Howard Happenings

December 5, 2016

The 4 T's Reflection Question

How are you balancing the 4 T's in your classroom?

· TIME: Focus on maximizing instructional time and increasing the time students are engaged in meaningful learning. Students need daily reading time during and outside of school.

· TASK: Focus on ensuring the tasks we are providing students to grapple with are rigorous, complex and aligned to the grade level standards.

· TALK: Ensure that our students are engaged in academic discussion throughout the day, with the majority of the talk we hear in our classrooms being generated from student discourse.

· TEXT: Students need daily exposure to grade level text that is complex and also need increased focus on informational text. Students need practice composing texts on the computer, since this is what they are asked to do on the SBAC and in life.

Important Information

  • Academic support staff will begin leading guided reading groups to support students below grade level.
  • For student safety, do not leave students unsupervised in your classroom.
  • For student safety, please report to yard duty on time. Students are being released when the bell rings and it is important that supervision is available at that time.
  • If you require any classroom supplies, email and we will ensure you receive your supplies by the end of the day if they are available on site and will order any supplies that are not available on site.

2nd Section Prep/Enrichment Schedule

Staff Roster

Academic/SEL Guidance Document

Parking Assignments

Master Calendar

Bell Schedule

PBIS Guide

PBIS Rollout Plan

Primary Yard Duty Schedule

Yard Duty

Primary Yard-Chapple/Cannon

Upper-Grade Yard-Eckley

Week at a Glance

  • Hour of Code Week
  • Cost Meeting 11 to 12


  • Hour of Code Week
  • ILT Meeting 3 to 4


  • Hour of Code Week
  • Minimum Day
  • Howard Professional Development 1:30 to 3:30 (Draft Agenda)


  • Hour of Code Week
  • Vision to Learn
  • Make-up Picture Day


  • Hour of Code Week
  • Family Attendance Support Meeting 9am


  • Garden Day 10-2

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Holiday Potluck 12/14