The Hornets' Weekly Buzzzzz!

Important information for the week of February 15th

Together EARHART Achieves More

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CORE BELIEFS

· Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

· Effective Instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.

· There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

· With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students.

· Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

OUR BELIEFS...The Earhart Way

#1. Increase Student Achievement

#2. Increase the Quality of Instruction

#3. Increase the Culture and Climate

What's Buzzing this Week...

This Week...


Monday (President's Day)
  • No School

Tuesday:

  • DOL (Reading, Math and Writing)- All in Learning


Wednesday:

  • 5th grade Mock STAAR Math
  • 4th grade Mock STAAR Writing


Thursday:

  • 5th grade Mock STAAR Reading
  • 4th Six Weeks Common Assessment
  • Brighter Bites produce distribution (3:45 - 4:30 p.m.)
  • PLC (Analyze & Learn: Gr. 3-5)
  • PTA Meeting @ 6 p.m.


Friday : (4th six weeks ends)

  • Coffee w/the Principal (8:30 -9:30)
  • DOL (Reading, Math and Writing)- All in Learning
  • PTA Meeting @6 p.m.

Saturday:

  • Saturday School - February 20th (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Upcoming


  • Training - Power Struggles in the Classroom (February 22nd/23rd - after-school)
  • Verify Grades - February 23, 2016
  • 5th grade SSI, parent meeting
  • OUR History Program - February 26, 2016



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Failure rates...4th Six Weeks Ends (All grades- due Friday)

Teachers,


This week marks another end to a 6 week grading period. If you have the same classes with excessive failures, the interventions are not working or are not being implemented. Remember, if any of your class subjects has a failure rate which exceeds the district threshold of 10% or more, you will have to complete a Failure Intervention plan and meet with your evaluator weekly for support.


This 6 week period should result in a decrease of failures based on the interventions you have put in place. The goal is to see less failures this 6 weeks than the last 6 weeks.


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ACP Spring Film Festival...(Registration Required)

Evaluation & Assessment along with Teaching & Learning will provide the opportunity to view the ACP test for the second semester. Teachers must preregister to attend, registration began Thursday, February 4, 2016. Teachers are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early; no walk ins will be allowed.


Elementary ACP films will be shown during March 22-24.


NOTE: no backpacks, purses, paper, pencil. cameras or cell phones will be allowed


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Achieve 3000 (Grades 3-5)

Hello 3rd - 5th grade teams,


In order for the Achieve 3000 program to benefit students, we will help support you with the following requirements:


  • Students complete 2 activities a week
  • Students work to achieve 75% on multiple choice questions on the first try
  • Teachers must log in at least 2 times a week


Also, you must determine if your students will complete 1 reading activity and 1 Social Studies or Science activity or both reading acti


Achieve 3000 will be a focus for us this week. This is an excellent program and will be a great addition to our instructional programs.


Thank you!

Reasoning Mind - Reminder!

The district's weekly goal for Reasoning Mind is 2 hours per week for grades 2-4. For those classrooms not meeting the goal, we will work with you to problem solve ways to meet the goal.


Just an fyi, Amelia Earhart far exceeded this goal in the Pinkston feeder pattern. The goal is 2 hours per week. Please be sure you are using this program for it's intended purpose.

What's Happening in the Hornet's Nest...

RESOURCES...

STAAR Resources:


Science:

  • Planning Documents: Year at a Glance, 6th Week Framework, Unit Planner
  • 5th Six Weeks: Documents are for 5th only
  • 5th/6th Six Weeks: Documents will be for all grade levels
  • Highlights... documents include, virtual labs and essential questions!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zE0W4usAc4a2hwYYhjxywG5ptqm7IdnusbmgYyAIB0o/edit#slide=id.p4
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k2ARTnvUK65qUdusuo9doX2buvXEPSjvbMZqHEZJdwk/edit

  • 5.7BCD Science Virtual Labs

5.7B U7 L2 How Does Water Change Earth's Surface?

5.7D U7 L5 How Can Scientists Use Fossils?


Reading:


Math:

Have a great week of Teaching, Collaborating, and Learning!