March 9, 2017
No need for a library area. I want the whole room to feel like a library! I love having books everywhere, organized in a variety of ways for easy access throughout the day, everyday. When children are surrounded by books, we're showing them that reading is important throughout the day; reading is infused into almost everything we do. It's as if the books are inviting us in. "Take a look at me!" They seem to say. "I'm really good inside."
I once heard that when you walk into a classroom, it should feel as if the whole room is a library rather than having a small area designated as the classroom library. Let's strive to make our classrooms filled with books so that our students are surrounded by books. As we continue to discuss how to ensure students are really reading during independent reading, let's help them want to read by organzing our baskets, filling them with good books and weeding out the old ones, asking for collections of good books from our library, and making our classroom collections of books a priority by working to grow the number of good books available to your students. Katie will be happy to pull books for you each week, so please use her. We need to make sure we are providing good books for our students to read when we are asking them to spend 30-45 minutes of their day reading.
Data Meetings for 3rd, 4th, and 5th
Time For Kids
Also when looking at grades, if a child is continously failing the same assessements such as math reviews, science rewinds, TFK, etc., take a hard look at what is going on. Meet with the student to see if homework help is the issue, study skills are lacking, or what else may be the problem. Know your students well and accept nothing but their very best. Hold them accountable and provide help where it's needed.
March 15th: 4th grade LAUNCH field trip
March 17th: TFK booklets due
March 17th: Grade Level Meetings with Stacey to discuss running records article
March 20th: No Goalpost
March 21st: Teacher Surveys open
March 22nd: Reading Coaches meet at CGE
March 23rd: 5th grade Washington parent meeting at 5:30, Beta Club induction at 6:00
March 24th: Reading PD morning, afternoon grade level meetings at CGE