Junkins Express

Week of January 19th

All that and a Bag of Chips!

All that and a bag of chips goes to....

Rose Davidson for her awesome work with the Thanksgiving lunch!
Ms. Imtiez for always lending a helpful hand, especially with CAR!
Ms. Mayville for her awesome work with the Real School Garden!

What is JA for a Day?

Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is a non profit organization that brings the real world to students through hands-on curriculum delivered by a trained classroom volunteer.


Junior Achievement Sparks Student Success

JA impacted over 4.6 million U.S. students in more than 201,000 classrooms during 2014-2015.

"Our volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. With the help of more than 218,000 volunteers, JA students develop the skills they need to experience the realities and opportunities of work and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global marketplace." This aligns with the mission of our campus!!!

Junior Achievement for a Day
On February 12th, Wells Fargo will be the volunteers providing the instructional program in our classrooms from Kinder through 5th grade. The curriculum being taught for the day is attached in this email.

On Monday (January 25th), Ms. Caroline Cannon from Junior Achievement will meet with us to discuss the day and provide us with important information. You will be notified of the volunteer's name. All you eed to do is make sure your classroom creates thank you cards or banners to make your volunteer feel appreciated and welcomed!

Garden Rules-Please read!

Here is the link to GOOGLE DRIVE folder (Garden BIG DIG) that has the "Garden Rules" powerpoint and the QR code (for easy access).

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8iFPOanRK_hNTVPNVhRaG1QWDg

EEI Science Training & $75 Voucher

DEADLINE FOR VOUCHER IS JANUARY 19TH!!!! Please see previous SMORE for directions. If you are NOT using it, do not let it go to waste. Ms. Mayville will use it. Please contact her. This is money for hands on materials and does not need to be wasted!!!

Interested in having a UNT master teacher provide a conservation/recycling lesson? These are TEK based lessons that you have the option of having a master teacher teach or co-teach with you. We have few teachers that have taken advantage of this opportunity! Please click her to sign up. http://dallaseei.org/

Goal Setting and Student Trackers

Third-5th grade teachers received goal setting pamphlets based on STAAR. This is a great tool for student conferencing. Now, the data becomes real to the students.

The key to SUCCESS is really implementing the goal setting process (Fisher and Frey). 1. Identify the goal. 2. How am i going to get there (resources/tools) 3. Assessing whether I got there or not.

Your student trackers are a tool that students can use to identify the goal (numerical) by knowing exactly where they are struggling. When those yellows turn to green on the trackers, it is so motivating for students! All in Learning makes this so easy.

This can even be done with fluency for students beginning in kinder (see picture of an example of a 1st grade student tracker). Students should be able to know what SE they need support with and should know where to go when they need help with that SE (whether it an activity/center), small group instruction, or even a SE based application on the computer. We have to be efficient with our time! We have the data, let's be smart about next steps. TRUST ME, STUDENT TRACKERS ARE GOLDEN! This topic/system is definitely on our PD timeline.

Bulletin Boards

Please don't forget to update your bulletin boards. The hallways are looking pretty lonely. Please share your students' work and add an SE to it. Please see the handbook if you have additional questions. Remember this is due the first of each month!

Preparing our Students for the 21st Century

Social Skill for the week:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-gl2vDzPjo4VmhLbk1NanhDRW8


A note from Ms. Barringer

We will begin our PD on social skills – Back in October, when you submitted your PD plan on Schoolnet, I discussed having a PD in house so that you wouldn’t have to travel for your PD. If you included the social skills on your PD plan, or if you just want to join, the time has come! We will start this Wednesday, January 20th at 3:15 pm in the library. We will meet from 3:15 – 3:45 pm on the following dates: January 20, January 27, February 3, and February 10.

Intervention Plans for Failing Students

Remember to submit the intervention plan for students that failed the 3rd six week to Ms. Winners so that she updates the binder. This is also a great talking piece when you meet with parents for conferences.

Upcoming Events

January 18th: MLK Jr. Day
January 21st
: PTA Meeting (3rd grade students perform)
January 22nd: Deadline to submit your data form for the six weeks
January 25th: Progress Reports Issued
January 27th: ISIP deadline
February 12th: MSTAR Deadline/ JA for a Day

Morning Duty

Gym: Gonzalez, Ramirez, Navarro

Auditorium: Hernandez, Rajkumar, Quintans
Cafeteria: Cosentino, Henderson
*TAs are in their permanent assignment (Please see schedule)

Morning Announcements

2E
Character word of the week is responsibility. Please send your 3-4 students with a sentence using the word responsibility. Please see announcement script on Google.

Jerry Junkins Elementary

Vision

Jerry Junkins seeks to be a premier elementary school by creating global citizens through setting and achieving high expectations for students.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a supportive culture for the twenty-first century learner to reach their academic destination and become productive citizens of the world.

JJ FOCUS

Hello team! Thanks for your hard work this week. It was a tough one. I know that there was a lot going on, but we made it. DDI went great! We are ready to divide and conquer!

Remember what we discussed this past Monday. The reason we are here is to "provide a supportive culture for the twenty-first century learner to reach their academic destination and become productive citizens of the world."
  • Our key action of promoting a positive culture is what is going to drive our mission through the relationships we build with each other, our students, our parents, and the community.
  • Our key action of promoting exemplary curriculum, pd, and instructional practices is driving our mission by setting high expectations for our students and always modeling that WE ALL are learners.
  • Our key action of improving student achievement through data driven instruction is how we target our mission to all the different learners on our campus. We know there is not a "one size fits all", so our data is what drives how we will achieve our mission.

As we begin our instructional week, we must remember good first instruction. We are preparing our students for tomorrow, which is why we want to develop all around citizens prepared to conquer the world!