Weekly Update: Jan 16, 2018

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.

Staff PD:

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).

Heinemann Library Shelves

https://www.heinemann.com/calkinslibraries/shelves.aspx

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

Fountas and Pinnell Data entered Feb 2:
Our next Fountas and Pinnell data must be entered by Friday, Feb 2nd. Let me know if you need assistance.
ILT:
Thank you to Karina, Laura, Jeanne, Leslie, Holli, Angelica and Shelly for representing Emory at Thursday’s traditional ILT meeting. Click here to view the presentation.
Eagle Pride Reward T-shirt:
Thank you for your hard work developing criteria for your team’s reward t-shirt. You should have already shared this information with your students and families. Cindy Pillado has the t-shirts and will be your point of contact to obtain them for your students. Here is a letter which you may wish to share as well. Emory Eagles School letter 

 

ST Math:

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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Weekly Update: January 8, 2018

2018!! Wow!! Happy New Year. Welcome back!! I hope you return relaxed, refreshed and ready for an amazing second half to our school year.

Staff PD:

We DO NOT meet as a staff. This is a PLC Wednesday. It might be a good time to check in with your grade level team about your R/W calendars and plan forward, review or calibrate for the F&P assessment administration, plan for the Interim Assessment Block administration. The best part about our jobs is that there is always good work to be done.

Stand Up To Bullying/Kindness Week:

Save the Date– Stand Up To Bullying/Kindness Week is Jan 29-Feb 2

Updated LLI groups:

Thank you to Heather, Jen and the primary grade teams for revising the LLI intervention groups. The new groups will meet beginning Monday, Jan 8.

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).

Heinemann Library Shelves

https://www.heinemann.com/calkinslibraries/shelves.aspx

Teachers College visits Emory for grades 3-6:

We (our primary grade teachers) enjoyed our visit with Beth Hickey. Christine Ikin will visit Emory to provide PD via a labsite format on Jan 22-24. Schedule to follow.

The staff developers will return:

Grades TK-2        March 5-7

Grades 3-6           April 12/16

Impact Staffing Change:

Mayra Gomez and Jennifer Hurtado traded positions. Jennifer will teach our STEM elective rotation and Mayra will support ELD and LLI. Please support them in their new roles and let me know if you have any questions.

Fountas and Pinnell Data entered Feb 2:
Our next Fountas and Pinnell data must be entered by Friday, Feb 2nd. Let me know if you need assistance getting started.
ILT:
Thank you, in advance, to Karina, Laura, Jeanne, Leslie, K.C., Angelica and Erin for representing Emory at Thursday’s traditional ILT meeting. 
Eagle Pride Reward T-shirt:
Thank you for your hard work developing criteria for your team’s reward t-shirt. You should have already shared this information with your students and families. Cindy Pillado has the t-shirts and will be your point of contact to obtain them for your students. Here is a letter which you may wish to share as well. Emory Eagles School letter 

 

ST MATH OPTIONAL OPEN LABS:
Consider attending the ST Math Open Lab Monday: January 8th from 2:30-3:10pm at the Ed Center. ST Math Open Labs are OPTIONAL/voluntary basis/NO OUT OF CONTRACT PAY since it is within contract hours

Conference Room #1 at Ed Center
Topic: Setting students up for ST Math (getting them started & logged in)

Conference Room #2 at Ed Center
Topic: ST Math Overview & Reports

Teachers will need to bring their laptops.

There is no set presentation. Teachers can stop by within the above time frame & we will happily answer any ST Math questions on the topic listed above.

ST Math:

In the recent reports you received from Mind Research, you’ll notice the amount of time on task per grade level. 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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Weekly Update: December 11, 2017

Last blog post of 2017?!? Oh my goodness what a great year it has been. Please take a few minutes and reflect on a few of your accomplishments- in your classroom, at home, for your health. You are amazing!! 

Book Club:

It’s not too late……..We are reading chapters 1-4 in Writing Pathways. Join today. All are still eligible to get a Emory Book Club Shirt. Our next meeting is December 13th 1:45-2:45in room 23.

