you are seeing some great things happening at your school. Remember to turn in your completed PIVOT forms to Ms. McCutchen.
SLO's and TLO's are due to be reviewed by 1.29.2016. I will send out a sign-up sheet this week with available times. This will be an online sign-up.
WIDA Testing: Kindergarten is complete. Remaining grades will test from February 8th-19th. Schedule will be shared via email this week.
Continue to focus on the components of gradual release in your lessons, particularly on the focus of your lesson. What do you want them to learn? How do you model this for students? How do you allow them to practice what you are teaching? How do you know they are getting it??
Janita Bonisa: Awesome job connecting learning to real life situations! Meeting students where they are and building understanding.
Stacy Pearson: Great Job referencing the lesson objective throughout your lessons! I appreciate it and so do your students.
Eileen O'keefe: Fantastic job getting your students prepared for MOY testing! They are becoming readers thanks to your hard work.
Kandice Chism: Outstanding use of cooperative group work in your math block! Students were engaged and working hard to prove their thinking.