JCE Tuesday Notes

January 5, 2016

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 6 - Leadership Meeting

Thursday, January 7 - 2nd Grade Data Teams

Thursday, January 7 - Blue Ribbon visit by State Superintendent

Thursday, January 7 - PTA Health and Wellness Night

Friday, January 8 - 3rd Grade Data Teams

Friday, January 8 - Report Cards go home

Monday, January 11- 4th Grade Data Teams

From Admin

We are so glad everyone had a nice holiday and enjoyed time to relax with
family and friends. The time goes by so quickly and we need to cherish
every moment! We are also happy that the morning time allotted yesterday
left everyone feeling relieved and you were able to get a lot of items
accomplished. We hope you have a wonderful week!

Alyssa, Jennifer, Robin and Barbara

Curriculum & Instruction

Are you interested in improving how you teach social studies? See below at the courses being offered here in Forsyth. Let me know if you want to register!

Economic Decision Making and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

When : Wednesday, January 27, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register By: January 25, 2016

Description :A one-day workshop for fifth-grade teachers that focuses on the economics of the Civil Rights movement during the 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s. Workshop participants will receive lessons and activities related to the Montgomery Bus Boycotts, the March on Washington, Jim Crow laws and the Brown v. Board of Education case. This workshop has no registration fee, materials provided, substitute reimbursement available, and lunch included.

Audience: Teachers - Grades 5 and 8

Workshop Location: Forsyth County Schools, Cumming, GA (Drive Labs 1&2)


U.S. Economic History

When: Monday, February 1, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register By: January 29, 2016

Description: To understand history, students must understand economic reasoning. Students apply economic analysis to the events covered in traditional history courses. These lessons are designed specifically to address the GPS in grades 4 and 5 while preparing students for the EOG state assessment. This one-day workshop that meets the GPS in grades 4 and 5 has no registration fee, the cost of a substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided, and lunch included.

Audience: Teachers, Grades 4 and 5

Workshop Location: Forsyth County Schools, Cumming, GA (Room 350)


Personal Finance K - 5

When: Thursday, February 18, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register By: February 16, 2016

Description: A one-day workshop for teachers in kindergarten through fifth-grade where teachers learn to use concrete experiences and stories about children to teach personal finance concepts. With the hands-on activities from this workshop, teachers can help the youngest students understand how their economic decisions are important. This workshop has no registration fee, the cost of substitute teachers reimbursed, instructional materials provided, and lunch included.

Audience: Teachers, K to Grade 5

Workshop Location: Forsyth County Schools, Cumming, GA (Drive Labs 1&2)


Using Biographies of Great Americans to Teach Economics

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register By: February 23, 2016

Description: A one-day workshop for third-grade teachers that presents basic economic concepts through the lives of great Americans identified in the Georgia Performance Standards. A story from the life of each individual is presented in two formats – an adult “read aloud” and a Lexiled student reading. Lesson plans specific to each great American highlights economic and personal finance concepts from the life of that person. This workshop has no registration fee, the cost of a substitute teacher reimbursed, instructional materials provided, and lunch included.

Audience: Teachers, Grade 3

Workshop Location: Forsyth County Schools, Cumming, GA (Room 350)

Counselor's Corner

Guidance/Connections:
Second and Third grades are coming for Internet Safety with Mrs. Flynn (room #1213) through January 11th! Fourth and Fifth grade will begin Personal Safety on January 12th.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything!
Have a wonderful week,
Onalee

Technology

Flash may need permission to run on some websites.

This may include games, quizzes, videos and of course, Pandora.

You can grant that permission by clicking on the shield at the end of the URL bar and Allow.

You can also try in Internet Explorer.


Because your teacher laptop updates when you are plugged into the network, make sure you have connected your laptop to the network cord (blue/gray "phone" cord) and restart to ensure your laptop has been updated.

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