SEM Elementary Coach's Corner

Dec. 14-18

We're almost there!!

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Looking to build your classroom libraries??

The FISD Retired Teachers selected Sem Elementary to receive donated books throughout the year! Some are new, some are gently used. If you are looking to add some new books to your classroom libraries, come by my room sometime today and go shopping! Thank you Mrs. Price and FISD Retired Teachers!

Mid-year Assessments

Wanted to give you a reminder about mid-year assessments so that you can plan for them before the break. Let me know if I can help in any way.

Kinder and 1st grade- MOY TEMI - 1/4-1/30

DRA, ISIP, PAPI - 1/4-1/31

2nd Grade - MOY DRA, ISIP, PAPI, QPS 1/4-1/31

3rd-5th Grade - MOY DRP, ISIP, and QPS 1/4-1/31

Highlighting 'Sem'sational learning!


Curriculum Update

Cluster 5: Ask Questions to Infer is now available in eduphoria forethought. You will notice the following:

  • All cluster planners now have a link to the video. We also have a new format for the videos so you can see the writers and the documents! We hope you enjoy the new format as well as the accessibility of the videos within the cluster planner document.
  • In grades 4 and 5, the cluster planners now include some guidance with "look for" answers for the cluster pre-assessments. The videos for these clusters provide additional detail and guidance.

Kagan Korner

Continuing with the celebration theme from our staff meeting and remembering how important it is to celebrate children and their learning, I found this video on different cheers to use in your classroom. It is a bit cheesy, but I know you can put your own magical spin to it and make it special for kids. I've used these K-5 and even the older kids find their favorites!
kagan cheers


  • GREAT...SUPER FANTASTIC app for math manipulatives! This has been loaded on the Student Learning Hub Symballo. Open this app up during planning, and brainstorm ways that you might incorporate this app into your workshop.

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