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Thursday, 27 May 2021 13:43

Summer Math Resources

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SuperIntendent's Summer Math Fluency Program

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Math Fluency Practice Ideas

Kindergarteners- going into 1st Grade

Goals:  Fluently add and subtract within 5, add and subtract within 10, count as many as 20 “items”, count to 100 by 1’s & 10’s

  • Give child anything to count: cheerios, Barbie shoes, lego’s,…; “show me 6 Skittles” “show me 9 cheerios”
  • Roll a dice- child counts and then recognizes how many dots are showing on the dice
  • Roll a dice- child counts the number and then lays out that many items
  • War with cards: play with a partner- each person turns over a card- whoever has the greater number wins, tomorrow it might be whoever has the smaller number wins
  • War with dice: roll a dice- larger number wins- or smaller wins. “5 is greater than 1” etc.  More advanced students can roll 2 dice and add them- and play War with the sums.
  • Dominos- practice counting the dots

Possible websites:

iPad Apps:

  • Tallytots
  • Subitize Tree
  • Motion Math: Hungry Fish
  • Code Squad
  • Math Zombies (easy setting)
  • Mathtopia
  • Numbers Logic Puzzle
  • Make 10 +     

Math Fluency Practice Ideas

1st Graders- going into 2nd Grade

Goals:  Fluently add and subtract within 20, count to 120 (starting at any number)

  • Roll a dice- child counts the number and then lays out that many items
  • War with cards: play with a partner- each person turns over a card- whoever has the greater number wins, tomorrow it might be whoever has the smaller number wins
  • War with dice: roll and add 2 dice- larger number wins- or smaller wins. “13 is greater than 9” etc.  More advanced students roll 3 or more dice and add them- and play War with the sums.
  • Dominos- practice adding the dots
  • Roll a dice, add 10 to the roll (or whatever you wish to practice)
  • Roll a dice, double whatever you roll
  • Roll 2 dice- add the 2 together, or subtract the 2
  • Play “Find another Name” ---Roll the dice and students give partners (or break aparts) to get that number e. I roll a 5, I give partners such as 3 + 2, my partner gives a different combination such as 4 +1. More advanced students could roll 2 dice and then give partners for the sum.  (I roll 4 and 5:  My sum is 9.  I say 6 +3,  my partner says 8 +1)
  • Practice counting starting at random numbers under 100.
  • The number is 10 (or 20, or 15) - Write down 10 different number sentences that equal the target number. Practice with picture representations. Do it with many different numbers.  Encourage different solutions.
  • Mystery number: Think of a number and describe it. I’m thinking of a number greater then- but less then, it’s odd, . . .
  • Flashcards

Possible websites:

iPad apps:

  • Subitize Tree
  • Motion Math: Hungry Fish
  • Math Zombies
  • Sushi Monster
  • Mathtopia
  • Math Fluency Practice Ideas
  • Numbers Logic Puzzle
  • Make 10 +

Math Fluency Practice Ideas

2nd Graders- going into 3rd Grade

Goals:  Fluently add and subtract within 20, add and subtract within 100, mentally add or subtract 10 or 100 to a given number, count by 5’s, 10’s, and 100’s.

  • Roll a dice, add 10 or random number to whatever they roll
  • Roll a dice, double (or triple) whatever you roll
  • Roll a dice, double + 1, or 2 or 3. Or triple and add 1.
  • Roll 2 dice- add the 2 together, or subtract the 2 (Or roll more dice and add them together)
  • Roll a dice and count by 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s – the number of times of the dice roll.
  • Roll a dice (or 2-4 and add) tell how many more to get to the benchmark of number of 10, then 20, then 30, etc.
  • Play “Find another Name” --Roll 2, 3, or 4 dice and add to get sum. Students give partners (or break aparts) to get that number i.e. I roll a 5, 3 and 4. My sum is 12.  I give partners such as 9 + 3, my partner gives a different combination such as 6 + 6.
  • Roll 2 dice give all 4 fact family problems (I give 2 addition, partner gives 2 subtraction than switch places and partner rolls and gives 2 addition)
  • Practice Count by’s: 2,4, 6, 8. . . or 5,10,15,. . .etc.
  • Play War with either cards or dice – Roll 2 dice (or draw 2 cards) and add. Decide who wins that day, greater or less- children must justify their answer, 13 is greater than 9.
  • The number is 10 (or 20, or 15) - Write down 10 different number sentences that equal 10. Do it with many different numbers. Encourage great thinking.
  • Flashcards

