Nassau Notebook

Recording Outstanding Education

Volume II, No. 3

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Purposeful Planning

Yulee Elementary's 4th-grade teachers host weekly learning sessions to collaborate on teaching strategies and best practices used to enhance small group instruction at the teacher table. After creating common anchor charts and debriefing about upcoming lesson plans and strategies, the teachers gather around the small group table and participate in a mock small group lesson that is featured in the plans for the following week. This practice helps to focus on key questioning strategies, using manipulatives purposefully, and setting students up to be successful in their differentiated lessons.

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Spinning for Rewards

As part of their PBS incentive, Emma Love Hardee's students might have the chance to spin the wheel on Monday. One of the slices on the wheel is "Friends on Fridays," where a student can bring a friend to eat lunch with faculty members of the school. Here is SRO Mr. Hepler and Mrs. Hawkins, Guidance Counselor joining a few happy Little Pirates.

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Outstanding Teacher Achievement

Callahan Intermediate School is excited to announce that the 2017-2018 5th Grade Team has accomplished something that hasn't ever happened before in Nassau County! The scores from last year’s Florida Standards Assessments showed all three subject areas resulted in Outstanding Student Achievement. The results were as follows: ELA 85%, Science 85%, and Math 95%! The teachers were honored and recognized at the School Board Meeting on Thursday, August 23rd!


Callahan Intermediate School 5th Grade Team~ Kim Shumate, Alisha Whitaker, Stephen Simmons, Heather Drury, Stephanie DeAngelo, Alax Purvis, Miranda Thompson, Linda Brown, Kelsey Schwertfeger, Patricia Bullard, and Elaine Ward.

Hornet Campground

Parents and students came out to Yulee Primary School for their first ever Camp Out, Read In. The event was filled with families reading and students earning AR points. Parents were also informed about Home Connect, an extension of Renaissance Place that allows parents to get emails of a student's progress in Accelerated Reader program. Campers had snacks near the campfire and earned many AR points throughout the night.