#SamuellPride

Week of November 16, 2015

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Samuell Feeder Pattern Key Actions

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SPOT Tracking

A gentle reminder regarding SPOTs. Although we can all get extremely busy, please do not let things highjack your instructional focus and feedback to your teachers! If we are merely going in to do SPOTs to get them done, our teachers are surely missing out on the instructional push and supports that they all need. Please refer to the SPOT tracker sent to ensure the system is capturing your information correctly. If off-track, please get back on so we can shift from compliance back to the commitment to growing our teachers!

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Livebinders

We all find ourselves struggling from time to time with how best to unpack a standard or develop the strongest lesson objective. While this grappling with the idea makes us smarter, it can be overwhelming for new teachers or even for us veterans. So, this brings me to a powerful resource which I hope you will share with your math teachers.


Seen below are screen shots of a Livebinder developed by Region 11 to support teachers with the revised mathematics TEKS. The website provides teachers descriptors on how the TEKS are to be taught as well as clarifications that may be needed to most effectively teach the lesson. As you dive into the "Clarify the TEKS", there are examples of how the TEKS are to be taught and even visuals. It is worth sharing with your entire staff. Also, pertinent vocabulary and many more resources are available. Please click the website linked here.

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Florence "Feed the Grove" Dinner

Please pass this information along to your families. What a great opportunity for community-building and fellowship during this time of the year!
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3-5 Balanced Literacy Academy

3-5 Reading Teachers - please ensure your teachers attend

Tuesday - Titche ES; Wednesday - Richardson ES; Thursday (this week only) - Titche ES

3:45-5:15pm

Disrictwide Principal Meeting

@ Hulcy MS

Wednesday, November 18th

1:00-5:00pm

Citizen Action Meeting

Eastfield College - Pleasant Grove Campus

6:00pm

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