I hope that you enjoyed time off with your friends and family.
We DO NOT meet as a staff this week. Plan to meet with your grade level team and/or your vertical partners. You may wish to co-plan for upcoming units, review ELD placements/supports for English Learners or anything else which feels important to your team.
Hour of Code Dec 3-9:
Please plan for your class to participate in the Hour of Code. During the week of Dec 3-9, identify an hour period for your students to try out coding. If you have already incorporated this into your regular schedule, please use the resources currently in place. If you are not currently teaching your students to code, you may wish to check out this website.
Furniture Samples in Room 23:
There is a new set of furniture on display in room 23. Please check it out when you have time.
Big picture-if you are having issues with LanSchool-enter a work order with very specific details.
**If the Chromebooks show in the class list but do not display their screens (in the thumbnail view) this is because kids are choosing the option to “deny access” and should be told to restart their Chromebooks and choose correctly (this is a classroom management issue for the teacher to handle).
**If the Chromebooks do not show up in the class list teachers may need help with finding/adding students to their class list. Or perhaps the Chromebooks need to be reset and re-enrolled to fix issues with their student client (techs can help with either of these issues).
**If the complaint has to do with the “All Your Brand” messages appearing where the student name should be, we know about this and there’s nothing we can do at the moment. This is an issue between Stoneware (makers of LanSchool) and Google.
The District is working with a grant writer. They are focused on applying for funding to supplement instruction, not for things that are considered basic services. Let me know if you have any questions. If you are considering applying for a grant, let me know and I will reach out to the District on your behalf.
Nov 15 8:20 EAGLE kick off
Dec 4 Dr. Mc visits Emory
Dec 5,6,7 Teach College grade K-2
Dec 12 Staff PD
Dec 12 PTA Family Movie
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