Week At A Glance

March 5 -11, 2018

ISTEP - Make ups

Thank you for all of your hard work in completing our first week of ISTEP! Make up testing will begin on Monday and will continue through the week as the schedule allows. The counselors will let you know daily who/when/where.

Follow-up thoughts on library dispays

Terri wrote to us today: "So while I was proctoring ISTEP this week I was reminded that we haven't had any projects displayed in the library in quite some time. Do you have any research-based or inquiry-based projects to display? These can be 3-D or posters that show student learning. They do not have to be complete projects- anything showcasing learning is what I'm looking for."

Good points! The same can be said for our hallways and classrooms. Many times we think that we need to display only finely crafted projects or final products of exceptional quality, however, what we really want to see is the documentation of the learning taking place. This can be a narrative of a process or strategies utilized, pictures with captions, testimonies of what and how a student learned something, group processes used to get to the final product, etc. We really want student created work and not worksheets or teacher created materials- show what the students are doing and creating as part of their learning!

Read Across America Day

Because our schedules are already disrupted with ISTEP, we have postponed our annual Read Across America read-in to next Friday afternoon. Beginning at the 2:15 bell on March 9th, I'm asking everyone to read something of his or her choice. Band and orchestra teachers, you are more than welcome to join us in the read-in too!


I also will be available throughout the day as my schedule permits to read to classes. I can bring my own book or continue a read aloud you have already started. Please let me know if you'd like me to be a guest reader in your classroom next Friday!


Thank you!!!

Terri Zabonick

Library Media Specialist

Fall Creek Intermediate


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Skyward Referrals

When a student is referred to the office for behavior, please remember to put the write up in Skyward for the administrators to see/use when handling the referral. It is also a good practice for the teacher making the referral to contact the parents for infractions that result in a detention. When in doubt, feel free to discuss this with the principals. Administration will obviously want to talk with parents on major infractions. Thanks for all you do in working with our students in this area!!

What Am I Doing?

As you begin to prepare for EOY processes, remember that you will meet with either Randy or Kim (whoever did your extended observation) to discuss work in Domains 1 & 3 this year. Prior to that conversation, you will need to upload the completed “What Am I Doing” document to SFS. (https://goo.gl/p5ZhC5) Those meetings should begin to be scheduled in the next few weeks, likely held after Spring Break.

Please remember that this is your opportunity to share all appropriate items with Randy & Kim. It is important that you be as complete/detailed as possible. Only include items that you have done in those domains this year.

STEM Zoo Project

Over the past 5 months, students in Mr. Teal, Mrs. Boykin, and Mrs. Anderson’s rooms have been working hard on a project for the Indianapolis Zoo. Their goal was to create an enrichment item to provide entertainment and growth opportunities for animals at the zoo. 5th graders were assigned meerkats, and 6th graders were assigned rhinos.

On March 14, 2018 at 9:00 am, they will be presenting their meerkat and rhino enrichment prototypes. Students from Mr. Teal, Mrs. Boykin, and Mrs. Anderson will be presenting their hard work. They need your help to determine the best prototype for each team!

They will need you to make a vote for the best prototype in Mr. Teal, Mrs. Boykin, and Mrs. Anderson's rooms. The winning team from each teacher will take their prototype and present to the Indianapolis Zoo. This will give the students a potential chance to have their creation in the exhibits.

They are looking forward to seeing you there!

Date: 03/14/2018 (Wed.)

Time: 9:00am - 10:00am EST

Location: Cafeteria

More info: https://www.smore.com/br9hf-meerkat-and-rhino-presentations

Sign-up Genius for attending on 3/14: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B44AAAB2FA3F94-zoostem

Parent Communication to include in communication:

TDS News

STEM:

  • Pi Day is right around the corner. Here is a good resource for you if you are interested in participating. http://www.piday.org/


Humanities:

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Assessment opportunities don't always mean a test! Thank you Brandon Spidel for sharing this great article! (http://www.spencerauthor.com/assessment-work-p-b-l-unit/)

~ Food for Thought ~

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What's Happenin' at the Creek!

Monday, March 5, 2018, rot C3

  • 2:33pm - Student dismissal
  • 2:40 - 3:25pm - PLC time


Tuesday, March 6, 2018, rot C4

  • 7:00-7:35am - Yearbook Club
  • 8:00 - 9:00 - Dr. Combs visit
  • 2:55-3:55pm - 5th grade Intramural Volleyball

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, rot C5

  • 3:00-4:00pm - Professional Development


Thursday, March 8, 2018, rot I1

  • 7:00-7:35am - Yearbook Club
  • 8:30-10:30am - Intermediate Principals' Meeting (Randy & Kim)
  • 2:55-3:55pm - 5th grade Intramural Volleyball
  • 3:00-4:00pm - FCI Connect
  • 3:00-4:00pm - Glow Flow yoga


Friday, March 9, 2018, rot I2

Happy Birthday, Ruth Everett!!
  • 9:30-11:00am - PTO Meeting
  • 2:15 - Read Across America
  • 2:55-3:55pm - 5th grade Intramural Volleyball


Saturday, March 10, 2018


Sunday, March 11, 2018

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FCI Miscellaneous notes

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Admin Acct. for new devices:

MAC: Username: Lmstaff / Password: HSEloc@1

Windows 10 Machines (Dell & Surface): Username: .\Lmstaff / Password: HSEloc@1


Front Row - (RtI/exceptional learners)

Log in- fci-general@hse.k12.in.us

password - frontrow2014

class code (any student in the school edition) - 8ztau4


NWEA windows:

Fall: Monday, August 14 to Friday, September 1

Winter: Monday, December 4 to Monday, December 18

Spring: Monday, April 30 to Tuesday, May 15