Long Range Plans 2015-2016

Catherine Turner

This year, remember to ... just breathe.

"Just Breathe" by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman (Wavecrest Films)

Resource .5

  • support teachers in the creation of a structure for guided reading to happen daily in grade 1 & 2 classrooms
  • regroup primary students every 3-4 weeks for guided reading based on up-to-date running records
  • maintain a spreadsheet with current PM scores for all students still working in PM levels
  • administer Numeracy Screener as a pre- and post- assessment for mathematics for all grade 1s and 2s
  • track data Numeracy Screener Data on a spreadsheet
  • teach Native Numbers app to all grade 1s to improve basic numeracy skills. Ask teachers to try to get students 10-15 min/day on it.
  • assist teachers to group students for small group instruction in math and reading based on formative assessments
  • model small group instruction within the classroom setting
  • track progress of students towards personal goals and IEP goals
  • reflect with teachers about student progress and next steps
  • coordinate tech tools (iPad Apps, RAZ Kids, Dreambox, Sumdog, Newsela, etc.) to support student learning
  • collaborate with teachers to determine appropriate IEP goals
  • teach advocacy skills to students with learning needs

Planning Time .3

Grade 2/3 and Grade 3 Science

Curriculum Link

Big Ideas Link

Term 1 - September to mid-October --> Strong and Stable Structures

- January --> Forces Causing Movement

Term 2 - mid-April to end of May --> Soils in the Environment

- mid-April to end of May --> Growth and Changes in Plants

  • Assessment for/as learning = a series of experiments and inquiries that promote student learning and provide opportunities for students to get feedback and improve their achievement.
  • Assessment of learning = mini quizzes, demonstrations, discussions
  • Modifications = reduced number of expectations for 3 students on IEPs
  • Technology = use of tablets and iPads to record learning and demonstrate learning. Connect students with experts through the Virtual Researcher on Call program and the Digital Human Library.

Grade 2/3 and 3 Social Studies

Curriculum Link

Big Ideas Link

Term 1 - mid-October to December --> Communities in Canada, 1780–1850

Term 2 - February to mid-April --> Living and Working in Ontario


  • Assessment for/as learning = use of an inquiry process whereby students formulate questions, gather and organize evidence, interpret information, make conclusions and communicate their new learning.
  • Assessment of learning = mini quizzes, presentations, discussions
  • Modifications = reduced number of expectations for 3 students on IEPs
  • Technology = use of tablets and iPads to investigate questions and demonstrate learning. Connect students with experts through the Virtual Researcher on Call program and the Digital Human Library.

Grade 1 Math and Literacy Practice

  • use of Native Numbers app with all grade 1s to improve basic numeracy skills
  • use of Pebble Go, Learn 360, Pocket Zoo, etc to support literacy and beginning research skills.

Library .2

  • maintain library collection through weeding and purchases
  • update website for the Learning Commons
  • run Forest of Reading Program - J/I students earning book bucks for books read and P students voting on books
  • run 2 book fairs to promote reading and earn points to purchase books and other resources for students and the school
  • maintain iPads and Chromebooks
  • purchase beanbag chairs
  • plan an author visit