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December 7 - 11, 2015

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Ms. Ceballos's Students Nominate their Peers ~ Great Idea!

1st Grade GLPP (Grade Level Proficiency Project)~ DreamBox

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"It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas" Thank you Ms. Landini!

Dates to Remember

Dec. 7 District Elementary Grade Level Meeting at Flowery School, 3:30 PM

Dec. 7 DELAC at 6:00 PM, D.O.

Dec. 8 Academic Coordinator Meeting at 3:30 PM, (Laura)

Dec. 8 Board Meeting at 6:30 PM

Dec. 9 Holiday Boutique

Dec. 9 Meeting with Luz Zavala from AVANCE at 9:00 AM, (Jacqui)

Dec. 9 Meeting with Katie Welch from Boys and Girls Club at 10 AM, (Jacqui)

Dec. 9 GLPP Meeting 1-3rd Grade at 2:00 PM

Dec. 10 Holiday Boutique

Dec. 10 Coffee with Principal at 8:15 AM, AVANCE Portable

Dec. 10 Restorative Justice Meeting at 3:00 PM, DO (Laura)

Dec. 11 Tentative Hot Chocolate Sale at 7:45 AM, OPT

Dec. 11 Principal Meeting, All Day, (Jacqui)

Upcoming Important Dates

Dec. 14 Instructional Leadership Team Meeting at 8:30 AM -2:30 PM

Dec. 14 Staff Meeting at 3:00 PM

Dec. 15 Fire Drill at 8:30 AM

Dec. 15 PLC Meeting Off Campus at 12:00 PM (Jacqui)

Dec. 16 Santa Claus Pictures at 4:30 PM, MPR

Dec. 16 Kindergarten Holiday Concert at 6:00 PM, MPR

Dec. 17 Kindergarten Holiday Concert at 9:00 AM, MPR

Dec. 17 Seahawks Assembly at 1:45 PM, MPR

Dec. 21 - Jan. 1 Winter Break


Great Things Happening Around Campus

Plein Air

Sassarini has been awarded a $10,000 grant to support grade-level art projects. I am looking forward to the amazing projects your grade-level has scheduled for the school year. We have some amazing art teachers!

Parent Engagement

Coffee with the Principal ~ Cafecito con la Directora

We will be launching our first Morning Coffee this upcoming Thursday at 8:15 AM. Please encourage your families to join the gathering. This will be an opportunity for community members to share their interests and wishes as we continue to build community. I appreciate your support.

Read Aloud

K - 2nd Grade Read Aloud

I am more than happy to do a read aloud in your classroom. Please let me know if you are interested.


The following is my availability:

December 15, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

December 16, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

December 17, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Friendly Reminders

Instructional MInutes/Dismissal Time

Please make every effort to pick-up your students on time after every recess, and at the start of school. There is a 3 minute before bell to ensure kids are in line and ready by 8:15 AM. Students should be inside classrooms as close to 8:15, and recess ending times as possible. This reduces lag time in line for the students, and it maximizes instructional time. Thank you in advance for being timely!


Be aware of our dismissal time, and make sure you are not dismissing your students too early.
We need to make sure we are maximizing our instructional minutes. I appreciate your support.


K - 3rd Grade at 2:35 PM

4th - 5th Grade at 2:30 PM

Daily Agenda

Post your daily agenda on the board, or where it is visible for your students and visitors. Please include subject and time.

Everyday Counts

Friendly reminder, please take attendance electronically on a daily basis by 8:30 a.m. Do not allow students in your classroom if they arrive after 8:15 a.m. They will need to go directly to the Main Office to pick-up a tardy pass. Your support in maintaining accurate records is important for many reasons, including safety, funding, and enrollment. Make sure you are signing your attendance sheets on a weekly basis. We need to keep all of this information documented and filed.

Recess/Lunch

Teachers, please remind/reinforce through daily modeling – our universal lunch table dismissal procedures: 1 STAND UP; 2 – CLEAR TABLES AND PICK UP TRASH FROM FLOOR; 3 THROW AWAY TRASH.

Please practice and remind students to freeze when they hear the bell/whistle, marking the end of morning, noon, and afternoon recess. When students hear a second bell/whistle, they must walk to their respective lines. We all need to reinforce this everyday. “Freezing” procedures help prevent accidents. In addition, please remind students that they are not to leave lunch tables until an adult dismisses them.

Professionalism Among Students

  1. Review School Rules and Expectations with students. Please review regularly.

  2. Please reinforce the mantra of STRAIGHT, SILENT, and SINGLE lines. This will help eliminate playful pushing.

  3. Please provide students with character development and conflict resolution strategies.

  4. Review the idea of being a PROFESSIONAL STUDENT – Students must be respectful, make good decisions, and problem solve.

Instruction

PLC

Our upcoming PLC has been postponed. Please let me know when your grade level would like to meet.


January 7th 8:30 - 10:00 AM

January 7th 10:30 - 12:00 PM

January 7th 12:30 - 2:00 PM


January 8th 8:30 - 10:00 AM

January 8th 10:00 - 11:30 AM

January 8th 12:00 - 1:30 PM

January 8th 1:30 - 3:00 PM


Thanks!