Possible websites:

iPad apps:

  • Motion Math: Hungry Fish
  • Motion Math: wings
  • Math Zombies
  • Sushi Monster
  • Mathtopia
  • Math Evolve
  • Math Fluency Practice Ideas
  • Numbers Logic Puzzle
  • Make 10 +

Math Fluency Practice Ideas

3rd Graders- going into 4th Grade

Goals:   Maintain fluency of all multiplication and division facts and all addition and subtraction facts.

  • Roll a dice, double it (or triple, or quadruple it)
  • Roll a dice- add 10 ( or 20, or 30 . . .) to whatever you roll
  • Practice a specific set of facts by just multiplying whatever they roll by a certain number
  • Practice partners to 100. 17’s partner is 83, 42’s partner is 58.
  • Roll 2 dice and multiply them. Mentally figure out how many more to get to a benchmark number like 50 or 100.
  • Roll 4 dice- add 2 of them and multiply it by the sum of the other 2, or roll 3 dice – add 2 of them and multiply that sum by the number on the other dice.
  • Roll 2 dice give all 4 fact family problems (I give 2 addition, partner gives 2 subtraction than switch places and partner rolls and gives 2 addition, or practice multiplication and division)
  • Play “Poison” Roll 6 dice- 1’s and 6’s are poison and are not counted. Add all the other dice together, roll all “unpoisoned” dice again and continue to get a cumulative sum. Continue rolling all dice until all dice have come up “poisoned”.  Highest cumulative score wins.  (Great game for all grades – just use less or more dice)
  • Play War by multiplying or adding 2 or 3 or 4 dice rolls or cards. Highest answer wins.
  • Multiplication Snap: Roll 2 dice, or turn over 2 cards. First person to say product wins.
  • Krypto

Possible websites:

iPad apps:

  • Motion Math: Hungry Fish
  • Operation Math
  • Code Squad
  • Math Zombies
  • Sushi Monster
  • Mathtopia
  • Math Evolve

Math Fluency Practice Ideas

4th Graders- going into 5th Grade

Goals: Maintain fluency of all multiplication, division, addition and subtraction facts.

  • Roll a dice- multiply by 10, 100, etc.
  • Roll a dice- square the number or Practice a specific set of facts by just multiplying whatever they roll by a certain number
  • Roll 2 dice- multiply them together and tell how many more to get to the benchmark of 50 or 100.
  • Roll 4 dice- add 2 of them and multiply it by the sum of the other 2, or roll 3 dice – add 2 of them and multiply that sum by the number on the other dice.
  • Roll 2 dice give all 4 fact family problems (practice multiplication and division)
  • Multiplication Snap- 2 dice are rolled, or 2 cards turned over, 1st one to get the answer gets the point (more advanced students could make it 3 dice or cards)
  • Play War by multiplying or adding 2 or 3 or 4 dice rolls or cards. Practice multiplying using partial products. e., 3 x 5 x 5 = 3 x 5 = 15 then 15 x 5 so 10 x 5 = 50 and 5 x 5 = 25 so 50 + 25 = 75.
  • “A Round of Dice”- each player makes their own gameboard by writing numbers from 0 – 140. Counting by 10’s. They roll 2 dice and multiply then round the product to the nearest 10.  The first player to cross off all of their numbers is the winner.  (If a number has already been crossed off- play just continues to the next player)
  • Play Fractionator (War with fractions). Each player rolls 2 dice. To form fractions, put the lower numbers in the numerator and higher number in denominator. Decide if larger or smaller fraction wins.  Student must vocalize answer.  3/4 is greater than 1/6..
  • Krypto

Possible websites:

iPad apps:

  • Operation Math
  • Code Squad
  • Math Zombies
  • Sushi Monster
  • Mathtopia
  • Math Evolve

Math Fluency Practice Ideas

5th Graders- going into 6th Grade  

Goals:  Maintain fluency of all multiplication, division, addition and subtraction facts.

