Kindergarten: The Kindergarten team participates in full day collaboration five times during the school year. January 27th was not a collaboration day for Kinder teachers
1st grade: The first part of the day first grade met as a grade level to discuss the upcoming math unit and projects for February. The second part of the day we met with the other first grade teams to discuss F&P assessments.
2nd grade: Second grade met to discuss and plan for special upcoming grade level events and activities. These included planning for Global School Play Day (february 1) and Read Across America (March 2) to celebrate reading and the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
3rd grade: Third grade met with Debra who presented the plans for the proposed site changes at PCY. We discussed our opinions and made suggestions for the future construction. We then met as a team to plan our Living Wax Museum dates. We also discussed our upcoming fields for the Chumash Museum and Eaton Canyon. We then followed up on the MobyMax program. Finally, we collaborated on a research project for the next nonfiction story in our ELA.
4th grade: Fourth grade met with Debra to discuss the proposed facilities changes for PCY. We gave our input as to what we agreed with and liked, as well as gave suggestions for things we thought should change. Our team also discussed how we’ll “wrap-up” our ELA piloting in the next two weeks, and how we’ll transition back to the HM series. Lastly, we went over the next EDM Unit Test and decided what changes we felt needed to be made to the assessment.
5th grade: Fifth grade met with Debra to discuss the proposed facilities changes for PCY. We gave our input as to what we agreed with and liked, as well as gave suggestions for things we thought should change. Our team discussed and planned for NGSS science standards for the following unit. We also collaborated on our ELA pilot.
6th grade: My team met to discuss our new math unit and the introduction of Algebra. We created lesson plans and took the upcoming two chapter tests in order to become aware of any hurdles we may face .We spent some time discussing our upcoming 6th grade field trip to Pali and reviewing our groups and upcoming activities.
ELD: Due to mid-year staff changes, the three ELD teachers met to ensure program quality and parity among the three schools. They reviewed the currently available support resources, including the Fountas and Pinnell reading assessment program for identifying specific reading challenges. They also looked in depth at the Wordly Wise vocabulary enrichment program, and the Words Their Way for English Learners phonics program. Discussion included how to effectively use these resources and other supplementary materials to increase English proficiency.