8.19.16 Notes from Ms. Welch, CST
Congrats! You made it to another Friday!
8.22 - School Governance Council Meeting
8.22 - STAR testing window opens
8.22 - Hospitality Meeting 2:45pm Collab Room
8.23 - PLC Meetings
8.24 - Hearing and Vision Testing
8.24 - PKES & TKES Meeting 2:45 and 3:00 Media Center
8.25 - RTI Training K, 1, 2, 3 planning
8.26 - RTI Training 4 planning
8.29 - RTI Training 5 planning
8.29 - New Teacher Check In 3-3:30 Collab Room
8.30 -PLC Meetings
8.31 - Picture Day
8.31 - Curriculum Night
Tech and Training Committe?
Pics this Week
Yummy French Toast for bfast in the cafe!
Crazy fun at Back to School Bash!
Saving Fred in Ms. Smith's Science Class
Curriculum Night Resources
Includes manual and instructions for spelling inventory, schedules, and other items that may be of use.
Writing Workshop & Assessments
Here is a refresher about the structure of Writing Workshop:
Mini Lesson - no more than 10 minutes
-Meet as a group
Connection - "Connect the skill"
Teaching Point - "Today I want to Teach You"
Teach - "Watch Me"
Active Engagement - "Now its your turn"
Link - "Today & Everyday remember..."
Mid Workshop - 30-40 minutes
-point out great things (mid workshop teaching point)
Wrap Up/Closing - 5-10 minutes
-Every kid shares every day (not necessarily individually but with partners or in groups)
Here is an amazing blog from Two Writing Teachers. This article supports the idea of using a pen during writing workshop and outlines the advantages to having an eraser free workshop zone.
Be the kind of teacher who inspires every kid to whisper "I got this!"
I love this moment. This reminded me of just how important it is to create a safe and supportive environment for students to take healthy risks. Explicitly teaching this kind of positive self-talk is really powerful!