Elementary Curriculum Newsletter

March 2016 Edition

SEL at the Forefront - Always!

This article is a deep look and reminder about the amazing human beings we teach and how we can help them grow to increasing independence and success!

Considering the Power of Talk & Conversation

These two articles are some of the best I have read lately on one of my favorite topics in pedagogy - discussion.

The first article lists so many techniques and reminders to help our students talk and process all of the new and exciting things they are learning.

The second article is cautionary - it asks us to look at who is doing a lot of talking in our classes, and recognize that sometimes it is those who are talking the least who need opportunity and encouragement most of all.

Middle Grades Book Lovers - Join us!

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Love middle grades literature? Looking to stay current in your reading for your students and/or children? Read Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt and join us for a book discussion and a celebration of middle grades literature at Turn of the Corkscrew Bookstore on Thursday, March 31 from 3:30-4:30pm.

We'll talk about the book, choose another, and plan a future meeting!

Turn of the Corkscrew Bookstore

110 N Park Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Hope you can meet us there. You'll love the bookstore, and some collegial time with books will be a pleasure!

Sumdog's Nassau County Contest Leaderboard

School #3 is rocking it, and it looks like School #5 is in hot pursuit - hope you're students are having fun building math fluency with Sumdog!
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Pi Day - Coming Up Soon! Why Not Celebrate?

Read Across America Day!

Thank you, Mrs. Castiello, for this great information!

Read Across America: On Wednesday, March 2nd it is READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY.

DiscoveryEducation is hosting a live read aloud of the book "Going Places". The live stream will take place from 1:00 to 1:30 and is appropriate for all grade levels.

It is simple to partake in this wonderful event. Visit the website below and register your class under Event Information.

Then, on Wednesday, simply visit that site again and there will be directions to follow the live feed. You will also be able to participate in the discussion using Twitter @DiscoveryEd with hashtag #CelebrateWithDE.

April Residency Dates

#2 - Friday, 4/1

#3 - Monday 4/4

#4 - Friday 4/8

#5 - Monday 4/11

#6 - Tuesday 4/12

#8 - Monday 4/18

#9e - Wednesday 4/20

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