Weekly News

January 4th - 8th, 2016

Please Join Us For Tech Night!

On Wednesday, January 13, please join us in our classroom (6:00-7:00 p.m.) for Family Tech Night. This is an open house so you can come for a few minutes or stay for the full hour. During this time, your child will show you some of the many ways we use technology for our learning.

Our Goals

We have been working on setting goals for ourselves. Your child should be able to tell you about their reading goal, why they chose it, and their progress on it. We will revisiting our goals on Thursday to see how we did. Our class has really taken this task on as responsible learners!

Bring Your Own Device - B.Y.O.D.

In our classroom, students are permitted to use their devices for reading, writing, research and other learning activities. Dublin City Schools Policy 5136 allows student to possess wireless communication devices in school during school hours. If you allow it, your students can bring their devices in daily to use for their learning. This is totally up to you, but it does give us more devices for student learning. Please email me with any questions.

Quick Reminder from Mrs. Schwanke

Remember that there is no school for students on January 15. All PK-5 teachers will be attending a professional development on that day, during which will be working with our colleagues from across the district and sharing our knowledge about good instruction. We will begin our day with a keynote presentation by Dr. Fred Burton, who is a former teacher and administrator and currently works as a Project Zero faculty member at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard. He is also the co-director for the Center of Creativity Institute for 21st Century Skills at the Columbus Museum of Art. We will discuss ways to better embed thinking routines with our students using the widely read book, Making Thinking Visible by Richhart, Morrison, and Church. Afterwards, we will work with our job-alike colleagues to specifically target how to implement best instructional practices for 3rd grade learners. This day will help us in our quest to continuously improve our work as teachers and, therefore, enrich the educational experience of all students.

Important Dates

January 13th, 2016 - Family Technology Night @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

January 15th, 2016 - No school (Staff Professional Development day)