|Area & Perimeter (Mrs. Kirsch)|
This past week
Walkthroughs: This Tuesday, Mr. Figueroa and I were able to be participants in
the district-wide Systematic ELD walkthroughs. I think I can speak for Mr.
Figueroa when I say that I not only learned a lot, but was impressed with what
I saw. Students seemed engaged and knowledgeable about the routines. The
teachers were active, excited
Stanford: On Thursday I had the great honor of being able to visit the d.school
at Stanford. Check it out here: http://dschool.stanford.edu/ . It is a design school that focuses on solving
human-centered problems through collaboration and creativity. I got to
participate in one of their learning challenges, and it was really neat. So
many implications for how we facilitate a true environment of authentic
learning. If you do check out the website and are interested in making a visit
to learn more, let me know as soon as possible.
3. The 100th day: As I write this, I have not yet experienced the parade, but thank you Kindergarten for making the day fun and memorable. Congratulations to all of you for making the first 100 so fun.
4. Internet down: Mrs. Grossi informed me that the internet was down on Thursday, which I know if hard- especially when your plans require it. However, she also mentioned how adaptable everyone was and, as she Tweeted, you “focused on the shift, not the device.” (https://twitter.com/FillmoreLUSD/status/563417515116613633) Well done to all of you.
- No school Monday
o Hope you enjoy a much needed day off
o I will leave the following options open to each team for PLC next week. You have achoice of two options:
|Entry to Ms. Silver's room|
§ Begin to plan a lesson/unit together using CCSS that has an authentic outcome that you can assess. If you need guidance with this, please see me.
o Please provide me with either a copy of your PLC template or a copy of the draft of your lesson/unit.
|Parents & their kids picking up trash on their own :)|
- Honey Pots
o Hopefully we will get the honey pots delivered next week to your rooms- exciting!
o The 4th grade team will probably be getting their Chromebooks next week. Students will be taught how to log in and access all things Google. They will all dive in together and do some trial and error to figure out how best to use these machines for student achievement.
Enjoy your weekend!
|Mrs. Jacobson's class counting to 100|