5 more days! Here are the updates for this busy week:
Our PBS lesson is very appropriate in that it addresses Gift Shop expectations. Please make sure to review this Monday morning after flag salute.
Our sixth graders will take part in their Egyptian Fair shortly after flag salute. Please sign up and/or make sure to attend during the time that you signed up to visit.
Asst. Supt. Visit:
Cindy Schaub will visit on Monday from 10-12. We may be visiting classrooms after discussing options for spending CC money that must be spent by end of January.
Please review Adriana’s email regarding IL. We will not have IL this week or the week we return from break.
We will have PLCs this week. Please continue to unpack your focus standards with an intent to Chapter thus determining which lessons should be taught first, then next, etc and writing sequential objectives. Some grade level teams are also committing part of their PLC to readind chapters/parts of some of our resource books that are located in Rm. 28 such as the Van der Walle books and Number Talks. If you are looking to build your content knowledge around your Math CC standards, let me remind you that the Math Frameworks for your grade level is HIGHLY informative and does a great job of breaking down the Mathematical Practices as well as the individual standards with great examples too! The frameworks can be found on the Math Units of Study link. When you click on your specific grade level, the first line of the page takes you to the frameworks link.
If you have read the emails from Michelle Syverson, you should also know that many of the Unit 3 and Unit 4 Math assessments are already uploaded for you to preview. This may be another agenda item for your PLC time.
Based on your requests on last week’s Staff Mtg. sign in list, we have ordered Math Facts books (Mastering the Basic Math Facts in Addition and Subraction OR Multiplication and Division: Strategies, Activities & Interventions to Move Students Beyond Memorization). These should be arriving mid-week. Additionally, here is a link for ordering dice if you are interested in ordering with some of your CC money.
Wednesday Staff Meeting:
We will only meet for 5 minutes in Rm. 21 to ensure that everyone takes a quick survey that will help our PBS team design some future PD for January. As soon as you arrive to Rm. 21, you will be given directions as to how to access the survey and you can begin right away and leave when you are finished.
Reading and Popcorn:
I will be busy rewarding monthly attendance classroom winners again this week. So far I have been able to honor the sign up but please be patient should I be a few minutes late or if I need to reschedule. If this should happen, I will make sure to call right away or ahead of time to inform you if I’m running late or need to reschedule.
Question of the Week:
What are your plans for your upcoming time off?
Quote of the Week:
“Cherish your human connections- your relationships with family and friends.” -Barbara Bush