Monday, April 29, 2019

iACT Announcements - Week of 4/29

Upcoming Dates
*April 29 - ELAR Adoption meeting @ RCMS (4:00 p.m.)
*April 30 - Principal Meeting @ CO (9:00 a.m.)
*May 1st -
*May 2nd
*May 3rd
*May 6 - EOC and AP Testing begins
*May 7th - Yvonne Recio’s Retirement Party @ Ruth Cherry Library (4:00 p.m.)
*May 8th - Debra George’s Retirement Party @ Davis Library (4:00 p.m.)
*May 9th - Strategic Planning Committee Year 2 Update @ CO, District wide improvement Council Meeting @ Central Office (4:15 p.m.)
*May 10th -
*May 13th - STAAR Math 3-8
*May 14th - STAAR Reading 3-8
*May 15th - STAAR Science ⅝, Terry Young Retirement Party @ HS Library (4:00 p.m.)
*May 16th - STAAR Social Studies ⅝, Top Dog Spectacular @ 6:30 pm
*May 17th - All STAAR Make-Ups complete, Senior Walk

New Updates to Google Classroom
Google Classroom has just added two new features many teachers have been requesting! See this link for more information!

Brain Breaks
It’s that time of year...our students’ brains are TIRED and so are ours! There is research to support the use of brain breaks. Physical brain breaks during class time resulted in better behavior and students’ time on task. Brain breaks support children’s reading comprehension and creative thinking.

For ideas on brain breaks, see this article from WeAreTeachers -

Which Digital Citizenship Skills Do Most Students Need?
Digital citizenship has emerged as a top priority in U.S. schools and classrooms. In fact, six out of 10 educators are teaching some kind of digital citizenship skill every month. Which skills do students need most? See this article for the information and tips on promotion in your classroom -