Friday Focus

George W. Bush Elementary Oct. 7th

Do we give our students too much information or do we let them think? During Which lessons are your students most engaged? I love the video above an dhow it challenges us to examine our math instruction!

From Your PTA President!

Hello G-Dub staff!

We would love for you all to join us Monday the 17th at the Wylie East Parade. We are walking as George W. Bush. Come and join us in showing our Eagle spirit!

See you at 5:15pm off Jefferson street on October 17th in downtown Wylie!

My cell phone is 972-533-4892.

Thanks!

This Week's Important Information

Twitter Monday October 17th

  • Teddi Visits certain classes to support Guided reading



Tuesday October 18th

  • Principal Meeting


Wednesday October 19th


  • Wear Orange w/jeans
  • Team Leader Meeting



Thursday October 20th

  • PLC Day- follow up on Push in Schedules
  • PLC Agenda for 3rd grade analyze U2 Math exam
  • Possible PLC for K/1 Teddi feedback


Friday October 21st

  • 11:00 Pizza with the Principal

A Look Ahead

A look Ahead:

  • October 17th / 20th-Teddy Guided reading Consultant to visit K-1-3rd English classes
  • October 19th -Unity Day Wear Orange
  • October 21st -Pizza with the Principals for selected perfect attendance winners (more info to come)
  • October 24th – Food Drive Kick off and Red Ribbon Week (more info to come )
  • October 25th -8am Fire Program
  • October 26th-Ed Tech Training on the See Saw app
  • October 28th Ranger Rally 7:45 am

Mapping Your Future Monday

Chemist

Here's the scoop on Curriculum In selected grade levels and Contents this past week of Oct 10th


Kindergarten

ELAR

Guided reading should be up and going. Students are continuing to learn about letters, sounds, and strategies for decoding. Students are working on stretching sounds in words within their writing workshop.



Kinder Math

Students should be working on numbers to 10, this includes comparing numbers using the language greater than and less than. Math Workshop Focus: Warm-ups should be brief, formative and intentional. Calendar should only last 10 minutes and should be math focused.



Kinder SS

Students should be learning about the contributions of Christopher Columbus and Stephen F. Austin.



1st Grade Science

Students predicted how matter changes when they are heated and cooled.



1st Grade ELAR

Students are beginning to explore informational texts including the topic and details. Students notice text features. Guided reading should be up and going during reading. Students are writing informational texts in writing workshop and might be crafting All About books.



2nd Science

Students should be learning about how the Sun provides heat energy for the water cycle.



2nd Grade ELAR

Students are beginning to explore informational texts including the topic and details. Students notice text features. Guided reading should be up and going during reading. Students are writing informational texts in writing workshop and might be crafting All About books.



2nd Grade Math

Students should be solving 2-digit and 3-digit addition and subtraction without algorithms.

Math Workshop Focus: Warm-ups should be brief, formative, and intentional. start with a number talk and word problem.



Dual Language Immersion K-4

should see comprehensible input in the classroom such as TPR, vocabulary anchor charts (Spanish) and word walls (English), sentence stems, small group purposeful talk and Marzano’s 6. Additionally, teachers connecting cognates to assist in the students’ vocabulary development.



3rd & 4th Math

Both grade levels are began a new unit, multiplication.


3rd grade should be focusing on concrete representations (not facts)


4th grade is working on area models, partial products and distributive properties of multiplication.

Math workshop Focus-warm-ups. Warms ups are short and meaningful! Think a warm-up when you work out you only warm up for a few minutes :) One strong word problem is just as effective as a worksheet.



3rd & 4th ELAR

Teachers received in-depth guided reading training last week. Teachers new to the guided reading process should be using extensive support documents (while planning and teaching) to use for questioning and guided writing. The documents are designed to support guided reading planning and questioning during the lessons. They are color coded, yellow for transitional readers and green for fluent readers. They will support the instruction and should be found nearby and available during instruction. Teachers new to the process use them. Expository writing should be the focus of the writers’ workshop.



4th SS

The window for the U1 & U13 Assessment is open Oct. 11-12.



Advanced Academics

ELAR

2nd and 3rd grade could be having students working on an integrated social studies project this week or next. All students may be working on the project, but their rubrics and expectations are different.