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.
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
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