Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Friday!

Wow, this has been a very busy week! 

Class Spelling Bees:

Class spelling bees should be held on or before Wed. Nov. 28th. Please forward the name of the winner and the first alternate to Gloria P. Class winners will compete in our school bee on Friday, December 14th at 9:30 am.  Remember that the bee is for students in grades 3/4/5.


What a great professional development we had with Barbie and Connie on Tuesday.  It was great learning about Differentiation Techniques that we can begin using immediately.  In light of that I have sent you all an email and I have talked to 3/4/5 grade teachers at their data meetings about Choice Boards.  My email is very detailed and tell you everything you need to know.  Each classroom teacher and specialist are required to have a choice board up in their room by November 30th.  Our Differentiation Committee will be sending you a list of examples.  Connie and Barbie are also willing to assist as am I if you have questions and/or need help.  They do not need to be fancy or cutesy, unless you want them to be!  That is not the point. The point is to tie it in to your core content objectives.  Your board can represent any subject.  It can also be up on Promethean board and manipulated by the children.  We will take pictures of your boards to stream on the tv. Choice Boards are not busy work that have no connection to common core.  Thanks for getting your feet wet with Differentiation.  You are encouraged to have as many boards as you wish!  I am proud of you all as we learn together:)

Important Information:

We will have a Fire Drill on Monday in the afternoon.  COGAT testing is complete.  Thanks Team for a job well done!


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