A Peek at the Week
September 18, 2018
As we near progress report time (Sept. 19th), keep in mind that SeeSaw is a great tool for keeping families informed of their child's progress at school. This digital portfolio is a wonderful communication tool. If you have not been able to get all of your parents signed up, keep encouraging them to do so!
Many of our students struggle to be able to listen attentively and focus at school. We are all working to find ways to help these students to be successful in class. You may find some of the tips below useful in your classrooms.
Using Music to Transition in the Classroom
Learning Our School's Recipe for Reading
Every year, we set goals for our year based on our data. We look at F & P data, MAP data, and SCReady data. Our goals this year are to increase the volume of reading for each of our students and to improve our craft of teaching reading. We chose the field of education because we love learning. I think we all agree that none of us have the art of teaching reading completely figured out, so we are going to do what we do best- continue to learn. I look forward to my journey with you this year in learning more and more about how children learn to read and how we can strive to grow our readers.
Matt, Stacey or I would like to meet with you during your grade level planning to discuss reading each week. We want to be a part of the process so that we can work alongside you as we help our kids become stronger readers. I will be meeting with K5 & 5th, Matt will meet with 1st and 3rd, and Stacey will meet with 2nd and 4th.
Teachers in grades 3-5 will be learning about strategy groups and goal setting this Tuesday. Don't forget to read the article I placed in your boxes before Tuesday.
Rock Your School Day
We will be meeting with students in the reading garden to kick off our house system. K-2 will be from 9:00-10:00 and 3-5 will be from 1:00-2:00.
Teacher 4.0 Rubric
Safe Schools Videos
Schedules & Levels
I am going to share a form with you for you to put in your student's reading levels. This helps us to have both a digital and a paper trail to ensure we are tracking all of our students.
Sept. 18th: Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts' Parent meeting at 6:00, first grade PD at DO in the morning, second grade PD at DO in the afternoon, 3-5 meeting at 3:15 in B.Moore's room
Sept. 20th: Rock Your School Day!
Sept. 21st: Leveling Due, Data Wall updated
Sept. 25th: Open House at 5:30, third grade PD at DO in the morning, 4th grade PD at DO in the afternoon