Blue Slips at Lunch on Monday, Dec 11:

Please bring your blue slips.  We will have the prize wagon at lunch on Monday.

Emory Holiday Party:
We hope you can join us at the 2017 Emory Holiday Party! Thanks to the Holli for hosting us again.  Details to follow. Potluck at 6:00 p.m. on Dec 15 at the Perkins’ home in Point Loma.

ILT January Visit:

The District will host a traditional Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) meeting on Thursday, January 11 at the District Office. Before we leave for winter break (Dec 15), I need to know the name of the person who you would like to represent your grade level/specialist team. You may maintain the previous representative or you may select someone new. Please let me know if you need assistance selecting a representative. Thank you to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade teams for letting me know who will represent us.

LLI:

During the week of Dec 11-15), Heather Ecker and Jennifer Hurtado will visit 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade PLCs (along with the math TOSAs) to check in with you, briefly, about their and your recommendations for our new groups which will begin January 8th.

Math TOSA’s visit PLC Week of Dec 11-15:
They will be facilitating a conversation around math instruction for all grade levels for the purpose of addressing grade level/school wide needs in math as well as being able to tailor professional support in math for Emory.   

Teachers College visits Emory for grades 3-6:

We (our primary grade teachers) enjoyed our visit with Beth Hickey. Christine Ikin will visit Emory to provide PD via a labsite format on Jan 22-24. Schedule to follow.

The staff developers will return:

Grades TK-2        March 5-7

Grades 3-6           April 12/16

Soaring to Success: 

We have our kindness assemblies this Friday. Names and write ups are due to Eunice Monday, 12/11.

Grade 1              8:15

Grade 2              8:35

Grade 3              9:00

Grade 4              9:20

Grade 5              9:50

Grade 6              1:05

Impact Staffing Change:

Following winter vacation, Jan 8thMayra Gomez and Jennifer Hurtado will trade positions. Jennifer will teach our STEM elective rotation and Mayra will support ELD and LLI. Please support them in their new roles and let me know if you have any questions.

Fountas and Pinnell Data entered Feb 2:
Our next Fountas and Pinnell data must be entered by Friday, Feb 2nd. You may wish to get started before break, you will definitely want to get started as soon as we return from winter break.
Eagle Pride Reward T-shirt:
Thank you for your hard work developing criteria for your team’s reward t-shirt. You should have already shared this information with your students and families. Cindy Pillado has the t-shirts and will be your point of contact to obtain them for your students. Here is a letter which you may wish to share as well. Emory Eagles School letter 
Emory PTA Newsletter:

From email from Emory parent Sonya Vargas….

The newsletter will include an article/statement from the principal.  It will also include an article from the PTA.  We want to give you the option to submit your own article about your class.  This is not mandatory!  We understand that you are so very busy with all that you do at Emory, and wish not to add on to your work.  But we also want you to know, that we understand you have a voice!  Therefore, if you are interested, and would like to write a small article about your class, there is a section for you.  It might just be an article stating how proud you are of certain students for a perfect attendance, so far this year.  Or what the importance of reading and leveling up is for the students future.  Or how the students have learned about the Monarch Butterflies.  The article can be whatever you wish, if you decide to write one.  This newsletter is for the parents.  We want to keep them up-to-date as much as possible with the in’s and out’s of our Emory Family!  The newsletter isn’t just to keep parent’s informed, but to inspire as well!  Together we can show just how wonderful the Emory Family truly is! If you have question’s or wish to submit an article, please feel free to email Ms. Grondek or myself.

*Deadline to submit-the 13th of December.

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 I ran out of room.  Lots of nice books. Teresa has sticky notes to Support Student Thinking to share from the Tool & Resource Kit.  You can pick some up during your library time.

