The Rocky River Rundown

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October: M-2 High Expectations

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Is It Possible to Have All Kids Learn at High Levels?

What does it mean to have High Expectations?

Teachers set high expectations for learning and believe all students are capable of achieving success... No one wants their students to fail! But are we providing the rigor that is needed to set the expectations high, and students work to their full potential? Let's reflect on our teaching methods and best practices to ensure that we are "setting the bar high" for our kiddos.

How can we achieve this at Rocky River?

Each week we have I Can statements for our students, based on curriculum standards. Make sure that these are clear and precise, but not "watered down" for our students. Set the bar high, and use some of our resources to get you there:

*** If you, or a teammate, is planning on doing any of these listed activities, please consider writing it in on our Monthly Sharing Calendar so that others can stop in and take a peek!***

  • Mastery Connect/ Socrative- These tools has a good amount of resources to provide students with question stems that apply to the upper level of Blooms.
  • Check out these Summer Institute session:

Rigor: More Work or Harder Work or...?

Tech Resources for Exceptional Children

Higher Level Questioning

  • TenMarks/ TenMarks Teach- This math resource has both teaching and assessment tools. Use TenMarks Teach to deliver standards based math lessons, with questions already made for you to increase participation and problem solving. When using TenMarks assignments, students can complete more rigorous assignments , and then reflect on their work by participating in an amplifier review lesson, and then a second chance to correct their work.
  • Educreations/ Thinglink/ Smore: These resources help our students reach the top of Bloom's Taxonomy by creating their own projects based on reflection of what they have learned in the classroom.

Need help? Sign up for Mrs. Cook to plan and coteach with you.

September M-1 Culture of Caring Instructional Highlights

Here at Rocky River we witnessed LOTS of evidences for Culture of Caring. Below are two examples of how we show our students that we care, and involve our parents as well:
Kidblog M- 1
Class Dojo M-1

Media Updates

Storia is up and running! We are going to be logging students in through Clever this year. Teachers will need to go in and log in first so their students are able to log in. Please sign up for Ms. Jayne if you would like help with setting up your class.

ReadWorks: Please look at the digital feature that they are offering. This is a great free resource and it's easy to work with your kids.

School Wide DEAR Time: We have received a lot of great feedback from you about having a DEAR time for the entire school. The name has not been decided on, but please feel free to let us know which name you prefer. The suggestions are Fuel Up, Pit Road, or the Rest Stop. We are planning on having the students vote to decide on the name.

Please sign up for Mrs. Jayne to co-teach.

S.O.S. Strategies

We have discussed this resource before, but this is a great quick reference to 100 of these strategies. *Make sure to log into Discovery Ed before, so that you can access them.