Monday, July 28, 2008

Summary Monday July 28

The following update represents work conducted by the Curriculum Committee on Monday, July 28, 2008:

Language A- Today, Kate Kezmarsky and I created, typed, and completed the drafting design and unit planner for tenth grade Language Arts, Unit One. We also revised the curriculum map for tenth grade Language Arts. Kathleen Kelly and Jenissa Wilson revised the 9th grade curriculum map and nearly completed the drafting design for the ninth grade Language Arts units.Andrea Canonico, Marty Shannon, and Gabriela Garcia completed the drafting design for fourth grade and completed the assessments for fifth grade.

Language Arts Primary- Today's Accomplishments: Completed Units 4, 5, and 6 for grade 1; Saved Units 4, 5, and 6 in the L Drive; Completed rubric for unit 5; Started rubric for unit 4 and 6
Tomorrow's Goals: Complete rubric for unit 4 and 6; Look over mapping for grade 1; Complete units 7, 8, and 9

Language Arts- Today's Accomplishments: Completed Units 7, 8, 9, 10; Completed rubric for unit 4 , 6, 9; Started rubric for unit 7; Began unit 11 Tomorrow's Goals: Complete rubric for units 7, 8, 9, 10, ; Continue to revise mapping for grade 1; Complete unit 11; Begin units 12, 13

Arts/Music- Monday we convened and reviewed the information provided by Jared (in his absence), about how to proceed with Primary Years planning. We were left the template and Lynne Fusco provided us all with enough copies to begin planning unit by unit.Stephanie Safko and Robert Meyers took a trip over to HHS in order to obtain textbooks on Music Education for more ideas on how to flesh out the music unit planning. Lynne Fusco and Tasha Leggard continued to work on units 1 & 2 of the Kindergarten Visual Arts planning. In the afternoon a few primary level teachers came to give us information and fine tune the planning we had completed thus far. We compared and contrasted our planning and theirs to ensure uniformity of the PYPs. Tomorrow we will have Fran Cohen back and plan to move forward with our planning.