August 31st Update

Welcome Back!

Welcome to another unprecedented beginning of a school year. We want to begin the year by acknowledging the threat we have recently experienced as a community and with the hope we all are getting the support we need to heal.

Literacy Happenings

As we wait for our personal logins to Really Great Reading, feel free to use these links to each curriculum.

Check out these folders for resources you may want to use to support your foundational skills instruction.

Check out the “Reading” tabs above. They have some new resources to explore!

Math Happenings

Math Standards of Practice – You’ll find up-to-date information on instruction, time, assessment, social and emotional support, curriculum, and materials including some great hyperlinks to learn more.

Bridges Scope & Sequence for 2022-2023 – Please use these scope and sequence plans for this school year. Contact your instructional coach or Kerry Morton for support.

Bridges Materials Lists – Did you switch grade levels? New to Bend-LaPine Schools? Below is the list of Bridges materials at each grade level. Each includes links for PDFs and/or purchase options. Schools are responsible for replacing the missing items. Please reach out to your instructional coach or Kerry Morton if you need support.

Social Emotional & Mental Well-Being

 Harmony – SEL curriculum to set up: 

  • a strong foundation for community in your classroom, 
  • routines, 
  • building relationships among students, 
  • achieving personal and collective goals, 
  • and making caring decisions.

A Great starting place for teachers: Building Community – The First 10 Days of Harmony SEL

Introduction and resources to Everyday Practices in Harmony –

  • Set up classroom goals (also known as Classroom Norms)
  • Support to create a routine for your Meet Up (Also know as your morning meetings)
  • Support to create strong relationships among students Buddy Up

Quick Connection Cards – used for Meet Up and Buddy Up

Supporting English Learners

Are you familiar with the concept of the “Affective Filter?”  Coming from the work of Stephan Krashen, it is a metaphor that describes how anxiety interferes with frontal cortex function which drives attention, memory and learning.   Your students who are designated as English learners may experience “English overload” after not being immersed in it for several months or, especially if they are new to the area, feel apprehensive and/or nervous as they enter your classroom.  Taking time to connect with them on a personal level and checking in with them often will go a long way in helping them feel comfortable and ready to learn.  For new-to-the school students, consider finding a buddy mentor to help them get to know the campus, your classroom routines, and to give them a head start on making friends!