Holmes’ Staff Weekly Update 



Holmes Notes:

  • America Reads Tutors for next semester.

    • The America Reads program is opening up slots for interested classrooms next semester.  If you are interested, or if you would like first hand information on how they support classrooms, please reach out to Quan.


  • HMH Assessment and Pacing Information 12/9.  

    • Based on the HMH pacing information NEW...HMH Pacing Guide, all classes should begin Module 3, Lesson 11 this week, 12/9. 

    • For anyone who is not on target with this pacing, the use of backward design is recommended to ensure that students are able to test on Module 3 the week of 12/16 in accordance with the pacing guide.  

    • Kim is available for anyone who needs support with adjusting their pacing to be consistent with the updated pacing guide.  Additionally, Kim and I are available for any questions and clarifications you may have regarding the pacing expectation.

    • HMH Assessment Information


  • Lesson Plans

    • Gentle reminder…

      • Please Share lesson plans by 4 pm on Sundays.

      • If you are experiencing difficulties with the sharing feature please let me know so we can contact the vendor.

      • Lesson plans should at minimum include a framework or “balcony view” for me of the student learning taking place each day.  Basically, I would like to be able to review your plans and have an idea of what learning will be taking place before entering the classroom, or be able to determine what learning has taken place in previous days.

        • Ex. Math - Doubles and Combinations of 10.

        • Ex. ELA Reading - mini lesson: Making Inferences

      • NOTE: 

        • These are “minimum” expectations, please feel free to continue to make your Planbook as detailed as you would like.

        • Also, it is not required to link standards at this time, but feel free to continue to do so.  It is implied by following the ELA and Math Curriculum that the standards are embedded in your instruction.

      • If you have any questions or need clarification please let me know.


Happening This Week:


Monday, 12/9 - Morning Announcements for the week (Burrows’ class) Announcements Information 

Tuesday, 12/10 - Greg @ DNT mtg 9:00 am - 11:30 am, Staff Meeting Time 2:45 - 3:45 pm

Wednesday, 12/11 - A Great Day at Holmes!

Thursday, 12/12  - A Great Day at Holmes!

Friday, 12/13 - A Great Day at Holmes!


The Week Ahead:


Monday, 12/16 - Morning Announcements for the week Announcements Information 

Tuesday, 12/17 - Greg @ DNT mtg 9:00 am - 11:30 am, Staff Meeting Time 2:45 - 3:45 pm

Wednesday, 12/18 - Gift of Sharing - EMU Basketball (Schedule communicated soon)

Thursday, 12/19  - A Great Day at Holmes!

Friday, 12/20 - A Great Day at Holmes!...Have a Great Break!!!


Good Reads for the Week:


Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, 12/18 - Gift of Sharing.  Holmes has been selected by EMU Basketball Coach, Rob Murphy’s Foundation for their annual “Gift of Sharing” event, which will plan to give a gift to every student at Holmes!  More details forthcoming.