Curriculum Connections

News from Ms. Welch

Week of Jan. 17 - 20

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 23 - Yoga, Fitness & Stress Relief PAWS PD @2:45

Jan. 26. - Employee of the Year observations/Interviews

Jan. 26 - Writing Conferences PAWS PD @2:45

Jan. 26 - Go Far Assessment Resources PAWS PD @2:45

Jan. 26 - Leadership @2:45pm

Jan. 30 - New Teacher Check-in

Feb. 6 - Feb. 10 Write Score Writing Assessment

Feb. 6 - Feb. 15 - Write Score Reading Assessment

Congrats Employee of the Year Finalists!!

Congrats to these finalists! Teacher of the Year finalists will undergo observation and interviews Jan. 26. Professional of the Year finalists will undergo a brief interview Jan. 26. #thebest


Teacher of the Year Finalists:

Heather Alterman

Brandy Davis

Allie Wilson


Professional Employee of the Year Finalists:

Kevin Delong

Jack Pelt

Susan Messina

Write Score Writing & Reading

Our school will participate in Ga Milestones test prep by taking the Write Score Reading Assessment. The assessment will be Feb. 6-15 (grades 3-8). The assessment will be offered ONLINE. It’s like Write Score Writing but or Reading.

Grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 will take the Write Score Writing assessment during this window as well. I will email you when we get closer to the window to ensure you received access and send you instructions for the assessments.

Intent Form

Don't forget to submit your intent form for 2017-18. An email with instructions was sent to you. The deadline is Jan. 27.

Off Level Books

Do you teach advanced math? Do you need off level books and materials? Email Heather Welch!

January PAWS PD

Get your PD on! Check out upcoming sessions here:

https://www.smore.com/9cpn0

February sessions are forming now! We need you! Have an idea for PD? Want a 4 toward TKES? Email Heather Welch!

Resources

One Note Updates...Stickers!

One Note is my favorite online notebook. Use new (and customizable) stickers to give fun feedback to students in OneNote Online! See what else is new here: https://blogs.office.com/2017/01/18/updates-for-onenote-class-notebook-learning-tools-and-office-lens-plus-stickers/

Would You Rather?


Would You Rather? is a website maintained by John Stevens for the purpose of sharing quick and fun math challenges for students. Would You Rather? presents a picture with a mathematics problem that asks "would you rather?" Most of the questions have a financial aspect to them. One of my favorite examples is this challenge that asks "would you rather go on a 5 minute shopping spree in the store of your choice or get a $2,000 gift card to the store of your choice?"

Would You Rather? offers a simple worksheet that your students can use to analyze the choices presented to them in the challenges.

Applications for Education
Would You Rather? provides a great context for math lessons that students can relate to.


Taken from Free Tech 4 Teachers Blog here:

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/01/would-you-rather-quick-math-challenges.html?m=1

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