ELD

First and Second Grade ELD Goals Nov. 2 – Dec. 17

Next Generation Science Standards

LS1.A: Structure and Function

All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find, and take in food, water and air and grow.

2-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. There are many different kinds of living things in any area, and they exist in different places on land and in water.


ELA Standards for First and Second Grade

Reading Standards for Informational Text

R.I. 1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

R.I. 2.1 Ask and answer questions such as who, what, where, when why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

R.I. 1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

R.I. 2.2 Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.


English Language Development Standards Correlation

Part I: Interacting in Meaningful Ways

B. Interpretive

6. Reading/viewing closely

Emerging

Describe ideas, phenomena (e.g., plant life cycle) and text elements (e.g., main ideas, characters, events) based on understanding of a select set of grade-level texts and viewing of multimedia with substantial support.

Expanding

Describe ideas, phenomena (e.g., how earthworms eat) and text elements (e.g., setting, events) in greater details based on

understanding of a select set of grade-level texts and viewing of multimedia with moderate support

Bridging

Describe ideas, phenomena (e.g., erosion) and text elements (e.g., central message, character traits) in greater details based on

understanding of a select set of grade-level texts and viewing of multimedia with light support.



ELA Standards for First and Second Grade

R.I. 1.5 Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently (headings, table of contents, captions, glossaries, bold print)

R.I. 2.5 Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently (headings, table of contents, captions, glossaries, indexes, bold print)

English Language Development Standards Correlation

Part 2: Learning About How English Works

Structuring Cohesive Texts

1. Understanding Text Structure

Emerging Apply understanding of how different text types are organized to express ideas (e.g. how a story is organized sequentially) to comprehending and composing texts in shared language activities guided by the teacher, with peers, and sometimes independently.

Expanding Apply understanding of how different text types are organized to express ideas (e.g. how a story is organized sequentially and how an informative text is organized by topic and details) to comprehending and composing texts in shared language activities guided by the teacher, with peers, and with increasing independence.


Bridging Apply understanding of how different text types are organized to express ideas (e.g. narrative, vs. information/explanatory text vs. an opinion) to comprehending and composing texts independently.


3rd Grade

Language Standards that Compliment with Shadows Unit (3rd Grade)


ELA Standards

Reading Standards for Informational Texts.

  1. Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring to the text as the basis for the answers.

  2. Determine the main idea of a text: recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

  3. Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or step in technical procedure in a text using language that pertains to time, sequence, cause/effect.



ELD Correspondence

Part 1: Interacting in Meaningful Ways

A. Collaborative

1. Exchanging information/Ideas

Emerging

Contribute to conversations and express ideas by asking and answering yes-no and wh- questions and responding using short phrases.


Expanding

Contribute to class, group, and partner discussions, including sustained dialogue, by following turn-taking rules, asking relevant questions, affirming other and adding relevant information.


Bridging

Contribute to class, group, and partner discussions, including sustained dialogue, by following turn-taking rules, asking relevant questions, affirming others, adding relevant information, building on responses, and providing useful feedback.


6. Reading/viewing closely

Emerging

Describe ideas phenomena (e.g. insect metamorphosis) and text elements (e.g. main idea, characters, setting) based on understanding of a select set of grade-level texts and viewing of multimedia, with substantial support.


Expanding

Describe ideas phenomena (e.g. insect metamorphosis) and text elements (e.g. main idea, characters, setting) based on understanding of a select set of grade-level texts and viewing of multimedia, with moderate support.


Bridging

Describe ideas phenomena (e.g. insect metamorphosis) and text elements (e.g. main idea, characters, setting) based on understanding of a select set of grade-level texts and viewing of multimedia, with light support.


ELA Standard

Speaking and Listening

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

4. Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.


ELD Correspondence

Part 1: Interacting in Meaningful Ways

C. Productive

9. Presenting


Emerging

Plan and deliver brief oral presentations on a variety of topic and content areas with substantial support.


Expanding

Plan and deliver brief oral presentations on a variety of topic and content areas with substantial support.


Bridging

Plan and deliver brief oral presentations on a variety of topic and content areas with substantial support.

Social Emotional

Sassarini Success Tickets

Please continue to recognize your students with Sassarini Success Tickets.

Be Safe ~ Be Responsible ~ Be Respectful

Please review the three rules with your students on a daily basis.


BEST

Goal I: Teach the 3 rules (Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful) T-Graph

Goal II: Define School Wide Behavior Expectations

Goal III: Analyze Data

Goal IV: Positive Home Communication (Phone Call/Post Card)

Amazing Things Happening in Different Grade Levels

Kindergarten

The TKs and Kindergarteners are settling well and are moving along academically and socially


1st Grade

The team has recently welcomed Deena Reyes to their team. She is providing small group instruction, and is supporting the GLPP instructional goals.


2nd Grade

Ms. Monga and Ms. Landini have done an amazing job with the bulletin boards in the main office. We have received several compliments.


3rd Grade

Ms. Ceballos and Ms. Bacher are thrilled to observe the great movement their students are demonstrating through Dreambox


4th Grade

Ms. Irvine recently had a parent volunteer share with her students some great strategies to support their learning


Ms. Pat has observed her students more engaged


5th Grade

Ms. Sanders and Ms. Henion report how well their students are completing their Writing Performance Tasks