The Weekly Rocket

Week of November 16- November 20

This Weeks Updates

Our weekly electronic newsletter supports the communication and learning community at PS 107. We welcome any ideas or information to enhance our weekly newsletter.


Weekly Highlights

  • Bulletin Boards (inside and outside) were due 11/12
  • PLEASE Nominate your STUDENT of THE WEEK ON THURSDAY
  • 4th and 5th Grade Teachers must be at Dismissal at 2:10 in the Big Yard


Announcements:

  • ROCKET STORE SCHEDULE: All Classroom teacher, please check Rocket Store Schedule for your class Rocket Store Visit day. Classes scheduled at their lunch times, please bring your Rocket Bucks to lunch.
  • ALL Classroom Teachers MUST have their OWN DAILY lesson plans for ALL Content areas: Math, ELA, Guided Reading, 2nd Math Block, Science, Social Studies.
  • ALL enrichment teachers MUST have lesson plans for each class they service. All other support staff MUST have lesson plans for students they service. This is part of Danielson Standard 1e- Designing Coherent Instruction


This years instructional focus:

1. Guided Instruction in ELA and Math 2. Analyze Data to Drive Instruction

3. Incorporate technology in instruction


Important Reminders:

  • Make sure to check Grade Level Year Scope and Sequence Pacing for beginning/end dates of Units and assessment data due dates.
  • Continue to keep an agenda and minutes of grade level meetings. These must be kept in Grade Binder.
  • Please be mindful we are co-located. Let's be peaceful, pleasant partners in educating the Soundview Community
  • Lunch: K-1: 10:40 a.m / 2-3: 12:25pm / 4-5: 1:20pm
  • Morning line up @ 8:00 a.m. All staff to report to post--- K in the Auditorium 1-5: Little Yard
  • Period 7 ends at 2:10pm--- 2:10-2:20pm Dismissal
  • End of day dismissal @ 2:10 p.m.- 2:20pm --- All staff to report to post. For Grades 1-5 is outside in the little yard. K is in the Auditorium. For students safety we must continue to supervise dismissal.


Monday 11/16 --- Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading, Writing, Science

  • PICTURE DAY!!
  • Monday PD 2:20pm - 3:40pm --- Grades 3-5 Topic: Looking at Data to drive instruction Rm: 428 / Grades K-2 Teachers & Ms. Moroe, Mr. Rivera, Ms. Johnson Topic: Guided Reading Room 211
  • Guided Reading: Groups should be scheduled, independent tasks for students in place, organized guided reading material should be visible. For guided reading material visit room 211.
  • LitLife Focus: Modeling Guided Reading : Schedule: Room 305 @ 12:30pm / Room 313 @ 1:00pm/ Room 415 @ 1:30pm (PLEASE SCHEDULE YOUR GUIDED READING AT THE TIMES INDICATED IN THE SCHEDULE ABOVE FOR TODAY)


Tuesday 11/17---- Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading, Writing, Science

  • LitLife Focus: Modeling Guided Reading : Schedule: Room 217 @ 8:30am/ Room 213@:9:00am / Room 317 @ 9:30am / Room 421 @ 10am (PLEASE SCHEDULE YOUR GUIDED READING AT THE TIMES INDICATED IN THE SCHEDULE ABOVE FOR TODAY)
  • Parent Engagement: Kindergarten : Letter Sound Recognition Workshop
  • Teacher Inquiry Time--- Looking at Student Data:Math Assessments MOSL

What trends do you see across the grade as deficiencies? What standards does the grade need to focus on during 2nd math block?

  • Guided Reading: Groups should be scheduled, independent tasks for students in place, organized guided reading material should be visible. For guided reading material visit room 211.


Wednesday 11/18--- Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading, Writing, Science

  • NTN: Ms. Wallace Math Support--- Working with Ms. Moreo, Ms. Thompson, Mr. Bradford (Schedule to be emailed)
  • Guided Reading: Groups should be scheduled, independent tasks for students in place, organized guided reading material should be visible. For guided reading material visit room 211.


Thursday 11/19---- Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading, 2nd Math Block, Social Studies

  • PLEASE nominate your STUDENT OF THE WEEK!
  • Guided Reading: Groups should be scheduled, independent tasks for students in place, organized guided reading material should be visible. For guided reading material visit room 211.
  • Guided Math: Grades 3-5: Reteach/small groups on deficient math areas based on data/ K-2 math centers/small group based on math data


Friday 11/20--Day: ELA, Math, Student Binders, 2nd Math Block, Social Studies

  • Student of the Week Announced at Morning Line Up
  • Guided Math: Word Problem Solving--- USE CUBES--- Grades 3-5/ Grades K-2 --- Math centers/reteach based on data
  • Student Conferences (9am Grades 2,3,4,5/ 11:35am Kinder, 1st Grade): Schedule 6-8 student conferences to discuss goals, data and next steps in Reading and Math. Review student portfolios, monthly parent communication letters.


Ongoing Reminders:

  • All STAFF must be at their Morning post at 8:00am and Dismissal post at 2:10 pm.
  • Period 7 ends at 2:10 pm ---- Dismissal post is from 2:10pm - 2:20pm
  • Book Baggies: All students should have book baggies with just right books: 5 books max levels A-K / 3 books max levels L-Z--- Check students books for accuracy.
  • Post Guided Reading Groups and Math Groups
  • As you greet our rockets this week please remember to greet our learners with kindness, organized, colorful, learning environments and with honest preparation for becoming literate, mathematicians, scientists, historians, critical thinkers willing and able to solve world problems, in other words PLAN, meaningful, productive interactive, and engaging lessons


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Upcoming Events:

Ongoing --- Writing Unit, GoMath, ELA Curriculum, Science, Social Studies, Guided Instruction, Differentiated instruction, weekly assessments, vocabulary, spelling

ONGOING --- LESSON PLANS FOR ALL CONTENT AREAS/ CLASSES-GROUPS SERVICED

11/16 --- Picture Day

11/19 --- Safety Meeting

11/20--- Family Movie Night

11/25 --- Thanksgiving Assembly

11/27--- Thanksgiving Break

11/28--- Thanksgiving Break

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