January 2014

Cardinal Connection

Louisville Magazine

Carri Rogers is going to be featured in the January addition of the Louisville Magazine. The launch party is tomorrow night. The pictures that were taken were soooo great that they made the front cover!!!! Congratulations Carri Rogers!!!!!! As an educator she has continued to grow and evolve with the students she serves. Thank God she doesn't fit the stereotype of the "stuck" P.E. instructor.

Power Point on CLOSE READING (Easy to read slides that illustrate HOW to scaffold complex text for ALL students. ;))

Math Common Core Progressions EXPLAINED by the authors of the math common core

The Common Core State Standards in mathematics were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. These documents were spliced together and then sliced into grade level standards. From that point on the work focused on refining and revising the grade level standards. The early drafts of the progressions documents no longer correspond to the current state of the standards. See the link below.

Thank You!!!!!

I appreciate the enormous gift card I received from the best staff ever!!!!!! You all were too kind and I am grateful for your genorousity. Again thank you ALL!!!


We collected 1,336 pounds of food for DARE to CARE. Thank Nancy Hollrah and anyone else who helped to collect so much food.

Thoughts & Prayers

Continue to keep Jennifer Hill in your thoughts and prayers. She will be coming back tomorrow. We also have several staff members that are in a storm. Please remember that if you are fortunate to be out of a storm then give others with your smile or hello.

Formative Assessment Clickers for little hands!!!!

Mrs. Everette designed her questions around her learning target. She did not have to drag home a stack of papers………………Her students received instant feedback on their progress. She quickly assessed how well her students met the learning target. She collaborated with her colleagues to set up the system. The kids were highly motivated to demonstrate their comprehension of their text dependent article. The clickers are designed for primary students so there are not of a lot of buttons. Talk to Karen Stone, I am sure you can borrow them. This part of her lesson was less than ten minutes long.

Big image