Huddle Newsletter

First Grade Edition 2014-15

LMSVSD - Welcome Back First Grade Teachers!

This newsletter is written specifically for you -- the First Grade teacher. I've gathered all the information that is pertinent to you to have in one place. I hope you will bookmark this newsletter or print it out to keep for future reference.

District Resource Teacher Directory:

Assessment - Tracy Olander x6370

BTSA (Regular Ed) - Leah Saunders x6403

BTSA (Special Ed) - Brooke Noble x6420

Cross Curricular CCSS - Ani Asaro x6427

Cross Curricular CCSS - Kristin Gentile x6398

English Learners - Linda Michaud x6306

Language Arts (Elementary) - Tammie Babbitt x6357

Math Resource - Beth Rackliffe x6304

Media Services - Janice Gilmore x6465

Technology - Noelle Suffield x6359

If you need Focus wall materials - contact Nancy Steiger x6387

Did you know?

Everyday Math has a Common Core bridge - the password is CCSS

Reading Level Assessments and other helpful reading suggestions

If you happened to lose one of the reading record forms, student reading sheets, or the chart of levels and list of books, the entire package has been scanned and you can download the PDF.

Online curriculum resources, logins & passwords

Houghton Mifflin Reading, Medallion Edition

user name: firstnamelastname

password: teach 411

Everyday Math

username: your old email address (it will still work)

password: you set it yourself, we commended using info411

Have you transferred to a new school? You can change your school yourself from the Games menu

If you need to or want to re-register using your new email address, you can do that by using the registration code 8332E0A6

Science AND History/Social Science

Pearson's new Online Learning Exchange (OLE) was launched this Fall. This is the new digital path to access all of your Scott Foresman programs. You can activate your account here

Your school code is:49-51-90

Fill in your information and click on Subscriptions to see your resources.

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Find time for these five lessons for 2014-15

Staying Safe Online Students understand that they should stay safe online by choosing websites that are good for them to visit, and avoid sites that are not appropriate for them.

Follow the Digital Trail Students learn that the information they put online leaves a digital footprint or “trail.” This trail can be big or small, helpful or hurtful, depending on how they manage it.

Screen Out the Mean Students learn that children sometimes can act like bullies when they are online. They explore what cyberbullying means and what they can do when they encounter it.

Using Keywords Students understand that keyword searching is an effective way to locate information on the Internet. They learn how to select keywords to produce the best search results.

Sites I Like Students discuss criteria for rating informational websites and apply them to an assigned site. Students learn that all websites are not equally good sources of information.

Assess their learning with this online tool: UNIT 2 ASSESSMENT

How to use Destiny

Access Destiny from home or work to reserve videos, DVDs, art prints, or core literature.

Quick start instructions for using Destiny.

Three resources for you

Janice Gilmore-See

This newsletter is written especially for you by the District Librarian. Please contact us at Instructional Media Services (IMS) with questions or concerns.