Principal's Message, 2/7/2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 11:16pm

This upcoming Thursday, teachers will be participating in both district wide and site Staff Development.  In the morning, teachers will be gathering in grade level groups at various sites across the district to discuss both math and reading.  For math, teachers will be reflecting on the (8) standards of mathematical practice through the exploration of MARS tasks and Problem of the Month.  In literacy, teachers will be learning about the strands of non-fiction text complexity.  When we return to Addison in the afternoon, we will expand our literacy discussion to consider the importance of matching appropriately leveled texts to readers.

I am very excited to share that through district and PTA funds, Addison will be spending $15,000 in the next couple weeks to purchase leveled readers for every classroom.  This will allow ALL students to practice the reading strategies presented in class at their level.  Teachers have been busy completing a leveled book inventory list based on need.  More specifically, they are looking forward to expanding their collection of non-fiction books in the classroom.

Enjoy your long weekend!

Amanda Boyce 
Addison Principal

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