AAA News You Can Use-February 15
How can we use questions to #GoDeeper?
As we continue our quest to go deeper and design lessons that that take students to the next level, think about using questions. A February article in MindShift, lists 5 ways we can help students become better at asking questions:
1. Make it safe
2. Make it cool
3. Make it fun
4. Make it rewarding
5. Make it stick
Find out more in the full article by clicking the link below:
Common Planning Times
Kindergarten-Tuesday, 9:55 Focus on Writing
First grade-Wednesday, 11:50 Focus on Writing
Second grade-Wednesda, 12:20 Focus on Writing
Third-Wednesday, 1:20 Webb's DOK
Fourth-Tuesday, 10:30 Webb's DOK
Fifth-Wednesday, 11:20 Webb's DOK
Sixth-Tuesday, 9:00 Strategic Lesson Planning
Seventh/Eighth-Thursday, 9:00 Strategic Lesson Planning
One person from your team needs to send me a brief account of your learning.
Black History Month
Congratulations! Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild's 2016 Art Contest
Caden Roberts has won 3rd placeMakayla Hicks has won 5th place
Great PD opportunity at Merts on Thursday!
The focus is Blended Instruction. Topics include:
• Story Kit
Please bring your laptop or iPad.
HCS will start taking up all Pearson textbooks this summer. 5-10 copies of each textbook will be left in the library for use. We are now in year 4 of our digital conversion and need to complete the conversion. Please start ensuring that all textbooks are accounted for as the schools will be accountable for any missing books.
Peter Pan Tickets are BOGO for AAA students, families, and faculty!
This Week at a Glance
- Wellness Screening
- Black History Program: 6-8 grade come as HR at 8:10, PreK-4 come at 9:15
- Committee Meetings as needed...look for further info from your committee chair
- Freckle Day
Dismissal Duty for this Week
Mills, Roberts, Schertz
Fletcher, Lang, Frevert, Goodwin
(One things are settled inside-please send one teacher outside to assist in loading cars)
(This teacher should check cafeteria each day for students that need supervision until their after school activity begins. A teacher will arrive to get them by 3:15. We have not had may after school events but they have started up-math team, robotics, rehearsals, etc)
STAR Progress Monitoring this week: math
Don' Forget and Things To Do!
- Please be aware of instructional assistants' schedules in the afternoon. They may need to clock out-be prepared to assume their duties.
- Make sure that inside windows to your classroom provide an open view. Unless an intruder alert has been issued, your classroom window/door should not be obstructed.
- Getting away from your desk/teaching station by making a walking loop around your classroom throughout instruction will improve student engagement and classroom management.
- Remember that ALL visitors must enter through the main lobby. Remind students they should not open doors. We have had 2 families that have been let in the building. If you see someone that does not have a sticker or badge, escort them to office or call for someone to escort them.
Lesson plans are a professional responsibility of the teacher. These plans may be kept in a traditional lesson plan book or generated on the computer. They will be organized in a format so sequential plans may be reviewed, at any time, by an administrator upon request. Plans need to be made at least one week in
advance. Documentation of required standards is important to log in throughout the school year. Lesson plans should follow the curriculum and /or pacing guides established by the HCS district. Technology standards taught or embedded in lessons should be included in lesson plans.
Achieve the Core-
Massachusetts's model curriculum unit-
New York's curriculum modules-