  • Roll a dice- multiply by 10, 100, etc.
  • Roll a dice- square the number, or practice a specific set of facts by just multiplying whatever they roll by a certain number
  • Roll 2 dice- multiply them together and tell how many more to get to the benchmark of 50 or 100.
  • Roll 4 dice- add 2 of them and multiply it by the sum of the other 2, or roll 3 dice – add 2 of them and multiply that sum by the number on the other dice.
  • Roll 2 dice give all 4 fact family problems (practice multiplication and division)
  • Multiplication Snap- 2 dice are rolled, or 2 cards turned over, 1st one to get the answer gets the point (More advanced students could make it 3 dice or cards)
  • Play War by multiplying or adding 2 or 3 or 4 dice rolls or card. Practice multiplying using partial products. e. 3 x 5 x 5 = 3 x 5 = 15  then 15 x 5 so 10 x 5 = 50  and 5 x 5 = 25 so 50 + 25 = 75.
  • “A Round of Dice”- Each player makes their own gameboard by writing numbers from 0 – 140. Counting by 10’s. They roll 2 dice and multiply then round the product to the nearest 10.  The first player to cross off all of their numbers is the winner.  (If a number has already been crossed off- play just continues to the next player)
  • Play Fractionator (War with fractions). Each player rolls 2 dice. To form fractions, put the lower numbers in the numerator and higher number in denominator. Decide if larger or smaller fraction wins.  Student must vocalize answer.  3/4 is greater than 1/6.
  • Krypto

Possible websites:

iPad apps:

  • Motion Math: Hungry Fish
  • Operation Math
  • Code Squad
  • Math Zombies
  • Sushi Monster

Math Fluency Practice Ideas

6th Graders- going into 7th Grade

Goals:  Maintain fluency of all multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction facts.

  • Roll a dice- multiply by 10, 100, etc.
  • Roll a dice- square the number, or practice a specific set of facts by just multiplying whatever they roll by a certain number
  • Roll a dice- multiply them together and tell how many more to get to the benchmark of 50 or 100.
  • Roll 2 dice give all 4 fact family problems (practice multiplication and division)
  • Multiplication Snap- 2 dice are rolled, or 2 cards turned over, 1st one to get the answer gets the point (more advanced students could make it 3 dice or cards)
  • Play War by multiplying or adding 2, 3 or 4 dice rolls or cards. Practice multiplying using partial products. e., 3 x 5 x 5 = 3 x 5 = 15 then 15 x 5 so 10 x 5 = 50 and 5 x 5 = 25 so 50 + 25 = 75.
  • “A Round of Dice” Each player makes their own gameboard by writing numbers from 0 – 140. Counting by 10’s.  They roll 2 dice and multiply then round the product to the nearest 10.  The first player to cross off all of their numbers is the winner.  (If a number has already been crossed off- play just continues to the next player)
  • Play Fractionator (War with fractions). Each player rolls 2 dice. To form fractions, put the lower numbers in the numerator and higher number in denominator. Decide if larger or smaller fraction wins.  Student must vocalize answer.  3/4 is greater than 1/6.
  • Wrap-ups
  • Krypto

Possible websites:

iPad apps:

  • Motion Math: Hungry Fish
  • Operation Math
  • Code Squad
  • Math Zombies
  • Sushi Monster
  • Mathtopia
Thursday, 27 May 2021 10:59

Summer Reading Resources

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Make this summer count for your child by exploring a variety of reading and writing activities daily. Remember to work on achieving the WSD Superintendent’s Summer Reading Challenge by having your child read at least 10 books this summer.  (See QR Code below)

There are many resources available for reading and writing support through the summer. Be sure to visit the Weber County Library and enjoy the many resources they have to offer. You may also want to take a look at some online resources as well. Here are a few that are available:

Superintendent Summer Reading Challenge

http://wsd.net/departments/education/elementary-education/resources

Pioneer Library system

http://pioneer-library.org/ is a online library full of engaging resources available to all Utah students.

