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3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Updates!

WEEK OF November 10, 2014

A FEW REMINDERS:

  • Deficiency Notices go home 11/14
  • Kaiser Performance 11/13

K~2 @ 12:00

3~5 @ 1:15

  • Open Enrollment Ends 11/14
  • Progress Reports should go home on 11/21
  • Winter Food Drive 11/17 *Please see flyer attached. Please send parent letters home by tomorrow.
  • Happening Now: http://picturebookmonth.com/
  • PTA Meeting 11/11 @ 5:30pm
  • Cascade will host our annual Science & Engineering Fair on December 11th. Please begin to work with your students on your class project. Grades K~2 will complete one class project. All projects must include a display board and a log book. (please see Science folder from Gamble for criteria

  • MAYS CLUSTER PD 11/18 @ 3:30pm


Collaborative Meeting This Week

In Lieu of our scheduled PLC on this Wednesday, November 12th. We are providing you with another great professional learning opportunity. Please view the below article and 5 transitory videos below. This is a District-Wide Article and Video to gain insight and visualize differentiation. You will be able to discover simple strategies to differentiate your instruction. Complete the Mandatory Reflection Questions as a grade level. Please be ready to submit the Mandatory Reflection Questions at our next meeting on November 19th. In our next meeting we will discuss your responses in-depth.


Have a great week!!!


Article

https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2013/09/06/video-playlist-differention/


Mandatory Reflection Questions:

  1. Why is assessment a key part of differentiation? What kinds of assessments could/should these be?
  2. What aspects of your lesson can be tiered to meet students at their level?
  3. What are simple ways you can start differentiating tomorrow? More difficult ways you can work at over the year?

Constructed Response Resources

Grade 3

· http://mdk12.org/assessments/k_8/items/cr_grade3_reading.html

· https://www.engageny.org/.../2013_ela_grade_3_sample_annotated_items. pdf (Google EngageNY sample annotated items grade 3 this PDF should appear)

· http://teacher.depaul.edu/Reading_NONFICTION_Grade3.html

· Log onto to www.georgiaoas.org TEST >CREATE NEW >TEST NAME> TEST IDENTIFIER (fill out any other pertinent information) Click on SUBMIT. On the next page, chose LANGUAGE ARTS as the subject Choose GRADE LEVEL, Choose FORMATIVE for DOMAIN (fill out any other pertinent information) You should have your choice of passages with constructed response and short answer questions.

Grade 4

· http://mdk12.org/assessments/k_8/items/cr_grade4_reading.html

· https://www.engageny.org/.../2013_ela_grade_4_sample_annotated_items. pdf (Google EngageNY sample annotated items grade 4 this PDF should appear)

· http://teacher.depaul.edu/Reading_NONFICTION_Grade4.html

· Log onto to www.georgiaoas.org TEST >CREATE NEW >TEST NAME> TEST IDENTIFIER (fill out any other pertinent information) Click on SUBMIT. On the next page, chose LANGUAGE ARTS as the subject Choose GRADE LEVEL, Choose FORMATIVE for DOMAIN (fill out any other pertinent information) You should have your choice of passages with constructed response and short answer questions.

Grade 5

· http://mdk12.org/assessments/k_8/items/cr_grade5_reading.html

· https://www.engageny.org/.../2013_ela_grade_5_sample_annotated_items. pdf(Google EngageNY sample annotated items grade 5 this PDF should appear)

· http://teacher.depaul.edu/Reading_NONFICTION_Grade5.html

· Log onto to www.georgiaoas.org TEST >CREATE NEW >TEST NAME> TEST IDENTIFIER (fill out any other pertinent information) Click on SUBMIT. On the next page, chose LANGUAGE ARTS as the subject Choose GRADE LEVEL, Choose FORMATIVE for DOMAIN (fill out any other pertinent information) You should have your choice of passages with constructed response and short answer questions.


Contributor: Shenita Searcy


How is the OAS accessed?

School systems assign personal login IDs and passwords to students and teachers at their schools for use at www.georgiaoas.org. These personal logins and passwords are necessary to access Teacher-Created Tests or to share results obtained on Student Tests. Parents and others without personal login IDs, however, can log on to the OAS using the generic login IDs and passwords for each grade, as given in the table from website below:


http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/OAS.aspx

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

Thursday, December 11, 2014 PROJECTS ARE DUE!

Friday, December 12, 2014 Science and Engineering Fair Judging

Science Project Resources

Sciencebuddies.org

Sciencebob.com

Sciencefairadventure.com

Education.com/sciencefair/

Sciencefair-projects.org

ONE TEAM, ONE GOAL, NO LIMITS!