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This Week's Teacher Collaboration News
Monday, November 24, 2014:
COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Miss Washington is here today, what a great role model for our young kids! We are now beginning to start our second quarter. Student growth assessments have been completed and many, many students are showing on track growth on our DIBELS assessments. Additionally, 41% of the 5th graders have already met the target goal for their grade level in the Essential Math program. I am so proud of their progress, just in the first quarter 41% have met the benchmark! Hurray! Today during collaboration:
▪Kindergarten discussed Thinking Maps and how to incorporate them into more lessons. They really went over them… Bridge Map, Brace Map, Multi Flow Map, Double Bubble…WOW!
▪The first grade teachers discussed the Attitude of Gratitude lesson/program that Mrs. DeBord taught the students and really like what Mrs. DeBord is doing with the students! Additionally, it is subtraction…the students are working subtraction with regrouping this week…the theme of the writing assessments this time around will be Thanksgiving!
▪Second grade also discussed the Thinking Maps and will be using a double Bridge Map for antonyms and a Double Bubble for comparing and contrasting. Additionally, the students will be writing an opinion paper in Social Studies.
▪Third grade will be focusing on AR goals and having a board game party for the students that have met their goals. The teachers worked on alignment with the CCSS and in science the students will be doing the paper mache models of the planets that will dry over the Thanksgiving holiday break.
▪The fourth and fifth grade teachers discussed teaching the partial products strategy for division. Some kids are able to use it already. The students will be using a Tree Map in Social Studies to review for their chapter 5 test.
COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL - Report coming soon.
COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL - Report coming soon.
Columbia School District is working to enhance technology in the classroom. Interactive Whiteboards are our latest addition.
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