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

Quote of the Week:

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Weekly Update: December 4, 2017

Dec 6th Network Wednesday:

Proposed Schedule

1:55                   Meet in the Emory School Cafeteria

2:05                   Breakout Session

2:50-3:10          Closing Activity

Breakout Sessions include: (choose one) Trauma Informed Practices, Artful Thinking, Tips for Conferring, Supporting students with Special Needs during Reading/Writing Workshop

LLI:

This is our last week (Dec 4-8) with our current LLI groups. During the week of Dec 11-15), Heather Ecker and Jennifer Hurtado will visit 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade PLCs (along with the math TOSAs) to check in with your, briefly, about their and your recommendations for our new groups which will begin January 8th.

Hour of Code:

Again, Emory will participate in international event- The Hour of Code….. Dec 4-10 during International Computer Science Week. I suggest finding time on Friday, Dec 8th, however, any hour during the week that works best for your class is good, too.

Overview for all Hour of Code video

Check out this link for student tutorials and videos.How to teach one hour of code

 

Book Club:

It’s not too late……..We are reading chapters 1-4 in Writing Pathways. Join today. All are still eligible to get a Emory Book Club Shirt. Our next meeting is December 13th 1:45-2:45 in room 23.

Thursday PLC Relocated:

On Thursday, we will need to re-locate PLC to room 24. Please see Eunice or Carlos to obtain a key for day or to have the room opened.

Point Loma Upcoming Visits:

We are excited to continue to host students from Point Loma Nazarene. As a reminder, these students are enrolled in an art class and this will be their first time teaching students. We are excited to for these students to provide two lessons about a famous artist to our students.  Thank you Dene, Sharon, Georgina, Maria, Rebecca, Jeanne, RoseAnn, Leslie, Aranzazu, Monica and Erika!

Second Lesson                Dec 5    1:30-2:25

Teachers’ College Visit:

On Thursday and Friday, Dec 7 and Dec 8. Beth Hickey will lead professional development for teachers in grades TK-2. We will have roving subs release you, please plan to provide lesson plans. Christine Ilkin’s first visit to Emory is Jan 22-24 to support teachers in grades 3-6.

Schedule Dec 7/8
Kindergarten
7:50-8:35           pre-meet
8:35-9:25           class lab   Karina Martinez
9:25-9:40           debrief
Connie Leon
Karina Martinez
Christy Shultz TK/K
Second Grade
10:00-10:40       pre-meet
10:40-11:25       class lab        Rebecca Carson 2/3
11:25-11:40       debrief
Jeanne Sherwood/Adams
Maria Hopkins
Rebecca Carson
Monica Hueso- Melgar Primary Grade SDC
First Grade
12:15-1:00         pre-meet
1:00-1:45           class lab      Sharon Aguilera
1:45-2:00           debrief
Sharon Aguilera
Dene Sanchez/Laura Acosta (job share)
Georgina Lobato

Impact Staffing Change:

Following winter vacation, Jan 8th, Mayra Gomez and Jennifer Hurtado will trade positions. Jennifer will teach our STEM elective rotation and Mayra will support ELD and LLI. Please support them in their new roles and let me know if you have any questions.

Math TOSA’s visit PLC Week of Dec 11-15:
They will be facilitating a conversation around math instruction for all grade levels for the purpose of addressing grade level/school wide needs in math as well as being able to tailor professional support in math for Emory.   
Fountas and Pinnell Data entered Feb 2:
Our next Fountas and Pinnell data must be entered by Friday, Feb 2nd. This may seem like a long way away, but it is actually only 28 school days (and two paydays) away. You may wish to get started before break, you will definitely want to get started as soon as we return from winter break.
Eagle Pride Reward T-shirt:
Thank you for your hard work developing criteria for your team’s reward t-shirt. You should have already shared this information with your students and families. Cindy Pillado has the t-shirts and will be your point of contact to obtain them for your students. Here is a letter which you may wish to share as well. Emory Eagles School letter 
Emory Holiday Party:
We hope you can join us at the 2017 Emory Holiday Party! Thanks to the Perkins for hosting us again.  Details to follow. Potluck at 6:00 p.m. on Dec 15 at the Perkins’ home in Point Loma.
Emory PTA Newsletter:

From email from Emory parent Sonya Vargas….

