Words for this Week from Ms. Keag
Week of January 11, 2016
Tuesday, January 12-GOFAR and SLDS with Georgann Eaton
Dr. Anderson has rescheduled her LSPI visit for February 9 with our ILT team.
Bingo Caller on Wednesday, January 13
Interim Part B Directions
In your box, you should have received 2 folders. One was your ELA Part B and will include: student answers, answer documents and the scoring rubric. You will also have the same information for Math in a separate folder.
Please score your students' Part B responses, utilizing the rubric, and fill in the answer documents with their score. These are due back to Sandi no later then January 13th (they must be scanned by January 15th).
Once you have completed the scoring, please return all contents in the folders back to Sandi.
Friendly Reminders of January 15 Deadlines
All Midyear RBES Implementation Plan Updates must be updated in the GTES Tool by January 15, 2016 with your mid year data.
Data Dive Summaries from DA Q2 are to be emailed to Ms. Keag by January 15.
Grade Chairs should include their CLT teams 1-2 action items that all committed to so we are moving our teams toward "Sustaining" on our CLT Collaborative Team Continuum by January 15.
email about implementing SD
Gradual Release of Responsibility-What to consider when planning independent learning...
1. Do the students understand their thinking
processes enough to work independently? “Ability
is built on skill, and students need to be taught how
to think about their own thinking (metacognition)
and how to act upon their learning (self-regulation)”
(98). Students should be encouraged to consider
the following when working independently: what am
I trying to accomplish?, what strategies am I using?,
how well am I using the strategies?, what else
could I do?. Students also need to self-regulate by
understanding time management, task prioritization,
and calibration (101).
2. Is it too early in the learning to work independently?
If the work is at the frustrational level for the student instead of a productive struggle,
the errors the student makes when working independently without success are now
part of the learning as they have been practiced repeatedly. This is particularly true for
homework. Although “research suggests that homework does have a positive effect
on achievement,” the authors’ concern is that “it is traditionally assigned too early in
the instructional cycle— before students are really ready to assume cognitive
Excerpt from January 2016 Literacy Connection
The Call of Duty in LA!
Building Open on Saturday, January 16 from 7:45 AM-11:45 AM
Please be at the front door before 8:00 AM if you would like to spend a few hours in your room this Saturday. There will be a sign in at the front desk. The building will be locked and secured at 11:45 AM.
Our Goal is 100% Teacher and Student Usage each Week!
Monday, January 11
Tuesday, January 12
Wednesday, January 13
7:30 - Chess Club
7:30 - Chorus Practice
8:30 - Spelling Bee, Media Center
6:00 - PTA Bingo Night
Thursday, January 14
2:45 - Orchestra Club
3:00 - Good News Club
Friday, January 15
Personal Leave Not Allowed
7:00 - All Pro Dad Meeting "Launch Day"
7:15 - Readers Rally
Saturday, January 16
7:30 - Parent Focus Group