I have resigned from my teaching job effective November 30th. Rest assured I am staying on board long enough to ensure a smooth transition to a new teacher for your students as that is very important.
This school district prides itself on hiring only top-notch teachers, so I am very confident that my replacement will be able to smoothly pick up where I leave off and easily adapt to and continue with the current ELA curriculum.
In my last few weeks, we will continue reading the book about JFK and practicing the ELA standards. No gaps will occur in the students’ ELA education.
I have greatly enjoyed being a part of the ITIS family. This is a great school with amazing teachers and support staff. Your children are endeared to me, and I wish them the very best.
Most of this week is dedicated to planning and writing an argument essay. Students learned about using arguments, counterclaims, counterarguments, data, quotes from well-known people, and extreme words to craft a good essay. I’m excited to see the results because I believe they’re very prepared!
Students will participate in a mock election on Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, all students in the school will take a 30-minute standardized practice test.
Mr. Garrett is the substitute teacher. He is very nice and capable. I think the students will enjoy working with him.
Mrs. Ray will be with other teachers from the district on a trip to Nashville from Sunday through Wednesday to learn more about the benefits and techniques of blended and personalized learning.
The iNACOL Symposium will be held on October 21-24, 2018 at the Nashville Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event shaping the future of K-12 education. Experts, practitioners, educators, policymakers and researchers gather and work to transform education. This year’s theme is “Driving the Transformation of Learning.”
Attendees will find unprecedented networking opportunities and gain access to expertise, analysis and trends in personalized, competency-based learning. Through thought-provoking sessions and information-sharing, the leaders who attend become equipped to shape the future of education. The symposium includes more than 200 sessions, each with a specific track to guide attendees toward sessions that fit their unique professional learning needs. Registration is now open for the iNACOL Symposium 2018.
Beginning Nov. 7th, I will be offering tutoring in my room every Wednesday and Thursday morning from 7 – 7:30 a.m. to all 5th & 6th grade students who would like support in their ELA learning. No registration needed! Just show up.
Plans are a little squished together because of our unexpected day off Monday. Students would have been given time in class to complete their third Whooo’s Reading quiz on Monday because the quiz for the class novel, The Breadwinner, had been planned for Tuesday. So it seems both quizzes must done in class Tuesday. Here is the plan going forward: