L.A.S. Ledger

Mrs. O'Hara's Newsletter

Hello 2014!

Can you believe it is already halfway through January? College Street has waisted no time hitting the ground and running. Just to name a few things; Balanced Literacy Teacher Walks, Science and Math Inquiry, LLI Kits, Istation, Think Through Math, Vocabulary Caroling and most recently iTime. College Street is rocking! Remember, College Street is a family and you don't have to do this alone. If you need anything please don't hesitate to ask.

Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures

Kagan's Structures is a WONDERFUL and easy-to-use instructional strategy to promote second language learning. Kagan's Cooperative Structures increase student learning and transform your classroom into a cooperative and caring learning environment.

Every classroom should have a Pink Smart Card with the structures. If you cannot find yours in your room please let me know and I will get you one!

I am available to model a structure in your classroom or help you include one in your lesson during planning time. Just let me know!

Check out these Free Apps!

Challenge: New Year's Resolution

Email me one thing that you are going to try new in your classroom and when you plan to implement it. (Kagan Structure, New App, SIOP strategy, AVP activity) The first person to email me their plan will earn themselves a drink of their choice. (Starbucks, Sonic, etc.)

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Christina O'Hara

Language Acquisition Specialist

Remember I am here to support you and your students!