Sept. 16, 2019

Sage News: Week of September 16, 2019

Diagnostic or Assessment
Is i-Ready an assessment or a diagnostic? The answer is both. We use the words interchangeably because it is our local assessment, which happens to be a diagnostic. Another view is that the assessment provides a diagnosis of a student's current levels, which helps to inform future instruction. Our diagnostic is adaptive, which means that about 50% of the questions should be harder or potentially brand new information. This allows for more accurately pinpointing student needs down to the sub-skill level, which is aligned with our personalized model.  If the test were finite, the results would be less individualized.
 

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Exciting Events
This year Sage Oak is hosting three exciting and engaging events to further deepen learning for our students.


Click here to view our events infographic for more information. 
  • October we will be virtually hosting the 1st annual Sage Oak Cultivate and Create Contest in which interested students will be able to submit a work of art inspired by the theme "Be the One." 
  • On February 4th, we will host our annual STEM event for students who would like to participate in completing a science or engineering project. This day will be packed with fun activities in math and science, even if your student doesn't enter a project in the fair.
  • We will finish off our academic events with a Walk Through History event, March 16th-20th, held in each regional area. During this event, students will have the opportunity to bring to life a figure from the past and teach others about the important impact of this person. Be on the lookout as more specific information will be coming out in future newsletters about each of these events!

Math Matters
This year we are focusing on supporting families in math instruction by choosing an excellent math curriculum and providing additional resources to help in the teaching of math. One great resource that will be provided each month is a math newsletter.

Click the button below to read September's issue of Math Matters.

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Creating and Using Rubrics
Do you use rubrics in your day-to-day teaching? Rubrics are a great way to guide instruction and learning in a tangible manner. The following training has been created to help you, our parents, as well as our teachers,  to include rubrics in our student’s educational plans.
 
Please take a moment to watch this 9-minute training, and
bookmark the 
slide presentation for future reference.
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Constitution Day - 9/17

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that “We the People” enjoy today.

Click the button below for Constitution Day lesson plans and activities:

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Secondary Education
Join us for these two upcoming webinars!
Remember to take a look at our NEW online courses open to K - 8th grade students!  Photography, conversational Spanish, coding, and more are open for you to enroll this semester. Click here to see the complete list of online courses.

Click here to view our NEW online course offerings!
Field Trips & Events
    Join us for a fun family and staff outing at Angels Stadium on Saturday, September 28th. Watch the Los Angeles Angels vs. the Houston Astros. Although this is a school-sponsored event, instructional funds CANNOT be used to purchase tickets. All tickets must be purchased out of pocket.

    Tickets are still available here!