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Bondurant-Farrar Community Schools

Artifact
Artifact Title: Roads and Buildings Parent Letter
Portfolio Author: Courtney Ahlquist
Date: 11-20-15
Iowa Teaching Standard __ Demonstrates ability to enhance academic performance and support for
implementation of the school districts student achievement goals.
a.
b.
c.
d.

Provides evidence of student learning to students, families, and staff.


Implements strategies supporting student, building, and district goals.
Uses student performance data as a guide for decision-making.
Accepts and demonstrates responsibility for creating a classroom culture that supports the
learning of every student.
e. Creates an environment of mutual respect, rapport, and fairness.
f. Participants in and contributes to a school culture that focuses on improved student learning.
g. Communicates with students, families, colleagues, and communities effectively and
accurately.

I chose this artifact to show:


_____ growth in this standard
___x_ strength and competency in this standard
Description of artifact and how the artifact meets the standard:
Evidence
toevery
support
standard:
At
the start of
newattainment
study, I sendof
outthis
a letter
to families describing what we will be doing in the unit and what they
can do at home to connect to what we will be doing at school. This letter describes what we discussed in our roads and
buildings
study,
and asked
to send
pictures
home of interesting and unique buildings. I also asked parents to
Description
of artifact
and them
how the
artifact
meetsfrom
the standard:
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ortosend
picture of their
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of their
so students
would to
connect
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usein
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shows
willhouse
be done
in eight weeks
help a that
student
building.
letter recognition in his own name and to identify colors through sorting. This information is looked at by
the preschool team to see how the student is doing academically.

Reflection on artifact (what went right, what went wrong, how to make better)
The graph for the artifact is very clear on how to read it and what the student knew. If I were to redo this
Reflection
on Iartifact
went
wrong,
to make
better)
intervention,
would (what
tailor itwent
evenright,
morewhat
to the
student
by how
varying
different
items of interest to the student
After
sending
this
letter
home,
I
got
many
pictures
of
unique
buildings
and
different
roads sent to school with the
when we sorted ( cars, superheroes, trains, etc.).
students. One parent even took pictures of buildings in Bondurant and sent them in (the firehouse, Caseys, the library).
Next time I do this, I think I would also send the letter home as an email attachment and include a brief write-up that I
would like pictures of students in front of their homes so I receive more of those.