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Student Teacher Profile: Scott Janke

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in News | 0 comments

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My name is Scott Janke, and I am from Alma Center, Wisconsin. I am a student teacher working in Kathy Hanson’s third grade classroom at Third Street Elementary School. As  a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force, I served in all capacities of the Air Transportation  field for most of my career. I also taught at the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy where I gave instruction in leadership, management, communications, and profession of arms.  Throughout my time in the service, I was stationed and deployed all over the world, including such places as California, Texas, South Carolina, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Antarctica just to name a few.

I am married to my wonderful wife Shelley and have two boys.  Gavin is a 7th grader at Lincoln Jr. High and Riley attends Lincoln Elementary in 6th grade. As a family, we enjoy hiking, boating, bicycling, and camping. We also love to travel and have gone together to South Dakota, Colorado, Chicago, Wisconsin Dells, and Madeline Island.

I will be at Third Street until April 3rd. My program requires that I teach in a middle school placement as well; therefore I will begin in a 7th and 8th grade social studies classroom at Osseo Middle School beginning April 7th.

It has been an honor to work with all the faculty and staff at Third Street, and I am extremely grateful for the education I have received at this placement. Most of all, I have loved working with the students and watching them grow over the third quarter of this school year!

  • Name: Scott Janke
  • School: Third Street Elementary, Black River Falls, WI
  • Position: Student Teacher
  • Grade: Third
  • Cooperating Teacher: Kathy Hanson
  • University: UW-Eau Claire
  • Major: Middle Childhood / Early Adolescence
  • Minor: Social Studies
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    March 28, 2014–full day of school

    Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in News | 0 comments

    We will have a full day of school on Friday, March 28, 2014.   Originally scheduled for an early release, due to our snow days, we will be in session all day on Friday.

     

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    Lifetouch Spring Pictures

    Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in News | 0 comments

    Lifetouch is once again offering  Spring Portraits.

    The photographer will be at Third Street Elementary on  Monday,  March 17,  2014   @  8:00a.m.     Payment is NOT  required at this time, you will rceive your picture packet when completed.    You decide what pictures you want, & then send your payment in and return the pictures you do not want.       $43.00 for the entire package or $12 a sheet.     If you have more than one  student in the district, , you can purchase all packets in your family for one price of  $70 .  If you would like siblings in the portrait,  the photographer will be at Third Street from 3:15 until 4:30 for those pictures .   No sibling /group shots will be taken during the school day.

    Please call the office if you have any questions

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    Make up Snow Days

    Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in News | 0 comments

    March 21 & April 21 will be snow make up days.  Students will attend school on those days.  March 21 will be a day 4 & April 21 will be a day 5 on their specials schedules.

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    Read Across America

    Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in News | 0 comments

    In honor of Read Across America, Mrs. McCann’s third graders invited Mrs. Tande’s second graders to come together and read Dr. Seuss books .The third graders made book marks, hats, and certificates for their special second grade reading partners. Everyone enjoyed this  special reading time! It was a great way to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss!

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    Parent Perception Survey

    Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in News | 0 comments

    Each year our school sets goals to improve our instruction here at Third Street Elementary. One very important piece of that is parent/guardian input. Below is a link to a survey for parents and guardians to take and share your thoughts. This information is extremely valuable for us to make deliberate goals for improvement in our school.

    Of course this is just one opportunity to communicate with us. Our hope is that you always feel there is an open invitation to speak with us about your questions or concerns or simply to connect and get to know one another.

    Thank you in advance for your time in taking this survey and sharing with us how we can make our great school even better.

    Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/tsparentsurvey2014

    Rick Dobbs
    Principal
    Third Street Elementary

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    What is Reader’s Workshop?

    Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in News | 0 comments

     

    This is the second installment of what Literacy Collaborative looks like in the School District of Black River Falls.  Reader’s Workshop is one of the three blocks in the Literacy Collaborative framework.

    The goal of this block for primary students (K-2nd) is for students to gain knowledge of the reading process through guided reading where students in small groups read texts selected to meet their specific needs and through independent reading where they read a variety of self-selected and teacher-selected texts.  Students engage in conversation about literature and activities that support comprehension of texts.  Other students at this time, when not receiving direct instruction, are actively engaged in independent reading, writing, and word study centers.

    The goal of this block for intermediate students (3rd-5th) is for students to read for extended periods a variety of self-selected and teacher-selected texts at their instructional levels.  They construct meaning through personal and textual connections demonstrated in weekly reading journal letters between students and teachers, regular meetings in guided reading groups, and literature study groups.  Students internalize effective comprehension strategies that they apply to fiction and nonfiction texts.

    What is Reader’s Workshop? This is the second installment of what Literacy Collaborative looks like in the School District of Black River Falls.  Reader’s Workshop is one of the three blocks in the Literacy Collaborative framework.   The goal of this block for primary students (K-2nd) is for students to gain knowledge of the reading process through guided reading where students in small groups read texts selected to meet their specific needs and through independent reading where they read a variety of self-selected and teacher-selected texts.  Students engage in conversation about literature and activities that support comprehension of texts.  Other students at this time, when not receiving direct instruction, are actively engaged in independent reading, writing, and word study centers. The goal of this block for intermediate students (3rd-5th) is for students to read for extended periods a variety of self-selected and teacher-selected texts at their instructional levels.  They construct meaning through personal and textual connections demonstrated in weekly reading journal letters between students and teachers, regular meetings in guided reading groups, and literature study groups.  Students internalize effective comprehension strategies that they apply to fiction and nonfiction texts.   Watch for more exciting literacy information to come!

    Mr. Cook working with students in guided reading.

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    More about Third Street Elementary

    Third Street Elementary, which houses the district's second and third grades, is located at 206 N. 3rd Street in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Our office can be reached by phone at 715-284-7155.

    Breakfast is available starting at 7:30 a.m.

    School Schedule

    7:45 - 1st whistle
    7:55 - All students in their classrooms
    2:41 - Dismissal

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    The Tiger Way

    The Tiger Way is an approach to teaching and supporting positive behaviors that the School District of Black River Falls is implementing. Read more. See the expectations rubric.