A Peek at the Week

March 3, 2019

I hope this first week of March brings great things and much happiness in your classrooms!

Word of the Week: Glanced

Say, Mean, Matter

As a school, we have all learned about using say, mean, matter as a teaching tool. Seeing this in action in K5 gives me hope that not only is this way of teaching going to help with TDA's in the future, but it is going to increase reading comprehension substantially! We know that the best way to help our students learn is to use the same language across grade levels and to start our students in K5 with this process.

We would like to see this process across grade levels. Next week, March 11th-15th, we are going to all use the same text to teach using say, mean, matter as appropriate to each grade level's standards. Stacy is graciously creating the lesson plans for each grade level. Keep this in mind as you begin to plan for next week. Stacey will send you your plans. It will be very interesting to see this process schoolwide!

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PLC Teams

It has been exciting to see the progress our students are making using the PLC process in each grade level. Most grade levels have taken this process through two teaching cycles. As you move forward, remember to plan to revisit your promise standard in order to ensure every child reaches mastery. It is going to make a world of difference that students master this for next year and for you as you continue moving through your standards.

Also, keep this process in mind with your standards in the months to come. You all have seen the data and the data does not lie. Our students move with this process. You may want to consider this with other standards as well. Using your whole team to help all students works!

Continue to encourage your students to complete the reading log for Read to the Big Game!

Upcoming Dates:

March 4th: Pennies for Patients begins

March 6th: K4/K5 Registration for 2019-2020, Alladin Cast Parent Meeting at 4:00

March 7th: Palmetto Band visits during 5th grade related arts

March 8th: Amistad House Party

March 11th: MAP testing begins

March 12th: Junie B. Jones play by The Greenville little Theatre for all grades

March 14th: Team to NYC

March 22nd: Box Tops Pizza Party