The Weekly Rocket

Week of April 11 - April 15

This Weeks Updates

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Weekly Highlights

  • Monday 4/11 PD: All Teacher report to the Library with current DRA Data and Current Math Data
  • Grades K-2 Teachers, please secure trip slips and money for trips.
  • All classrooms in the 4th Floor, keep your rooms covered.
  • Running Records for High Risk students (levels 1 as of last DRA) are due to Ms. Otto Due 4/11/16.


Announcements:

  • Grades K-2 please stay in the Auditorium clustered in grades on trip dates.
  • Please escort students to the bathroom before 9:30am for bus pick up to trips.
  • For the safety of all students: All children must be ESCORTED to the bathroom or to their assigned classrooms.
  • Teachers please review Chancellors Regulation 420 and 421.


This years instructional focus:

1. Guided Instruction in ELA and Math 2. Analyze Data to Drive Instruction

3. Incorporate technology in instruction


Important Reminders:

  • Running Records for High Risk students (levels 1 as of last DRA) are due to Ms. Otto ASAP --- 4/11/16
  • Morning line up @ 8:00 a.m. Auditorium All staff (K-5 teachers, ESL, Speech and Language, SETTS, Coaches--- to report to the Auditorium)
  • Period 7 ends at 2:10pm
  • End of day dismissal @ 2:10 p.m.- 2:20pm --- All staff (K-5 teachers, ESL, Speech and Language, SETTS, Coaches--- to report to the Auditorium/Little Yard)


Monday 4/11---Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading/2nd Math Block, Writing, Science

  • First Day of Poetry Unit Grades K-2. Please see Google Docs for information.
  • Grades 3-5 you may use 9am block as a 2nd Math Block
  • Monday PD's--- ALL Teachers in the Library. Please bring the following data: Current DRA's & latest Math Assessment Data (GoMath Unit Test/ Benchmark Data)
  • Paraprofessionals: Room 423 Computer Lab
  • 9am/11:35am Guided Reading Grades K-2: Groups should be scheduled, independent tasks for students in place, organized guided reading material should be visible. For guided reading material visit room 211.Active flexible groups with task cards, & learning resource tools, i.e. graphic organizers, manipulatives should be evident.


Tuesday 4/12--- Day: ELA, Math, Guided Reading/2nd Math Block, Writing, Science

  • Grades 3-5 you may use 9am block as a 2nd Math Block
  • Teacher Inquiry & Parent Engagement---- Parent Engagement 2:20-3:00pm: Grades K-5: April Parent Communication Letters / Teacher Inquiry 3:00pm - 3:35pm TBD
  • Paraprofessional please report to room 423--computer lab.
  • Teachers and Paras: If you have appointments with parents please email Ms. Hamm


Wednesday 4/13--- Math Test Day #1/ Grades K-2 Trips

  • Students ELA Testing 9am - 1:20pm
  • Teacher and students lunch at 1:20pm
  • Please follow Testing Memo/protocol


Thursday 4/14- Math Test Day #2/ Grades K-2 Trips

  • Students ELA Testing 9am - 1:20pm
  • Teacher and students lunch at 1:20pm
  • Please follow Testing Memo/protocol


Friday 4/15- Math Test Day #3/ Grades K-2 Trips

  • Students ELA Testing 9am - 1:20pm
  • Teacher and students lunch at 1:20pm
  • Please follow Testing Memo/protocol


Ongoing Reminders:

  • All STAFF must be at their Morning post at 8:00 am and Dismissal post at 2:10 pm.
  • Period 7 ends at 2:10 pm ---- Dismissal post is from 2:10pm - 2:20pm
  • Book Baggies: All students should have book baggies with just right books: 5 books max levels A-K / 3 books max levels L-Z--- Check students books for accuracy. Students should be shopping for books weekly and MUST keep a weekly reading log.
  • As you greet our rockets this week please remember to greet our learners with kindness, organized, colorful, learning environments and with honest preparation for becoming literate, mathematicians, scientists, historians, critical thinkers willing and able to solve world problems, in other words PLAN, meaningful, productive interactive, and engaging lessons


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Upcoming Events:

Ongoing --- Writing Unit, GoMath, ELA Curriculum, Science, Social Studies, Guided Instruction, Differentiated instruction, weekly assessments, vocabulary, spelling

ONGOING --- LESSON PLANS FOR ALL CONTENT AREAS/ CLASSES-GROUPS SERVICED

4/13-4/15 --- NYS Math Exams

4/13-4/15 --- K-2 Trips

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