Peek at the Week
3/23/15- Happy Spring!
Tuesday, 3/24- LaResha Martin observing BAL with Chelsea (Wong & Granda)
Weds. 3/25- Stop Waste Assembly- K-2 8:35-9:20 and 3-5 9:30-10:15
Weds. 3/25- PD (See details below)
Thursday, 3/26- Chelsea & Linda at Sequoia doing Instructional Rounds until 12:15 (Smith & Miller in charge)
Friday, 3/27- SST Day
3/30- BAL Visit to Think College Now & Korematsu (Miller, Wong, Brouhard, Ross, Smith, Anderson, Sullivan)
3/30-1:40 Professional Development on Conferring with Brett Tankersley
4/2 & 4/3 Shortened Days for Parent Conferences
4/2- 4:30 pm Interim Housing Committee Meeting (Wong, Ratto, Morgan, Toller)
Friday, 5/1- Science Fair
-Mr. Ross, Mrs. Wong, and Mr. Witte for sharing their Reader's Workshop time with Glenview colleagues!
-Ms. Jacobsen, Ms. Brouhard & Mr. Alexander for coming to the PTA meeting last week to give an update on OEA and provide input on the school plan/budget process
-Mr.Miller for leading the SBAC training last Weds for grades 3-5.
-Mr. Wolfe and Ms. Sullivan for sharing their math instructional time with math visitors from Central Office last week
Teaching & Learning
Topic: Informing ELA Instruction with Data (Mr. Alexander)
Bring: Your class set of F & P Reading Records, Continuum of Literacy Learning (everyone has a copy of this in their F & P Benchmark Assessment Kit)
What's in a Name?
Schools throughout the United States are using a balanced literacy model and might be using other assessments. F & P is not the name of the instructional model.
Here's some terms that make more sense and will help us to create consistent vocabulary from room to room. This way when students leave your classroom, they will already understand some of the routines during these times of day.
Leveled Books (these are the books in your tubs that your students read during Reader's Workshop) They are NOT F & P books!
Word Work- this is the phonics instruction you do, currently from the OCR green book, but may be from something else next year. It's NOT Open Court time (again, that's the publisher!)
Reader's Workshop- This is the time when students are reading independently, you might be conferring or "happy sharking" around the room or having a guided reading group . It's NOT Silent Reading (silent reading has no teaching point and the teacher isn't actively involved) or F&P Time
More descriptions and details here about other components:
SRI Data Growth- Celebration
Percentage of students at or above grade level; 48.4%
Percentage of students at or above grade level: 55.8%
Our participation rate was the second highest in the district! Thanks for everyone's efforts to get all kids assessed!
Several teachers have seen huge gains reading and math after meeting with parents and providing them with concrete ways to support their struggling students at home.
Ready to Be a BAL Leader?
Operations & Logistics
Bulletin Board Spring Cleaning!
Your bulletin board can serve to showcase student work, reinforces your instruction (I learned a lot about the anatomy of the human body every time I walked past Litt's body projects), share with the school what you are teaching and learning, and demonstrates the pride that we take in our school.
Social Emotional Learning & Wellness
Save the Date- Assembly
Stop Waste Assembly
This is optional...just let me know if you aren't going...
1) Drop under the desk and hold on.
2) Exit the building calmly and quietly like a fire drill and wait for directions.