Friday Focus

Baywood Elementary - October 14, 2016

Mrs. Dinielli's Message

With our school year well underway and kids settled into the routines of daily classroom life and workshop, it is important to maintain that enthusiasm that we kicked off the school year with! Many of you are taking pause with an end of unit celebration in reading or writing. Please invite me to these celebrations- I love to attend these times where the learning is the celebration!


Teachers- You are starting to receiving emails and information about conferences, grading and report cards. I am compiling much of it together here for you and will add these links to our Team Baywood Staff Website on the Curriculum & Assessment link.


T1 Backward Mapping Slideshow and T1 Report Card Logistics & Dates Slideshow


Writing Scoring Days:


8:15-2:30 @ DO, Bring your On Demand Assessments, Pathways and your Next Unit

1st Grade: Tuesday, 10/18

2nd Grade Wednesday, 10/19

3rd Grade Thursday, 10/20

4th Grade Tuesday, 10/25

5th Grade, Thursday 10/27


Report Cards
We are working to get the report cards ready for data entry early next week. The grading window is temporarily opened to do some testing and training.Please do not enter grades. You may lose your work. Darla will email early next week when the official grading window opens and the report cards are ready for grade entry.



K-2 Teachers

October is the month for K-2 reading and writing common assessments.

BAS

Please be sure to complete the BAS for your students and enter their letter levels into the BAS 2016-17 illuminate assessment in the 16-17 BAS T1 column.

You will notice there are columns for other data points, such as fluency, accuracy... these are optional items, check with your school site to determine if your site is collecting this additional data.

Need help with the data entry? Check out this BAS Data Entry help document, it references 15-16, but the same instructions work for the 16-17 assessment.


Writing On-Demand


​Please be sure that all students take the Post On-Demand Writing assessment for narrative writing this month. 1st-5th grade teachers will meet to calibrate and score papers in the coming weeks. Kinder and 6th grade teachers will be scoring onsite. Once your papers are scored, enter your student Scale Scores (with the point 5s, as needed) into the illuminate assessment Writing On-Demand K-6 Narrative 16-17​ into the SS column. No need to worry about entering anything into the date or version columns, just be sure to enter the actual writing score with the point 5s, if needed.

Need help with the data entry? Check out this Data Entry for Writing Scores help document.


​Additional assessment resources for your grade level report cards can be found in the SBG ELA Skills and in the SBG Standard 9 folders.



This week you received an envelope with a class set of Math Trimester 1 Assessments for your grade level. As you know, these are our common assessments in math. You may also know that they were developed by SLCUSD teachers using the Bridges Number Corner Checkups. They replace the Number Corner Checkup 1-4 Assessments. There are only three of them, instead of four, to match our trimesters.

Please be sure to assess your students before the end of the trimester. The results should help to inform student grades for the trimester. You will also use unit assessments and checkpoints to help determine a student's math grade. The T1 math grading sheets in the report card handbook/SBG Math Assessment folder for your grade level identify all of the items a teacher might use for grading.

How do I report the student results for this common assessment?


Teachers will use the illuminate Math T1 Assessment to record student item detail. The illuminate assessment works like the 11x17 paper scoring guide. It takes entered item scores and groups them together to provide teachers with domain information needed for grading.

It is an easy process, please view the Math Trimester Assessment Data Entry in illuminate help document in the SBG Math Trimester Assessments Folder. ​

Please be sure to enter your data by Friday, November 4th.




​Can I do this with the Bridges unit assessments, too?​



​If you love using the illuminate Math T1 assessment, check out the other Bridges unit assessments that have also been set up for teacher use in illuminate. Simply go to theAssessment tab, List Assessments, and search Bridges to find unit assessments available to you:

​Like the T1 assessment, the unit assessments will sort your data into domains for easy grading using the matrix report. These are not common assessments, they are for classroom use/grading only.



3-5 Teachers

October is the month for 3-6 reading and writing common assessments.

SRI

Please be sure to complete the SRI for your students by Nov. 3rd. IS&T will upload your scores into SRI illuminate each Friday in the month of October.


Writing On-Demand


​Please be sure that all students take the Post On-Demand Writing assessment for narrative writing this month. 1st-5th grade teachers will meet to calibrate and score papers in the coming weeks. Kinder and 6th grade teachers will be scoring onsite. Once your papers are scored, enter your student Scale Scores (with the point 5s, as needed) into the illuminate assessment Writing On-Demand K-6 Narrative 16-17​ into the SS column. No need to worry about entering anything into the date or version columns, just be sure to enter the actual writing score with the point 5s, if needed.

Need help with the data entry? Check out this Data Entry for Writing Scores help document.




​Additional ELA assessment resources for your grade level report cards can be found in the SBG ELA Trimester Assessments (3rd and 4th grade have been updated!) and in the SBG Standard 9 folders.

Please note: New assessment resources are available for standard 9 in the SBG folder RL.9 (3-6). These are short checkpoints for standard 9 and a few other standards. The Reading Lit Checkpoints are available online in illuminate, too! I think these might answer the question of what to do about standard 9 in T1?


This week you received an envelope with a class set of Math Trimester 1 Assessments for your grade level. As you know, these are our common assessments in math. You may also know that they were developed by SLCUSD teachers using the Bridges Number Corner Checkups. They replace the Number Corner Checkup 1-4 Assessments. There are only three of them, instead of four, to match our trimesters.

They are now available as paperless ONLINE assessments that the student can complete by logging into the illuminate student portal. If you choose to go paperless, please send the assessments back to ISLA for future use.


Please be sure to assess your students before the end of the trimester. The results should help to inform student grades for the trimester. You will also use unit assessments and checkpoints to help determine a student's math grade. The T1 math grading sheets in the report card handbook/SBG Math Assessment folder for your grade level identify all of the items a teacher might use for grading.

