How to strengthen the home-school connection:

  • We incorporate our Power Words into instructional objectives.

    Please reinforcement them at home.

     School-Wide POWER Words

    Identify

    Analyze

    Illustrate

    Describe Justify

    Evaluate

    Determine

    Summarize

    Compare

    Contrast

    Interpret

    Relate

    Investigate

    Distinguish

    Discuss

    Decipher

    Design

    Explain

    Clarify

    Prove

  • We empower the students to be cognizant and active learners in their classes by incorporating Cunningham Principles of Learning.

     

    MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS

    I SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN WHAT I KNOW TO OTHERS

     

    I USE EVIDENCE AND REASONING TO SHARPEN MY THINKING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

    ACADEMIC RIGOR IN A THINKING CURRICULUM

    I CHALLENGE MYSELF TO BE A RISK TAKER AND PROBLEM SOLVER

    I AM ENCOURAGED TO BE REFLECTIVE ABOUT MY LEARNING STRATEGIES

     

    CLEAR EXPECTATIONS

    I KNOW AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME IN EVERY CLASSROOM

     

    ORGANIZING FOR EFFORT

    I WILL KEEP TRYING UNTIL I UNDERSTAND.  

    *ACADEMIC SUCCESS FOR ALL STUDENTS!*

     

    W.A. Cunningham’s Instructional Bottom Lines

    *Specific academic intervention

    *Using data to drive instruction

    • Promoting literacy throughout ALL content areas
    • Incorporating Technology
    • Analyzing student work
    • Using Task-Specific Rubrics for ALL Assessments