The newsletter will include an article/statement from the principal.  It will also include an article from the PTA.  We want to give you the option to submit your own article about your class.  This is not mandatory!  We understand that you are so very busy with all that you do at Emory, and wish not to add on to your work.  But we also want you to know, that we understand you have a voice!  Therefore, if you are interested, and would like to write a small article about your class, there is a section for you.  It might just be an article stating how proud you are of certain students for a perfect attendance, so far this year.  Or what the importance of reading and leveling up is for the students future.  Or how the students have learned about the Monarch Butterflies.  The article can be whatever you wish, if you decide to write one.  This newsletter is for the parents.  We want to keep them up-to-date as much as possible with the in’s and out’s of our Emory Family!  The newsletter isn’t just to keep parent’s informed, but to inspire as well!  Together we can show just how wonderful the Emory Family truly is! If you have question’s or wish to submit an article, please feel free to email Ms. Grondek or myself.

*Deadline to submit would be the 13th of December.

 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

Quote of the Week:

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Weekly Update: November 27, 2017

I hope that you enjoyed a fun, relaxing and energizing Thanksgiving Vacation.

Staff PD:

We DO meet as a staff this week. Please see detailed schedule below for the time which we expect you to join us.

1:45-2:45          Interim Benchmark Assessments (grades 3-6)

2:45-3:00          ELPAC Overview (all grades)

3:00-3:15          Dr. McNamara (all grades)

Learning and Innovation Writing Labsite (one day):

On Wednesday, November 29, members of the Learning and Innovation team will visit Emory and host a writing labsite. The purpose is to support our work implementing writing workshop. Please bring your questions. We will have roving subs and you will be released for a pre- meeting, labsite observation and debrief. Please leave plans for your absence.

           
Session 1 Location and Session Participants (5/6)
7:50- 8:10 Pre-Meeting 23 Patty Erin/Dave
8:10- 9:00 Lesson Observation 25 Goulding Shelly Angelica
9:00- 9:40 Lesson Debrief 23 Melinda Don
Session 2 Location Participants (3/4)
10:00-10:25 Pre-Meeting 23 Aranzazu Holli
10:25- 11:15 Lesson Observation 14 Castellanos RoseAnn Erika
11:15- 11:50 Lesson Debrief 23 Leslie Tracy
K.C.
Session 3 Location Participants (TK-2)
12:20-12:40 Pre-Meeting 23 Connie Karina
12:40-1:25 Lesson Observation 2 Acosta Christy Sharon
1:25-2:00 Lesson Debrief 23 Dene/Laura Georgina
Rebecca Monica
Jeanne Maria

PLC Relocated:

As you can see, on Wed. Nov 29, we will meet in room 23 for our labsite. For this day, we will need to re-locate PLC to room 24. Please see Eunice or Carlos to obtain a key for day or to have the room opened.

Point Loma Upcoming Visits:

We are excited to continue to host students from Point Loma Nazarene. As a reminder, these students are enrolled in an art class and this will be their first time teaching students. We are excited to for these students to provide two lessons about a famous artist to our students.  Thank you Dene, Sharon, Georgina, Maria, Rebecca, Jeanne, RoseAnn, Leslie, Aranzazu, Monica and Erika!

First Lesson                     Nov 28 1:30-2:25

Second Lesson                Dec 5    1:30-2:25

 

Employee of the Year Breakfast:

We are very excited to learn the names of the Emory certificated and classified employees of the year. Please join us this Thursday, Nov 30 at 7:40 a.m in the lounge for breakfast and our celebration.

Hour of Code:

Again, Emory will participate in international event- The Hour of Code….. Dec 4-10 during International Computer Science Week. I suggest finding time on Friday, Dec 8th, however, any hour during the week that works best for your class is good, too.

Overview for all Hour of Code video

Check out this link for student tutorials and videos.How to teach one hour of code

 

Dec 6th Network Wednesday:

Our next network Wednesday is Dec 6th at Emory. I need volunteers to host PD in classrooms. Please let me know if you are interested. This is the day when the members of our Professional Learning Network (Bayside, Emory and Central) come together to learn as a network. We expect to have four or five sessions available for you to choose one to attend. I will update you as I have more information available.

