Thursday, March 28, 2013
Please complete the form from your questions from the 2006 OAA.
You can see the responses HERE.
You can see the responses HERE.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A survey about our schools was distributed to families and/or posted on websites in February 2013. Approximately 402 surveys were returned. The results below show the percentages of those who “strongly agree” or “agree” with each statement.
Percentage of those who “strongly agree” or “agree.”
1. My child’s school has high expectations for students.
2. Firm, but fair, discipline is maintained in this school.
3. Our school has my child’s best interest at heart.
4. I am kept informed about my child’s progress in class.
5. Students are recognized and praised when they excel.
6. Students get along well with other students.
7. School buildings are in good condition.
8. Parents and the school staff work together when a problem arises.
9. I am proud that my children attend Logan Elm Schools.
10. Student learning is a very high priority in our school district.
11. The school staff is committed to improving student performance.
12. Teachers willingly help students when asked.
13. People in this school prepare students to be successful in their academics.
14. Students who need academic help are given assistance.
15. Students are kept informed of their grades and progress.
16. Instruction and homework assignments are clear and easy to follow.
17. Computers (other technology) are regularly used in our school.
18. Administrators listen to me when I have problems.
19. Administrators treat me with respect and dignity.
20. Administrators follow through on things needing his/her attention.
21. Administrators are visible in the building and at school activities.
22. Administrators are friendly and helpful.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Savannah never read a chapter book before this year. Somehow she got to six grade and never finished a chapter book. She was a fake reader. She tried reading Scat five times last year. She kept getting lost and restarting. It didn't matter because she didn't get it anyway. Besides, reading gave her a headache.
Talking about second grade she said, "They pulled me out because I couldn't read. I was just below average." In her pullout class, she had to read these little books and little pamplet stories. She just really didn't read though.
Her grandpa started the change. He would read with her. He would help her figure out the words. It started with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. That was the only book she liked.
She came to sixth grade and had to start logging her reading for her Read at Home assignment. At first she just logged what she wanted her goal to be so she had to read that night. Then she found The Hunger Games. She connected to the story and it made her want to read. She finished the series and found other good books to read.
Before she knew what happened, she began to read because she liked it. Now she reads at least an hour each night. Her mom has to make her stop reading. She reads books, understands them, and writes about them. The last book she read she finished in two days. She's an amazing story and the story is just beginning. Great things are ahead for this girl that just became a reader.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The latest assignment in Reading Workshop is to describe the family in the SSR book students are reading. Then they have to compare and contrast that family with their own. This is just another assignment in the group as students are working to respond to a prompt.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Do you dare enough to dream? What is your dream? Although this clip is from a couple of years ago, the power of the song and the message hasn't weakened.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The assignment to students was to write a blog post about how the main character in the book they are reading responds to problems he/she faces using specific details from the text to support their points.
These are the two methods of organizing the essay:
¶1 Introduction—Title, author, purpose for writing, and describe the problem
¶2 First Response—How the character reacted and details to support it.
¶3 Second Response—How the character reacted and details to support it.
¶4 Third Response—How the character reacted and details to support it.
¶5 Closing—wrap it up
¶1 Introduction should include the title, author, and purpose (what you are going to write about)
¶2 First Problem's Response—How the character reacted and details to support it.
¶3 Second Problem's Response—How the character reacted and details to support it.
¶4 Third Problem's Response—How the character reacted and details to support it.
By the way, you can write more paragraphs. :)