March 22, 2012
Team Sunshine Meeting - 2:30PM
Members in attendance: Ms. Page, Ms. Shein, Ms. Sister

The team discussed students in danger of failing the third marking period and considered the various ways to extend help to them. These strategies include extended day sessions, closer supervision during class hours, using positive feedback to encourage students to study more, and more frequent communication with parents.

Ms. Shein's borderline students will be working with Ms. Collins-Smith after school on designated days.

The meeting ended at 3:07PM.

October 6, 2011

Team Sunshine Meeting
Venue: Rm. 112
Time: 2:30-3:07

Attendance:
1. Ms. Sister
2. Ms. Shein
3. Ms. Page

Agenda: Document the 20 students the team will be selecting to focus on during Extended Day Teacher Planning. (Completed file will be e-mailed by Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, as per principal's memo, dated Oct. 6, 2011)

Minutes: The team went over our student lists on ARIS, as well as our records of student performance, and made a tentative list of students who would benefit the most from after-school help sessions. Ms. Paige volunteered to e-mail the list to Mr. Burns.

October 13, 2011

Team Sunshine Meeting
Venue: Rm. 112
Time: 2:30-3:07

Attendance:
1. Ms. Paige
2. Ms. Shein
3. Ms. Sister

Minutes: The team finalized the list of students from our classes who would benefit the most from after-school help sessions. Ms. Paige will e-mail the finalized list to Mr. Burns before the day ends.

October 20, 2011

Team met in room 112A. All students lists were reviewed and finalized by Ms. Page, Ms. Shein, and Ms. Sister.

November 3, 2011

Team met in room 112A. First marking period grades were discussed by Ms. Page, Ms Shein, Ms. Sister and Mr. Hoffman.
Ms. Yordan joined the group for a inquiry regarding one of the 715 students with whom she works.

December 8, 2011

Team met in room 112A during 37 1/2 minute session. Team members Ms. Page, Jon Hoffman and Ms. Shein discussed
returned parent surveys. Team discussed students they feel need special referral services or those that are already receiving services which might possibly need to be amended. Further discussion will ensue with special service teachers of those students. Possible re-referrals. Other issues were discussed such as various behaviors which may be impeding student progress for two students in particular.

December 15, 2011

Team members Miss Shein, Mrs. Page, Mr. Hoffman met in Room 112A. Team discussed the students in need of progress reports.
Test Administration Handbook emailed by Mr. Bolan was uploaded and all members received a copy.

December 22, 2011
Posted by Miss Shein, ELA teacher, District 28, As no team members appeared...Miss Shein, Team Leader and poster of meeting events/discussions..held the meeting with herself. Ms. Page, did inform me that she would be unable to attend. Thank you Miss Page..It's great working with such a nice person, wonderful teacher and professional. I'd also like to thank Mr. Jonathan Hoffman, Miss Sister (hurry back Sistah!) Ms. Bruno, Miss Smith, Mr. Indelicato, Mr. Paulin, Ms. Yordan, Ms. Hunnerberg, Ms. Celebi, Ms. Rogovin, and all the support staff who have helped and assisted me throughout the years and specifically 2011. Have a Happy New Year.


January 3, 2012

A big WELCOME BACK to Miss Sister. We missed you and we're all glad you're back!

Team Sunshine Meeting Minutes...Jan 5, 2012...Members in attendance: Mr. Jonathan Hoffman, Ms. B. Page, Ms. E. Sister..Miss M. Shein (poster/team leader)

The team discussed various ways we have students grouped in our classes (primarily arranged according to academic achievement) and the special attention being paid to some of the struggling students.
One resource room special service student is of particular concern and we will be meeting with his Resource Room teacher to review his IEP.

January 12, 2012

Team Sunshine Meeting Minutes...Members in Attendance: Mr. J Hoffman, Ms. B. Page, Ms. E. Sister, Ms. Bruno...Miss M. Shein

Team reviewed the following: Anaylysis of Student Work - 'The Power of Protocols' - An Educator's Guide to better Practice: email to all teachers from Principal,
"The purpose of the protocol is to shift a teacher's focus from instructional moves and student behaviors to an analysis of learning outcomes and the development of differentiated strategies"...Team concurred...and will be utilizing the Power of the Protocol and discussing the Power of the Protocol in the next three sessions as instructed.

