RMS Curriculum Chat

Mathematics and Language Arts News

September 8-11, 2015


Curriculum Meetings

LANGUAGE ARTS: 6th and 8th grade, I'll join you for half of the time this week. It's time to start thinking about RBES goals! 7th grade: I'll see you next week!

MATHEMATICS: We have Deborah Johnson from the GCPS Mathematics Department joining 7th grade curriculum planning this week. I'm excited about our opportunity to work with her in the coming months! 6th and 8th grade: I'll join you for half of the time this week. Are you thinking about your RBES goals?

Curriculum Updates

Language Arts

Have you signed up for Vision yet?

Registration Opens Sept. 1 for Vision Cohort 7
The Offices of LA , MA, and SC are partnering to offer professional development that promotes a workshop model classroom and encourages crosscurricular reading and writing. Our learning topics this year include the Gradual Release of Responsibility, the craft of reading and writing, and learning through inquiry. K-5 classes will have a STEM focus; 6-10 classes will have a science literacy focus. Vision Cohort 7 will meet from 8:00AM–noon on Oct. 24, Nov. 14, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, and Jan. 30. Participants with at least 80% attendance will earn two PLUs; participants with 100% attendance will receive copies of all professional and mentor texts used in their grade level class during the Vision sessions.

PD&E section numbers:
6th gr- #21389

7th gr- #21390
8th gr- #21391


Math Academy start Saturday!

Thanks to all who will work at our Math Academy this year! Jessica Bravo-Lopez will serve as our director this year. Thank you, Jessica! We start THIS Saturday, September 12. Be on the look-out for an email with details about times, groups, lessons, etc.

If YOU were unsure if you wanted to teach Math Academy this year, but you might have changed your mind, just let Jessica know. We'll be glad to have you.

Everyone, please talk it up among your students -- pass out the flyers, email parents, encourage your students to attend.

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