Get ready, we have lots of great things happening at Emory between now and spring break!! Thanks in advance for your hard work and dedication to our students!!
Read Across America:
We kick off our week-long celebration of reading with a Reading Rally in the Cafeteria at 8:05 a.m. on Monday, Feb 26. The Padres Pad Squad will join us. Please pick up your classes, drop off backpacks and immediately report to the cafeteria. Thanks to RoseAnn, Karina and Aranzazu, we have a variety of activities to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and our love of reading!!
On Wednesday, February 28, we were scheduled to visit Central for a network Wednesday. The decision has been made for us to meet at Emory as a staff (1:45-3:15).We will address a variety of topics- primarily, to provide input into the development of the Emory School Site Plan and the District Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
Access Practice Tests
Visit this site to view the ELPAC practice tests. ELD teachers, please consider presenting portions of these to our students.
|Grade 2||Reading Parts 1 and 2||Listening||Writing Parts 1 and 2|
|Grades 3,4, 5 and 6||Reading Part 1||Listening and Reading Part 2||Writing Part 1||Writing Part 2|
Teachers who are Administering the ELPAC- before March 1, test sound.
To access TOMS visit elpac.org
Log into elpac toms
Audio along the left
Play the Sample
Scroll to the bottom
your grade span and
District On- Demand Writing and Benchmark Assessments:
On Tuesday, March 6th, you will administer the Narrative On-Demand writing prompt. (I emailed you the instructions). Using the same prompt will allow you and your teams and students to have conversations around progress. As a reminder, all grade levels must administer at least one of the Illuminate Benchmark assessments or an Interim Block Assessment (3-6 only) before we leave for spring break. Please let em know if you need any assistance.
Resource for grades 3-6
During PLC this week, we discussed providing opportunities for students to marathon read on their chromebooks. Many of you already use Newsela. You may be aware of this, but the free version of Newsela allows students to annotate text (non-fiction only). I WOULD NOT use this solely for marathon reading, however, if you are already signed up, this is a good resource to use.
“Newsela’s Leveled Texts are the most unique, automatically differentiated material you’ll find. We incorporate our own process to infuse the texts with important features that help students grasp complex concepts more effectively across all subjects, regardless of reading level.”
Soaring to Success:
Names and write ups are due to Eunice Monday, Feb 26.
Burress Bulletin Board Update:
We have been asked to update the Emory Bulletin Board in Burress Auditorium.
Please send me interesting work samples, such as:
Student art, Student writing, Student projects, Photos of student art, projects, other.
Please also send me any suggestions for things you think we might highlight about our school.
T.C. Test Prep Units:
Embedded Supports Request:
CAASPP Testing Teachers
See email from Erin to request embedded designated supports for your students on the CAASPP tests. It may take up to 24 hours from the time I submit the Excel sheet for your students to see the supports on their practice tests (as long as you’re having them log in with their SSID). If you are making requests, please email Erin the form by Friday, March 2nd
Spring Learning Academy: