Curriculum Connections

News from Ms. Welch, CST

Week of March 13 & 20, 2017

Upcoming Dates:

March 27 - K/1 Reading Units of Study Professional Development

March 27 - New Teacher Check in 3pm
March 28 - 2/3 Reading Units of Study Professional Development

March 28 - Milestones Training 2:45pm

March 29 - Spring Picture Day

March 29 - Chick Fil A Night 5-8pm

March 30 - 4/5 Reading Units of Study Professional Development

March 30 - 2nd Grade Field Trip

March 30 - Balanced Literacy book study @2:45

March 31 - Buck Training

April 3-7 - Spring Break

April 21 - PLACEMENT CARDS DUE

BAS Testing/Placement Cards

If you have not started your Spring BAS testing, please begin. BAS scores need to be recorded on the placement cards.

The placement cards will come out to you by the end of the week and are due April 21.

Vanguard Stipend

As part of the Vanguard Team, I receive a stipend of $500 to spend on items to enrich students. I purchased many items to use in our STEAM Lab! Look for these items!
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Epson Projectors

Tips for using your Epson for more than a projector.

TIP 1: Make sure no items are obstructing the projector area. Clear magnets, posters, etc from around the projector and projected image. Click on the tutorials link below to learn more about your Epson!

TIP 2: Visit http://www.prometheanplanet.com (Class Flow) and download the ActivInspire Software to view the flipcharts. Next, you can search for topic flipcharts. These are fabulous! Many are already made but you can edit them as needed!

TIP 3: Use your Epson as a station/center. Use flipcharts (or create your own) downloaded from Promethean Planet. You can also use virtual manipulatives from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives. Link is below.

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Great Ideas:

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Spiral bound any of your books at Staples for $5 or less. Add tabs with spiral binding for about $10.

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Learning Time? Turn your round tables into clocks for hands on learning!