The Cougar Times

from the desk of cissy floyd, principal

Full Steam Ahead Asking HOW? and WHY?

“The idea that failure is good can be a radical concept in the schoolroom, and it can be a new experience for students, but it’s how engineering works,” shares Christine Cunningham, researcher and vice president at the Museum of Science in Boston in the article below. At Central, our children in 4k, kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, special education, and Montessori classrooms are encouraged to answer and ask"how" and "why" questions in their flexible learning environments. Our Cougars are taught that it is okay to ask questions, explore, build models, investigate and explain, and fail.


http://discovermagazine.com/2013/dec/15-e-is-for-engineering#.UwZzZvldXh4

Upcoming Events....

NEXT WEEK

Sunday- 18th Lesson Plans due for Art, GT, 4th, Montessori, Special Ed.

Monday-19th Tech Workshop with Mrs. Stephens and Dr. Newberry/Interims

Tuesday-20th Faculty Meeting; Title I Fall Planning Meeting @ 5:30

Wednesday-21st PTO Fundraiser begins; Mrs. Floyd @ DLT all day

Thursday-Mrs. Goode off (GO TIGERS) #jealous

Friday-Mrs. Goode gone (GO TIGERS) #veryjealous

PLCs for September 20th

We are scheduled to have our PLC in the PLACE on September 20th! You will not see it in PD Express because the district is overloaded at the moment, but we will have a generic sign-in for you to get credit. Bring any questions or discussion topics that you would like to share. See you Tuesday!


Here's the plan...


Kindergarten: DRA Check-In, Jan Richardson's Pre A Plans & Reading Engagement Inventory

1st: BAS Check-In, Literacy Environment, & Reading Engagement Inventory

2nd: BAS Check-In, Literacy Environment & Reading Engagement Inventory

3rd: BAS Check-In, Literacy Environment & Reading Engagement Inventory

4th: LLI Organization, Literacy Environment & Reading Engagement Inventory

5th: LLI Organization, Literacy Environment & Reading Engagement Inventory


Traci Boyles has created a FAQ page based on questions people have about this year's literacy assessments. Click here (or cut and paste this link if it doesn't work) to find answers to questions that you might have about our assessments: https://drive.google.com/a/pickens.k12.sc.us/file/d/0B5ZcU1tFhbkMdHZsbk5jQ2F5MUk/view?usp=sharing