Folsom Weekly Update

February 25, 2019

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Message from Dr. Mazzoni

Read Across America

A message from Mrs. Wendt… In preparation for “Read Across America” Week, (Feb. 25th – March 1st) student council members will be reading to students in Pre-k to 3rd grade for Dr. Seuss Day (Friday, March 1st). Each student council member selects a class and reads a Dr. Seuss book dressed in a character from that story. There is also a student who dresses as the Cat in the Hat and visits each classroom during the readings. All classes Pre-k to 3 are given Dr. Seuss hats or activity packets.

The reading time for this event will be from 8:50 am to 9:15 am.

International Day

I would like to thank the staff members whom showed an interest to be a committee member for the annual International Day. The initial committee meeting will be on Wednesday, February 27th at 3:30 pm in the library.

THE 8th Annual 2019 Youth Holocaust / Genocide Awareness Award Competition

Kidsbridge, the Allison Vandal Legacy program and the NJ State Commission on Holocaust Education are pleased to announce the nomination process for a statewide Youth Holocaust/Genocide Awareness Award Competition. We invite you, or any of your staff, to nominate a student who has demonstrated an altruistic act of generating awareness, empathy and action for Holocaust/genocide education (see attachment).

Weekly Events

Read Across America Week!

February 25

"Many Colors Monday" Dress in colorful clothes.

HWHO Room 124

Volleyball practice 3:30-5:00 pm

Art Club 3:30-4:30 pm

February 26

"Green Eggs & Ham and Hat Day" Wear green & a crazy hat.

HWHO Room 126

Volleyball practice 3:30-5:00 pm

Yearbook group A 3:30-4:30 pm

February 27

"Oh! The Places You Will Go!" Wear a shirt from a place that you have visited.

Club/Activity photos Gym starting around 8:30 am (schedule below)

International Day Meeting 3:30 pm Library

HWHO Room 126

Vollyball Game (home) 3:45

Drama 3:30-5:30 pm Room 101

Lego Club Rm 122 3:30-4:30 pm

February 28

"Silly Sock Day" Wear fun & colorful socks.

HWHO Room 117

Drama 3:30-5:30 pm Gym

March 1

"Red, White, & Black Day" Wear the cat's colors.

Life Skills Group 1(5PM) 11:38-12:23 Group 2(5D) 1:07-1:47

Book Fair set up begins at 2:30 pm Library

Concert Band 3:30-4:30 pm

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Happy Birthday To You!

February 27th - Amanda Cirillo

February 27th - Danyele Passalaqua

Educational News

I placed two pictures below that chart out what differentiated instruction is and is not. This chart is from the book, The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning by Carol Ann Tomlinson. Carol Ann Tomlinson is known as the lead expert in differentiation. I have a copy of her book, Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom if anyone would like to borrow.

Take a close look at how Tomlinson speaks about flexible grouping within the classroom rather than the practice of tracking students; high, medium, and low for all groups. Tomlinson states,

"Effective differentiation requires use of flexible grouping patterns so that students

consistently work in a variety of groups based on readiness, interest, learning preference,

random assignment, teacher choice, and student choice."

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