Acton Weekly Update 1/11/19
FTCSC Hedgehog Focus
The Hedgehog Concept is based on an ancient Greek parable that states, "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." ... Hedgehogs, however, simplify the world and focus on a single, overarching vision, which they then achieve.
If you have any questions regarding the NSGRA and Guided Reading in general, please put them on this document. This will make sure your questions get seen and addressed.
The DOE has released items to practice with your students. Take a look at the way the questions are worded, the new formatting, new tools, and the rigor of the ILEARN test. Click on the link below to get started.
Planning Lessons by Standard ~ The DOE has provided many valuable resources
to help plan your mini-lessons and even questions your quick checks. Click on links.
Literacy Framework ~ (All Grades & all subjects) ~ Provides Learning outcomes, I Can
Statements, Question stems, vocabulary, & EL/SPED learning considerations
Item Specifications Database ~ (3rd - 5th Grade all subjects tested on ILEARN) ~ Provides clarity to how each standard could be accessed on ILEARN, a breakdown of the standard that gives insight into the DOK and specific skills needed, reading passage excerpts, sample questions and expected student responses to those questions.
Performance Level Descriptors ~ (3rd - 5th Grade all subjects test on ILEARN)
~Provide learning progressions for each standard from below, approaching, at & above proficiency.
Writing Scoring Rubrics for ILEARN
~New Rubrics & Guidelines
Organization/Purpose (4 points) & Evidence/Elaboration (4 points) ~ These 2 scores are averaged.
Conventions Rubric (2 points)
Students read 2 sources in 3rd & 3 sources in 4th-5th to plan their writing.
January Character Trait: Kindness
The Great Kindness Adventure is Tuesday, January 15 @ 2:30 in the Gym
Kids will be able to buy items made by Kenyan artisans during lunch starting on Wed. 1/16-1/22.
Kindness Week January 22-25
1. Riley Hospital Jar Wars: Bring in your loose change to help kids at Riley.
2. Poster Contest: Kindness Matters is the theme and these are due on Jan. 28.
3. Encourage your class to use the Tiger Mail System to write a kind letter to someone in the school.
WIDA Testing Window
DIBELS PM Yellow/Green Students
- School Board Meeting
- Matt at KI AM/ Coaches Meeting PM
- EG/ER SOS
- TM Case Conference
Brook at IC Interviews
Collaboration Meeting: Organizing and Starting GR Interest Survey, Word Knowledge and Comprehension Assessments (Whole Group Assessments) and Practice Running Records
Kindness Adventure Assembly 2:30 (Normal Schedule- except 1st and 2nd swap T/TH RA classes)
- Brook at IC Interviews
- AM Collaboration for 3-5 and Special Services Team Meet with Matt and Haley- Airways Data
- K-2 Meet with Matt to review DIBELS MOY Data
- Kevin at an all day Counselors Meeting
CFA Cohort 3 Day
- All Pro Dads
- TOMAGS 9:30-11:00
21 MLK Day
22 5th grade instrument testing
23 ILearn Readiness Test
24 STEM Scouts
25 Mother/Son Night
28 Skating Party
29 3rd grade field trip
31 Yearbook activity pictures