The Weekly Knot

Issue 31: Try a new recipe

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Try Smithsonian TT Junior

News articles for all grade levels and in Spanish! If you set up an account, students can post their responses to the thinking questions.

ESOL Tip of the Week

Reading 101 for English Language Learners


Why is reading so hard for English Language Learners (ELLs)? This is a question that comes up often when working with ELLs. While this topic is complex, there are research-based strategies specific to ELLs for the 5 instructional areas of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension). ColorinColorado provides an excellent explanation of these strategies specifically for ELLs. Check it out by clicking here!

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The Weekly Happenings

Monday March 30, 2015

K-1 assemblies during Arts in the gym

AI Team Meeting, 2:10 p.m., conference room


Tuesday March 31, 2015

Level UP: Learn about some great media center tools, 2:15 p.m., media center


Wednesday April 1, 2015

April Fool's Day

5th Grade Wax Museum from 9-11, 3rd and 4th grade classes invited to attend,

2nd floor B wing

Morning Performances from Before-After Care in the gym

Grade level Assemblies 2-5 during Arts in the gym


Thursday April 2, 2015

2 Hour Early Dismissal

Grades Due


Friday April 3, 2015

Beginning of Spring Break. Enjoy!

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

April 11th

Share Fair Nation DC (STEM)


April 22nd

First Arts Integration Book Club Meeting. A few free copies of the book are available, contact Ms. Ward (AI)


May 19th

An evening with Sonia Nazario (ESOL)


May 30th

Edcamplevelup.org (All)


June or July

“Learning to Look with the National Portrait Gallery” Summer Teacher Institute (AI)