  • The home access login information:
    username: online 
    password: learning

Sora

Weber School District e-book library https://www.overdrive.com/apps/sora/

Summer Journaling

Engaging Writing Prompts https://www.journalbuddies.com

Parent Home Reading Guide 

Ideas on how to promote reading at home and questions to ask your child about their reading

WSD Family Resource page 

Many ideas and resources on how to support your child’s reading skills  https://sites.google.com/wsd.net/elementaryela/family-resources

Building Readers Parent Manual

One of the most important things parents can do is to help them develop excellent reading skills. Children’s ability to learn to read directly affects their performance in school and also how successful they are throughout their lives.

https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/dyad?mid=1169&tid=1

Bookworm Reading Chart and Reading Bucket list

Learning Software with Clever 

Students have access to learning software using their school login and their Clever dashboard https://clever.com/

Worldbook Online

World Book Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school.

  • Username: online
  • Password: Database

https://www.worldbookonline.com/home/

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 12:57

HMH Collections Online

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HMH Collections OnlineHMH Collections is a Secondary English Language Arts online curriculum resource for grades 7-12. This digital resource provides all secondary ELA teachers with valuable resources to support students in becoming successful in meeting the rigorous Utah Standards for English Language Arts.
 

Log in to HMH Collections Online

 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:06

Preschool Programs

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School Readiness Preschool Programs

The School Readiness Preschool Program is a state funded program. The program is provided at no cost to students who qualify. Children must be four years old on or before September 1st of the school calendar year to enroll. The parent must provide transportation to and from the program location.

Comprehensive Program

  • Based on all domains of child development and learning – physical, social-emotional, cognitive, and language/literacy.
  • Aligned with Utah’s Early Learning Standards.
  • Supported by research-based curriculum.
  • Designed to meet the needs of children of all abilities through the medium of play.
  • Taught by supportive and qualified staff.
  • Includes parent involvement through activities, training, and support.

Eligibility for Enrollment in the Preschool

  • 4-years-old by September 1 of school calendar year.
  • Priority for enrollment in the program will be based on several factors, including (but not limited to) residency in the local school boundaries, qualifications for School Readiness funding (income level), and the risk factors from the application form. 
  • Continuous enrollment will be based on attendance requirements of the program; attendance is critical to keeping your enrollment!

2021-2022 Tentative Locations for School Readiness Preschool (subject to change)

  • Bonneville Preschool
  • Lakeview Elementary
  • Lomond View Elementary
  • Majestic Elementary
  • Midland Elementary
  • North Park Elementary
  • Orchard Springs Elementary
  • Plain City Elementary
  • Roosevelt Elementary
  • Roy Elementary

Sessions for Preschool

  • 3 days a week: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
  • AM: 8:30 – 11:15
  • PM: 12:25 – 3:10
  • August 30, 2021 – May 19, 2022 (Classes begin the first full week of school and end one week prior to the last day of school)

Tuition for Preschool

  • School Readiness Program eligible students – FREE (based on income, risk factors, and/or language learner status.) 
  • Tuition cost for students who are not eligible – $150.00 per month (we have a very limited number of "self-pay" spots, on a first come, first served basis).

Application Process for Preschool

Our application for fall preschool becomes available in March.  Please note that our preschool funding comes from a legislative grant.  Depending on the decisions made during the legislative session each year, the number of students we can enroll may vary and our school locations may change.  These decisions are not finalized until summer.  So you are welcome to apply before June, but please know that things may change after we get our final funding notification in June.  Thank you for understanding!

Click Here for Application    Solicitud en español

Friday, 27 January 2017 07:57

Updated Timeline For Educator Evaluations

Evaluation System 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
USOE PEER Advisory Committee District evaluation plans
approved in May
Districts send updated report on to USOE in May for approval Districts pilot local evaluation systems and provide updates in spring of 2015 USOE begins accountability audits in selected districts
Observation Tools Teaching and Leadership Year 1 observation
measurement tools pilot in
16 districts
Year 2 observation tools pilot in 38 user group districts (teaching and leadership); other districts piloting observation tools based on UETS and UELS

Full implementation of observation tools aligned with UETS and UELS

Pilot electronic platforms selected by districts

Full district implementation of professional performance component

Electronic platforms in place

Student Growth

Student Growth Workgroup
recommendations finalized

SAGE adopted

USOE begins to develop
statewide example SLOs
(SS, Fine Arts, Special
Education, CTE)

