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Belmont Mission Statement

Belmont Elementary will help students learn to be respectful, responsible, cooperative, and courteous by providing a safe environment with opportunities to learn and succeed.

212 (The Extra Effort)

Vision Statement
Every Student will learn and achieve.


Week of October 29th-November 2nd, 2012

Principals Pen: Welcome to the start of week 10 for our Belmont Bees!
Thank you to all for making our first ever PBIS day a HUGE success! Many thanks again to the PBIS committee! November 2nd is a teacher workday. Please make sure your PDPs are signed electronically by TODAY, Monday Oct. 29th. Thanks for your cooperation with this! Teach like the Champions you are today and everyday! Congratulate yourself on a successful 1st Nine Weeks! We are a great team.

WEEK AT A GLANCE Magnificent Monday, October 29th, 2012 End of 1st 9 Weeks Admin Meeting K-1 HELP Team Mtg (Bryants Rm) Terrific Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 Academy of Reading Training 4th Grade PLC 2nd Grade PLC Disbursement of Tuesday Folders Wonderful Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Pink Day for Breast Cancer AwarenessWear Pink! Creekside Parent Outreach EC PLC Thrilling Thursday, November 1st, 2012 K PLC 1st Grade PLC

Belmonts definition of High Quality Teaching and Learning We are looking for Purpose, Engagement, Rigor, and Results (PERR) in every lesson.

9:00am 3:30pm 9:00am 10:15pm 11:05am

Bold Goal: 80% Proficiency in Reading & Math ******************************************************* Reading Corner: (Provided by Reading Coaches)
October is coming to an end and so is the grading period; therefore, all students should be progress monitored on the on grade-level appropriate skill(s) by the end of October. RED - after at least 9 days of intervention YELLOW - after 19 days of intervention (once a month) GREEN - once a grading period (to make sure they are still on track) Mark your calendar. There are no more bubbles to remind you!

10:00am 1:05pm 12:30pm 1:20pm

******************************************************* Vocabulary: Five Common Misconceptions (4th in a 5-week series) Nancy Padak, Karen Bromley, Tim Rasinski and Evangeline Newton

Misconception 4: The study of Latin and Greek roots is too hard for young learners.

More than 60 percent of academic words have word parts (also called morphemes or roots) that always carry the same meaning (Nagy, Fabulous Friday, November 2nd, 2012 Anderson, Schommer, Scott, & Stallman, 1989). Knowing that words can WORKDAY! be broken down into meaning units is a powerful strategy for vocabulary ****************************************************** development (Ayers, 1986; Baumann, Kameenui, & Ash, 2003; Harmon, T Hedrick, & Wood, 2005). BELMONT SHOUT-OUTS! Until recently, teaching Latin and Greek word rh oots occurred only in The purpose of this Shout-Outs section will be to highlight the great things upper-grade or content-area classrooms. But ae growing body of research we as a teamboth staff and studentsare doing every week. If you see tells us that this strategy should be introduced in the primary grades something that needs to be shouted out, e-mail or put a note in Ms. 5ewton, 2011). (Mountain, 2005; Rasinski, Padak, Newton, & N Greenhills box and it will be in the next weeks Monday Monitor! J Once students understand the linguistic principle that words with the d words they know to same roots are related in meaning, they can use Shout-Outs To i unlock the meaning of new words. The PBIS Team for their hard work and dedication at preparing For example, if students know that the base trac- s means "pull, draw, or our first Fun Day! What a success, thank you all!! drag," they can connect words they already know t (like tractor) with words they may not know (like extraction) (Rasinski, Padak, Newton, & Saleen Milan on her return to Belmont! Welcome back Saleen! r Newton, 2008). One of the most commonly encountered roots in the i Mrs. Kelly Allens math class, who worked in groups to create English l anguage i s t he L atin b ase m ov- / m ot- , w hich m eans "to move." c Counting by Tens posters, and to Gabrielle Long and Ellis Even the youngest learners know words like mt otor, motorcycle, or move. Shacklette in Mrs. Allens class for receiving the most class When they meet cognate academic words like promotion or motivate, votes for their skip counting song! students can apply the concept of movement t o figure out the new n meeting focused student writingTuesday, March 27, 2012 Shout out tCASA o Mr. Chambers and his art son tudents for the words.

BEAUTIFUL art display in the main hallwayway to go guys!

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