E. P. Roberts Primary School

"Hallmark of Excellence!"

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"HOME OF THE PHOENIX"

The phoenix is a legendary bird mentioned in Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology. According to ancient writers, the phoenix lived for 500 years, then died and was reborn. It had brilliant golden and scarlet feathers and grew to the size of an eagle. Having gone through the fire and coming out on top, the Phoenix epitomizes who we are today.

"OUR LEADER OF EXCELLENCE"

Mrs. Janice Moss, Principal

"OUR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM"

Vision Statment

To become the premier learning institution that promotes excellence in academic performance, discipline and respect, supported by parents and the wider community to produce global competitors.

Theme for 2016-2017

"Developing Life-long learners through Collaboration, Accountability and Proficiency"

Weekly Bulletin: SEPTEMBER 26 - 30, 2016

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

"Serving with Excellence!"

"JOKE OF THE WEEK"

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BELATED BIRTHDAY GREETINGS

to Mr. Malkovich Taylor and Ms. Patricia Rahming who both celebrated on Friday! We hope you had an awesome day and may God continue to bless you!

CONDOLENCES

We would like to extend our sincere condolences to Ms. Arty on the passing of her cousin. We pray that God will continue to comfort you and your family at this time.

LESSON NOTES AND FORECASTS

Lesson Notes and Forecasts are due to your team leader every Monday.
Nurse Rahming will be in office today from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A FEW REMINDERS...

1. Please ensure that students are supervised as they go to the restrooms.


2. It is important that students are accompanied to specialist classes, during lunch break and for after school dismissal.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

LESSON NOTES AND FORECASTS

Team Leaders are reminded that lesson notes and forecasts must be submitted to your supervisor before 10:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

MONTHLY EXAMINATIONS

End of month examinations begin today.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

MONTHLY EXAMINATIONS

End of month examinations continue today.

STAFF MEETING

Our monthly staff meeting will be held this afternoon in the Staff room. School will be dismissed promptly at 1:00 p.m. Please make a special effort to be on time.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

This will be held this evening at 6:30 p.m. All teachers are required to be in attendance.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

ASSEMBLY

General assembly will be held this morning and will be conducted by the students of grade six Hinsey.

MONTHLY EXAMINATIONS

Final day for end of month examinations.
Nurse Rahming will be in office today from 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon.

"ENHANCING OUR PRACTICE"

Tried-and-True Teaching Strategies That Improve Comprehension

Using Mental Imagery/Visualization.

Comprehension can be both assessed and developed through drama, discussion, Readers’ Theater and the visual arts. Reading is comprehension, and comprehension requires personal connections. Retelling and responding to questions may seem to be the only way personal connections can be demonstrated and developed in the classroom, but they are not—drama and the visual arts work, too! Visualization, or using mental imagery, is the ability to create mental pictures of characters and scenes. It allows children to add in all those little details that authors have left unsaid. Research on mental imagery demonstrates that it enhances text comprehension. When children are taught to generate mental images as they read, they experience greater recall. The ability to draw inferences and make predictions is also enhanced (Hibbing and Rankin-Ericson 759). One teaching strategy that will foster visualization is to engage children in artwork after reading—perhaps having children sketch characters or settings they have just read about.


Art/Drama

Having children “act it out” is another way to promote active reading (Allington and Cunningham 74).

  • In pairs, children draw a picture of a scene.
  • Children act out the scene (e.g., Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, by Kevin Henkes: “Lilly wants desperately to share her purse. She just can’t wait … Mr. Slinger the teacher was not amused …”).
  • Children and teachers create and perform a Readers’ Theater.


Draw Something

In Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write, Allington and Cunningham suggest that children draw a response to texts that they have read or heard (74). Children must visualize and draw something that has not already been illustrated or pictured in the text itself. Children may be directed to draw something specific or it may be left more open-ended. This allows for a more personal response. Suggestions may include :

  • your favorite character ( Who Is This Character?)
  • your least favorite character
  • your favorite scene from the story
  • how you imagine the author looks
  • the character who is most like you (See BLM 13: Most Like Me.) After reading or hearing a story, the child draws a picture of the character that he or she feels is most like him or her. A buddy is then asked to speculate as to who the character is. The child then thinks of a similar character from another book and completes this sentence: “This character is like ____ from the book ______.”