What's New at EMIS
November 2016 Edition
November's M-Powerment Strategy: Standard Alligned Lessons
- Use the NC standards and unpacking documents when designing lessons
- Use the District pacing guide and instructional support materials when planning
- Write the daily learning target/objective written on the board in student-friendly language (ie: "I Can" Statements)
- Collaboratively discuss curriculum in PLCs to ensure Horizontal/Vertical alignment
- Provide real-world content application and examples to give meaning to learning
- Study your curriculum objectives to understand how they build on each other and the level of understanding (Vertical Alignment)
- Incorporate content from standards-aligned digital resources (iCurio, Discovery Education, SchoolNet, Mastery Connect, Study Island, etc.)
- Design remediation based on standards that need additional work, based on individual students
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Required 2nd Nine week PD
When walking around during the visit this week, Tracy had some "rock star" centers going on! Students were collaborating and working together, using manipulatives, and showed really high levels of engagement. Tracy was pulling small groups and managing to have students stay on task at the same time! If you're looking to up your center game, she is definitely the teacher to talk to!
Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Lasky collaborated on a knot challenge this week! In the story, Maniac Magee, Maniac is presented with the challenge of untying "Cobble's Knot". In this activity, student's researched types of knots, created their own knot from their research, and had a knot untying contest with their creations. Great collaboration with instructional staff and very engaging lesson Mrs. Smith! If you're looking to beef up a lesson like this, Mrs. Lasky is always up for helping!
After Summer Connection, Wendy was inspired by a "Lock Activity" introduced there. It took a lot of planning to implement, but her students were so excited to do math! This was a great way to get students collaborating on word problems and kept them engaged. After an hour of math works, students couldn't believe it was time to go and begged to come back for more! If you want to know more or are interested in doing something similar, let me know and I'll be happy to help!
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Walkthroughs have Begun
Upcoming Event: Family Math Night
Parents can join us on Tuesday, December 6 for a Family Math Night full of fun and food! The program will be from 5:30-6:30 and the dinner is from 6:30-7:00pm!
From 5:30-6:30, parents and students can go on a QR scavenger hunt, play live games, work on brain teasers, and win prizes, showing our students just how fun math can be!
During dinner, they can learn how to check grades in Blackboard learn, see math problems demonstrated by teachers, and learn about resources you can use to help you child at home.
Please help us advertise and spread the word! RSVP's were in your box, but digital copies are below!
What are we most Thankful for at EMIS?
Want to participate in Secret Santa?
Below is the sign-up sheet for Secret Santa. Please sign up using the link below and tell your “favorites” so whoever gets your name will know things you like! If you choose to participate, your job is to give gifts and to be a “Secret Santa”. Surprise your secret pal every day of the week spending around $20 total for the week. We will start the week of December 12. Please sign up by December 2. I will send out your secret pal’s name then so you have time to shop.
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Your Instructional Coah...She's here to help with any curriculum, lessons, and programs! Let's plan and co-teach a lesson! Email me and let me know how I can help.
Our help-desk Manager.... She's always ready to help with student and teacher computer issues! Please submit a work order and she will be to you as quick as she can!
Your School Library Media Coordinator (SLMC).... She's ready to help you find the right fit book, help students find resources for research, or coteach a lesson! Please let her know how she can help!