January 19, 2012

Team Sunshine Meeting Minutes...Members in Attendance...Ms. Page, Ms. Sister, Ms. Shein
Team began the Analysis of Student Work - The Power of Protocols...Miss Sister, Science, Presenting:

Step 1: Assignment and Expectations: Students were asked to design a tool which would prove a scientific theory.
Student work was presented. Clearly drawn diagrams with a clear objective and essential question(s).
Students followed Scientific Method of proving or disproving a known theory. Standard 1 - Analysis, Inquiry and Design
(Intermediate Level) #1 was applied (The central purpose of scientific inquiry is to develop explanations of natural
phenomena in a continuing, creative process) (key points, 1a and 1b)
Step 2: Reactions and Adjustments: Group reacted positively. Students appeared to understand assignment. Reports/diagrams were
were prepared and showed much thought and critical/higher thinking skills.
Step 3: Assessment of Work Samples: Samples received 3's and 4's. Group found the samples met CCSS and high level rubric expecations...levels 3 and 4. Step 4: Pattern Analysis: Students were able to successfully complete the assignement.

January 26, 2012

Team Sunshine Meeting Minutes...Members in Attendance...Ms. Page, Ms. Sister, Ms Shein, Mr. Hoffman
Team commenced with the Analysis of Student Work - The Power of Protocols...Ms. Page, Math, Presenting:

Step 1: Assignment and Expectations: Students were asked to complete a multistep word problem. They were to provide numerical computations that led them to their answer as well as explain the steps they took in written form. Step 2 Student samples were reviewed and provided evidence that the students clearly understood the multistep process. Additionally they were able to explain their thinking process in written form.
Step 3: Reactions: Rubric was provided which clearly delineated that the majority of students completed the assignment in the 3 - 4 range indicating that there were few to no errors, that they demonstrated a general to clear knowledge or application of math skills, understood and used math terminology correctly and, therefore, were able to successfully complete the assignment. Step 4: Pattern Analysis - Students made few errors and were able to successfully complete the assignement.

February 2, 2012

Team Sunshine Meeting Minutes...Members in Attendance..Ms. Page, Ms. Sister, Ms. Shein, Mr. Hoffman
Team commenced with the Analysis of Student Work - The Power of Protocols...Mr. Hoffman, Social Studies Presenting
Step 1: Assignment and Expectations:
Students viewed power point presentations re: political cartoons, caricatures, and propagandized pictorials of a racist nature.
Students were asked to express their views on the pictorials and share their views within their groups.
Essential Question was posed: What can be done to stop racist views, thoughts and attitudes.
Students concluded that racism can be addressed by people actively protesting racism.
Students created posters expressing their thoughts on racism; particulary that people should take active roles in demonstrating their
opposition to racism.
Group concluded that the posters indicated that students feel strongly about the need to address the issue of racism and express
views in opposition to racist views.

February 9. 2012

Team Sunshine Meeting Minutes...members in attendance..Ms. Page, Ms. Sister, Ms. Shein, Mr. Hoffman
The Power of Protocols continued...Miss Shein presented.
Assignment and Expectations:
Students completed sequence of events following reading of novel The Song of the Trees.
Students completed differentiated vocabulary tasks.
Students related events of story to historical context and applied previously learned knowledge.
Students related events of story to Green Magnet Theme ideology, i.e., sustainability of natural resources (trees)
Group reviewed materials and posters students created re: Green Magnet Theme(s).

March 8, 2012

Team Sunshine Meeting Minutes...members in attendance..Ms. Page, Ms. Sister, Ms. Shein, Mr. Hoffman
Team discussed students' strengths, weaknesses and areas of concern, i.e., behavior and work.
March 15, 2012

Team Sunshine Meeting Minutes... Members in Attendance: Ms. Sister, Ms. Page
Team discussed student weaknesses and strategized on ways to address those issues. Strategies include inviting additional students to attend afternoon extended day session, increasing student conferencing, parent communication, and student positive feedback. Group also discussed students in danger of failing third marking period.

April 26, 2012

Team Sunshine Meeting Minutes...members in attendance...Ms. Page, Ms. Sister, Ms. Shein, Mr. Hoffman
Team discussed various students who were exhibiting behavioral issues which were deemed to be affecting their academic status.
Team decided to make various parent contacts as deemed necessary.. Miss Shein shared a poetry exercise based upon the Walt Whitman poem
America I Sing (poetry unit) Miss Shein discussed the historical reference of the time period of the poem with the group, which was of particular
interest to Mr. Hoffman as literature is for the most part based upon social relevant themes. The group concurred.

May 3, 2012

Team Sunshine Meeting Minutes...Ms Page Ms Sister Ms Shein Mr. Hoffman

Team discussed possible potential holdover students re: MP4...several students in particular some special needs Former Ell Students have been
emphasized as in danger of failing marking period/year.


May 10, 2012

Team Sunshine discussed the collarborative effort of organizing a trip to the Hall of Science, courtesy of Ms. Sister and her trip vouchers.
Various elements of theme and suject matter were discussed which could be incorporated into curriculum in readiness for trip.