Acton Weekly Update 10/4/19
Things to Know
Chromebook Updates: Over Fall Break I will need ALL Chromebook carts in the LGI room. The IT department is working on a system to make the Chromebook usage more equitable at every school. We've been very fortunate to have more access to Chromebooks than most schools due to our smaller numbers. Over break they will remove 5 Chromebooks from each cart so that we will now have 30 per cart. They will purchase additional carts for other schools and redistribute those Chromebooks. At Acton we will have one RA Cart. Grades 3-5 will each have 2 carts and K-2 will still have one cart to be shared by each grade level. Any classrooms that still have the three student desktop computers will most likely have those removed at some point.
**IT department will also be disassembling our other computer lab over Fall Break**
Frite Lodge: PTO is hosting the "Not SO Scary" Frite Lodge night on October 29th. Our families love this event and this year the Lodge will be giving us ALL the profits from the night plus the concessions we sell. I will be there selling concessions and would like a few folks to volunteer with me. Please let me know if you are available that evening!
Click the link below to see the slide presentation we used for our school board presentation. Each visitor complimented our school and our staff on how well we have focused on the district initiatives and how well it is going. We appreciate your dedication!
Happy Fall Break!!
Now that the first quarter is wrapped up and 2nd quarter is getting up and running, I will now be able to come visit classrooms to support and see all of the wonderful things you are doing in your rooms. I will also be able to be in your grade level meetings when I am available. I would also like to get into your rooms and run some GR tables with one of your groups so that I get a chance to practice myself. I will send more information after Fall Break. Thank you so much for all of the hard work and your dedication to and support for our students!
Cycle 2 Post/Benchmark given by 10/4
Cycle 2 Post/Benchmark Data Entered by 10/23
Cycle 2 Post/Benchmark Data Discussion 10/23
Q2C1 Pre-test given on 10/21
Q2C1 Pre-test discussed on 10/23
Use your Word Knowledge Inventory for ideas on skills to work on (blends, diagraphs, vowel teams, inflectional endings, etc.). Upper grades can study affixes, root words, etc.
Below is a great website to find fun and engaging word work activities.You can use these activities to practice the skills listed above since we no longer have spelling words. Enjoy.
More Word Work Ideas:
Hope these resources help you as you work to provide engaging, strategic, and rigorous Word Work stations for your students!
Have a fantastic Fall Break!
Tuesday and Wednesday PD Schedules. This may change and will be updated throughout the year.
Happy Fall Break!
I hope everyone has a restful break and you take plenty of time for YOU. This is a great time to revisit a self-care plan (:
Upcoming Reminder: Red Ribbon Week is when we return from Fall Break. You will be receiving all of the materials and information needed by the end of this week. When we return I will have a flyer to send home about dressing in red on Friday and informing parents of what we are learning about that week.
Reminder: I am working on collecting classroom examples of a Brain Smart Starts. Reynolds and her classroom did a fun Brain Smart Start linked below. The full version is on the google drive in the "brain smart start" folder.
RED RIBBON WEEKMonday:
Girls on the Run
11:30 AC Leadership Meeting-W-B, Cordes, Pryor, Poole
5th grade fire presentation
Collaboration: Nadine: Read/Write for Google
11:50 SOS Simmons
Monday RA Rotation
2:00- SOS Emerine
Grading Window closes- all grades must be posted
Girls on the Run
Coaches/ Principal Meeting- Midday
1st and 3rd grade field trips
Girls on the Run
3:00 Fall Celebrations!
Report Cards go home
Staff Get Together at the Wolski Barn
7-18 Fall Break
21 Students return
21-25 Red Ribbon Week
21 Fire Safety Presentation 5th grade
22 School Store fundraiser
23 Teacher grades posted
24 1st and 3rd grade field trips
24 Student Council
25 Fall Parties
25 Grades post for parents
28 Pro Act (Stevenson, Pryor)
29 Acton Not so Scary Fright Lodge
30 Picture retakes
FTCSC Hedgehog Focus
The Hedgehog Concept is based on an ancient Greek parable that states, "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." ... Hedgehogs, however, simplify the world and focus on a single, overarching vision, which they then achieve.