Fox Den Newsletter "Expect to Grow"
Our Mission and Goals
Our mission at Fletcher Elementary, through partnership with our children, families, and communities, is to educate our students by meeting the individual needs of the whole child, ensuring successful, productive, responsible citizens while providing a safe and nurturing environment.
Congratulations on achieving 5.01 growth last year!
SIP Goal 1: Fletcher Elementary will meet or exceed expected growth and meet all Annual Measurable Objectives.
1. Our K-2 composite Reading scores will increase from 83% to 90% on grade level and our 3-5 Career and College Ready proficiency will increase from 53.3% to 75%.
2. Our K-2 math proficiency will increase from 88% to 93% on grade level and our 3-5 Career and College Ready proficiency will increase from 62.3% to 80%.
Another Great Cumulative Assignment in 3rd Grade Math!
We’ve spent several week studying area and perimeter. As a culminating assignment the students were asked to design a robot using specific dimensions. The students created a robot’s head, body, arms, and legs using centimeter grid paper. Guided by a RAFT prompt the students then wrote a letter to their imaginary boss at a toy design company explaining how they calculated the total area and perimeter of their robot.The students were very engaged in this assignment and because of this they put more time and energy into calculating the area and perimeter of each robot body part than they would have if it had simply been worksheet practice. In addition, the task was more complex because they students were given the total perimeter each body part had to total, so they had to create equations accordingly.
Learning Focused Best Practice Reminder
How often should collaborative pairs occur?
K: Every 5-6 minutes
1st: Every 6-7 minutes
2nd: Every 7-8 minutes
3rd: Every 8-9 minutes
4th: Every 9-10 minutes
5th: Every 10-11 minutes
Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Fletcher Fox Family Members! Happy birthday to you!
1/18 Robert Bradley