Teachers’ College Visit:

On Thursday and Friday, Dec 7 and Dec 8. Beth Hickey will lead professional development for teachers in grades TK-2. We will have roving subs release you, please plan to provide lesson plans. Christine Ilkin’s first visit to Emory is Jan 22-24 to support teachers in grades 3-6.

Schedule Dec 7/8
Kindergarten
7:50-8:35           pre-meet
8:35-9:25           class lab   Karina Martinez  
9:25-9:40           debrief
 
Connie Leon
Karina Martinez
Christy Shultz TK/K
 
Second Grade
10:00-10:40       pre-meet
10:40-11:25       class lab        Rebecca Carson 2/3  
11:25-11:40       debrief
 
Jeanne Sherwood/Adams
Maria Hopkins
Rebecca Carson 
Monica Hueso- Melgar Primary Grade SDC
 
First Grade
12:15-1:00         pre-meet
1:00-1:45           class lab      Sharon Aguilera 
1:45-2:00           debrief
 
Sharon Aguilera
Dene Sanchez/Laura Acosta (job share)
Georgna Lobato

 

ILT January Visit:

The District will host a traditional Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) meeting on Thursday, January 11 at the District Office. Before we leave for winter break (Dec 15), I need to know the name of the person who you would like to represent your grade level/specialist team. You may maintain the previous representative or your may select someone new. Please let me know if you need assistance selecting a representative.

 

Leveled Literacy Intervention:

Thanks to the hard work of Jennifer Hurtado and Heather Ecker, at this time every lesson has been printed and filed in its labeled folder for all grade levels. They are still working on the additional lesson materials needed for the lessons.
Please find below the steps on how to print lesson materials in the event that we have not yet printed these.
Go to:

Www.resources.fountasandpinnell.com

Enter:
Pw: emory17LLI
1. Choose Level (ex: Blue)
2. Select tab: Lesson Resources
3. Choose the printer icon for each material and print.
4. Print as many materials for lessons that you need.The LLI program has been stored in the cabinets in room 11 by grade level from Kindergarten to Fifth grade. Jennifer has created a checkout sheet for us to use as a courtesy to others. There are also master copies of the lessons in case these were to get misplaced. Our folders are on back order so as soon as they come in you will be able to find them more easily.
Eagle Pride Reward Tshirt:
Thank you for your hard work developing criteria for your team’s reward t-shirt. You should have already shared this information with your students and families. Cindy Pillado has the t-shirts and will be your point of contact to obtain them for your students. Here is a letter which you may wish to share as well. Emory Eagles School letter 

 

Google Expeditions- now what:

Thanks so much for helping make the Expeditions Augmented Reality happen!!

You may wish to complete the Pioneer Program feedback form

Keep Exploring!

While the Expeditions AR feature hasn’t been generally released, in the meantime, you can still take your students on virtual field trips with Expeditions!  Here are some helpful links to get you started.

***I’m not sure how easy or translatable to chromebooks this will be, but wanted to share in the event that it helps you.

Report Cards in Cum Folder:

Reminder– please place a copy of each trimester one report card into your students’ cum folders.

Quote of the Week:

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Weekly Update: November 13, 2017

Thank you to those of you who were able to join me on Thursday as we shared a bit about our outstanding work with our trustees. I appreciate your support! Thanks you all for the work you do on behalf of children each and every day!!

Staff PD: 

We DO NOT meet as a staff this week. 

 

South Bay Board of Trustees Visit:

The South Bay Union Board of Trustees, accompanied by Superintendent Dr. Katie McNamara will visit Emory, next Tuesday. Below you will find the tentative schedule. We may visit your classroom a bit earlier or later. Please review the schedule and let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks in advance for showing the trustees how awesome we are at Emory!!!

