Weekly Update: April 9, 2017

Staff Meeting:

We DO NOT meet as a staff this week. Book Club meets from 1:45-2:45 in room 23. We are discussing Guide to the Writing Workshop Chapters 8-10.

Teachers College Visit:

As a reminder Christine Ikin returns to Emory to support the teachers of grades 3-6 on Thursday/Friday April 12th and 13th. See the schedule below.

Thursday/Friday

3rd                                8:00-9:45

4th                                10:05-12:00

5/6                               1:05-2:40

 

Teachers College Test Prep Unit Grades 3-6:

How to access the Test Prep Units in the Treasure Chest

Login to www.readingandwritingproject.org/member/treasure-chest .  Go to “Member Dashboard”

  • Suggested timeline- 2-3 weeks
  • Where to fit it in:
    • Option A: Finish the current unit then start the next
    • Option B: Start current unit, after Bend I or II, start test prep, then return to current unit (not ideal)
  • Stick to Workshop structure using the teaching points provided.
  • Teaching points used should be targeted at what your students need
  • Use accessible texts for kids to teach the THINKING STRATEGIES needed to attack the testing
  • Test prep unit is in place of Reading and Writing Workshop for those 2-3 weeks you’re doing test prep.

A week could go like this:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Workshop:Shared Experience(will be like Shared Reading, longer than a mini-lesson and more whole group than normal) Mini-lessonPartner work around a new passage 

Mid-WS Teach: something you’re noticing students could get a reminder about

 

Small groups on test structure and language and conferring

Mini-lessonIndependent work around same passage 

Mid-WS Teach: something you’re noticing students could get a reminder about

 

Small groups on test structure and language and conferring

Mini-lessonMid-WS Teach: something you’re noticing students could get a reminder about 

Small groups on test structure and language and conferring

Marathon Readingonline 60-70 minutes 

Small groups on test structure and language

Writing Workshop: Mini-lessonMWTShare

Small groups on test structure and language, and conferring

 

Use the checklists to support goals

Writing Workshop: Mini-lessonMWTShare

Small groups on test structure and language, and conferring

 

Use the checklists to support goals

Writing Workshop: Mini-lessonMWTShare

Small groups on test structure and language, and conferring

 

Use the checklists to support goals

Writing Workshop: Mini-lessonMWTShare

Small groups on test structure and language, and conferring

 

Use the checklists to support goals

Writing Workshop: Mini-lessonMWTShare

Small groups on test structure and language, and conferring

 

Use the checklists to support goals

Practice Test

Release Items

Online practice texts

My adaptation summary

Innovation Expo- April 25:

The District Innovation Expo is April 25th from 4:30 – 7:00.

Student Speaker application process.  If you have anyone interested in applying, they will need to submit an application which includes a one-minute video.  Student speaker video submissions are due ASAP  The topic is:

         Tell the story of a moment when you realized: *

         You inspired yourself; OR

         You inspired someone else

Click here to access the student speaker application.


Here is the RSVP for any Student/family that is attending.  Dinner will be offered so they need to know who will be attending!  I’m guessing we would need to do this for student speakers as well but we need to see if student speakers get selected.

Supervision:

All before and after school supervision duties happen even if it is raining. Morning- report to cafeteria.

Teachers College Summer Reading Institute:

This year will be a reading institute with both beginning and advanced sections. If you attended the Reading institute during June 2016, you are eligible to apply for the advanced section(s).  If you have not attended a reading institute, you will need to apply for a beginning section. (Attendance at the Writing Institute during June 2017, does not make you eligible for the advanced sections.)  Please understand this is a requirement from TCRWP and we are unable to make exceptions. The institute will run from Monday,  June 11th through Thursday, June 14th. Tentative times will be 8:30-3:00 each day. Participants must commit to all four days.  Teachers will be compensated out of contract pay for attendance.

Deadline to apply is April 16th.  Participant selection will be held by lottery and participants will be notified by April 20th.

TCRWP Summer Reading Institute Entry Form

Education Foundation Grants:

Need $MONEY$ for a special project? The SBUSD Education Foundation has grant  money available for the 2018-2019 school year.  Applications are available at sbusdef.org beginning April 2, 2018, with submissions due on or before April 27, 2018.  These grants are for up to $500.00 for each person listed on the application. Certificated and classified employees of SBUSD are encouraged to apply.  Grant applications will receive a blind read by a committee of community members, and an announcement of recipients will be made on May 15, 2018. Contact Karen Tomlinson at sbusdef@yahoo.comwith any questions.

PLNU:

Thanks to K.C., Erika Pehrson, Angelica Goulding, Melinda Seubert, Shelly Molina, Erin Major, Dave Benson, Patty Valdivia, and Don Brizendine.

First Lesson                     April 19 1:30-2:25

Second Lesson                April 26    1:30-2:25

Learner Profiles:

During vacation, I placed a copy of the new district “Learner Profile” poster in your mailbox. Please post this in a visible place in your classroom. The Learner Profile was created through a collaboration of certificated teachers, management, and classified staff and the University of San Diego (USD). Future Ready Team.

CCC Streaming:

The replacement for Discovery Education is CCC Streaming (https://classroom.cccstreaming.com/NDM/). Teacher logins have been created and by the opening of school next year, student accounts will be created. In addition, when you search in Destiny (our library system), videos from CCC Streaming will also be available. Your login is your email address and your password is trial.

CAASPP Testing Schedule:

CAASPP Testing Schedule

Quote of the Week:

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