Monday, September 5, 2016

September 2nd

Underwood Elementary will provide a relevant and engaging education and will graduate students who are collaborative, creative, effective communicators and critical thinkers.


Parent Blog -- How do we communicate with families (this was shared at Friday's Staff Retreat). Communication, Communication, Communication (click to read post)

Are there items that you would like for us to share during the morning videos? FYI - these are being created by using a iPad and/or iPhone and using the iMovie App. 


Breakout EDU --- Andrea and Tanya have been introducing this cooperative learning tool with students. We will be embarking on these challenge on Friday - 

Friday Agenda -- September 9th ER

Quarterly Planning dates are due to Ashley and Alexandria.  We will be setting agendas for these half days to focus on weekly curriculum identification and assignment creation to a collaborative team effort. 

Agenda's need to be ready to be viewed by Tuesday afternoon. 

Critical Thinking 

What do good writer's do?
(Via Jenn Williams) 
How are you sharing expectations to students? How are you providing feedback, does it lead to more thoughts and questions or does it leave to ok, thanks? We need to provide feedback to extend students thinkings.

EOG Growth Charts (more dialogue and discussion in leadership and reflected on our SIP) - 3 year growth data ELA/Math ... when you review the information what questions arise, what trends do you see? Some good trends, some not so good -- what are we going to do change the undesirable trends?


Love seeing safe places, student jobs, and greetings through out the school building. I am excited to see the focus on students and their emotional support prior to the academics. In the words or Rita Pierson, "students don't learn from people they don't like". Take the time to build those relationships with students. 

Be sure to complete your #befunky selfie for our #weareunderwood wall 

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