It still feels weird to write 2018!! Hope that your weekends were relaxing and fun. FYI- if you haven’t had it- you don’t want the flu. Thanks for your help taking care of things in my absence.
We DO meet as a staff this week. Please bring your laptop to room 23 at 1:45. Brenda Robles will be back to provide more information about the NGSS (we will not be simulating hurricanes) but will learn in greater detail about the engineering practices.
Stand Up To Bullying/Kindness Week:
Save the Date– Stand Up To Bullying/Kindness Week is Jan 29-Feb 2
Classroom Library Book Order- due Feb 7:
Once again the District has provided money to support the growth of classroom libraries. Some of you need books more desperately than others. Feel free to decline the resource if you feel like your library is sufficient. Each grade level has a budget of $750. By Feb 7, please email me details about your requested books. You may identify shelves of books which you would like from the Heinemann (link below), you may decline the books, or you may request specific types of books (example-non-fiction levels k-l, or fiction level r-t fantasy etc).
Teachers College visits Emory for grades 3-6:
Christine Ikin will visit Emory to provide PD via a labsite format on Jan 22-24. I will finalize and share the schedule on Tuesday.
The staff developers will return:
Grades TK-2 March 5-7
Grades 3-6 April 12/16
The research shows students who use ST Math consistently and adhere to the recommended minutes gain a greater understanding of conceptual concepts. For K-1 students the recommended time is 60 minutes per week and for 2-8th grade students 90 minutes per week, all in no less than 20 minute increments. Additionally, unless suggested by the data within ST Math, students will use their grade level content, rather than a lower grade level, including students on IEPs.
Leveled Library Bins:
Teresa finished organizing the Below Level Classroom Libraries. They are by grade level against the East wall in Room 23. A few containers had to go on the shelf when you enter the classroom because she ran out of room.
Read aloud templates:
Below is a link to read aloud templates for the ELD libraries that were ordered last year for the Systematic ELD Units. Lisa Celaya read all the books for 3rd – 6th grade in Intermediate and Early Advanced/Advanced and wrote read aloud templates for most of the books. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GzH_NAEV9nUDwPNiwOkCrgAuR9BAvqFL
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