Staff Notes

February 3, 2014

This Week

  • Staff Meeting Prayer Leader:
  • 9-10 am Open House (Tuesday). Parents will be visiting JDA classrooms.
  • No Mass this week!
  • Title III tutoring should begin on Friday. I'll share the list of 15 students in a separate email.
  • Teachers need to begin gathering supply lists and reading lists. Deadline?
  • We'll discuss professional development for the JDA teachers.

The Olympics

The Olympics are a great opportunity to build excitement in your class and apply multidisciplinary approaches. There are some great sites for studying the Winter Olympics:


Larry Ferlazzo has a great site compiling the best ones: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2014/02/03/my-latest-ny-times-post-for-ells-is-on-the-olympics/


Another great compilation: http://cybraryman.com/olympics.html


NBC Science & the Olympics: http://www.nbclearn.com/science-and-engineering-of-the-2014-olympic-winter-games


Another one: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1708012?utm_content=buffer81bf1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


And lastly: http://technicallyteamann.com/inclassolympics/

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