“A Good Place to Grow”…so let’s plant the seeds…<br />Merrill Road Elementary School<br />2010-2011<br />
Every child is carrying around a sign that reads, <br />“I want to be important NOW!”  <br />Problems arise when no one re...
Who could have done that?<br />On your index card, write down something about yourself  that people might not know. <br />...
New  Trans-”Plants”<br />Merrill Road Elementary School<br />2010-2011<br />
To get where you’re going…<br />you’ve got to know where you’ve been.<br />
what we do!<br />
“If you aren’t going all the way, <br />		why go at all?”<br />			Joe Namath<br />“Failure to prepare, prepares you to fai...
Seven Norms of Collaborative Work<br />Pausing<br />Paraphrasing<br />Putting inquiry at the center<br />Probing<br />Plac...
What seeds have we sown?<br />
3rd Grade FCAT Reading<br /><ul><li>78% scored a Level 3 or higher
Reference and Research was the lowest strand </li></li></ul><li>3rd Grade FCAT Math<br /><ul><li>84% scored a Level 3 or h...
Measurement was the lowest strand</li></li></ul><li>4th Grade FCAT Writing<br /><ul><li>95% scored a Level 3 or higher
62% scored a Level 4 or higher</li></li></ul><li>5th Grade FCAT Science<br /><ul><li>52% scored a Level 3 or higher
Physical Science and Scientific Thinking were the lowest strands</li></li></ul><li>Discipline Referrals<br />
What types of tools have we used?<br />RTI<br />DRA2<br />Guided Reading<br />PMAs<br />FAIR<br />Documentation<br />MRT/T...
FCAT Level 1 Trend Data<br />
How do we support our “seedlings?”<br />Goal 1<br />Increase Academic Achievement for All Students<br />Goal 2<br />Increa...
Non-Negotiables<br /><ul><li>DRA2  (completing Focus for Instruction) and completing running records between DRA2s
Guided Reading Groups
Independent Reading with students using leveled books
Workshop Model in Reading, Math and Science
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Mre pre planning 2010planting the seeds

  1. 1. “A Good Place to Grow”…so let’s plant the seeds…<br />Merrill Road Elementary School<br />2010-2011<br />
  2. 2. Every child is carrying around a sign that reads, <br />“I want to be important NOW!” <br />Problems arise when no one reads their sign.<br />
  3. 3. Who could have done that?<br />On your index card, write down something about yourself that people might not know. <br />Try your best to stump your peers!<br />
  4. 4. New Trans-”Plants”<br />Merrill Road Elementary School<br />2010-2011<br />
  5. 5. To get where you’re going…<br />you’ve got to know where you’ve been.<br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7. what we do!<br />
  8. 8. “If you aren’t going all the way, <br /> why go at all?”<br /> Joe Namath<br />“Failure to prepare, prepares you to fail.” - John Wooden<br />
  9. 9.
  10. 10. Seven Norms of Collaborative Work<br />Pausing<br />Paraphrasing<br />Putting inquiry at the center<br />Probing<br />Placing ideas on the table<br />Paying attention to self and others<br />Presuming positive intentions<br />
  11. 11. What seeds have we sown?<br />
  12. 12. 3rd Grade FCAT Reading<br /><ul><li>78% scored a Level 3 or higher
  13. 13. Reference and Research was the lowest strand </li></li></ul><li>3rd Grade FCAT Math<br /><ul><li>84% scored a Level 3 or higher
  14. 14. Measurement was the lowest strand</li></li></ul><li>4th Grade FCAT Writing<br /><ul><li>95% scored a Level 3 or higher
  15. 15. 62% scored a Level 4 or higher</li></li></ul><li>5th Grade FCAT Science<br /><ul><li>52% scored a Level 3 or higher
  16. 16. Physical Science and Scientific Thinking were the lowest strands</li></li></ul><li>Discipline Referrals<br />
  17. 17. What types of tools have we used?<br />RTI<br />DRA2<br />Guided Reading<br />PMAs<br />FAIR<br />Documentation<br />MRT/Target<br />CHAMPs/Foundations<br />PLCs<br />DIG - Differentiated Instruction<br />
  18. 18.
  19. 19. FCAT Level 1 Trend Data<br />
  20. 20. How do we support our “seedlings?”<br />Goal 1<br />Increase Academic Achievement for All Students<br />Goal 2<br />Increase the Graduation Rate<br />Goal 3<br />Employ the Best Teachers and Principals<br />Goal 4<br />Establish Safe, Secure and Respectful Schools<br />Goal 5<br />Engage Family and Community Support<br />Goal 6<br />Deliver High Quality Support for Schools: Management, Operations, and Customer Service<br />
  21. 21. Non-Negotiables<br /><ul><li>DRA2 (completing Focus for Instruction) and completing running records between DRA2s
  22. 22. Guided Reading Groups
  23. 23. Independent Reading with students using leveled books
  24. 24. Workshop Model in Reading, Math and Science
  25. 25. Portfolios in Reading, Math, Writing; Journals in Math and Science
  26. 26. Writing Every Day in Every Grade Level! Writing Portfolios on Every Child That Shows Growth over Time
  27. 27. Dates on Students’ Writing Pieces Every Day in Writer’s Workshop
  28. 28. 90 Minutes Uninterrupted Literacy Block Daily
  29. 29. 60 Minutes Writer’s Workshop Daily
  30. 30. 60 Minutes Math Workshop Daily</li></li></ul><li>Non-Negotiables (con’t)<br /><ul><li>Evidence of teacher understanding and utilization of the NGSSS (floridastandards.org) and The New Performance Standards (in writing)
  31. 31. Essential Questions Posted (Kids should be able to articulate what they are doing and why)
  32. 32. Know Your Bottom Quartile Students
  33. 33. Know Your Students
  34. 34. Full Implementation of Foundations
  35. 35. Science in ALL Grade Levels – 5 E Lesson Plans</li></li></ul><li>And now…<br />Blackboard/Wiki/Weebly – oh my!!!<br />Things to do (checklist)<br />Schedule for the remainder of the week<br />Calendar (go over in grade level)<br />Resource Schedules<br />Duty Schedules (Wed/Thurs)<br />And EVERYTHING ELSE… <br />So let’s get started!<br />
  36. 36. What seeds will you plant?<br />

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