PGES LEARNING COMMONS
Spring Update 2015
Our Media Center is Transforming into a Learning Commons
Richland School District
Open Access Scheduling Implementation Plan
Pine Grove Elementary School
To ensure our media center transforms into a place that follows the learning commons approach. It will allow our teachers and students have a center where they can extend their classroom. Open access will allow services and programs to be offered for students and teachers at the time of need.
We are Go Noodling in the PGES Learning Commons
PGES Open Access Plan for the Media Center
We have transitioned into open access. The only classes that are fixed are DD, Pre-K, kindergarten and first. Great things are happening!! Co teaching, book clubs, video conferences, bonding, special pullouts, Blowfish reading program, Donor Choose.org projects, RIF, AR celebrations, Farm to School grants, New ELA and Math standard think tanks. A whole new world!!!
How Many Students Can You Fit In the PGES Learning Common?
Co Teaching at PGES
Coteaching with Mrs. Enlow and Mrs. Walls' Second grade Class.
Focus Question: How does careful listening improve your understanding of information read aloud?
Model for the students your own thinking as you read the poem. Using the “Think aloud” strategy, demonstrate and explain to students why you select the phrase, or word and tell them why you think it’s important. Then record it on the chart. This emphasizes the most important parts of the text. Tell them that as the poem is being read aloud, they should listen carefully and when they hear a word or phrase they think is important or interesting, they are to write it down. Pause periodically or after each stanza to allow students to record their thinking. Teacher will write down words/phrases on large sheet of paper to post in the classroom.
Phonics: Digraphs oo and ou animated lesson.
Vocabulary: young, normal, rescued, examines, mammal, hunger
The teacher will follow Month 7, Lesson 2 in the Empowering Writers Book: Describe Your Favorite Place in Town.
Student will read textbooks on their level independently.
Lesson Resources & Materials: Copy of Poem-- “Harriet Tubman” by Eloise Greenfield (appendix), Copy of Poem – Barack Obama by Dina Anastasio (Readinga-z.com), Making Changes- Poems about Great African Americans (Readinga-z.com), Chart paper, Markers, Clipboards, Paper
Homework: Phonics worksheet, Read for 35 minutes.