OVS Weekly Update
October 14, 2016, Vol. 3
Mark your Calendars!!!
Learning Portfolio Content Due
- Wednesday, October 19th- Please provide lesson and unit assessments from all core courses via OneNote Portfolio, email, or hand in to teacher
Monday Class Connect Sessions
- 9:00am-Mr. Dowling
- 9:30am-Mr Gamble
- 10am-Mr. Jamshidi
- 10:30am-Ms. Rogers
Learning Coach Online Office Hours
- Monday, October 17th @ 11am -- Topic: Learning Coach Best Practices and Q&A with former LC (will be recorded)
Parent Teacher Conferences
- Tuesday, October 18 from 1:30-4pm @ DoSpace
- Wednesday, October 19 from 4:30-6:30PM @ DoSpace
- Thursday, October 20 from 1:30-4pm @ DoSpace
Conferences with Mr. Gamble are first come, first serve. Please come prepared with questions!
K-5 Portfolio Assessments
Attention K-5 Learning Coaches
Thank you for submitting lesson assessments/checkpoints for two of your classes to your teachers last week. Please submit one lesson checkpoint/assessment for the remainder of your student's core classes by Weds., Oct. 19th.
Additionally, we will need a unit assessment/checkpoint by Weds., October 19th for all courses.
Options for Submission
-Upload to your student's OneNote Class Notebook Portfolio section
-Take a picture with your phone and email it to your teacher
-Scan it and upload it to OneNote Notebook or email it to your teacher
We are working to make this a more seamless process for LC's in the future. Thank you for your help with this as we work on how assessments, grading, and report cards will work for our school.
Scholastic Book Order
You can browse and order books online at scholastic.com/readingclub, where you will find a wide selection of quality books that are just right for your child's reading level and interests. If you prefer not to order online, you can pick up a paper form at DoSpace and return with a check made out to "Scholastic Reading Club." All orders due October 21st!
Our school will use our Scholastic points to start building up our classroom libraries.
First time ordering online?
- Go to scholastic.com/readingclub
- Enter our one-time Class Activation Code: KQTWN
- (All OVS students will order under Ms. Roger's class)
- Create an account
- Shop and submit your child's book order
- Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom
Learning Coach Lounge @ DoSpace
After watching the video, take some time to talk with your student about neurons and challenges that may arise in learning and life:
- What are neurons and how do we make connections between our neurons?
- Think of an example where you made some new connections in your brain. What were you doing?
- What can you do this week to make some new connections? Set one speciﬁc goal for the week of one thing you would like to accomplish.
Tech Tip Corner
Learning Coach Office Hours Recording
Ms. Rogers' Class
Week in Review
- continued to identify characteristics of the seasons using their 5 senses.
- practice writing numbers 1-20
- focus on keeping their fingers on the home row while working in EduTyping.
- write a story about fall using Storybird.
- identify numbers using a ten frame and ways to make 10.
- practice identifying letters and reading sight words.
Mr. Dowling's Class
Week in Review
Learned the importance of standard units of measure.
Were introduced to perimeter.
Continued working through the EduTyping program.
Continued coding in Course 2 on Code.org.
Continue working with perimeter inside Minecraft.
Practice typing using the home row keys in EduTyping.
Reinforce measurement skills.
We watched this quick video on Perimeter. Feel free to watch it as a review.
Mr. Jamshidi's Class
Week in Review
Expanded their knowledge of area with multiplication.
Found the perimeter of multiple figures.
Showed their understanding of area and perimeter within Minecraft.
Used manipulates to illustrate the perimeter of several measurements.
Be assessed on area and perimeter we've covered in class.
Begin classifying the different states of matter - solids, liquids, and gases.
Use real-life examples of what constitutes a solid, liquid, and gas.
Video previewing the different states of matter.
Mr. Gamble's Class
Week in Review:
This week we worked on descriptive analysis. Within each program, students had the following targets (objectives):
- I can continue to work on my proficiency with the home row keys in Edutyping.
- Upon completion of my settlement, I can descriptively write about it using grade-level appropriate vocabulary so readers may visualize it.
- Using an interactive word web, I can show high-level understanding of what a settlement is.
The class will work on comparing and contrasting. Their targets will be:
- I can collaborate and begin creation of an authentic settlement in Minecraft.
- After comparing two different types of maps, I can identify similarities and differences between the two.
- While examining various rock and mineral samples, I can notice how they are alike and different based on geology tests.
- Language Arts families: we have removed a unit within each course that duplicated skills from other units. This should help streamline the lessons and allow for better completion as we focus on content, assessments, and mastery.
- History families: it has been verified that both History courses are year-long. Percentages of completions have been adjusted to show this. We apologize for any confusion and frustration.
- All courses: after discussion, we have suspended the use of Portfolios and Discussion Posts until further notice so we may properly instruct students on the usage of these tools.