How do I report the student results for this common assessment if I use the paper assessments?


Teachers will use the illuminate Math T1 Assessment to record student item detail. The illuminate assessment works like the 11x17 paper scoring guide. It takes entered item scores and groups them together to provide teachers with domain information needed for grading.

It is an easy process, please view the Math Trimester Assessment Data Entry in illuminate help document in the SBG Math Trimester Assessments Folder. ​

Please be sure to enter your data by Friday, November 4th.



How do I give/score an assessment online in illuminate?

Students log in to the illuminate portal using their Google login. Review the online testing instructions to see how to set up a testing session.



​Can I do this with the Bridges unit assessments, too?​



​If you love using the illuminate Math T1 assessment, check out the other Bridges unit assessments that have also been set up for teacher use in illuminate. Simply go to the Assessment tab, List Assessments, and search Bridges to find unit assessments available to you:

​Like the T1 assessment, the unit assessments will sort your data into domains for easy grading using the matrix report. These are not common assessments, they are for classroom use/grading only.




Honor Society Criteria

2015-16

4th-5th Grade


Two levels of achievement:


  • (Need Name) Achievement

    • 80% 3’s or above in subject marks

    • Behavior marks Consistently, Usually, or Sometimes

    • no 1’s


  • (Need Name) Achievement

    • 90% 3’s or above in subject marks

    • Behavior marks Consistently, Usually or no more than 1 Sometimes

no 1’s


We will have a little bit of time to address & answer questions regarding assessments, grading & conferences in our staff meeting. Be sure you have your assessments mapped on on the calendar, and have considered the days you will be out for GLAD if you are attending.


Have a great weekend! Thank you for all of the fun birthday & Bosses Day dances, songs, books, cards, GLAD charts, and more! You all made this week very special!

Jennifer

Every Student, Every Day ... with Joy!

Good News to Share

Today I had the opportunity to visit all of our 1st grade classes & all I can say is wow! It is so impressive to see some of our youngest readers involved in such a self-regulated manner in workshop. Here are some incredible things I saw:

-Kids setting a # of book reading goal for the workshop

-Kids reading books and keeping track with tally marks as they complete each book

-Kids 'busting' tricky words and being word detectives as they read

-Teachers conferring with kids about tricky words and more & keeping conferring notes using organized systems

-Teachers working with small groups


This is so amazing for all of us! We know that workshop each year stands on the shoulders of the previous year. We have a strong foundation growing at Baywood!

Action Items for Staff

3rd-5th Grade Teachers- You received an email from CASSP to Log In- If you have not yet logged in, do so now. The log in will expire in 30 days from the day you received it. Student Interim Log In Cards are coming your way on Monday. Have your students log into the Interim Assessments within the next 2 weeks, by Wednesday, October 28th.


ALL Staff are required to be trained in Epi-Pen administration. You can gather in the library Monday, October 24th from 8:15-8:30 OR you can see our nurse on Thursday, October 27th in her office at your convenience.

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Upcoming Events

Pillar- Responsibility

Lunch Helpers - Dawkins

Everyday Etudes -

For Monday Oct 17-21

Telemann

Viola Concerto, 2. Allegro

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAKKkz6yDLc

http://listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=OAKKkz6yDLc#Telemann_Viola_Concerto_in_G_major_II__Allegro


Monday

- Late Start Monday is ST Math Training 8:15-9:15 in the Library. Bring a device.

-Sp Ed Paras have training at Monarch from 8:15-8:45. Orientation to the AFIRM modules

-Buddies 9:30-10:00

-School Site Council 3:00-4:00

-New Teacher Academy 4:00


Tuesday

-1st Grade Writing Scoring

-School Board Meeting @ LOMS


Wednesday

-Running Club 8:00

-Walking Wednesday- Walk Laps at 8:15 to Music with Mrs. Dinielli! Kids & Staff- wear your work out gear to school!

-Vision Screening K, 2, 5, SDC

-2nd Grade Writing Scoring

-Staff Meeting 3:05 - Bring Conferring Notes & Running Records for Pick 2 & Access to Your Grade Level Tri 1 Assessment Maps and Year Long Plans

-STEAM Club Coaches Meeting 7pm in Library


Thursday

-Enter Character Counts Award Winner for Responsibility here

-Enter a Positive Office Referral here if you haven't already this week

Artist in Residence session #1 Grades 4-5 in Art-Science Room

9:15-10:00 MacLeod

10:15-11:00 Dawkins

11:00-11:45 - Kirstin

11:50-12:35 - Alana

2:05-2:50 Emery

-3rd Grade Writing Scoring

-Preschool Fieldtrip to Nardonnes

-DELAC @ LAMS

Friday

-Running Club 8:00

-BAS for 2nd & Primary SDC

-CCLT @ 12:35

-Book Club 4th & 5th Grade in Library 2:50


Coming Soon

-Oct. 25 T - 4th Grade Writing Scoring

-Oct. 26 W - K BAS

-Oct. 27 TH- 5th Grade Writing Scoring

-Oct. 28 F - 1st BAS

-GLAD Training at BA Oct. 31- Nov. 3

Announcements

If you need a translator for an after school meeting or evening event, be aware that Gigi can only work 1 hour after her day ends at 3:30. If you are having an evening event or IEP that will last longer than 1 hour, coordinate early with Diane to secure another translator.

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Try It - Parent Partnership

In September, we had over 300 hours of Parent Partnership work at Baywood, with the majority of it being parents in classrooms helping kids with literacy work. If you haven't tapped into your parent partners, they are loving working with our kids around the work of learning! Tap into them! Give it a try!

Arrivals & Departures

Welcome Jalen to Miss Smith's class. He is joining us from Monarch Grove.