ISY Elementary School Faculty Blog
June 4, 2021
My daughter, Milly, has been introducing me to Friends which has been a lot of fun. I think Ross, Rachel, and Chandler trying to carry a couch up some stairs is a pretty good metaphor for this year…..
ABC WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE
On Wednesday afternoons, Grade 1 to 5 students will get to choose two fun activities to do. They will be able to choose between fun Art, Body (PE), and Communication (Technology) activities.
Above in this Wednesday’s schedule. Students will click on the Zoom links in the activity description to join the activity. Homeroom teachers can share this schedule with their students however will be easiest for the students to join the activities.
Wednesday, June 16
8:30am – Whole School Faculty Meeting
10:00am – Elementary School Farewell Assembly
*Zoom links will follow closer to the day.
There will be no classes after the assembly. Students (and teachers!) will be dismissed for the year from the assembly.
The hour before the assembly can be spent in homerooms closing the year and saying goodbye.
We will get reports to parents on Tuesday, June 15 just so parents are able to contact us with any queries before we are off for the summer.
QUARTER 4 SCHEDULE
Here is the Quarter 4 Specialist Schedule from May 17 to June 16.
There will be no specialist classes on our last day, Wednesday, June 16. Next week, we will confirm the time of our end of year assembly.
INCLUSION SHARE OUTS
Active reading takes place when students are proactively involved in the reading of a text. Active reading is about more than reading words in black and white and answering questions afterward. Student engagement is important in order to optimize learning. The more engaged/involved the students are in what they are reading, they are more likely to better understand the meaning within the text. More information in the link below:
QUARTER 4 REPORTS
Extra Notes on Report Writing…
We have confirmed the students on the ES Reports: Quarter 2 & 4 2020-2021 Spreadsheet who we do not need to report or (name is highlighted in green and crossed out) and who we need to report on but have not attended regularly in Q4 (highlighted in green with notes next to name).
Please let Mike know if you are having problems reporting on any student. If you have any students that you are unable to assess (UA) please let Mike know and we will decide what to do.
As always, if you have students that you might be giving a ‘1’ or a lower grade that might surprise a student or parent, please reach out to the family this week if you have not already.
If you assessed something in Q2 that you have not assessed again (e.g. a writing genre or science domain), please carry forward the grade from Q2 to this Q4 report card.
If you haven’t already, please fill out this quarter’s common subject comments ASAP using the documents below:
Common Grade Level Subject Comments:
The instructions are kind of wordy but they are basically the same as for Quarter 2 so if you do what you did for Quarter 2 all will be good.
This has been a real up and down year and the students have gone up and down too. This report is intended to give a final indication on what a student has shown themselves to be capable of – they might have shown themselves capable earlier in the year and then stopped producing as they lost motivation online. If we use the data that we think is most reliable to be reflective of what they are capable of (whenever that was in the year…) then we will be giving the fairest and most accurate report that we can.
Summary of the report writing timeline:
- Wednesday, June 16: Quarter 4 Ends
- Thursday, June 10 @ 8am MMT: All comments to be completed on ES Reports: Quarter 2 & 4 2020-2021 Spreadsheet
- Monday, June 14 @ 8am: All comments copied into Powerschool and all grades entered.
- June 15: Reports go out to families
Previous Elementary School Posts
With next Wednesday firmly in mind, this week’s metaphor for the year that we have had comes via Shrek 2 via Franco.
Here is another article that is worth reading as we think about how schools might come out of this year stronger… For Keeps.
ISY Elementary School Faculty Blog Something else to think about for next year… Mike Simpson May 21, 2021 We still might not know what next year will look like yet but I found this blog post useful in helping me think about what it could look like…"No More Easy...
We will have no classes this Thursday and Friday, May 13 and 14. Happy Eid-al-Fitr to our Muslim students and families
We might not know what next year will look like yet but we can begin to think about what we will need to focus on.
Parent Teacher Conferences have come at a perfect time to reassure our parents that they are doing a good job and that their children are going to be ok.