Beating the Odds
Lakeview Staff Newsletter - May 17
Some quick links
1. An article entitled "How ‘Just One Change’ in the Classroom Can Lead to Greater Student Curiosity". As we wade deeper into changes to science and social studies, inquiry and curiosity are going to be essential to our practice. Here is the link.
2. How to create student response boxes in Google Slides (link here). Most of us think slides are for presenting information, but you can use them to gather information as well. Alice Keeler's website is a great resource for all sorts of ways to use Google Apps in creative pedagogical ways.
3. Creating end of year photo slide shows? Here is a way to quickly and easily create slideshows in Google Slides. This is from Richard Byrne, another great resource for teachers.
4. Lastly, the title of this article made me laugh: "How to respond to stupid suggestions". Disclaimer ... this isn't about Lakeview at all. I really just thought the title was funny.
President - April Swanson
Treasurer - Samantha Schendel
Secretary - Bridget Regan
The PTO is working on some back-to-school events in August and some after-school enrichment activities next school year. This Summer, the PTO will apply for recognition as a 501(c)(3) organization. And we will continue to work together on grants for new playground equipment.
Instructional Schedule Thinking
• Intervention times that do not overlap for any grade level
• Schedules that support the variety of services we provide to students, especially through push-in models
• Literacy and math blocks do not all happen concurrently so that coaches can use their time efficiently when they are at Lakeview.
• Word study that is grouped as closely as possible to Writer's Workshop times
• "White space" in every schedule for rotating needs such as science, read-aloud, interactive writing, second step, 3rd PE (which is greatly decreased due to 4-day rotations), DARE, etc.
So ... here is a link to a pretty good first draft from the group. We are interested in specific feedback that can still accommodate the points listed above. If you have thoughts, talk to me and/or the members of the group. By the way, here is a link to the required minutes for our days.
More coffee? Of course!
Monday, May 20
Quick meeting after school at 3:45 for all classroom teachers, special ed teachers, and interventionists
Wednesday, May 22
By school board proclamation, today is "Ms. Robb Day" in South Milwaukee!
Staff meeting 7:15 a.m.
Thursday, May 23
First grade to Milwaukee County Zoo
Friday, May 24
SM Summer Library assembly for all grades in the gym from 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Monday, May 27
Wednesday, May 29
Ms. Manthe's class bike safety in morning
Thursday, May 30
Mr. Tinsen's class bike safety in the morning
By school board proclamation, today is "Ms. Amich Day" in South Milwaukee!
Lakeview Retirement Party in the evening!
Illuminate - Now that SLO's are mostly submitted, this would be a good time to enter all of your needed information into Illuminate before starting report cards. Please be sure end-of-year assessments are entered. See a coach if you are unsure.
MAP Testing - Window closes on Wednesday, May 22nd. There are still a few students with a missing test, due to absences. As soon as those kiddos are here, please have them test.
School supply list for 2019-2020 - click here for link
Room map for next year - click here for link
Specials Rotation for 2019-2020 - click here for link
Furniture/Room concerns - this document.
Family newsletter - Link to this week's family newsletter
Elementary Blackout Dates - Here is a link to the calendar