Thursday, August 14, 2014

Division of Language Arts & Reading Website

Reading teachers:

It is being strongly recommended from the district that you utilize the Division of Language Arts website. There is a lot of great information on there. It is being updated and overhauled to be even more user friendly. Add this great resource to your favorites if you haven't already.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Keyboarding and Literacy

With the onset of computer based testing (CBT) affecting several grade levels, it is becoming more and more important for student to be computer literate. Keyboarding skills also become a factor. For example, students in 2nd grade will be typing the spelling part of the FAIR-FS. How can we help them prepare? 

One suggestion would be to print out a mock keyboard like the one above. You can attach the printout to the inside of their journals, in a spelling folder, or simply laminate and store them at each group. That way when you are introducing new spelling patterns during the week you can have the students practice "typing" them right at their seat.

To download a blank keyboard (a larger version than the one above), click here.

Availability of SuccessMaker Training Webinars


You are being strongly recommended to take advantage of some SuccessMaker training that is being offered electronically in the upcoming days. Please see below for additional information. This information was also sent to you via e-mail. Please see Ms. Jomarron if you have any questions or need assistance.

Getting Started with SuccessMaker 7

Title:Getting Started with SuccessMaker 7
Date:Friday, August 15, 2014
Time:1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

Title:Getting Started with SuccessMaker 7
Date:Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time:2:20 PM - 3:20 PM EDT

Title:Getting Started with SuccessMaker 7
Date:Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time:4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Reading/Language Arts Teachers:

Pacing guides are now available on Learning Village. It is important that you read through them thoroughly as they have been revised to reflect the Florida Standards.

Any pacing guides you have pulled previously were outdated. Please make sure to use only the updated documents published 8/5/14.

As always, we will be diving in to these documents together, but I just wanted to give you a head start!