Weekly Update February 3rd-7th

Happy Monday!

We hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the Big Game!  Last week got in our Educational Leadership magazine and it some great articles about reading instruction in it.  The article “For Reading Comprehension, Knowledge is Power” provided some great insights into why it is important to build background knowledge for our students because of how it will impact their comprehension.  A lot of our students are coming in with limited background knowledge and vocabulary so for them to be able to engage in the text we need to provide that knowledge for them.  Most of you do this naturally as you come to places in the curriculum that need it.  If you are interested in this article or want to read any of the other articles, please feel free to stop by and borrow it.

We know it feels like we just finished Evaluate testing and here we are testing again this week…sorry.  Just know this is just one tool to use to better understand what your students are learning and where they are at in mastering grade-level standards.  We appreciate the hard work you put in with your students every day to get them where they need to be.  Please let us know if you need anything.

April and Caylie

Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be. -Rita Pierson

Artlices and Support Sites for Vocabulary

https://www.teachervision.com/teaching-strategies/building-vocabulary

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/genia-connell/games-and-activities-build-student-vocabulary/

Assessments

January 6th-February 28th: WIDA Testing

February 3rd-7th: Evaluate Assessment (2nd-4th Grade)

April’s Schedule

February 4th: UCM Math Meeting (12:30-1:30 offsite)

February 7th: TK Lunch Duty (11:00-11:25)

Caylie’s Schedule

February 4th: UCM Math Meeting (12:30-1:30 offsite)

February 7th: TK Lunch Duty (11:00-11:25)

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