Grant Family Focus
Monday, May 23rd 2016
Monday May 23- 2:10 Cool Tool- K-1 Summer Safety with Police Department; 4-5 Internet safety (on Gym side) 3rd grade choose
Wednesday May 25- Updated District List
- District Department Meetings : K-2 Handwriting Meeting at South High Commons (Non K-2 staff: check with your grade level/department to see if you are meeting)
- Family Summer Fun Night 5:15-8:00
Friday May 27 and Monday May 30- No School
Wednesday June 1st- 2:15-3:00: Short staff Meeting- Math Conference Report, Celebration for Staff Leaving Grant
June 3rd- Rock the Block 2-3
June 6th- Math Assessment Data due to Larry Brahan
Mike Schmoker's 2015 book "Focus" details the eseential components of an effective lesson (see Appendix A below).
Academic Parent Teacher Teams- Shared by DPI and one of the Spotlight Schools. An alternative to individual parent teacher conferences.
DPI Excellence for All- eCourses on Focus areas identified by DPI
Nearpod- App for iPads. Nearpod has a variety of lessons already created. The app provides real-time checks for understanding (similar to KaHoot!). Shared by 3rd teacher from Converse Elementary.
Book Creator- iTunes app, $4.99. Students can create their own book and publish to iBooks. Shared by 3rd teacher from Converse Elementary.
Spotlight Schools List- Links to the Spotlight school webpages. A variety of resources are posted in their pages.