Board of Trustees Visit  November 14, 2017

8:15-8:40                         Arrive Principal Welcome

8:40-9:00                         Visit Egyptian Fair

Tour 1

9:00-9:08                         Room 3              2/3 Supported Combo Class Rebecca Carson/Heather Ecker/Martha Stingl (Reading Workshop)

9:08-9:16                         Room 2              1st Grade Dene Sanchez (Reading Workshop/Word Study)

9:16-9:25                         Room 14            3rd grade Mayra Gomez  Impact Teacher (STEM)

9:25-9:32                         Room 26            4th Gate Holli Perkins (Genius Hour)

9:32-9:38                         Volunteer Center            Cindy Pillado

9:38-9:45                         Room K2            Kindergarten Connie Leon (Writing Workshop)

9:45-10:00                       Debrief Principal’s Office

Tour 2

9:00-9:08                         Room 6              1st grade Sharon Aguilera (Reading Workshop/Word Study)

9:08-9:16                         Room 7              2nd grade Maria Hopkins (Science)

9:16-9:25                         Room 5              TK/K Combo Christy Shultz (Math)

9:25-9:32                         Room 27            4/5 Supported Combo Erika Pehrson/ Nora Hammer/Tracy Rolfe (Reading Workshop)

9:32-9:38                         Room 25            5th Gate Angelica Goulding (Genius Hour)

9:38-9:45                         Room 31            3rd grade Karen Tomlinson Impact Teacher (Music)

9:45-10:00                       Debrief Principal’s Office

Leveled Literacy Intervention:

Thanks to the hard work of Jennifer Hurtado and Heather Ecker, at this time every lesson has been printed and filed in its labeled folder for all grade levels. They are still working on the additional lesson materials needed for the lessons.
Please find below the steps on how to print lesson materials in the event that we have not yet printed these.
Go to:

Www.resources.fountasandpinnell.com

Enter:
Pw: emory17LLI
1. Choose Level (ex: Blue)
2. Select tab: Lesson Resources
3. Choose the printer icon for each material and print.
4. Print as many materials for lessons that you need.The LLI program has been stored in the cabinets in room 11 by grade level from Kindergarten to Fifth grade. Jennifer has created a checkout sheet for us to use as a courtesy to others. There are also master copies of the lessons in case these were to get misplaced. Our folders are on back order so as soon as they come in you will be able to find them more easily.

Eagle Pride Reward Tshirt:
Thank you for your hard work developing criteria for your team’s reward t-shirt. You should have already shared this information with your students and families. Cindy Pillado has the t-shirts and will be your point of contact to obtain them for your students. Here is a letter which you may wish to share as well. Emory Eagles School letter 

 

Google Expeditions- now what:

Thanks so much for helping make the Expeditions Augmented Reality happen!!

You may wish to complete the Pioneer Program feedback form

Keep Exploring!

While the Expeditions AR feature hasn’t been generally released, in the meantime, you can still take your students on virtual field trips with Expeditions!  Here are some helpful links to get you started.

***I’m not sure how easy or translatable to chromebooks this will be, but wanted to share in the event that it helps you.

Report Cards in Cum Folder:

Reminder– please place a copy of each trimester one report card into your students’ cum folders.

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Weekly Update: November 6, 2017

Thank you for your hard work each and every week! I hope you enjoyed the extra hour of sleep. I will be presenting a few highlights about Emory this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at Burress Auditorium and would love to see you there.

TOSA Elma Visits Emory:

Nov 6-9, Elma will be here at Emory during PLC time. Elma will host a conferring clinic for each grade during PLC time next week. We will meet in room 23, there Elma will review conferring best practices/types of conferences. Then you will visit a classroom (see list below- new rotations start next week and we are pushing into art) and Elma will model for you. After observing Elma, you will practice conferring with the students in the class. Upon your arrival in the classroom, we will ask students to get out their independent reading books. Conferring was the most requested need in our PD survey from earlier this year. It is our hope that this helps you grow.
 
