Siegrist Staff Newsletter
April 8 , 2016
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY- LOTS OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION
What does the current data tell you about your progress toward mastery on indicator 1?
What does the current data tell you about your progress toward mastery on indicator 2?
How will positive improvements be maintained?
What continued growth still exists?
What indicators would you consider for improvement in the future?
2016-17 Accellerated Reading District Wide- Expectations
Purpose of AR:
Supports leveled independent reading practice
Enables students to set and track individual long term goals
Quizzes used to assist educators in student accountability to reading practice, validating text recall, and supporting student book level choice.
AR is NOT:
A punitive/ reward system
A grade to be used in grade book
To determine reading level
A reading curriculum
Used to determine if all students meet a minimum point level
For all students (some students are not motivated by this program)
Determine if it is appropriate motivational tool for each student
Assist students to determine appropriate individual goals
Reflect and apply this program flexibly to meet the needs of students
Get feedback from students and parents on student participation and success
Give feedback to teachers regarding participation
- Engage in realistic goal setting and feedback on progress
It can be used as as individual or class goals and rewards. But because not every child may participate, rewards (ex. AR recess) can not be just for kids that meet goals, or participate. Class rewards should be accessible to the whole class.
Take Away: You will need to communicate to your administrator at CHECK OUT if you will be participating and can adhere to the above guidelines - to purchase licenses for your class.
Grade Level Field Trips
The PCR3 purpose of field trips is to provide real world, relevant experiences that serve as an extension of the curriculum into the community at large. The District believes meaningful learning is enriched through hands-on, first-person experiences where the classroom and the community converge.
In the 2016-17 school year, field trips, which are an extension of the curriculum will be determined by CIA for each grade level. Each grade level will take two field trips (one determined by grade levels to correspond with core curriculum, and one field trip to correspond with the specials curriculum). The specials teachers have picked the field trip for K-5 so the only thing left is to pick grade level field trips. This will be determined at the last CIA meeting of the year.
Take away: two field trips per grade level each year (1 core curriculum, and 1 specials curriculum), will be determined at the last CIA meeting of the year.
We will be collecting:
A class set of text books for : Reading Street, EnVisions 1.0, Investigations
Teacher manuals - Reading Street, EnVisions 1.0, Investigations
We will count and then you will keep/pack:
Envisions 2.0 textbooks, Envisions, 2.0 teachers manual, GHGH leveled readers, Reading Street leveled readers, Science leveled readers, manipulatives from any version of curriculum, social studies books, science books.
If curriculum items are not listed, we will check with AST, and then notify the group. Stay tuned :)
One set of Reading Street materials for each grade level will be kept in the library for checkout if needed.
Take away: Don't pack your curriculum materials yet. Admin will audit and remove items that are not needed to be moved to new rooms.
PLC May 4
Classroom teachers will be receiving training and explanation regarding the mandatory use of Running Records for the 2016-17 school year. We know there have been a lot of questions about this, so hopefully these questions will be answered on May 4.
3:00-5:00 Class List Development and Refinement. (see the transition sheet section below)
Here are some key notations that you will need to fill out transition sheets:
Color sticker flags (can pick up from Tracy):
Yellow: Frequently participates in remediation/SST/Low group for PT
Red: High needs student (behavior and emotional)
Green: ELL/ SPED
Blue: High needs parents (frequent communication/ needs)
EOY Guided Reading Lvl: The last book level used in guided reading during this school year.
STAR Reading score: If you happen to have taken the test in May by the time we meet (unlikely) so leave blank- DO NOT PUT JANUARY's score on there. SCALED SCORE Only
STar Math score: If you happen to have taken the test in May by the time we meet (unlikely) so leave blank- DO NOT PUT JANUARY's score on there. SCALED SCORE Only
Overall Score (Academics)- Should somewhat correspond to generalized performance in academics as defined by our reporting topics descriptors
Behavior: Mark items if they are frequently observed and worthy of noting. A comment on the back should be generalized and focused on the things that helped this student be successful with existing behaviors.
Circle any SPED services
Check any Additional Services
Put students' names on the transition sheet that you feel are not beneficial combinations to the learning environment.
Parent Involvement: Consider support for learning, not just volunteering.
Picture on the back
Teacher Comments: These comments should focus the readers attention on the NEED to know FACTS. These could be used in a court of law, and should be professional in nature.
Things to Do
2. Schedule your Inventory with your admin for 2016-17 (Kim or Jen)
3. Pull out your curriculum and organize your items for audit by April 18
3. Clean out storage by May 1
4. Put pictures on your transition sheets
5. Update transition sheets
6. Take teacher survey for Tier 1
Important Dates Coming Up...
Hoops for Heart Open Gym 4pm-6pm
MAP TESTING 3rd grade
MAP TESTING 3rd grade
Focus group ($25/Hour- must RSVP above)
First grade music concert