The Weekly Knot

Issue 41: Reflecting and Looking Ahead

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Weekly Happenings

Monday June 15, 2015
Work on appropriate parts of your closeout packet this week.

Kindergarten Picnic 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Step Up Day 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Target Title I PD on iReady 2:45-5


Tuesday June 16, 2015

Field Day #2

8-9:30 2nd grade

10-11:30 3rd grade

12-1:30 4th grade


Museum Night: 5-6:30 p.m.


Wednesday June 17, 2015

11 a.m. -12 p.m. 2nd Grade Picnic


Thursday June 18, 2015

12-1 p.m. 3rd Grade Picnic & Amazing Race


Friday June 19, 2015

11 a.m.-12 p.m. 4th grade picnic

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ESOL Tip of the Week

Video Series Showcasing Teaching Strategies for ELLs

The National Education Association and Colorín Colorado have produced a series of classroom videos highlighting how two northern Virginia elementary schools work to meet the needs of English-language learners. Take some time to watch these videos and consider how you can use the strategies you see in your own classroom.

Click here to access the videos!

Purposeful Partner Talk to Close the Academic Language Gap

Take a moment and read this short article on the need to use speaking and listening to improve ELLs writing. It is a short read, but definitely worth the five minutes.

Click here to read the article!
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PD Opportunity

UMBC ESOL Program


The UMBC ESOL Program offers a twelve-credit post baccalaureate certificate in ESOL designed to provide experienced teachers with knowledge and skills to work with students whose first language is not English. Maryland public school teachers and paraeducators are eligible to apply for their Online ESOL PBC Program for Maryland Educators. Participants receive reduced tuition and fees for the program. All four courses are offered completely online.


Click here for the Flyer and here for more details