Facilitator's Updates

Important Information and Updates

At Which Mile Do Most People Quit a Marathon?

Most runners quit a marathon at the 20th mile because this is when they lose sight of their vision. This is when they are both physically exhausted and mentally drained. This is when runners feel they have come so far and yet still have so far to go. This is when their goal fades away and their mental power dissipates. Where there is no vision the people perish.


Don't quit! You can't afford to quit! Your student's can't afford to see you to quit!


We are almost done. You have worked so hard to give up now. I know the end of the year is hard, but hang in there. Below you will find one of my favorite movie speeches. I hope that it gives you the little boost you need to keep going in your life whether it be home or school! Be encouraged and have a great weekend!


“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!

Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa

TRC/Reading Levels

As you complete TRC and reading levels, please update the data wall with EOY information color dots. Remember, the window closes May 18th. Please let me know if you need support.

Placement Cards

It is that time of year. As you start to complete placement cards, please make sure to fill them out completely. Make sure to include MAP scores (reading and math) as well as EOG scores and independent reading levels only (not instructional reading level). I will let you know if we will work on creating classes. Disclaimer: If this is the case, please know that changes may be made over the summer, so please don't anticipate classes being exactly how you created them. :-)

Read. Write. Inspire.

Please don't forget to register for Read. Write. Inspire. courses. They are live in my MYTalent.
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Revised Scope and Sequence Documents (Literacy)

The literacy department has updated the Scope and Sequence documents. Ms. Thomas will order them when the system allows her to. This may not take place until the end of July or the beginning of August.


Here is the link to the scope and sequence documents. The wiki will be updated soon.


https://drive.google.com/a/cms.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B00LIqZFMwWYXzB4TERIbkRpWEk&usp=sharing

Math Curriculum Documents

Please see the link with the updated math curriculum documents.


Link to Google Folder -https://drive.google.com/a/cms.k12.nc.us/folderview?id=0B-eblhzoEHqxMTJkQTQ2Y2xEdGc&usp=sharing

Math Summer Training-Teachers that signed up for training

If you agreed to attend the Math Read Aloud training or the Math Leveled Reader training, books will be delivered to the school. You will receive an email with instructions on what books to bring to the training.
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EOG Pep Rally

The 3-5 EOG Pep Rally will be held next Tuesday, May 17th at 1:30 pm. The list of events include:

  • Teachers vs. Students basketball game (two 5 min. quarters)
  • Teacher vs. Students obstacle course
  • Are you Smarter Than a Fifth Grader
  • EOG video
  • Parade (K-2 will hold up EOG signs as 3-5 walks around the black top).


If you have not seen Mr. Yem yet to record a short inspirational video, please do so today. K-2 teachers, please record a video as well!