Acton Weekly Update: 12/1/17
Reaching All Learners
Teaching students how to accept criticism or a consequence
There are 3 steps to accepting criticism or a consequence.
Accepting criticism (feedback) or a consequence:
- Look at the person.
2. Say "Okay."
3. Don't Argue.
Mini-lessons-Great work this week on mini lesson planning. Each grade level increased their comfort level with planning and implementing. Most teams were able to create more than one week's worth of planning.
Spend December getting familiar with the template and the amount of time you spend on the mini lesson. Remember it is a MINI LESSON! You can't teach everything during this time. Spend your grade level planning time together looking at upcoming units and planning resources to best introduce, reinforce or reteach comprehension skills. By January we expect mini lessons to be a consistent part of your daily lessons.
Don't forget that Matt will do "fishbowl" lessons in each grade level on December 12th.
Many of you have asked Matt about Independent work time. Being the amazing Instructional Coach that he is, he's provided a great little resource. Click the link below.
Mini Lesson Planning Tips from Matt
Developing our Instructional Practices
What's Coming Up
4-8 Canned Food Drive
4 Evacuation drill
4 80’s dress up day-4th grade fundraiser
5 ENL PLC @ AD
5 School Psych Meeting
5 PTO meeting
6 ENL PLC @ AD
6 Robotics club
7 KDG field trip to Conner Prairie
7 3rd grade winter program- There will be NO RA schedule change for this program. We will call students down to the gym at 3:00.
7 Choir Winter program
8 Cookies with Santa
8 Student Council
9 Sounds of the Seasons at FCHS
11 2nd grade field trip Clowes Hall
12 Fishbowl mini lessons
13 Robotics club
15 All Pro Dads
15 3rd grade field trip
18 90’s day-4th grade fundraiser
19 last student day
19 Winter parties
19 All School sing along
19 4th grade novel presentation
20 Teacher Work Day