Tuesday             Class to Push into
8:00- 8:45          Ochoa                
11:10-11:55       Perkins
 
Wednesday
8:00- 8:45          Sanchez/Acosta
11:10-11:55       Seubert
 
Thursday
8:00- 8:45          Hopkins             
11:10-11:55       Molina

 

Staff PD:

We do NOT meet as a staff. This is a PLC week. You may wish to think about stem challenges, review your units of study calendars, re-visit book bags or anything else of benefit to your team.

Point Loma Upcoming Visits:

We are excited to continue to host students from Point Loma Nazarene. As a reminder, these students are enrolled in an art class and this will be their first time teaching students. We are excited to for these students to provide two lessons about a famous artist to our students.  Thank you Dene, Sharon, Georgina, Maria, Rebecca, Jeanne, RoseAnn, Leslie, Aranzazu, Monica and Erika!

Teacher Meeting            Nov 7    2:30-3:00

First Lesson                     Nov 28 1:30-2:25

Second Lesson                Dec 5    1:30-2:25

 

Leveled Literacy Intervention:

Thanks to the hard work of Jennifer Hurtado and Heather Ecker, at this time every lesson has been printed and filed in its labeled folder for all grade levels. They are still working on the additional lesson materials needed for the lessons.
Please find below the steps on how to print lesson materials in the event that we have not yet printed these.
Go to:

Www.resources.fountasandpinnell.com

Enter:
Pw: emory17LLI
1. Choose Level (ex: Blue)
2. Select tab: Lesson Resources
3. Choose the printer icon for each material and print.
4. Print as many materials for lessons that you need.

The LLI program has been stored in the cabinets in room 11 by grade level from Kindergarten to Fifth grade. Jennifer has created a checkout sheet for us to use as a courtesy to others. There are also master copies of the lessons in case these were to get misplaced. Our folders are on back order so as soon as they come in you will be able to find them more easily.

New Character Trait-Kindness:
We will be starting our new character trait for Kindness and the award assembly will be on December 15th.
 
The video is available on the connect with kids website (http://sbusd.connectwithkids.com/).
 
The video can be reached by going to Student Resources-> Elementary->Character/Life Skills. Lesson plans to use/modify are right below the video and the K-2 lesson plans are available on the previous page.
Eagle Pride Reward Tshirt:
Thank you for your hard work developing criteria for your team’s reward t-shirt. You should have already shared this information with your students and families. Cindy Pillado has the t-shirts and will be your point of contact to obtain them for your students. Here is a letter which you may wish to share as well. Emory Eagles School letter 

Google Expeditions- now what:

Thanks so much for helping make the Expeditions Augmented Reality happen!!

You may wish to complete the Pioneer Program feedback form

Keep Exploring!

While the Expeditions AR feature hasn’t been generally released, in the meantime, you can still take your students on virtual field trips with Expeditions!  Here are some helpful links to get you started.

***I’m not sure how easy or translatable to chromebooks this will be, but wanted to share in the event that it helps you.

Report Cards in Cum Folder:

Reminder– please place a copy of each trimester one report card into your students’ cum folders.

A few words about supervision duty:

There is nothing more important to me than the safety of you, our students and families. Therefore, I’d like to remind us all that it is critical that we are on time to our supervision duties and present- not chatting with colleagues, but scanning and moving through the area we are supervising. Thank you for supporting guest teachers and trading duties as needed.

ST Math:
As a reminder it is recommended that students in grades K-2 use ST Math for 60 minutes per week and grades 3-6 use it for 90 minutes. It is recommended that students use it for no fewer than 20 minutes per session.
English Learner District Committee:
The District is recruiting SBUSD staff to participate in a potential English learner committee to:
 Support our English learners, immigrant students, and newcomers from different cultures, languages, and backgrounds -both socially and academically
Develop monitoring procedures/guidelines of English learners in language development progress
Review and possibly revise required forms pertaining to our English learners
Revise our English Learner Master Plan (goals, vision, programs, & legislation)
Develop systems to ensure student growth in all academic areas and increased language proficiency  
 
Meetings will be held after school from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m..  Dates will be determined once our team is formed.  If you are interested in being a member of this committee, please complete the interest form here.
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