Staff Weekly

Published: March 25th

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fun on the horizon

  • We are working on a pop up shop with Truckshop, Belle's BBQ and DreamyWhip. Stay tuned for that.
  • We have a Facebook private event going for a pallet party here at Bally on June 29th. If I'm not friends with you on Facebook, I cannot invite you, but someone that is invited can.
  • DreamyWhip ice cream truck WILL be here on April 5th.
  • Color Run will be April 19th after lunch until the end of the day. Kona Ice will be on site.

FACULTY MEETINGS

This week is 15 minutes.


Topic: What's the point of Learning Targets in 15 minutes or less PLUS a body scan.

FRIDAY MEETING AGENDA

1. Read FOCUS pp. 63-71.


Here's a playlist if you prefer to learn more by viewing. The focus is Checking for Understanding. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyT_RUDxNqIVB_0VmVZ8lahS0NaC7G1oq


I'm not going to pretend that we will actually get to the curriculum snapshots. They should be updated weekly. I do read them to keep up with what you are doing.


We'll discuss Madeline Hunter's work specifically Checking for Understanding or CFU (Teach Like a Champion).

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focus book study plan

  • March 29: Discuss pp. 63-71
  • April 5: Discuss pp. 72-87
  • April 26: Discuss pp. 87-99
  • May 3: Discuss pp. 100-112


During May


  • Core leaders set up a one hour vertical meeting time after school with Stacie and Erika. We will discuss your chapter in Section 2 and talk about establishing some non-negotiable teaching practices for Bally.
  • Read your assigned chapter before your hour long meeting.



ELA, Sped, and UA: Read pp. 115-162 MEETING IS MAY 14 for ELA

Social Studies: Read pp. 163-200 MEETING IS MAY 7 for SS

Science: Read pp. 201-238

Math: Read pp. 239-274

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THIS WEEK AT BALLY FOR STAFF

For summatives:

1. Have evidence uploaded for domains 1 and 4

2. Have your domains 1 and 4 rubric highlighted.

3. I was planning on a rotating sub, but the majority of you guys signed up during one of your plans. I anticipate each summative to only take 30 minutes of the 45 scheduled. I adjusted the rest of you to plannings. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1706DFd7mupFR2bMZbRT5Qp_-h-OcqHGL5rk2taiujFI/edit#gid=0


MONDAY


  • Office Staff, Admin Team meetings
  • 8th Grade Promotion Team meeting during SEL
  • Stacey Welch formative during 6th
  • Erika has Skype meeting during 7th
  • Faculty circle after school

TUESDAY


  • 7th Grade ELA Unit Planning Day
  • Miranda Post--but you are in a meeting so we can delay
  • Kickboard Webcast for admin team
  • Morris post during 5th
  • Heist formative during 7th
  • Pidgeon post after school
  • BCEA Meeting
  • Parent book study at 6:30


WEDNESDAY


  • Faculty Mindfulness in the AM
  • Chorus to competition
  • SUMMATIVES ALL DAY
  • Math dept. meeting after school
  • SBDM at 5pm


THURSDAY


  • SUMMATIVES ALL DAY
  • SEL visit from Tischenor Middle
  • Kyle to STC meeting after school
  • Send kids to get their Go Pantry bags.



FRIDAY

  • Friday Focus Meetings
  • Pancake reward for Kickboard kids. 7am to 8am
  • Mental Health Summit at night at Florence Baptist Church