Harleton Elementary Faculty
The Dream Team
News You Can Use
I looked at my walkthroughs and realized that I need to visit some teachers a few more times before the end of the year. I am trying to visit each classroom three times so if I visit your room two weeks in a row you will know why. (Just trying to even out my list!) After I complete a walkthrough I will add it to the T-Tess section in DMAC. I will still use notability during the walkthrough and send it to you in an email. Once I get back to my office and get a free minute, I will add it to dmac. If I don't write a comment or click and mark the area in dmac, it won't be a bad thing. It just means I didn't see it. I know I won't see a whole lesson in the ten minutes I am there. You will have feedback by the next school day. Please sign the walkthrough in DMAC electronically then I can go in and sign it on my end.
I found out that we will not have to time bathroom breaks for the students during the STAAR test! This is great news. I know that was a headache for everyone involved. I am glad that someone listened and decided to change that nonsense! We will still record the total test taking time. I will leave the paper that has the key in your folder so you can record it on the answer document.
Please remember to let your students and parents no there will be no late start of May 9th. Start telling them now in newsletters, notes and remind texts. Thank you for helping to spread the word.
We will have the Early Literacy and Star testing in the computer lab the week of May 3rd. This will be the end of the year test that will show on the yearly growth report. You may want to stress the importance of doing their best to the students. (If I were still in the classroom, I would be going in there with them to do the teacher monitoring stink eye.) If you want me to go in there with you I will be glad to help monitor also.
Look what is happening in our rooms.
Mrs. Meshell's students love to answer in their pig microphone.
Mrs. Christy's class looking at books.
Mrs. Morris's class is measuring and making connections to their height.
Dates to Remember
April 11-14 - End of unit tests given
April 15 - End of fourth 6 weeks
April 21 - CPI 1/2 day training
April 22 - Report cards go home
April 24 - History and car show
April 26 - K & 1 field day
April 27 - 2-5 field day
April 28 PK Olympics
April 29 - writing sample due
May 2-5 Early Literacy and Star testing in the computer lab
May 3 - Vote
May 6 - Progress reports go home
May 6 - Mother's Day tea
May 9 - 3rd and 4th math STAAR tests
May 10 - 3rd and 4th reading STAAR tests
May 11 - 5th science STAAR test
May 16 - PreK end of year celebration
May 18 - Math meeting day
May 25 - Talent show
May 27 - Water Day
May 30 - No school
May 31 - Kindergarten end of year celebration
June 1 - Awards Day
May 31 - June 1 - Early Release
June 3 - Graduation