Week ending September 19
Fire Drill Feedback
- Don't forget your walkies and put them on channel 2. Everyone had theirs this time! Woohoo!
- Once all in your grade level are outside and each teacher has done a head count, please announce that "<insert grade level> is clear."
- If you have students who are missing, please do not assume they made it to the library or office. Say, "Billy Bob went to the bathroom/library/office and is not in my class line." Hopefully someone will say, "I have Billy Bob." If not, we shall go save said missing Billy Bob.
Our next drill will be mid-October.
Mon, Sept. 22 - Window opens for PDAS Observations.
Our plan is to complete these earlier than in the past.
Tues, Sept 23 - Dodd Spirit Night at Marco's Pizza
Wed, Sept. 24 - Early dismissal at 12:30 for professional development.
This time will be utilized for team planning or simply updating yourself with all of the "new."
Fri, Sept. 26 - Celebrate Reading Day!
Please remind your students and parents throughout the week. We may have badges for full class participation and best teacher costumes!
Classroom Website Page
A Little Reminder
Here's a little video to remind you that "what you make" is very important. It's an oldie, but goodie.
Branch Byte: Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
Learning to Read looks like it serves preschool students, but there are some things that are appropriate for our primary grades. It has videos that lead children in stories, finger plays, and more. In addition, they have a "grown up" section that has activities and tips for parents in regards to literacy. This site also is available in Espanol!
Reading Planet is aimed toward your 2nd through 5th graders, or students who are able to read. It has polls, author spotlights, activities, games, etc. that can help to connect and engage your reader. This site also has a monthly printable calendar of activities students can do at home to help build literacy. Since I was not a homework-giver, and I had parents who insisted that their children had something to do at home, I would point them toward these calendars.