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Dragon tales 8 30-2010

  1. 1. Dragon Tales Week of August 30thTHANKSThanks to everyone for your willingness to do what’s necessary for the students of Mc Donogh 26.The Journey BeginsWe have embarked on a tremendous journey to impact the lives of students by providing them with aquality education. Remember a key part is for us to have a clear mindset, method, and mission around ourdaily work. What are you doing daily in your classroom to live out the belief that all children can learn. Doyou give up on the struggling student? Do you stick with this child saying you may not be there yet buttogether we are going to get you there? Do you provide challenging work for all of your students? Whatmethods are you using to ensure all children learn? Are you incorporating small group instruction into yourdaily routines? Have you shared our mission of increasing our school performance score by 20% across allcontent areas. The students should have a sense of where we are headed and what we are expecting. Everyjourney begins with a single step. We have taken that step and must continue to take steps toward reachingour finish line. At Mc Donogh 26 all students will achieve proficiency or beyond.Mastery ObjectivesWhen planning for instruction all decisions should be focused around WHAT DO I WANT STUDENTS TOKNOW AND BE ABLE TO DO BY THE END OF THIS LESSON. The learning focus is the key lever toall other decisions made about how learning will occur and what evidence there will be that studentslearned. I will be looking for evidence of this on weekly lesson plans.Committee Sign –UpPlease complete form at the end of this weekly update to indicate which committee you would like to serveon. I am requesting that everyone serve on at least one committee. Please place completed form IN MYSECOND MAILBOX ON MY OFFICE DOOR. Thanks.Committee’s are: 1. PBIS- Tuesday Mornings- 7:30-8:30a.m. 2. School Improvement (Title 1)- Wednesday Morning- 7:30-8:30a.m. 3. A/BIT- Monday Morning 10:00-11:00All ready chosen 4. Hospitality- (Please limit enrollment to Para’s only and two teachers)- Thursday Morning 7:30-8:30a.m. 5. Leadership Team-Friday Morning- 7:30-8:30 a.m. Already determined. Thanks to those who agreed to be a part of this team.
  2. 2. IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:  Labor Day Holiday- Sept. 6 (No School)  Interim window OPENS- Sept. 10  Interim window CLOSES- Sept. 15  Interims sent home- Sept. 17  INTERVAL 1- SEPT. 13-17  Records Day/ Parent Teacher conference (4:30-7:40p.m.) Sept. 20 (I am sure the day will be adjusted but no word yet as to how. I will let you know as soon as I know.)Instructional Look Fors week of August 30th  Lesson plans turned in on time- Purposeful Planning  Objectives are listed in mastery objective format- Purposeful Planning  Each teacher has posted outside her classroom door times for small group ELA and small group Math instruction- Focused Small Group InstructionAs always observations are continuously ongoing.Shout outs:This week’s shout goes to MRS. TAYLOR for going above and beyond to make the extra effort to meetexpectations. Mrs. Taylor rewrote one of her tests when see realized it was not in LEAP format. This extraeffort is very commendable. Thank Mrs. Taylor for making this extra effort. If you have a chance this weeklet MRS. TAYLOR know how much you appreciate her as a member of our staff.Each new day should bring us closer to the reality of achieving 20% growth in eachcontent area. This week teach the goal to students and tell them why we haveestablished this goal. Make sure they can state the school vision and our goal of 20%.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Please cut on dotted line)I would like to serve on the ( each committee will meet 2 times per month)__________________PBIS (Tuesday- 7:30-8:30a.m.)__________________School Improvement (Wednesday 7:30-8:30a.m.)_________________Hospitality (Thursday 7:30-8:30 a.m.) PARAS + 2 teachers________________________________________________________ _______________________Signature DATE/TIME

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