A Peek at the Week
December 2, 2018
Our PLC (Professional Learning Community)
We are constantly looking at ways to help our students grow as readers. Begin your leveling with those students that you are most concerned about. Use this time to really determine what they need most to grow as a reader. Jan Richardson says that "one reason children don't accelerate is because the school day does not contain enough "eyes on text" reading. In the intermediate grades, the biggest acceleration challenge is comprehension. Most can decode well and read with fluency and phrasing, but they have difficulty understanding texts deeply. Interventions need to include explicit teaching and practice around comprehension needs." We will look over levels as a school to see if we need to adjust interventions, small groups, etc., as we move forward in the year. Levels need to be complete by the beginning of February.
Are You Struggling to Connect With Some Kids?
1. Find times throughout the day to sit and just talk. Ask about home, friends, what worries them, and what they think they are good at doing.
2. Call home and talk to their family and/or ride by their house just to see where they live.
3. Give them a journal so that they can write to you and you write back
This happens to us all at times. We are frustrated with a certain student and feel that "we have done everything we know to do." It is a good reminder to remember that it is only December. We still have half of the school year left and that is a lot of days to keep trying to find what works. :-)
December 10th: Related arts and Office
December 11th: K4, K5, Special Ed.
December 12th: 1st and 2nd grade
December 13th: 3rd and 5th grade
December 14th: 5th, B. Moore, Clardy, Alverado
December 6th: Christmas Concert at Palmetto Middle
December 7th: Chorus to sing for the school0 8:30 & 9:15
December 10th: Sweet Treats Begin
December 11th: 5th grade chorus to nursing home
December 18th: K4/K5 program
December 19th: Christmas parties, dismissal at 11:00