Interims/ DAs begin Wednesday, Dec. 6. in the labs. This means there are no assigned lab times until Dec. 19. Check the schedule because there have been some changes. Also, 1st & 2nd grades remember to use Internet Explorer so you will have the audio option working properly. 3rd - 5th grades, here are the reminders about giving your tests. Also, if you want to practice with the audio file and a passage, choose the Practice Audio on the Intranet page.
Specials teachers need to have grades completed before leaving for break. Classroom teachers may continue to work on grades over break but they are due the end of the day when you come back on January 3. You will get PDF copies on Monday, January 8, and Report Cards go home on Friday, January 12.
If you are looking for a fun activity as the break approaches, I have a number of Winter themed Breakouts. Just let me know. Some titles are Polar Express (3rd - 5th), Frosty's Frigid Fun (1st & 2nd, Gingerbread Man Loose in the School ( K - 1), 12 Days of Christmas (4th & 5th).
Hour of Code is this week. Your students are doing various activities in Tech Specials, but if you would like me to come do a lesson with robots (Dash w/ ipads, Beebots, or Kibos), let me know. I also have a Breakout called Caught in the Code.
In case you haven't heard, Microsoft Office is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for home purchase. As you near the holidays, that is usually a big question so thought I would remind everyone.
The poster printer seems to have finally died. It gave us many great years of productivity, about 12 years. HP quit supporting it in 2009 but we have gotten many more years out of it. We do hope to purchase a new one with Title One funds after the first of the year, but until then, the largest we can print is 11 x 17.