K-2 Wing Newsletter
Ms. Sow for testing our ELL scholars. Thank you for sacrificing time away from your scholars to help others throughout the school.
Ms. Jack for filling in last week for Dean Robinson. Thank you for your commitment to Atlanta Heights!
Ms. Youngblood for exploring the math assessment site & finding the standard & item analysis spreadsheet. Thanks for digging into your data to help your scholars increase student achievement!
Congratulations to Ms. Jack for being the Wing Teacher of the Month!
TOP Skill of the Month
For the month of March, I will be looking for the TOP skill of Right is Right. The definition is:
"When questioning students, I only accept correct answers provided by a student, and I coach students to get to 100% correctness if they are not there."
Right is Right means that teachers do not accept anything other than the correct answer from his/her scholars and do not move on until the correct answer is provided. There are several ways this can look in the classroom.
1- The teacher provides the correct answer to the scholar. The scholar repeats the correct answer.
2- A classroom peer provides the correct answer to the scholar. The scholar repeats the correct answer.
3- The teacher provides cues/questions to the scholar until the scholar gives the correct answer.
4- A classroom peer provides cues/questions to the scholar until the scholar gives the correct answer.
When I come to your classrooms this month, I will be looking for each of you to use this strategy. You can find more information about Right is Right in On Course.
March Dates to Remember
March 9: All grades are to be entered into your grade book.
March 12: Update bulletin boards and ECA's.
*Lybi will be visiting AHCS.
March 13- 1/2 day for scholars; 1/2 day for parent conferences
*Math and Science Data Trackers are due
March 16- Professional Development Day for all staff; No school for scholars
March 20: Submit Family Math Night game directions and necessary materials to Dean Blair for copies
March 26- K-2 Family Math Night