The Weekly Rocket

Week of January 4 - January 8

This Weeks Updates

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Welcome Back 2016, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends during the holidays.
I am tremendously grateful that we can continue servicing our children.
I look forward to our partnership, let's continue with pride, gracefulness and enhanced work
Warmly K


Weekly Highlights

  • All bulletin boards should have been changed, inside and outside.
  • All Holiday Doors decorations need to be taken down.


Announcements:

  • For the safety of all students: All children must be ESCORTED at all times and have a pass in hand-- To the bathroom, lunch, prep classes, etc.
  • Teachers please review Chancellors Regulation 420 and 421.
  • Homework should include daily reading HW: Kinder-10 min/ 1st Gr-15 min/ 2nd & 3rd Grade- 20 min/ 4th and 5th Grade- 30 min (this time is to start as we build stamina and increase time during the second semester of the school year). Students should log their reading weekly and teachers should collect reading logs and include in their student binders.
  • All teachers Grades K-5, enrichment teachers, SETTS, Speech and Language, ESL, Instructional Coaches---MUST be downstairs in the auditorium for Morning Arrival at 8am and Dismissal at 2:10pm
  • ALL Classroom Teachers MUST have their OWN DAILY lesson plans for ALL Content areas: Math, ELA, Guided Reading, 2nd Math Block, Science, Social Studies.
  • ALL enrichment teachers MUST have lesson plans for each class they service. All other support staff MUST have lesson plans for students they service. This is part of Danielson Standard 1e- Designing Coherent Instruction


This years instructional focus:

1. Guided Instruction in ELA and Math 2. Analyze Data to Drive Instruction

3. Incorporate technology in instruction


Important Reminders:

  • Morning line up @ 8:00 a.m. Auditorium All staff (K-5 teachers, ESL, Speech and Language, SETTS, Coaches--- to report to the Auditorium)
  • Period 7 ends at 2:10pm
  • End of day dismissal @ 2:10 p.m.- 2:20pm --- All staff (K-5 teachers, ESL, Speech and Language, SETTS, Coaches--- to report to the Auditorium)


Monday 1/4 --- Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading/Test Readiness, Writing, Science

  • Grades 3-5 : 9am Test Readiness Block: Focus RACES Short Response
  • Monday PD 2:20pm - 3:40pm --- Grades K-2: Review of School Year Scope and Sequence and Planning Guided Reading Block in room 211.

Grades 3-5: Writing Units Pacing: Please bring your Writing Teachers Guides and

School Year Scope and Sequence w/Ms. Najera in Rm 423

Paraprofessionals ---- TBD

  • Guided Reading Grades K-2: Groups should be scheduled, independent tasks for students in place, organized guided reading material should be visible. For guided reading material visit room 211.NO WHOLE CLASS TEACHING SHOULD OCCUR.


Tuesday 1/5---- Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading/ Test Readiness, Writing, Science

  • Grades 3-5 : 9am Test Readiness Block: Focus RACES Short Response
  • Parent Engagement & Inquiry Time 2:20 - 3:35 pm: All teachers in the Library
  • Guided Reading Grades K-2: Groups should be scheduled, independent tasks for students in place, organized guided reading material should be visible. For guided reading material visit room 211.NO WHOLE CLASS TEACHING SHOULD OCCUR.


Wednesday 1/6--- Day: ELA, Math, uided Reading/ Test Readiness, Writing, Science

  • Grades 3-5 : 9am Test Readiness Block: Focus RACES Short Response
  • Guided Reading Grades K-2: Groups should be scheduled, independent tasks for students in place, organized guided reading material should be visible. For guided reading material visit room 211.NO WHOLE CLASS TEACHING SHOULD OCCUR.


Thursday 1/7- Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading/ Test Readiness, 2nd Math, Social Studies

  • Grades 3-5 : 9am Test Readiness Block: Focus RACES Short Response
  • Guided Reading Grades K-2: Groups should be scheduled, independent tasks for students in place, organized guided reading material should be visible. For guided reading material visit room 211.NO WHOLE CLASS TEACHING SHOULD OCCUR.
  • 2nd Math Block: Grades 3-5: Students should be working on solving word problems in their math notebooks using RACES. Students should solve 3 problems during a 40 min block. 10-15min should be used to review 1 of the problems. Reviewing is crucial for students understanding and misunderstandings to be discussed.
  • 2nd Math BlocK: Grades K-2: Students should engage in center math activities and small group reteach lessons that support areas identified by data as areas of weakness. NO WHOLE GROUP RETEACHING.



Friday 1/8- Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading/ Test Readiness, 2nd Math, Social Studies

  • Grades 3-5 : 9am Test Readiness Block: Focus RACES Short Response
  • Guided Reading Grades K-2: Groups should be scheduled, independent tasks for students in place, organized guided reading material should be visible. For guided reading material visit room 211.NO WHOLE CLASS TEACHING SHOULD OCCUR.
  • 2nd Math Block: Grades 3-5: Students should be working on solving word problems in their math notebooks using RACES. Students should solve 3 problems during a 40 min block. 10-15min should be used to review 1 of the problems. Reviewing is crucial for students understanding and misunderstandings to be discussed.
  • 2nd Math BlocK: Grades K-2: Students should engage in center math activities and small group reteach lessons that support areas identified by data as areas of weakness. NO WHOLE GROUP RETEACHING.



Ongoing Reminders:

  • All STAFF must be at their Morning post at 8:00 am and Dismissal post at 2:10 pm.
  • Period 7 ends at 2:10 pm ---- Dismissal post is from 2:10pm - 2:20pm
  • Book Baggies: All students should have book baggies with just right books: 5 books max levels A-K / 3 books max levels L-Z--- Check students books for accuracy. Students should be shopping for books weekly and MUST keep a weekly reading log.
  • As you greet our rockets this week please remember to greet our learners with kindness, organized, colorful, learning environments and with honest preparation for becoming literate, mathematicians, scientists, historians, critical thinkers willing and able to solve world problems, in other words PLAN, meaningful, productive interactive, and engaging lessons


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Upcoming Events:

Ongoing --- Writing Unit, GoMath, ELA Curriculum, Science, Social Studies, Guided Instruction, Differentiated instruction, weekly assessments, vocabulary, spelling

ONGOING --- LESSON PLANS FOR ALL CONTENT AREAS/ CLASSES-GROUPS SERVICED

1/4- Continue Test Readiness Grades 3-5 in ELA @ 9am and 2nd Math Block: CUBES *Thurs/Fri*

1/9- Saturday Academy 9am - 12pm Grades 3-5

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