The Weekly Comet
Volume 1 Issue 6 11-16-2015
Message from the Principal
Keep up the good work!
Welcome Eliana Benson- Ms. Benson delivered her baby on Saturday. Mother and daughter are doing well. Another bright star in our constellation.
We are going to start a Gen Ed Saturday Reading Camp for grades 3-5. Ms. Siguenza will be facilitating this initiative, please look for more information.
Improve Purposeful Aligned Instruction - As you plan your lesson activities, having a crystal clear vision for how students will be assessed will help make each activity laser focused. Look at the verbs in the TEKS, this tells us what students are expected to do.
Improve the efficacy of professional development -This week our PD is content based. 2nd grade math teachers will be exploring the relationship of parts to a whole in fractions.
3-5 Math teachers will focus on estimation, long division and getting started with Measuring Up Live.
Reading teachers will explore different designs for a balanced literacy block that supports the five components of effective reading instruction (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension).
5th grade science teachers will be designing learning stations to spiral in previously taught objectives.
At Silberstein, one of our core values is a commitment to growing ourselves and each other. As the semester comes to a close, Henry and I will continue to visit clasrooms for spot observations. We will be visiting classrooms right up through December 18th. Each spot observation will be followed by a face to face feedback session.
Extended Observations and Summative Appraisals
Data Driven Instruction
4th six weeks Interim Assessments
12/11- First draft of assessments are uploaded.
12/18- Feedback on assessments- each grade level content team will take the assessment for the grade level below them and provide feedback. For example, 4th grade math teachers will take the 3rd grade math assessment and provide written feedback. An assessment feedback template will be e-mailed to all teachers. 5th grade assessments will be vetted by the admin team.
1/04- Final draft of 4 six weeks IA uploaded by the end of the day. This will be a teacher work day.
Dec. 14-Social Studies
Dec. 16-Lang. Arts
Dec. 17-Specials (3rd Music, 4th PE, 5th Art) and make ups
Important Upcoming Events
You can also check out our electronic Silberstein Calendar anytime. Go to http://tiny.cc/Silberstein_Calendar to see all our upcoming events.