Mr. Ebeling's Updates
April Showers...and snow...and frost...
- only you know what your students need for the rest of the year and can get them where you want to get them
- standards and grades should not hold you down and lock you in to having to do things a certain way.
- you know where you want to go by the end of the year, build engaging and fun experiences for students to learn through. Spend larger chunks of time doing what matters.
- let students own their learning, tell you what they know and where they want to go- be there to support them through that process and find teachable moments
- take chances, learn by doing, change it up, try something new- if you don't show your excitement and passion, who will?
- HAVE FUN! RELAX! #kidsdeserveit .... AND SO DO YOU:)
I am very excited to be a part of this and look forward to continuing to help move our building forward with you and on behalf of our learners!
Attending with me will be: Dennis, Kyle, Andrea, Becky Zimmer, Phil Hart, Mike Frieder
End of the 3rd QRT and Report Cards
April 8- Early Release
Mr. Matt Spets @ Bay Harbor
Upcoming Assessment dates/testing windows:
The window for PALS begins on 4/25 until 6/3. Alison H. is main PALS contact.
NWEA MAP Assessment
May 9- June 1. A testing schedule will be built and shared with teachers in grades 2-4
21st Century Skills Assessment
April 11- April 22, Grade 4 only
Forward Exam (ELA, MATH):
Grades 3, 4 CLICK HERE for master schedule. Our school schedule has already been communicated to teachers in grade 3-4.
As always, student data needs to be entered into inform by June 1. My thought is this...continue to do Running Records on students as you see fit to better inform instruction (like you have done all year and like it is meant to be used for). If they are at grade level or above (as it relates to the end of the year mark), there is really no need to stress and try to get another Running Record in JUST for the sake of doing it! You may put into Inform their most recent score or give another assessment to further provide you the information you need. As a reminder, students will be doing RR assessments in August as well:)
For any student below level, you should give a RR in May at some point to find the most accurate picture of where that student is on the learning continuum to see how much they have grown, to find out where they are still struggling, and to communicate that to student, families, and next year's teacher.
*Because of this flexibility, I am not planning on doing a full day assessment day to do Running Records in May.
Summer Literacy Assessments- Survey Reminder
Child Study Team
Below you will find the final CST schedule:
3rd grade- April 5th
4th grade- April 12th
Kindergarten- April 19
The following Tuesdays will be dedicated to class placement conversations. *We may end up pushing this process back by 1 week? I will let you know for sure asap.
April 26- Kindergarten to 1st grade
May 3- 1st to 2nd
May 10- 2nd to 3rd
May 17- 3rd to 4th
We will again be using the blue and pink cards and data to help guide us. We have really done a wonderful job with this, but I continue to think of ways to do it better and to be creative.
*We may end up pushing this process back by 1 week? I will let you know for sure asap.
Summer curriculum proposal
See the below email from Andrea...
If you are interested and available for curriculum work in the summer I would like to know about your ideas. I will have to plan carefully (I cannot approve all project ideas), but I can support some curriculum projects this summer. Please fill in your information on the linked "Summer Project Proposals" document: https://docs.google.com/a/staff.hssd.k12.wi.us/forms/d/1fpXYQIU0INqG4juIlNFtDc29axj2G6mq0vMd8dE-rsc/viewform?usp=send_form. I WILL ONLY CONSIDER JUNE PROPOSALS AT THIS TIME. If you submit for a project to occur at another time (July or August), notification of approval will not be communicated until May 27. BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW IF you would like to work in June, July or August, and please be clear about that preference. Please also communicate with your potential team members.
PRIORITY will be given to projects that address advancement and improvement of Personalized Learning approaches and literacy skill development and enrichment.Sum