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Weekly Newsletter January 5-8

Peek @ the Week

Tuesday, January 5

  • Christmas Reading Challenge logs due
  • GLP


Wednesday, January 6

  • Principal's meeting @DO 8:30 am
  • Literacy Cohort IX @DO 3:00 pm


Thursday, January 7

  • Literacy Cohort X @DO 3:00 pm


Friday, January 8

Need to Know News Shared with OES Parents

OES Science Fair – This year’s science fair is right around the corner! The science fair is a wonderful opportunity to extend and reinforce the wonder of questioning and curiosity we support within our daily curriculum. We encourage all students to participate. Science fair projects are due the morning of Tuesday, February 2nd; projects will not be accepted after 9: 00am. The fair and evening program will begin at 6:30pm.

A Message from Dr. P

The week before Christmas break, I issued all of us a challenge. The challenge was to learn one new thing over the winter break. Some of you may have chosen to do some professional reading, discover a new app, or explore an idea to integrate within an upcoming PBL unit. So, what did you learn? Please feel free to share your learning in this Star Strategies Share Board:

https://docs.google.com/a/spartanburg2.k12.sc.us/document/d/1pgHrYTsXlIvXTL0PiZlMuo1rjvUbQfUT5E_-4fcc5eE/edit?usp=sharing Sharing will provide a lists of possible resources and strategies for everyone to use. If desired, keep the Google Doc going throughout the semester... I've added what I learned, a new app called Tellagami.


Here's a blog I came across that seemed most helpful: "9 Resolutions & 9 Resources for Your Project-Based Learning Classroom This Year" http://gettingsmart.com/2015/12/9-resolutions-9-resources-for-your-project-based-learning-classroom-this-year/ I encourage everyone to take a look at this very resourceful piece. And since we know PBL is much more than a unit, I'd encourage you to use this piece as a way to reflect on and evaluate your own strengths as a teacher of inquiry-based practices.

Mark Your Calendars...

  • January 15th- OES Spelling Bee
  • January 18th- MLK Holiday
  • January 19th- Report Cards
  • January 21st- Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
  • January 22nd- 2nd 9 Weeks Awards Day
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Birthday Wishes Go Out To...

Kay Hill- January 4

Christi Jackson- January 5

Denise Genobles- January 6