USOE conducts pilot study of SLOs in volunteer districts

SAGE Year 1 test data

USOE continues to develop statewide example SLOs (Early Childhood, PE, Health, K-3 Science)

Statewide pilot of SLOs Statewide pilot of SGPs

SAGE Year 2 implementation year

Districts begin SLO development plan using example SLOs and USOE SLO Toolkit

Full district implementation of student growth component: SGPs for tested subjects and grades and SLOs for non-tested subjects and grades
Surveys for Stakeholder Input Year 1 pilot of survey
questions (Utah Education
Policy Center)
(teachers, parents, students)

Year 2 Pilot of survey items (Utah Education Policy Center)

USOE creates rubric for scoring educator response to survey feedback for effectiveness

Districts decide survey(s) to use and then pilot in local schools Full district implementation of stakeholder Input component
Weighting of Evaluation Components   USOE works with consultants to formulate study of determining weights of three components USOE pilots statewide to determine weights of three components using district data Utah State Board evaluates the component weights selected to determine final weighting
Rater-reliability and Calibration   Online resources created and distributed to districts to ensure rater-reliability of teaching and leadership observations USOE rater-reliability certification process with master-coded exemplars in place and professional development provided in districts

USOE reliability certification pilot conducted in districts

Observer certification required

Professional Development Professional development
(PD) for districts piloting observation tools for
teaching and leadership

USOE and districts provide PD for instructional effectiveness using UETS

PD on Leadership and role of administrator in improving teacher performance

USOE and districts continue PD on following:

  • Reliability
  • Instructional effectiveness
  • Leadership effectiveness
  • Observations
  • SLOs
USOE and districts continue PD as needed

**2016-2017 school year includes performance pay for principals as outlined in SB101-2014 | USOE:March 25,2014

Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:34

Dual Language Immersion Programs

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Dual language immersion is a 50/50 instructional model in which students spend half their day learning in English and the other half learning in Spanish or Chinese. Through developmentally appropriate curriculum, students naturally pick up the language as they learn other subjects. The program is based on the total language learning approach incorporating content-based instruction and explicit language instruction. Our goal is that our immersion students will become bi-literate and bilingual.

Within Weber School District there are four language immersion programs. A separate application is required for each program. If you would like more information about a specific program, you are welcome and encouraged to attend an informational meeting hosted by the school principal and a school district representative. Only students entering 1st grade during the 2021-2022 school year are eligible to apply. All applications are due March 26, 2021 by 11:59 pm.

All applications are due April 30, 2021 by 11:59 PM.
Please contact the school principal for additional information.

--Applications may only be submitted on behalf of incoming first graders.--


The Application Process

  1. Carefully review the dual immersion application information packet.
  2. Attend the information meeting if possible (not required)
  3. Complete the application forms for the programs to which you would like to apply. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on March 26, 2021.
  4. All application(s) submitted by the deadline will be entered into a lottery system. This system is detailed in the dual immersion application information packet.
  5. Notice of acceptance or waitlist status will be sent by the end of day April 23, 2021 concerning acceptance into the programs.
  6. Parents/guardians must declare their commitment by the end of the day on May 7, 2021

Chinese at Uintah Elementary:

Chinese at Bates Elementary:

Spanish at Majestic Elementary:

Spanish at Freedom Elementary:

 

 

 

Thursday, 10 November 2016 14:48

Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)

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1Elementary Introductory PowerPointElementary Introductory PowerPoint1.38 MB1865 times
2Guide for Teachers Writing SLOsGuide for Teachers Writing SLOs958.48 KB2309 times
3Indicators of Strong SLOIndicators of Strong SLO620.88 KB2232 times
4Quality Check ToolQuality Check Tool322.28 KB1397 times
5Secondary Introductory PowerPointSecondary Introductory PowerPoint1.11 MB1663 times
6Three Main Criteria for a Quality SLOThree Main Criteria for a Quality SLO350.24 KB1640 times
7Utah SLO Development GuideUtah SLO Development Guide31.87 KB1599 times
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9WSD SLO TemplateWSD SLO Template47 KB2467 times

Student Learning Objectives - Updated June, 2019