What's News at Magee?
#3 - December 2018
Am I learning? How do I know?
Our teachers work diligently to understand what learners need and when they need "it". The ultimate goal is for our learners to know what they have mastered and be able to apply it in their daily work and life. Our teachers continue to work to build this self-efficacy in each learner at Magee. It is a powerful experience when a student can look at his/her work and prove their own learning to themselves, a peer, teacher, or parent.
In classrooms throughout Magee you can see students self-assessing their work in a variety of developmental and age appropriate ways. Some may use a self-assessment checklist created specifically for that target or standard. Some may use success criteria either co-created as a group or by the teacher. Self-assessment and success criteria are both oppportunities for classroom discussion of quality work, as well as examination of student work samples. Students need to know and understand what is expected and how to get there. No matter which method students are using, they are able to look at their own work to determine where they are at, what can be improved or what can be celebrated they can make adjustments, seek support, and set a goal for moving forward. This process helps students build skills in reflection, knowledge and confidence that if they are not there YET, they know what to do to get there!
The true power in education is not waiting for someone to bestow the learning; but rather, in creating, constructing, and actively seeking growth in the next steps.
Student Council News
Their latest work is adopting a family through the Christmas Clearing Council to provide gifts for three children this holiday season. The collection is currently going and will run through Friday, December 14. Thank you for considering a donation.
Student Council has also planned some fun days for students!
Ugly Christmas Sweater Day - December 21
Inside Out Day - January 18
Fine Arts Day
Thank you to Mike Brickl for THIS video capturing the day!
Dates to Remember...
Dec 8 PTO Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Fair
8:30-2:30PM Holiday Fair
Dec 12 4th and 5th Grade Field Trip 9-2:00PM
Dec 14 PTO Meeting 9:00AM-Conference Room
Dec 21 Ugly Holiday Sweater Day
Dec 24-Jan 1 No School
Jan 10 PTO Meeting 7:00PM
Jan 16 Magee All School Winter Concert at KMHS 6:30pm (students arrive between 6-6:10pm)
Jan 17 2019-2020 4K Round Up 6:00PM Wales Elementary
Jan 18 Inside Out Day and Popcorn Day
Jan 21 No School - Teacher Professional Development Day
Jan 28 5K Field Trip - 9:30AM
Jan 31 4th and 5th Grade Field Trip 9:00AM