The Elementary IDSS News

Issue #10, January 18th, 2019

The following is a true story. . . . . .

from a Lakeville kindergarten classroom just before winter break. A student walks up to his teacher first thing in the morning and asks, "Can I go to the nurse?" The teacher asks why and the students says, "I threw up in the car." The teacher quickly asks, "This morning?" The student's reply: "No, coming home from Grandma's house at Thanksgiving."

Strategies and Tools You Can Use - Benchmark Guided Reading Lesson Templates

Check out the document below that a Lakeville third grade teacher created. She has found it very useful to manage lessons, keep track of progress and plan what's next.


Templates for grades k-5 are linked.

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Learning Targets

"Students who can identify what they are learning significantly outscore those who cannot."

Robert Marzano


Here's a learning target/schedule from a Lakeville kindergarten classroom. It's written in kid friendly language and is easily changed as needed.

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How's it going? How can we help you and your students? We are open to any and all feedback. If you have a story to share, we'd love to hear it. If you've got something great going on or know a colleague doing something special, we'd love to let others know about it as well.


Michelle LVE/LME

Janet EVE/OHE

Bethany CVE/IA@OLE

Bob CHE/JFK

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