I had the privilege to visit most of the teachers classrooms at Carle. It is neat to see the students learning in this alternative setting.
Students interacted with the teacher.........students interacted with one another........students demonstrated their content knowledge through many literacy components - reading, writing, listening and speaking. The collegiality between staff and students was strong. The intentionality for learning and for caring relationships was evident
Teachers had the opportunity to collaborate with many of their students' parents and guardians November 18 - 21. It is highly valuable for schools and families to have this individualized and specialized time for each student; to talk, share and learn about student academic success and student well-being.
During the next three weeks of December, there are many instructional events taking place.
December 2nd - Management
December 3 - District wide collaboration
December 3rd - optional Engaged Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting
December 4th - Instructional Coach Collaboration
December 8th or December 10th: The next 1st grade - 7th grade evaluation around some supplemental instructional math materials to pilot; and collaborative time to enhance the grade level common core units
December 15: Literacy Workshop for K - 2 staff by Tracey Wilson
“It is important that we recognize we have two equally important reading goals: to teach our students to read and to teach our students to want to read.”
Linda Gambrell in “Getting Students Hooked on the Reading Habit” in The Reading
Teacher, November/December 2015 (Vol. 69, #3, p. 259-263), http://bit.ly/1P2AN3y