Tiger Beat

Acton Weekly Update: 3/3/2017

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Brook Wessel-Burke

Cell: 317-331-1920

Twitter: @bwesselburke

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Click on the link below for this week's PLC Feedback Form.



Link to the SOS Form for any students you need to start the SOS process.


Nuts and Bolts

PLEASE remind parents about Chow with the Cow on Monday. They can eat three meals a day at Chick Fil A on Southport and we will receive a portion of the proceeds. It will also help us win the challenge. BH has won for the past three years. We need to show them that the Acton Tigers are BACK! I've sent emails, FB posts and will make a connect ed phone call. Your assistance is appreciated.

March 10th AirBears convocation @ 9:15. We will start calling classrooms down at 9:00. The assembly will be about 30 min. long. Fifth grade teachers may go on prep at 9:35 and then 5th grade students will stay with their RA teacher after the assembly. There will be no AM intervention groups this morning.

Lunch Time- We've had several students ask to eat in the nurse's office lately. Unfortunately, we cannot have kids eating in there. Lunchtime is the clinic's busiest time for meds and restroom needs of some of our students. If a child is tired or has a headache during lunch, they can move to a quiet table, if needed. If a child is sick, feel free to send them to the clinic to be checked out. However, we won't have them eat in there.

Curriculum and Instruction

FTCSC DIBELS GOALS: Accuracy 85% and Fluency 80%

Ways to Respond to Independent Reading, Read with A Buddy, or Read Aloud Time~

1.) It surprised me when…

2.) I like/dislike how the author ___________________ because __________________.

Show Some Spunk: Read aloud to your students regularly. When you do, model strong reading and expressive emphasis. Show them how to unlock the expressive parts of language and make it safe for them to take the risk of reading with spirit and vigor.

Totally Tone: A student is given a phrase or sentence with an emotion. The student must read the phrase or sentence in that emotion. {“I can’t wait”-read as if you were sad, sarcastic, mad, etc.}

Reaching ALL Learners

Rethinking Morning Work:


Highly effective teachers raise the odds of success by ensuring that students want to participate, will engage, and choose to learn.

Start a competition: Have students compete with themselves (“Look at this chart to see how you did last week. I am guessing you can do even better this week”). They can also compete with one another (“We’ll work in small groups and see which one gets the solution first”).

Sweeten the deal by giving a reward to the team that gets all of the questions correct!

From: Eric Jensen’s Engaging Students With Poverty in Mind


Our Chromebook Cart has arrived! We will now have two carts in the building. We will call one blue and one gold. Please check the outlook calendar for availability and then email Krissy for the times you want. I will be blocking out labs and carts for April 17-May 5th due to ISTEP testing.

March 7th K-2 Teachers will get their replacement ipads.

These will be full size and not the mini iPad.

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Athlete Mentors

I've created a Google Sheet with dates and classrooms for student athlete mentors to visit. Please review the dates and find yours. They are listed below and are in a folder in Google Drive for you. If you have any concerns with the date assigned, please let me know. The agenda and schedule that the athletes are given is below.

What's Coming Up

Weekly Updates 2016-2017 : 2nd Semester


6 Chow With The Cow

7 PTO Meeting 6:30-8:00 PM

7 1st Gr Reps

8 2nd gr Reps

9 Drills

10 End of grading period

10 4th Gr Reps

10 Indy Air Bears

13 School Board Meeting

13-17 I-READ

14 K-5 Related Arts PD

14 5th Gr Reps

14 SpED Leader Team Mtg

14 Nadie here

15 K-5 Related Art PLC

16 Grading window closes

16 Leadership Team Meeting

17 All Pro Dads 7:45- 8:30 AM

17 Report Cards Distributed

17 3rd Quarter Celebrations

20-31 Spring Break